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Preparation for Classification

Posted by John Sturtevant on Sep 27, 2016 10:05:00 AM

You’ve worked out your classification strategy and your budget. Now it’s time to prepare. What does that entail? What information is required to conduct a comprehensive, efficient and accurate export classification project? How should the data be organized? These are important questions that will affect the success and timeliness of this critical compliance initiative.

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Topics: Commodity Classification

How Much Will My Classification Project Cost?

Posted by John Sturtevant on Aug 17, 2016 10:00:00 AM


We often get this question from prospective clients, even before we know anything about the items on their list. This is like taking your car to a mechanic and asking, “How much to fix my car?” Since he doesn’t yet know what’s wrong, the mechanic can’t know how long it will take to fix.

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Topics: Commodity Classification

Just In Time Classification Services

Posted by John Sturtevant on Apr 20, 2016 9:42:42 AM


Picture this: you’ve gone through the sales cycle, the product is loaded and ready to ship, your work is done – or so you thought. The phone rings. It’s Larry on the loading dock asking for an ECCN which you don’t have. Your shipment’s held up, meaning costly delays and an unhappy customer.

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Topics: News & Noteworthy, Export Compliance

HTS Codes vs. Schedule B Numbers

Posted by John Sturtevant on Dec 3, 2015 3:10:17 PM

Do you understand the difference between the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) and Schedule B? Exporters often use these terms interchangeably. Technically, however, they serve very different purposes.

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