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Hitting the Mark – Classification under the Harmonized System & Schedule B Code

Each registrant will receive a copy of the presentation, certificate of completion, speaker contact information for questions, and access to the webinar recording. You have one year to view the recording as many times as you wish and the slides are yours to keep as a permanent resource.

The Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (“Harmonized System”) is used by the United States and more than 150 countries for the classification of merchandise that is traded around the world. For importers, the correct classification of goods is critical for determining the duty rates that apply to imported goods, free trade agreement and special trade program eligibility, the applicability of antidumping or countervailing duties, and satisfying their “reasonable care” obligations. Incorrect classification can lead to additional duty liability, penalties, and government scrutiny. For exporters, understanding the Harmonized System is equally important as its principles drive the classification of exported goods under the Schedule B Code which is vital for U.S. export compliance.

This webinar is intended to give attendees who are familiar with the Harmonized System and Schedule B Code a firm foundation of the classification rules, as well as cover:

  •  U.S. Importer’s Duty of “Reasonable Care”;
  •  The Key Differences between Schedule B and the HTSUS;
  •  The Six General Rules of Interpretation (GRIs);
  •  The Importance of HTSUS Section, Chapter, Additional U.S. Notes;
  •  Understanding Eo Nomine, Essential Character, Relative Specificity;
  •  Actual Use vs. Principal Use Provisions;
  •  Classifying Retail Sets, Kits, Cases and Containers;
  •  Useful Tools and Resources for Classification;
  •  Chapter 98 Duty-Savings Provisions;
  •  Seeking Binding Ruling Requests;
  •  Importance of Classification for Antidumping and Countervailing Duties;
  •  Consequences of Classification Errors; and,
  •  Best Practices for Importers and Exporters.

This webinar will provide PowerPoint slides and include commentary from Melissa Proctor, Esq. For over twenty years, Melissa has been advising Fortune 500 companies, small and medium-sized companies, and startups on the full range of issues involving export controls, embargoes and economic sanctions, customs laws and regulations, anti-corruption and anti-bribery compliance, and other government agency requirements that impact imports and exports. Previously, Melissa worked for two boutique international trade law firms – KPMG and Amazon. She has spoken before various trade associations and industry groups on a variety of international trade topics, as well as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, California Proposition 65, conflict minerals reporting, the Federal Trade Commission and California’s “Made in the USA” standards, and consumer product safety requirements.

Each registrant will receive a copy of the presentation, certificate of completion, speaker contact information for questions, and access to the webinar recording. You have one year to view the recording as many times as you wish and the slides are yours to keep as a permanent resource.

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Webinar Details

Recorded

May 14, 2020

Length

1 hour 30 minutes
Comprised of 1 hour of commentary and 30 minute Q&A session

Instructor

Cost

1 Participant: $150.00
2-5 Participants: $112.50 each
(25% discount for all participants)
6 or more Participants: $75.00 each
(50% discount for all participants)

ECoP® EAR or ITAR Renewal Credits

1

Event #: Pending