Can I outsource HS classification?

What is HS classification? HS Classification refers to the process of assigning a tariff code to a product. This is a series of alphanumeric characters that describe a product to…

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International Trade Compliance Certification

Certifications for Trade Compliance professionals Many Global Trade Compliance professionals complain that there are insufficient certifications and courses available that are relevant to the industry. Specifically, no widely recognized International…

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Can Trade Compliance be outsourced?

What is trade compliance? In the supply chain and logistics industry, "trade compliance" usually refers to the governance processes that cover HS classification, export controls, Customs valuation, import and export…

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Managing logistics

Logistics management, which involves, among others, the transport of goods, is a very important part of the business to be taken into account by any company. What is logistics management?…

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What are TARIC codes?

What is a TARIC code? Correct sorting, fast and using the latest technology, is key when doing international shipment of goods. In this regard, it is important to know what…

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HS Classification Rules

When doing international trade, all products on shipments are subject to tariff classification. In other words, it is assigned a alphanumerical code that identifies what tariffs, taxes and regulations are…

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Global Trade Manager

What does a Global Trade Manager do? Global trade managers can also be referred to as international trade managers, compliance managers or even import/export compliance managers. The role of global…

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How to determine HTS code?

In this article we look at how many trade compliance professionals approach HS classification. We will not cover the general rules of interpretation of the harmonized system in this article,…

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HS code engineering

HS code engineering or tariff engineering is the term used to describe a broad set of activities undertaken to change the way a product is classified under WCO's harmonized system…

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ASEAN Customs Declaration Document

The ASEAN Single Window refers to the enterprise platform that integrates all the National Single Windows (NSWs) of member states. This network allows for the flow of information via electronic…

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What does a Customs broker do?

Eagerly attempting to participate in international trade is one thing, meeting the regulations and requirements is another!  As an exporter or importer, you would want your goods to be cleared…

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How to look up HS tariff code

We have published several guides about doing HS classification using WCO's classification rules and we always urge traders to classify their products following these rules. Nonetheless, WCO's General Rules for…

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