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Tariff Classification

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. 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.

$595-$645
Per Person

Full-Day Class
Seminars: 8:30am-4pm Local Time
Webinars: 8:30am-4pm CT
Two 15min breaks (am/pm), 1hr lunch
Upcoming Dates
LocationDate
WebinarJul 26th
Chicago, ILAug 2nd
Houston, TXAug 23rd
WebinarAug 29th
Cincinnati, OHSep 9th
Atlanta, GASep 14th
WebinarSep 27th
Minneapolis, MNOct 20th
WebinarOct 26th
WebinarNov 21st
WebinarDec 13th

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 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.

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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”
“John was phenomenal. Encouraged class participation and was extremely knowledgeable in the HTS field. I learned more than I thought I would in regards to this as well as important info regarding the different qualifications an item may have but choosing the correct item code is essential. – Logistics Coordinator”
“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”

NO SALES, NO GIMMICKS, JUST LEARNING!

* 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

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. HARMONIZED SYSTEM CONVENTION
    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
  2. OVERVIEW OF HARMONIZED TARIFF SCHEDULE OF U.S.
    1. HTSUS Structure
    2. Chapters 98 & 99
    3. HTSUS Table of Contents
    4. Section Notes
    5. Chapter Notes
    6. Tariff Page
  3. THE EXPORT SCHEDULE B
    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
  4. CLASSIFICATION PROCESS
    1. Steps in Classifying your Product
    2. The General Rules of Interpretation (GRIs)
    3. Additional U.S. Rules of Interpretation
  5. EXTRINSIC INTERPRETIVE AIDS
    1. Explanatory Notes
    2. CBP Rulings & Opinions
    3. Informed Compliance Documents
  6. DUTY DETERMINATION
    1. Column 1 and Column 2 Duties
    2. Overview of FTA’s & Duty Preference Programs
  7. GENERAL NOTES
  8. MECHANICS OF CLASSIFICATION
    1. Business Controls & Classification Process
    2. Document the Classification Process
    3. HTS Database
    4. Record Retention
    5. Who should Classify?
  9. CLASSIFICATION EXERCISES

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