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Tariff Classification

ST&R professionals can assist your company in reviewing tariff classifications, exploring duty-saving shifts in the classification of a product and demonstrating reasonable care. 

We offer unsurpassed experience in U.S. and international tariff classification for clients importing and exporting products all over the world. We always look out for our clients’ bottom lines by seeking creative solutions to qualifying for classifications that carry the lowest possible duty rates, including eligibility for duty-free treatment under tariff preference programs and free trade agreements.

Under U.S. law, importers have an obligation to exercise reasonable care when classifying imported goods under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Importers who fail to meet this standard risk exposure to fines and penalties as well as costly delays in customs clearance for imported goods. By relying on ST&R to classify products, review processes, file for classification rulings or manage classification methodology, our clients meet the reasonable care standard.

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What Is Tariff Classification?

More than 170 countries use the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) of tariff nomenclature to classify products in international trade. All duty rates, preference program eligibility, import restrictions, and special program qualifiers (like antidumping or countervailing duties and labeling or marking rules) are dependent on the good’s classification. 

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