[Webinar] Harmonized Tariff Schedule Classification

October 26th, 8:00 am PT
Braumiller Law Group, PLLC
October 26th, 2023
8:00 AM PT
$ 35.00

Join Braumiller Consulting Group Senior Trade Advisor Mike Smiszek for a workshop on:

Harmonized Tariff Schedule Classification

Training Level: Basic to Intermediate

Why Should You Attend:

The Harmonized System (HS) is used by virtually all countries to determine the duty/taxes and admissibility of imported goods. Because the classification of goods under the HS is a legal determination that directly affects importers’ duty liability and compliance with various regulatory mandates, importers are required to use reasonable care when classifying their goods. This course is intended to provide a basic-to-intermediate understanding of the HTS (the U.S. version of the HS), with an eye towards providing practical knowledge and insights that will improve one’s classification skills and, as a result, protect an importer from the potential dangers of misclassification.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • History and Legal Text of HTS
  • Structure of the HTS
  • General Rules of Interpretation
  • Additional U.S. Rule of Interpretation
  • WCO Explanatory Notes
  • Review of specific concepts and terms, such as essential character, principal/actual use, parts/accessories, basket provisions, etc.
  • Binding rulings from CBP
  • Important HTS-related court cases
  • Resources

Who Will Benefit:

  • Importers and exporters
  • Manufacturers
  • Freight forwarders/customhouse brokers
  • Attorneys
  • Any person involved in classifying goods under the HTS and qualifying goods under free trade agreements or other special trade programs

Mike Smiszek, Braumiller Consulting Group Senior Trade Advisor

Mike Smiszek brings more than thirty years of diverse trade compliance experience to BCG. He began his career with a major U.S. customs brokerage firm, where he gained experience in practically every aspect of the customs regulations, and where, in anticipation of the implementation of the HTSUS in 1989, Mike led a team tasked with transitioning the firm’s clients’ classification records from the TSUS to the HTSUS. He then moved on to oversee import, export, and anticorruption compliance at several global manufacturers in the defense, telecom, energy, and semiconductor industries. For example, at Lucent Technologies he oversaw export compliance, which included extensive encryption-related issues, for Lucent’s Optical Networking Group (which at the time included Bell Labs).

1 CCS/CES NEI Credit is available

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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