Introduction to HTS: Schedule B Classification

October 3, 2013

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

2905 Southampton Road
Philadelphia, PA (map)


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As many of you know, classification is the hardest part of importing/exporting.

How do you know the classifications used by your customs broker or freight forwarder are up-to-date? Do you know if you have any binding rulings with CBP? Do you know if there are similar products with binding rulings that you can review? When was the last time you received training on classification? Relying on a customs broker or freight forwarder without input from the importer/exporter is not using due diligence or reasonable care. Do you have a current list of each of your classifications and descriptions? Is it reviewed by your staff and/or an expert regularly to ensure its accuracy? How can you prove to customs that you used due diligence and reasonable care when determining your classifications? You will have these questions answered and more during the training.

Presented by Allocca Enterprises and hosted by DVIRC, this program will help you begin to understand how to use the Harmonized Tariff System for imports and the Schedule B listing for exports. We will learn and review the 6 GRI- General Rules of Interpretation used to classify every product. We will go through instructor & CBP based sample classifications using each of the GRI’s. By using the CROSS system we will show how CBP reviews binding ruling requests and what that means for your products. After the training you will know where to go for help and what to look at when beginning to look at your own products. Many companies are exposing themselves unnecessarily by not regularly reviewing or understanding their own classifications. Importers and exporters are required to use reasonable care and due diligence in determining accurate classifications. Why not learn how to begin that process and keep your company in compliance?

Topics Include:

  • Understand how, why and when the Harmonized Tariff Schedule was created.
  • Learn what the GRI – General Rules of Interpretation are and how they are used on every classification.
  • Review the roles of a customs broker, freight forwarder and importer/exporter of record.
  • Learn the difference between a Schedule B & HTS number.
  • Understand how to use the CROSS- Customs ruling on-line search system.
  • Review instructor & CBP based specific classification examples

Who should attend:

Traffic managers, purchasing managers, shipping/receiving personnel, compliance officer, sales managers, customer service managers and anyone involved or concerned with international shipments.

Fees: $195 if registered by September 25, 2013 / $250 after September 25, 3013