About The Webinar

Properly classifying yarns and fabrics under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States can be a tricky business. In this webinar participants will review the tariff definitions of various types of fabric and practice using the tariff formula to calculate average yarn number. They will also learn about references for converting various measurement systems into the metric terms used in the HTSUS.

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Key Topics

  • Fiber content
  • Yarn construction – staple, filament, other specialty products
  • Yarn size and ply
  • Strip – textile vs plastic material
  • Fabric construction – knit, woven, nonwoven
  • Plain weave, satin, twill, denim, poplin, broadcloth, sheeting, cheesecloth, printcloth, lawn, voile, batiste, sateen, oxford cloth, duck
  • Pile fabric, gauze, lace
  • Average yarn number
  • Square construction
  • Napped fabric
  • Finishes:  unbleached, bleached, dyed, printed, yarns of different colors
  • Fabrics impregnated, coated, covered or laminated with plastics


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Elise Shibles

Partner, Advisory Committee; Textiles & Apparel Practice Leader; Forced Labor Practice Leader

ELISE SHIBLES is a Partner, Advisory Committee with Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the San Francisco office. She leads the firm’s Textiles and Apparel Practice as well as its Forced Labor Practice. She advises and counsels clients on trade agreement and preference program requirements for a variety of different types of goods under U.S. and non-U.S. trade programs including USMCA, QIZ, ASEAN-China and EU-Vietnam, among others. She also has extensive expertise in all aspects of textile and apparel trade and policy including classification, origin, marking, Section 301 tariff mitigation, drafting and reviewing proposed legislation, and strategy for trade negotiations. 



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