Apparel Classification Series: Advanced Topics
Webinar: 1.5 CCS Credits
This is the fourth webinar in a five-part series designed to help importers learn how to properly classify wearing apparel under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. In this series participants will review a variety of apparel samples and discuss the specific features that U.S. Customs and Border Protection focuses on when determining the correct classification and duty rate. This webinar will examine some of the more advanced topics in classification.
- essential character of garments made with multiple fabric components
- one style classified as two garments
- metallic yarn fabric
- subject to restraints
- rainwear, water resistant and visibly coated fabric garments
Tom Gould is Senior Director, Customs and International Trade, for Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. He is based in Los Angeles, where he has been involved with the international trade community since 1989, and is affiliated with ST&R’s San Francisco office. Mr. Gould joined ST&R after running his own customs consulting business in the L.A. area for more than a decade. A licensed customs broker and certified customs specialist, he regularly advises clients on customs and international trade compliance matters, classification, origin determination, qualification for free trade agreements and special duty reduction programs, product safety and supply chain security. He works with retailers, importers and exporters of textiles, wearing apparel, footwear and consumer electronics, among others.