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Preparing for HS 2017 Tariff Changes

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT
Cost: $250.00

Webinar: 1.5 CCS Credits

About every five years, the World Customs Organization updates the Harmonized System, the international tariff system on which our HTSUS is based. On Jan. 1, 2017, more than 230 HS amendments will go into effect, including new or revised provisions for certain fish, forestry products (including tropical wood, bamboo and rattan products), chemicals, metals, ceramics, LED lamps, multichip integrated circuits, and electric and hybrid motor vehicles. These amendments require hundreds of modifications to the eight-digit provisions of the HTSUS, some of which are substantive and others of which may only be numerical. This 90-minute webinar will review how these changes will impact current classifications and rulings and help attendees prepare for system updates. 

Key Topics

- new 2017 tariff provisions

- tackling product line reviews

- using the Correlation Tables to help reclassify goods

- what to do if your product classification changed to a different duty rate

- how to assess the effect of the amendments on CBP rulings

Our Speaker

Deborah Stern is a Member in the Import and Export Practice Group of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the Miami office. Ms. Stern advises domestic and multinational clients on both U.S. and foreign customs compliance and other trade matters. She concentrates her practice in traditional customs areas, such as tariff classification, seizures and penalties, country of origin marking, valuation, trademark infringement, broker compliance, bonded warehouses, government procurement, trade preference programs and free trade agreements, as well as the World Customs Organization’s Harmonized System. With special emphasis in the high-tech sector, she has substantial experience in almost every product area of the tariff schedule.

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