What To Expect?

Did you have a chance to watch the On-Demand course? Great! You're now ready to join the Expert Roundtable for How To Classify A Product. This is a 1-hour Q&A session with the experts so bring your US or Canadian HS classification questions and/or examples for which you seek answers or explanations and pose them to us live.

  • Virtual discussion

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2020

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am PT

  • Online from any computer or mobile device

  • FREE - During COVID19 Pandemic

Professional Development

Are you a professional designate? Whether you’re a CCS, CES, CTCS, MES, a legal, accounting, trade or logistics professional we’ve got your annual maintenance points and/or study material for your continuing education here. With this course you will earn 5 CCS / CES / MES points from NEI towards your designation(s).
Professional Development

Who Should Attend?

If you watched the On-Demand How To Classify A Product course and have questions to pose to the expert then this is for you! Haven't seen the On-Demand course yet? Check it out below and we'll be here waiting for your return.


On-Demand Topics Include

By taking this course you will walk away with a better understanding of HS code selection with real-time examples of the process so you can directly apply the knowledge at the office. You will learn the ABCs of HS tariff classification from explaining to you what exactly an HS code is to walking you through the classification process of the commodity of your choice! With the knowledge you gain from this course not only will you lay a solid foundation of compliance for your business - as correct tariff classification is the basis of all else in a customs entry - but you will also learn how to follow the GRI rules and how to apply for binding rulings that help your bottom line so you can import with confidence.

  • Harmonized commodity description

  • Coding system and classification aids

  • Structure, legal text and explanatory notes

  • General rules of interpretation (GRI)

  • Duty rates and binding rulings

  • Countervailing duty vs anti-dumping duty

  • Shared responsibility and informed compliance


Setting out to learn how to import your goods across international borders brings with it enough questions as it is and at times may seem like the answers you do find only raise more questions. We've put together some preliminary questions that this course will directly answer and encourage you to bring your questions to our experts who will gladly field them for you during this live Q&A.

  • How do I classify my product?

  • What is tariff classification?

  • What are General Rules of Interpretation and Explanatory Notes?

  • How to follow GRI rules?

  • What is antidumping and countervailing duty?

  • How to apply for a binding ruling?

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  • April Collier

    Trade Advisor

    April Collier

    Licensed Customs Broker and Certified Customs Specialist with over 35 years' experience in the import-export industry. April is a Senior Trade Advisor with Pacific Customs Brokers (USA).
  • Annette Rowan

    Trade Advisor

    Annette Rowan

    Certified Customs Specialist, Certified Trade Compliance Specialist and Licensed Customs Broker with over 11 years' experience in Canadian customs brokerage. Annette is a Trade Advisor with Pacific Customs Brokers (Canada).
  • Adriana Petty-Zamora

    Marketing Coordinator & Asst. Graphic Designer

    Adriana Petty-Zamora

    Adriana has spearheaded Pacific Customs Brokers' education program for the last 8 years. With a natural knack for hosting in-person events, online webinars and a love for being on camera she takes on the role of the importer/exporter to moderate, introduce you to PCB and pose your questions to our experts in global trade.