In this seminar attendees will understand the rules that are required to classify products in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule.
Minimize errors in classification and better prepare your company for import/export audits from the government.
It will also assist companies who are eligible for free trade agreements, ex. NAFTA, and other agreements, in properly completing Certificates of Origin.
Why you should Attend:
The Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) is used by over 200 countries, territories, or customs unions around the world to assign a number to each product to establish the appropriate duty that should be paid when goods are imported into a country.
The HTS is also used to determine whether goods are subject to quotas or free trade agreements. Proper classification is also vital for establishing eligibility under many free trade agreements, i.e. completion of the NAFTA Certificate of Origin for trade between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico as well as trade agreements between the U.S. and Chile, Singapore, Australia, and the Central America-Dominican Republic.
Areas Covered in the Session:
- History and Legal Text of HTS
- Structure of the HTS
- General Rules of Interpretation 1 through 6
- Examples of the Rules
- Additional U.S. Rules 1(a) through 1(d)
- General Notes
- Classification Rulings
- Best Practices for HTS Written Procedures
Who Will Benefit:
- Importers and Exporters
- Freight forwarders/customhouse brokers
- Customs compliance personnel
- Foreign manufacturers and distributors
- U.S. Purchasing Agents
- Customs brokers/freight forwarders
- Trade Consultants
- Compliance personnel classifying goods under the HTS and qualifying goods under free trade agreements, ex. NAFTA and others