Harmonized Tariff Schedule
numbers are used to classify merchandise to determine the payment of duties.
Our goal was to shield users from the rigid terminology of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule
and complex terms of free trade agreements by using the language of the customer," stated Darrell Burns, founder and CTO of Tradiance.
Specifically, Creo will leverage the NextLinx Product Classification Wizard which determines Harmonized Tariff Schedule
codes for any product being shipped to or from any country in accordance with the regulations set forth by Customs and other regulatory authorities.
Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), which is administering the new requirements, began phased-in enforcement of the new rules on April 1, 2009 (Phase II) requiring import declarations for certain items covered under Harmonized Tariff Schedule
Chapter 44 ("wood and articles of wood") including fuel wood, wood stakes, wood tools and wood tool handles.
The merchandise covered by these investigations is currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule
of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 3102.
The QW HTS Classifier is a component of the QuestaWeb solution that classifies products according to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule
(HTS) of several countries including the USA.
In fact, officials have already said products falling under Harmonized Tariff Schedule
(HTS) Chapter 48--which describes paper and paper products and includes things like nonwoven feminine hygiene products and disposable baby diapers--will be required to carry a declaration after July 1, 2009.
The solutions are powered by NextLinx's Trade Services application and content from Global Knowledge, one of the industry's leading comprehensive databases of global trade content and international business rules, which contains 97 chapters of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule
for shipping any product to over 110 countries comprising over 99 percent of world trade.
Unfortunately, several items from the nonwovens value chain appear on this list including certain personal care and hygiene items classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule
(HTS) codes 4818.
Merchandise covered by this investigation is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule
of the United States (HTSUS) under subheading 7405.
Specifically, all tariffs on textile and apparel items (goods falling under Chapters 50 through 63 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule
or HTS) would be eliminated immediately upon enactment of the agreement provided they meet the specified rule of origin.
Only Global Knowledge supplies information on current trade regulations, all duties and governmental charges, documentation and landed costs for all product classifications for each country, including all 99 chapters of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule
(HTS) with an average of 19,000 classifications per country.