Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Webinar: “Isn’t a Part of a Part Still a Part?!” The Challenges of Classifying Parts and Accessories under the HTSUS – August 17

(STR Trade News)

Webinar – Ref#1114
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
1:00pm - 2:00pm EST

When it comes to classifying goods as "parts" or "parts and accessories," it's not enough to know the General Rules of Interpretation. Importers are expected to weave through a web of court decisions (among them the recent decision by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Honda of America Mfg. Inc. v. U.S. finding that oil bolts having a specific function are still considered "parts of general use") and Customs rulings, many of which seem to be conflicting, in order to determine whether their component is classified as a part, an accessory, by its constituent material, or as something else.

This webinar will provide user-friendly rules and reference tools on the following topics to help you weave through that classification web, and will include interactive Q&A:

• "Parts" and "Accessories" Definitions and Distinctions
• Applying Additional US Rule 1(c)
• Common "Parts and Accessories" Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
• Quick Reference Guide to Classifying Parts, Accessories, and Everything Else

This webinar will be presented by Deborah B. Stern, Esq., who advises domestic and multinational clients on both U.S. and foreign customs compliance and other trade matters. Ms. Stern concentrates her practice in traditional customs areas, such as tariff classification, seizures and penalties, country of origin, valuation, trademark infringement, broker compliance, and preferential duty programs. Formerly an attorney with US Customs and Border Protection, she authored numerous classification rulings and served as delegate to the World Customs Organization's Harmonized System Committee, where she was involved with international classification disputes and amendments to the international tariff system. With special emphasis in the high-tech sector, she has substantial experience in almost every product area of the tariff schedule.

Cost: $75.00

PayPal is one of our offered credit card options. We also offer direct payment via credit card. Please be sure to have your full billing address or your card will be declined.

Payment or payment information must be received prior to the webinar in order to receive login details.

Register online at STR Trade here.