Why is Classification in the Aerospace Industry so Difficult?

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What if I told you classifying an airplane was like classifying the parts of the human body. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be an anatomist to be able to classify an airplane, but the intricacies do draw some parallels. The human body is made up of organs, tissue, muscles, bones, tendons, etc., whereas an airplane is made up of panels, motors, computers, seats, bolts and screws, and thousands of other parts.

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Topics: Classification, Tradewin

Incoterms® 2020: What's New?

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Incoterms® are defined by International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) to facilitate trade across the globe. They are internationally accepted standards which define the responsibilities of sellers and buyers for delivery of goods under sales contracts. Incoterms® are used to specify how the costs and risks associated with the cross-border transportation of goods are borne between the buyer and seller.

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Topics: Classification, Tradewin, Risk

"The Right" HS Code – Classification in Asia

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This is one of those scenario’s we see all the time:

Asia Customs Broker: Hello, Mr. Ahmad, we are sorry. The customs documentation cannot be completed because we are missing the HS codes. Can you provide us with the correct one so that we can proceed with the permit application and import declaration, please?

Logistics Employee:Can’t you check our previous shipments? This is not the first time we have imported similar materials into our warehouse! You should have all the details!

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Topics: Classification

Do You Really Need a Binding Ruling? Yes, You Do!

port-image.pngBinding rulings allow an importer to get a determination on the correct classification and duty rate for their products in advance of importation.  A binding ruling request can be submitted electronically or in a letter to the CBP Information Exchange, National Commodity Specialist with a detailed description of the product along with relevant specifications, descriptive literature and samples. The importer generally receives a response within 30 days. Once Customs issues the ruling, the classification is binding for all US ports.  

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Topics: Classification

CBSA's Most Wanted List

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The CBSA Audit Priorities were recently released for the second half of 2016. This gets called many things “Trade Verification Priorities” or the “CBSA Audit Target List” or just “2016 Audit Priorities”. Whatever name this gets really doesn’t matter, it’s a most wanted list.

Yep, the Marshal has put out the targets they’re gunnin’ for; and if yer importin’ them into Canada yer a most wanted importer.

Ok! You can lose the John Wayne or Yosemite Sam voice now.

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Topics: Classification