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Tariff Classification Workshop

Full Day Course

This tariff classification training is for importers and exporters. Tariff classification and valuation of goods must be done correctly for a successful international trade transaction.

Learn To Classify Products For Imports & Exports & More

Tariff Classification Course using HTSUS and Schedule B Classification for:

  • Imports
  • Exports
  • FTA determination
  • Clarification on Section 301 and Section 232

The classification & valuation of goods is major decisions! Critical information not only for duty purposes but also to determine whether goods are subject to quotas, restraints, embargoes, or other restrictions. 

If you classify or value your products incorrectly, your shipment may not reach its destination, and/or you may be subjected to severe penalties. You will also learn how to determine whether goods are subject to quotas, restraints, embargoes or other restrictions. This tariff classification training course will give you the tools you need to properly classify your imported and exported goods. Schedule of class dates is listed on the right.

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Tariff Classification Course Agenda
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Seminar 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Central Time) – Webinar Reference book Doing Your Duty


  • Introduction & History
  • Harmonized Structure and Convention Obligations
  • Legal Text of Harmonized System
  • Heading and Subheading Provisions
  • Rates of Duty
  • Amendment, Maintenance & Dispute Settlement



  • HTSUS Structure
  • Chapters 98 & 99
  • Amendment and Maintenance
  • HTSUS Table of Contents
  • Section and Chapter Notes
  • Tariff Page
  • Abbreviations for Units of Quantity
  • Conversion Tables for Measures and Weights
  • Deciphering a Tariff Page
  • General Notes



  • What is the Schedule B?
  • Similarities and Differences between Schedule B and Harmonized Tariff Schedule
  • Has the freight forwarder filed EEI and reported the proper Schedule B code?
  • Census Bureau Classification Assistance, and Finding the Schedule B
  • Controlling the Reporting of the Schedule B on the EEI
  • Using the Schedule B or the HTS
  • Tariffs in Other Countries



  • Steps in Classifying your Product
  • The General Rules of Interpretation (GRIs)
  • Additional U.S. Rules of Interpretation
  • Classifications of Parts



  • Explanatory Notes, CBP Rulings & Opinions
  • Informed Compliance Documents, Dictionary, and Other Resources



  • Column 1 and Column 2 Duties
  • Overview of FTA’s & Duty Preference Programs, and Paying Duties



  • Business Controls & Classification Process and Business Models for Classification
  • Document the Classification Process
  • HTS Database and Record Retention
  • Who Should Classify?
  • Classification Exercises

Full Day

Two 15 min breaks & 1 hour lunch

$ 595-645
Per Person
  • Webinars: 8:30AM-4:00PM CT
  • Seminars: 8:30AM-4:00PM Local Time
Location Date
Webinar Mar 29th
Anaheim, CA Apr 19th
Webinar Apr 24th
Atlanta, GA Apr 25th
Houston, TX May 17th
Webinar May 23rd
Boston, MA Jun 15th
Charlotte, NC Jun 21st
Webinar Jun 26th
Webinar Jul 25th
Webinar Aug 23rd
Webinar Sep 19th

Course Features

Small Class Size

This means there is more time for you to grow and get the knowledge and answers you need to succeed. We highly encourage participation and questions throughout the class.

International Trade Book

With this course you will receive a free reference book shipped directly to you. This will benefit you far past the course.

Certificate & Credits

With this interactive course you will receive a certificate of completion and a digital badge. You can also earn your education credits.

Webcam for Webinars

All attendees are required to have a working webcam for our webinars. This allows us to create an interactive space for your learning advantage.

You ask, we answer

If you have any other questions, we are here to help. Contact us! 

What you will learn in the Customs Tariff Classification course:

  • Structure of the HTS
  • Difference between HTSUS and Schedule B
  • Tariff classification of products for imports and exports
  • General Rules of Interpretation (GRI)
  • General Notes
  • How to apply for and use U.S. Customs classification rulings
  • Course includes classification exercises to practice what you learn!

Course Will Benefit

Exporters, Importers, Purchasing, Sales/Marketing, Logistics, Analysts, Traffic, Customer Service, Credit Managers, Controllers, Engineering, Legal, Customs Brokers, Freight Forwarders.

The course will especially benefit anyone involved with or responsible for:

  • Qualifying goods under NAFTA/USMCA
  • FTAs
  • International Documentation
  • Compliance Rules and Regulations

This Customs tariff classification class is excellent for beginners and also serves as a refresher for experienced professionals. The instructor will level set the course based on attendees.


* Small Class Size – Time for discussions / Q&A

* Live INTERACTIVE We encourage class participation! You may ask questions throughout the session.

* Book included in price – Great reference to keep at your desk!

* Earn continued education credits (approved for NCBFAA & NASBITE)

* Best in-class Instructors, with real-world experience, which means they can relate to your issues

You can read about our cancellation policy and transferring here 

Read everything you need to know about  education credits here 

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Become One of Our Hundreds of Happy Customers!

We love receiving feedback from our clients! This way we can stay on top of our service and provide you with the knowledge you need to succeed in the industry.

“The tailoring of a few minutes of the course specifically to my industry was not expected, but greatly appreciated. I gained numerous classification resources and tips from John throughout the training. Even the practice problems that were outside of my typical scope (sets, kits, machinery) were useful exercises. Excellent course – will be back!

    Regulatory Affairs Manager

    “Instructor was evidently very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about classification. I feel much more confident in my ability to classify after attending this course. ”

      Trade Compliance Analyst

      Awesome instructor! He made the class enjoyable. Love his music, too! I took this class because a coworker loved the instructor! Edge of seat excitement and learning!"

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