Master the global Harmonized System with the Certified Classification Specialist (CCLS™) with SNCG in partnership with E2Open

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September 9th to 13th Certified Classification Specialist (CCLS™) course: Register here
December 2nd-6th Certified Classification Specialist (CCLS™) course: Register here

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About Certified Classification Specialist (CCLS™): Requiring accuracy in Harmonized System (HS) classification globally is a necessity, yet one of the most difficult tasks corporations face today. The 5-day Certified Classification Specialist(CCLSTM) course addresses this challenge and offer companies the opportunity to train multiple key personnel together to ensure a systematic approach is taken to properly classify all product lines. 

Focus is on the correct classification of product at the heading level, with sections highlighted to support a classifier to seek and secure necessary product descriptions to ensure proper classification. Specialized focus will ensure any classifier can work through section and chapter notes with ease by interpreting and highlighting the most difficult sections. 

Earning the CCLS designation supports a strong compliance program and moves a company toward a strong reasonable care process that is defendable for customs purposes. As classification is the basis of most free trade agreement qualifications, participants will be well suited to develop a program with greater benefits to the company. 

What you will learn: After completing this certification course, you will be able to:

1.    Discuss the General Rules of Interpretation

2.    Discuss the HS and how it is organized

3.    Discuss the HS numbers and proper coding

4.    Discuss Sanction and Chapter Notes, which have meaning “throughout the tariff.” 

5.    Identify “basket headings 

6.    Discuss identification of external classification guidance, such as Explanatory Notes 

7.    Address and prepare effective Binding Ruling Requests 

8.    Document and defend your classification 

9.    Discuss “difficult to classify merchandise,” including kits


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