Helpful Tips from Vancouver Tourism for International Meetings in Canada

April 12, 2012

Event Recognition with Canada Board Service Agency (Canada Customs)

We recommend our convention groups advise Canada Border Services Agency (Canada Customs) details of their event especially their tradeshow component and their exhibitor materials/equipment entering Canada. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has a distinctive program that provides event organizers with timely, border-related advice during the planning process of their international or domestic event with foreign participation. This program called the International Events and Convention Services Program (IECSP) is designed to educate international event delegates about Canada’s visitor and goods admissibility requirements in support of national security and public safety priorities while facilitating the free flow of admissible people and goods arriving at events in Canada.

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