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Workshop: H.S. Tariff and Classification

Importers are Ultimately Responsible for the Accurate Classification of their Goods

Pacific Customs Brokers is offering a workshop on Harmonized System Tariff and Classification. The session will focus on H.S. Tariff Codes for importation of commercial goods into either Canada or the United States and will provide hands on experience in classifying goods and parts, help understand the complexities of the various rules of interpretations of the H.S. Tariff System. Additionally, you will gain a better understanding on how duties are determined and how certain special programs may assist you in lowering the duties that your business pays for imported goods. This session will be of interest to: business owners, operation managers, controllers, purchasers and receivers. This is a great opportunity for businesses with newly hired logistics staff to receive cost-effective training and/or refresh their awareness in the transportation industry.

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*5 points towards maintenance of the CCS/CTCS designation(s) will be awarded by the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers (CSCB).

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This event has been approved by the NCBFAA Educational Institute (NEI) for *6.25 points towards maintenance of the U.S. CCS designation.


April Collier, LCB, CCS
Licensed Customs Broker and Certified Customs Specialist with over 25 years' experience in the import/export industry. April is a Senior Trade Compliance Advisor with Pacific Customs Brokers (USA).

Topics Include:

  • Harmonized commodity description and coding system
  • History and development
  • Structure and legal text
  • General Rules of Interpretation
  • Additional classification aids
  • Binding rulings
  • Duty rates
  • Counterveiling duty
  • Anti-dumping duty
  • Informed compliance and shared responsibility
  • Harmonized System Book

Date, Time and Location:

Thursday, November 13, 2014

9:00 am - 3:15 pm PST

Pacific Customs Brokers - Seminar Room
101 - 17637 1st Avenue, Surrey, BC

Registration Information:

Fee: The cost of the H.S. Tariff and Classification session is $145 CAD plus tax (breakfast and lunch included)Lunch is served at 12:00 pm.

How to Register:






Contact Information:

Trade Compliance Education Team
Phone 888.538.1566

Registration Deadline:

Friday, November 6, 2014
*24 hour cancellation notice is appreciated