Harmonized Tariff Schedule Classification

Martin Behr

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Understand the rules that are required to classify products in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule. Learn to minimize errors in classification and better prepare companies for import/export audits from the government. The webinar will also assist companies who are eligible for free trade agreements, ex. NAFTA, and other agreements, in properly completing Certificates of Origin.

Why Should You Attend:

The World Customs Organization (WCO) revises the Harmonized Tariff Schedule once every five years at the international level of the harmonized tariff number (first six digits). These amendments went into effect on January 1, 2017. In addition, each member country can make their own modifications beyond the first six digits. In this training program, participants will learn some of the new provisions that may benefit your company with free duty rates.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • History and Legal Text of HTS
  • Structure of the HTS
  • General Rules of Interpretation 1 through 6
  • Examples of the Rules
  • Additional U.S. Rules 1(a) through 1(d)
  • General Notes
  • Classification Rulings
  • Amendments to the 2017 HTS
  • Best Practices for HTS Written Procedures

Who Will Benefit:

  • Importers and exporters
  • Manufacturers
  • Freight forwarders/customhouse brokers
  • Attorneys
  • Compliance personnel classifying goods under the HTS and qualifying goods under free trade agreements, ex. NAFTA and others
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Speaker: Martin Behr , Partner, Law Office of Martin K Behr

Presently, Martin is an instructor with City University of New York's Baruch College Continuing and Professional Studies (CAPS), where he teaches import, export, and other international trade courses. In 2013, Martin received the Outstanding Instructor of the Year Award from Baruch CAPS. Martin has also taught international trade courses at Fashion Institute of Technology and Pace University in New York City. Martin is also of counsel to GRVR Attorneys (www.exportimportlaw.com), which specializes in customs and international trade matters.

Martin is a former U.S. Customs officer (senior inspector and import specialist), who was stationed at land (Champlain-Rouses Point, NY), air (JFK International Airport and Newark Liberty) and sea (Newark) ports of entry. While with U.S. Customs at the Port of New York/Newark, he was also a member of the agency's export control branch.

Martin is also a former special agent with the U.S. Department of Defense, assistant prosecutor with the Office of Hudson County (NJ) Prosecutor, and an executive with a global FMC-licensed Ocean Transportation Intermediary. Martin was also a trade consultant with Unz & Co.


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