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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, March 1, 2018
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)

Do you classify your product line for your company and customers? Do you want to better understand how your customs broker determines an HS code? If yes, then this workshop is perfect for you. You will learn the step-by-step process of accurate classification, composition considerations and when binding rulings are recommended. There's a common misconception that tariff classification is as simple as looking it up in the tariff (and sometimes it is!); however, without considering all the aspects that play a role in the classification of a product, you may be inaccurately classifying it and therefore underpaying duty or worse, sometimes even overpaying!

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

 "I feel more confident as I’ve gained good general knowledge of HS code classification through this workshop. It’s quite good overall."   - Lydia Liu, Supply Chain Coordinator, BuildDirect

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

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

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

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

 "You helped me understand what exactly HS Codes are!"   - Noor 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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