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2022 HS/HTS Tariff Schedule: Regulatory changes – Are you and your business ready?

  • DateDecember 09, 2021
  • Time1:00 PM EST
  • Duration35 minutes
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About this Webinar

The foundation of customs compliance is based on HS/HTS classification. Correct classification of goods is the responsibility of the importer to meet regulatory tariff requirements. On January 1st, 2022, the World Customs Organization’s 7th edition of the Harmonized System (HS/HTS) goes into effect, and these changes could affect timely shipment release and accurate declarations.

This webinar will explain what will change in the 7th edition of the tariff schedule and how these changes will affect Canadian and U.S. importers’ business. Discover the steps to mitigate risk, improve compliance, and reduce supply chain disruption and costs.

Subjects covered in this session:

  • A brief historical overview of the harmonized system and coding
  • The importance of correct classification
  • Structure of the tariff
  • Highlights of the upcoming 2022 WCO tariff changes
  • The role of HS concordance tables
  • The importance of free trade agreement certification updates
  • Key challenges, consequences of non-compliance, and steps to mitigate your risk of audits and duty assessments

Who Should Attend?

Canadian and U.S. businesses, specifically, individuals in roles such as, chief compliance officer, controller, traffic manager and supply chain professionals should attend this webinar.

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Our experts

Michael Zobin: Director, Global Trade Consulting

Michael is a Director for Global Trade Consulting, of Livingston’s Canadian Consulting group based out of Montreal, Quebec. With over 20 years of industry experience, Michael’s expertise includes duty deferral and drawbacks; Customs Valuation guidance, conducting compliance program reviews, developing compliance procedures, supply-chain optimization, voluntary disclosures, and post-entry reviews.

Michael’s expert knowledge and direction has achieved results for clients that include saving them significant amounts of money in penalties and duties by merging business plans with Customs rules, regulations and administrative policies.

As a recognized expert in Customs and trade compliance, he regularly conducts seminars, and is invited to speak by the Canadian Society of Customs Brokers (CSCB), and in 2015 was invited by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to deliver a presentation on the Least Developed Country Tariff (LDCT) and its effects on trade between Canada and developing countries.

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