Understanding Harmonized System codes

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022


9:00 a.m. PT/noon ET


30 minutes

Learn about managing the harmonized commodity description and coding system

If you’re importing or exporting goods from one country to another, knowing as much as you can about Harmonized System (HS) codes is vital. HS codes identify and classify imported and exported products. Currently, 98% of the countries involved in world trade use them. However, the codes can involve poor descriptions, a lack of product detail, and inaccurate specifications. A classification assistance tool might help, but not all are created equal.

During this webinar we’ll explain the business challenges associated with HS code classification and how Avalara’s managed and self-service tariff code classification tools can help.

In this webinar, we’ll cover: 

  • What the harmonized commodity description and HS coding system is all about 
  • The business challenges associated with HS codes 
  • Benefits of the managed and self-serve tariff code classification tools from Avalara 
  • New trends in HS code classification 
  • The red flags that government auditors look for when reviewing HS codes

Bring your questions for the live Q&A session at the end of the presentation. 

About the speaker

Colin Haynes

Business Development Manager, Cross-Border at Avalara 

Colin joined Avalara in 2021. He’s an HS code specialist who works with customers and clients throughout the code implementation process to identify their HS classification software tool needs. Colin lives in Ontario, Canada.

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