International Logistics

Course Code

SCM 5503

Academic Year


International logistics is influenced by the complexities of international trade, which encompass differences in cultures, physical environment, labour supply, politics and international organizations. This course will review the international business environment, and then apply traditional logistics activities, to the international context. Students will learn about trade restrictions, and agreements, such as North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). An overview of essential import and export procedures, documentation, and measures protecting U.S. or Canada border security will also be covered. The course will discuss the role of Canada Customs both for achieving compliance with regulations as well as for facilitating a seamless flow of goods.