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Course Description

This class is for importers and exporters. The classification and valuation of goods must be done correctly for a successful international trade transaction. If you classify or value your products incorrectly, your shipment may not reach its destination, and/or you may be subjected to severe penalties. You will also learn how to determine whether goods are subject to quotas, restraints, embargoes or other restrictions. This course will give you the tools you need to properly classify your imported and exported goods.

Course Features

  • Teaching Time 6.5 hours
  • Class Size Small
  • Material 1 book
  • Certificate 1
  • NCBFAA or CEU 6.5 credits

What you will learn

  • Structure of the HTS
  • Difference between HTSUS and Schedule B
  • How to classify products for imports and exports
  • General Rules of Interpretation (GRI)
  • General Notes
  • How to apply for and use U.S. Customs classification rulings
  • Course includes classification exercises to practice what you learn!
  • Complete Course Agenda ...

Course will benefit

Exporters, Importers, Purchasing, Sales/Marketing, Logistics, Traffic, Customer Service , Credit Managers, Controllers, Engineering, Legal, Customs Brokers, Freight Forwarders. Class is excellent for beginners and also serves as a refresher for experienced professionals.

Course will especially benefit anyone involved with or responsible for:

  • Qualifying goods under NAFTA
  • FTAs
  • International Documentation
  • Compliance Rules and Regulations

Course Agenda

Please note: This course is taught by an international trade professional that has real world experience. Instructor has been in your shoes and understands your issues/concerns.

Tariff Classification


    1. Introduction & History
    2. Harmonized Structure
    3. Legal Text of Harmonized System
    4. Heading and Subheading Provisions
    5. Rates of Duty
    1. HTSUS Structure
    2. Chapters 98 & 99
    3. HTSUS Table of Contents
    4. Section Notes
    5. Chapter Notes
    6. Tariff Page
    1. What is the Schedule B?
    2. Differences between Schedule B and Harmonized Tariff Schedule
    3. Has freight forwarder filed EEI and reported the proper Schedule B code?
    4. Should my company use the Schedule B or the HTS?
    5. Duty rates for products
    1. Steps in Classifying your Product
    2. The General Rules of Interpretation (GRIs)
    3. Additional U.S. Rules of Interpretation
    1. Explanatory Notes
    2. CBP Rulings & Opinions
    3. Informed Compliance Documents
    1. Column 1 and Column 2 Duties
    2. Overview of FTA's & Duty Preference Programs
    1. Business Controls & Classification Process
    2. Document the Classification Process
    3. HTS Database
    4. Record Retention
    5. Who Should Classify?
Some items on this agenda will only be mentioned or lightly reviewed due to time constraints. If you are in need of a longer discussion on a particular topic, please mention this to the instructor at the beginning of the class.


"The most beneficial part of the course was the instructor's personality and real world experience."

How will this class impact your job performance?
It will impact it greatly--I feel I will become more efficient in classifying, and will take less time to place an item into its proper tariff code classification specification.

– Shipping Coordinator

"This was an excellent class, I really enjoyed it and I learned a lot. I really like the interaction with the instructor as well as the other students."

– Customs Compliance Coordinator

"I was pleased with the level of instruction and the materials provided!"

– Import-Export Administrator

"The interactive nature of the class was very helpful in obtaining a better understanding of the tariff as well as how to more appropriately make tariff selections. Overall this was a very enjoyable and beneficial class for me."

– Sr. Compliance Coordinator

"The presenter was very knowledgeable on the topic and kept the topic interesting as time passed quickly. I felt engaged the entire time."

– Distribution Specialist

"John was great! I really enjoyed his experience in this field and his passion for this topic shows through in his presentation."

- Import/Export Coordinator

"John is a great presenter. Really knows the material and answers all questions. He has a great speaking voice. Calm,smooth and under control."

- Procument Coordinator

Mr. O'meara was a fantastic and enthusiastic instructor and really made something that can be extremely confusing very simple. I would recommend this class to others.

- Import Compliance Specialist

Mr. Goodrich's knowledge and experience combined with the reference manual is a great tool to review and learn from.

- International Logistics

Trudy was an excellent trainer. I've learned so much from her and she made it excititng and worth going. I'll be taking more classes, hopefully with Trudy as the trainer.

- Tariff Classification

I was really impressed with how engaged the instructor (John Goodrich) was - I liked the class interaction. I thought it was great. Well worth my time and my company's money.

– Tariff Classification

I've taken this very seminar two years in a row. John has changed his presentation from the first time. Thus keeping the material fresh and to the point. I don't know how he can memorize the tariff with such accuracy. He's a walking computer.

- Tariff Classification

Full-Day Webinar

Price: $595 per person
Save $50 Early Registration
Time: 8:30am - 4pm Central Time
Two 15min breaks (am/pm), 1hr lunch

Class Schedule

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WebinarNov 27
WebinarDec 3
WebinarJan 28
WebinarMar 18
Our webinars are live and interactive
We encourage class participation throughout the class, not just at the end
We try to make the class as much like an in-person seminar as possible
Each attendee will receive a copy of
Doing Your Duty - Product Classification According to HTS of U.S.
John D. Goodrich

Tariff Classification Book Cover
Book included with registration!
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Webinar Requirements

Internet Connection
We can provide free of charge
Video feed is NOT shared
No Computer Headsets
*Register at least 1 month in advance for discount Certificate Issued Upon Completion Earn 6.5 CCS/CES NCBFAA Credits Earn 6.5 NASBITE CEUs

Class Schedule

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WebinarJan 28
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