Apparel Classification Series: Recreational Performance Outerwear
Webinar: 1.5 CCS Credits
The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act signed into law in 2016 created hundreds of new provisions in Chapter 62 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States for recreational performance outerwear. This webinar will examine these classifications, which ones importers should never use (and why), and the new recordkeeping requirements for importers of these goods. The webinar will also review the new terminology introduced by the TFTEA that companies importing woven jackets, pants, and other garments must understand to classify their products accurately, including the following.
- treated with plastics
- critically sealed seams
- insulated for cold weather protection
- pocket closure
- tightening around the waist or leg
- articulated elbows or knees
- weatherproof closure
- multi-adjustable hood or adjustable collar
- adjustable powder skirt
- radial arm movement
- odor control technology
- occupational outerwear
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.