Logistics & customs - Introduction to customs classification

Learn about the Harmonized System and Harmonized Tariff Schedule, and how they are used to classify traded goods.
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Learn about and understand what customs classification is.
Know what HS and HTS are and what they are used for.
Be able to read, look up online, and interpret a HS or HTS customs code and find the possible applicable duty rates.
Be in position to pursue further advanced training related to the actual customs classification of goods.

Requirements

  • No prerequisites

Description

Learn about customs classification, the Harmonized System and the US Harmonized Tariff Schedule with this Allyn International eLearning course.

Learning objectives:

Following this course, the student should:

  • Understand what customs classification is.

  • Know what HS and HTS are and what they are used for.

  • Be able to read, look up online, and interpret a HS or HTS customs code and find the possible applicable duty rates.

  • Be in position to pursue further advanced training related to the actual customs classification of goods.

Introduction to customs classification training content:

In this trade compliance training, we will look at some introductory information related to customs classification.

Customs classification is the fact of determining in which category goods should be placed in relation to their customs clearance. Categorizing them is need for duties & tariff as well as trade rules, restrictions, quota and statistical purposes.

We will start by presenting the international Harmonized System used as a basis for the global classification of goods for customs purposes.
We will then explain the difference between the international HS system and the systems used on national levels.
We will finish by looking in a few more details at the national classification system used in the US – the US HTS – see how it is structured and how it is linked to the applicable tariffs and duties.

Interactive parts are available to assist with the learning and validate the knowledge acquired in this customs and trade compliance training.

The information in this module will be high level, introductory only. For more advanced information please refer to further specific training materials and options.

Who this course is for:

  • Individuals working or aspiring to work in the field of transportation, logistics, trade compliance or supply chain.
  • Individuals whose role will bring them to interact in some way or other with trade compliance and customs classification.
  • Individuals who will be involved in international trade.
  • Individuals curious about customs classification and the Harmonized System.

Instructor

Logistics training and short courses by Allyn International
Allyn Training
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
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  • 1,800 Students
  • 2 Courses

Allyn International has been providing Logistics and Trade Compliance service since 1992 - recently, we started making part of our strong internal training program available to external parties.

We provide eLearning and short courses to individual customer and corporations. With over 15,000 hours of training provided, we are confident in the quality and learning value of our short logistics and supply chain focus courses.

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