About The Webinar

This is the third webinar in a five-part series designed to help importers learn how to properly classify wearing apparel under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. In this series participants will review a variety of apparel samples and discuss the specific features that U.S. Customs and Border Protection focuses on when determining the correct classification and duty rate. This webinar will cover the classification of many different knit and woven garments.

Key Topics

  • woven blouses and shirts
  • pants and shorts
  • dresses, jumpers and divided dresses
  • skirts and divided skirts (skorts)
  • coats and jackets
  • suits and blazers
  • ensembles and sets of garments
  • overalls and coveralls
  • bodysuits and bodyshirts
  • tights and socks
  • underwear
  • body supporting garments
  • swimwear
  • skiwear
  • track suits
  • baby clothing


Elise Shibles

Textiles & Apparel Practice Leader; Forced Labor Practice Leader

ELISE SHIBLES is a Member of 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 NAFTA, 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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