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Tariff Classification

Learn to Classify Products for Imports & Exports & much more

Tariff Classification Course using HTSUS and Schedule B. Classification for import, export, FTA determination & clarification on Section 301 and Section 232. The classification & valuation of goods are major decisions! Critical information not only for duty purposes, but also to determine whether goods are subject to quotas, restraints, embargoes or other restrictions. 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. 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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Question: Is the product classification really important for my shipment?

Answer: One of the top reasons international shipments are held up is wrong classification or misclassification. This is according to Export.gov

What you will learn in 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, Traffic, Customer Service , Credit Managers, Controllers, Engineering, Legal, Customs Brokers, Freight Forwarders.

Course will especially benefit anyone involved with or responsbile for:

  • Qualifying goods under NAFTA
  • 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. Instructor will level set the course based on attendees.

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
    1. Introduction & History
    2. Harmonized Structure
    3. Legal Text of Harmonized System
    4. Heading and Subheading Provisions
    5. Rates of Duty
    6. Amendment, Maintenance & Dispute Settlement
    1. HTSUS Structure
    2. Chapters 98 & 99
    3. HTSUS Table of Contents
    4. Section Notes
    5. Chapter Notes
    6. Tariff Page
    1. What is the Schedule B?
    2. Difference between Schedule B and Harmonized Tarff Schedule
    3. Has freight forwarder filed EEI and reported the proper Schedule B code?
    4. Should my company use the Schedule B or the HTS?
    5. Duty rates for products
    1. Steps in Classifying your Product
    2. The General Rules of Interpretation (GRIs)
    3. Additional U.S. Rules of Interpretation
    1. Explanatory Notes
    2. CBP Rulings & Opinions
    3. Informed Compliance Documents
    1. Column 1 and Column 2 Duties
    2. Overview of FTA’s & Duty Preference Programs
    1. Business Controls & Classification Process
    2. Document the Classification Process
    3. HTS Database
    4. Record Retention
    5. Who should Classify?
Customer Testimonials from Tariff Classification Course
“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”
“The most beneficial parts of the course were the actual classifications, practice worksheets and on hands of what was being taught. All of the presentation was excellent. – Director of Imports”
“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!- Global Trade Compliance Specialist”
“Arthur was engaging and presented the material in a great way. Coming from a place of zero experience in Tariff Classification I feel like I’m leaving with a much better understanding. It was a great introduction to future Tariff Classification needs. – Anonymous”

Per Person

Upcoming Dates
WebinarFeb 22nd
Austin, TXMar 3rd
WebinarMar 28th
WebinarApr 25th
WebinarMay 23rd
Chicago, ILJun 16th
WebinarJun 27th
Full-Day Class
Seminars: 8:30am-4pm Local Time
Webinars: 8:30am-4pm CT
Two 15min breaks (am/pm), 1hr lunch
Course Features
Small Class Size
6.5 Hrs Teaching
Printed Book Included
Certificate of Completion
Digital Badge
Earn Education Credits

Book included with registration!

2021 HTSUS Revision 7
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