Compliance Solutions

Tariff Classification and Management

Tariff Classification and Management Solutions for Imports (HTS) and Exports (Schedule B)

The Harmonized Tariff Schedule for the classification of goods is a major determinant of customs duties and taxes—and a regulatory requirement on both import (HTS) and export (Schedule B) documentation.

Visual Compliance delivers accurate harmonized tariff classification and duty rates through comprehensive, accurate, and up-to-date schedules, regulations, rulings and other references. Coupled with easy navigation, powerful search tools, and presented in formats that make sense, it's an indispensable solution for every organization concerned with landed costs and compliance.

Store and manage classifications in a comprehensive, collaborative classification management system

Finding the best tariff classification can be complicated, especially in the case of specialized products. And once all this research is done, you want to preserve the results and ensure that this HTS or Schedule B code is always used by your own personnel in all of your locations or divisions, as well as your customs broker(s) and other trade chain partners.

The CustomsIQ solution features an optional application that enables you to build and manage a centralized classified Item Master file. It supports multiple users, locations, companies and divisions, works seamlessly with Customs IQ, and can be integrated with your other Visual Compliance products, or your ERP and eCommerce technologies.

  • Build and cross-reference item descriptions—via data entry or download more +
  • Find your items tariff classification using our tariff's advanced tools more +
  • A secure collaborative workflow more +
  • Maintain and review your tariff classifications more +
  • Calculate and forecast landed costs more +

For more information about our tariff classification software, visit the dedicated CustomsIQ pages, call toll-free 1-877-328-7866 and talk to one of our foreign trade compliance consultants, or send an email.

In today's complex trading environment, proper tariff classification can depend on a myriad of U.S. and international trade laws, regulations, rulings, and a host of other references. Finding the best classification can be complicated, especially in the case of specialized products. A quick glance at recent Tariff Rulings will show that the classification practices can barely keep up with the flood of new materials and product ideas now appearing in the world marketplace. Determining the correct tariff classification for an item may require technical specifications from your supplier and advice from your broker, as well as extensive research in the HTSUS schedules, Rulings and other resources.

Taking on all sources alone can quickly develop into a massive headache of overpaid duties and improperly classified goods. It stands to reason that a solid, intuitive, and above all else accessible tariff classification solution is the remedy you need.

Correct, consistent, legally defensible tariff classifications are at the heart of import compliance. You are responsible for ensuring that proper HTS tariff classifications are used for all your imports, and Schedule B codes for your exports. You can't afford tariff classification mistakes and inconsistencies resulting from a lack of systemic controls over tariff classification procedures.