June, 2016 Wednesday

8:30 AM

Introduction to Harmonized Tariff System / Schedule B Classification – Seattle


June 22, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Seattle, WA

Program Overview:
This program will help you begin to understand how to use the Harmonized Tariff System for imports and the Schedule B listing for exports. You will learn and review the 6 GRI- General Rules of Interpretation used to classify every product. You will learn instructions & CBP based sample classifications using each of the GRI’s. This training will show you how CBP reviews binding ruling requests and what that means for your products by using the CROSS system. Many companies are exposing themselves unnecessarily by not regularly reviewing or understanding their own classifications. Importers and exporters are required to use reasonable care and due diligence in determining accurate classifications.

Topics Include:

  • Understand how, why and when the Harmonized Tariff Schedule was created.
  • Learn what the GRI – General Rules of Interpretation are and how they are used on every classification.
  • Review the roles of a customs broker, freight forwarder and importer/exporter of record.
  • Learn the difference between a Schedule B & HTS number.
  • Understand how to use the CROSS- Customs ruling on-line search system.
  • Review instructor & CBP based specific classification examples.

Who should attend?
Anyone involved with exports including: sales, customer service, traffic, purchasing, compliance, management, shipping and finance

**This full day training is eligible for (6) NASBITE-CGBP Re-Certification CEU’s**

About the facilitator:
Mike Allocca is a nationally recognized speaker and president of Allocca Enterprises, a consulting and training company that specializes in import and export procedures, regulations, documentation, classification and compliance audits. After spending over ten years as a freight forwarder, Mike conducts on-site and public training seminars domestically and internationally and works on a daily basis with importers and exporters.

Must RSVP via email completed registration form Attn: Mike Allocca to admin@alloccaenterprises.com or fax to (803)-684-8015. Please go to www.alloccaenterprises.com to pay online.

Cost is $55 per person (pre-register by June 1st) or $65 per person and includes all reference material, morning coffee & lunch. Seating is limited, payment is required to guarantee a seat.

This training usually costs $250 but is in part funded through the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Grant under the U.S. Small Business Administration.

For questions contact Zara Castillo at zara.castillo@efacw.org or call 206-256-6115.

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