Customs | Classification

Every product imported into the U.S. must be classified according to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). A product’s classification determines the duty rate and provides information regarding possible import restriction.

The Importer of Record is obligated with properly classifying a product under HTSUS. The Importer of Record must use “reasonable care” when classifying a good. A wrongly classified product will at least cause delays, but the product may also be seized and the Importer of Record subject to monetary penalties.

The selected HTSUS classification code affects how other federal agencies regulate or track your imported product too. So it is critical to correctly classify your product. An incorrect classification can result in an unnecessarily unfavorable inspection or entry review by another agency such as FDA, USDA, or TTB (for alcohol or tobacco products).

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