2012-07-11 13:42:38 - Understand the rules that are required to classify products in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule. Minimize errors in classification and better prepare companies for import/export audits from the government. It will also assist companies who are eligible for free trade agreements, ex. NAFTA, and other agreements, in properly completing Certificates of Origin.
Why Should You Attend:
Q/A Session with the Expert to ask your question
PDF print only copy of PowerPoint slides
90 Minutes Live Presentation
Description of the Topic:
The World Customs Organization made its 5 year update to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) in 2012 with 220 sets of amendments at the international level!
The Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) is used by over 200 countries, territories, or customs unions around the world to assign a number to each product to establish the appropriate duty that should be paid when goods are imported into a country. The HTS is also used to determine whether goods are subject to quotas or free trade agreements. Proper classification is also vital for establishing eligibility
under many free trade agreements, i.e. completion of the NAFTA Certificate of Origin for trade between U.S., Canada, and Mexico as well as trade agreements between the U.S. and Chile, Singapore, Australia, and the Central America-Dominican Republic.
Areas Covered in the Session:
· History and legal text of HTS
· Structure of the HTS
· General Rules of Interpretation 1 through 6
· Examples of the Rules
· Additional U.S. Rules 1(a) through 1(d)
· General Notes
· Classification Rulings
Who Will Benefit:
Freight Forwarders/Customhouse Brokers
Consultants, Attorneys, compliance personnel classifying goods under the HTS and qualifying goods under free trade agreements, ex. NAFTA and others.
Jan Seal, is a Management Consultant on International Trade and a Licensed Customhouse Broker with over 35 years of experience in imports and exports. Ms. Seal is a frequent speaker/instructor at nation-wide seminars/webinars for international companies located around the world and international trade organizations. She also is a consultant for medium to multi-national companies on trade compliance. She has taught courses for Import Specialists at the National Customs Academy.
She is the author of six textbooks on various international trade topics which are available on Amazon.com.
She received her BA Degree from California State University at Fullerton with a year of post-graduate work in Education at the University of California, Riverside. She received her MBA at California State University, Dominguez Hills, and is a member of Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society in Business Administration.