Challenged with classification? Classifying the same product differently in one or more countries? Uncertain as to when a “kit” is a “kit for customs purposes” or when to classify a part with the machine and when not to?
The Harmonized System (HS) is a global number, to 6-digits, that drives the duties, fees and taxes of a product upon importation, in addition to applicable protective measures (i.e.: antidumping). In addition, the HS number is the basis of many free trade agreement qualification processes. So why do so many companies raise their customs risk and classify some products differently when operating in more than one country?