About The Webinar

Knowing the general rules of interpretation and applying them to specific circumstances are quite different. Take your tariff classification skills to the next level in this 90-minute webinar covering advanced classification topics, including specific examples from numerous product areas on the following.

Key Topics

  • relative specificity of eo nomine vs. use provisions
  • principal use determinations and the Carborundum factors
  • actual use requirements and certification
  • differentiating rulings on like products
  • creating and applying duty exemptions under HTSUS Chapter 99
  • strategies to address goods subject to additional steel, aluminum and China tariffs

Next month’s continuation of our advanced classification series will cover additional topics.

  • essential character vs. principal function
  • impact of foreign and WCO classification opinions
  • inconsistent CBP rulings
  • second classifications under HTSUS Chapters 98 and 99

Please note we do not accept payment via American Express.


Deborah B. Stern


Deborah Stern is a Member in the Import and Export Practice Group of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the Miami office. A former senior attorney with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 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, 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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