Embark on a captivating exploration of customs classification in our Customs Classification Workshop.

This immersive program is thoughtfully designed to unravel the intricacies of classifying goods in international trade. Participants will gain comprehensive insights into the key principles and practical considerations essential for accurate and effective customs classification.

Core Issues Explored:

  1. When to use 8 digits and when to use 10:
    • Navigate the nuances of product classification, understanding the circumstances that dictate the use of either 8 or 10 digits in the classification code.

  2. Thinking generically:
    • Cultivate a mindset for generic classification, ensuring that products are classified based on inherent characteristics rather than specific use or application.

  3. Using the chapter notes:
    • Explore the significance of chapter notes in customs classification, gaining proficiency in utilizing these notes for accurate and consistent product categorization.

  4. Documenting decision and reason for decision:
    • Acquire essential skills in documenting classification decisions, ensuring transparency, consistency, and compliance with customs regulations.

  5. Classifying kits and unassembled articles:
    • Delve into the complexities of classifying kits and unassembled articles, gaining insights into the guiding principles and considerations for accurate classification.

  6. Parts and accessories:
    • Understand the principles governing the classification of parts and accessories, considering their function and relationship to the primary product.

  7. What does "essential character" mean?:
    • Uncover the concept of "essential character" in customs classification, recognizing the defining features that guide the accurate classification of a product.

  8. Order applying GIR Rules:
    • Gain proficiency in applying the General Interpretative Rules (GIR) in a structured manner, ensuring a systematic approach to classification.

  9. Who should do the classification?
    • Explore the roles of different stakeholders in the classification process, recognizing the importance of expertise and collaboration for accurate classification.

  10. Advance Rulings:
    • Understand the significance of advance rulings in providing legal certainty for traders, facilitating smoother trade transactions and avoiding disputes.

Through engaging examples, group exercises, and practical scenarios, participants will develop proficiency in customs classification, equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary for accurate decision-making in international trade

Learning Outcomes:

  • Profound understanding of the principles governing the use of 8 and 10 digits in 
  • Capability to think generically for accurate and consistent product classification.
  • Proficiency in utilizing chapter notes for precise and transparent customs classification.
  • Skill in documenting classification decisions and rationale for compliance and transparency.
  • In-depth knowledge of classifying kits, unassembled articles, and parts and accessories.
  • Recognition of the concept of "essential character" and its role in accurate product 
  • Competence in applying the order of GIR Rules for systematic classification.
  • Understanding the roles of different stakeholders in the classification process.
  • Knowledge of the importance of advance rulings in ensuring legal certainty in customs 

This workshop aims to empower participants with the knowledge and practical skills needed to 
navigate the complexities of customs classification, contributing to accurate and efficient decision making in international trade operations

Please note: booking a place on one of our courses implies acceptance of training terms and conditions