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The Basics: U.S. HTS Classification

  • DateSeptember 28, 2022
  • Time1:00 PM EST
  • Duration1.5 hours
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About this Webinar

Discover or refresh your knowledge of the fundamentals of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). In this webinar, we’ll explore the steps to proper classification and how to avoid common pitfalls. We’ll also discuss tools and resources to help you manage your classification process.

Covered in this webinar:

  • Introduction to U.S. harmonized system and coding
  • Importance of correct classification
  • Structure of the tariff
  • Tools for classification
  • Consequences of non-compliance

Learn how to correctly classify your goods and ensure you are getting it right – so you can avoid the consequences of non-compliance.

Who Should Attend?

U.S. importers and exporters looking to reduce risk and improve compliance; and U.S. importers and exporters looking to reduce supply chain costs.

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Our experts

David Porter: Senior Consultant, Global Trade Consulting

As Senior Consultant, David Porter is responsible for classification projects – including classification determination for Consulting engagements; qualifying and conducting origin verification for global Free Trade Agreements on various industries; Import and Export regulatory research and developing and substantiating fact-based findings and recommendations for clients; and development and/or implementation of project plans for client engagements.

He is also accountable for supporting other engagements including protest filing, AD/CVD determination, audits and compliance manual development.

David joined Livingston in June 2020. Most recently he was the Director of Trade Compliance North America for Ingersoll Rand. He brings over 25 years of experience, in particular in the areas of HTS Classification, Tariff engineering, ECCN, Denied-Party Screening and Anti-Boycott.

David holds a Masters’ degree in International Management from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, and a BA Anthropology from University of Wyoming. He is a member of International Compliance Professionals Association (ICPA) and a Licensed Custom House Broker.

Brad Williams: Trade Management Consulting Project Manager

As Trade Management Consulting Project Manager, Brad Williams is responsible for overall project management on classification projects, Section 301 duty recovery, FTA qualification, PGA AD/CVD determination, audits, reporting and billing.

Brad joined Livingston in May 2010 as part of the JPMorgan Chase acquisition as a Trade Analyst and has held various roles since then. He has 12 years of classification experience and specializes in corrective/preventive actions and process improvements.

Brad is a Certified Customs Specialist and a member of the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc. (NCBFAA). He is a volunteer fire fighter for the City of Troy, MI.

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