About The Webinar

Understanding how to interpret the provisions of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the U.S. is essential to determining duty rates, preference eligibility, and overall costs for imported goods. The tariff classification of “parts” and “parts and accessories” can challenge even the most advanced classifiers. This webinar provides practical insights on what constitutes a part and an accessory for tariff purposes, and how to classify them successfully!

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Key Topics

  • Definitions and Legal Notes for Parts;
  • Principal Use Standard (Add’l US Rule of Interpretation 1(c);
  • Parts of General Use Exclusion (and similar articles of plastic);
  • Parts vs. Materials;
  • Part of a Part;
  • All About Accessories; and
  • Using Classification Resources, like CROSS and the Explanatory Notes

Please note we do not accept payment via American Express.


Deborah B. Stern

Partner, Advisory Committee

DEBORAH B. STERN is a Partner, Advisory Committee with 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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