About The Webinar

For the last year, classifiers have been inundated with assessing and reassessing whether products are subject to Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum products and Section 301 tariffs against imports from China. While these tariffs are now integral to the import compliance landscape, tariff classification continues to be on the front lines of the trade war. New considerations arise each day, including new CBP rulings, product modifications, business drivers, etc., requiring classifiers to remain vigilant, sharpen their skills, and keep up with new developments.

This 1.5 hour webinar will revisit the basics of the classification process to help you effectively evaluate classification in light of recent developments, including the role classification may play in section 232/301 origin determinations, section 232/301 exclusions, and recent court decisions.

Key Topics

  • classification road map
  • General Rules of Interpretation
  • key updates (e.g., substantial transformation requirement, MTBs, exclusions)
  • recent decisions
  • exercising reasonable care


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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