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CHECKLIST FOR EVENT PLANNERS

A handy checklist has been included to facilitate the border processing of your event.

DUTIES AND TAXES

If you are accustomed to paying duties and taxes on materials you bring into other countries for your events, the CBSA has some good news for you.
Provided your organization qualifies as a foreign organization, you may be eligible to import some of your good duty and tax free.

FOREIGN CONVENTION AND TOUR INCENTIVE PROGRAM

Rebate for Sponsors and Organizers
The CRA administers the Foreign Convention and Tour Incentive Program (FCTIP), which is a program designed to attract foreign conventions and tour groups to Canada. Under the FCTIP, the
(a)    sponsor of a foreign convention, or
(b)    organizer of a foreign convention, who is not registered for GST/HST,

may be entitled to a rebate of the GST/HST paid on the convention facility, and related convention supplies acquired exclusively for consumption, use or supply in connection with the foreign convention.

HIRING A CUSTOMS BROKER

The procedures and policies for bringing the majority of international events into and out of Canada are simple enough that any organization can meet the federal government requirements.

GENERAL FACTS ABOUT CANADA

Currency, language, climate, seasons, time zones, metric conversions and more. 

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to meeting and incentive planners.

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-Roberta A. Kravitz, Executive Director
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

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Chantal Sturk-Nadeau
Executive Director