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
ELISE SHIBLES is a Member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the San Francisco office. She advises and counsels clients on trade agreement and preference program requirements for a variety of different types of goods under U.S. and non-U.S. trade programs including NAFTA, QIZ, ASEAN-China and EU-Vietnam, among others. She also has extensive expertise in all aspects of textile and apparel trade and policy including classification, origin, marking, drafting and reviewing proposed legislation, and strategy for trade negotiations.