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Image: CSCB and NEI logosLearn How to Classify Your Goods Correctly

Type: In-class workshop
Name: H.S. Tariff Classification
Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017
Place: Pacific Customs Brokers, 17637 1st Avenue, Surrey, BC
Presenter: April Collier
Time: 9:00 am - 3:15 pm PT
Fee: $157 CAD plus GST (per attendee)

A common misconception surrounding tariff classification is that classifying goods is as simple as looking up the commodity within the tariff. Without considering the General Rules of Interpretation (GRI), many importers may be misclassifying their goods and therefore underpaying duty or sometimes even overpaying. Join this workshop to learn the step-by-step process of accurate classification, composition considerations and when binding rulings are recommended.

Topics Include

  • Harmonized commodity description
  • Coding system
  • Structure and legal text
  • General rules of interpretation
  • Classification aids
  • Binding rulings
  • Duty rates
  • Countervailing duty
  • Anti-dumping duty
  • Informed compliance
  • Shared responsibility
  • Explanatory notes

Attendee Comments

 "Helped in understanding of classification and how to follow the GRI rules."   - R. Palma, International Operations, BuildDirect

 "Great information today. I now have a good understanding of my responsibilities as the importer."   - C. Brown, Corporate Administrative Assistant, Bartlett Tree Experts

 "Understanding of H.S. code selection - confirmation of my understanding. Good examples; could be applied widely."   - C. Danton, Warehouse and Distribution Manager, Jackpot Digital Inc.

 "It was very helpful and informational. It exceeded my expectations."   - M. Zhong, Import Coordinator, Urban Barn

 "You helped me understand what exactly HS Codes are!"   - N. Balolia, Logistics Coordinator, BuildDirect

Who Should Attend

Owners, Managers, Supervisors, Coordinators and Logistics staff of companies:

  • Utilizing multiple customs brokers
  • Importing into Canada and/or U.S.
  • Under review by CBSA or CBP
  • Involved in the classification process

Additional Resources

Have questions or comments about this course? Call 888.538.1566 or email us today.

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