Important Uses of the Harmonized System “HS”

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Event Date
August 7, 2024
Early Registration Deadline
Aug 08, 2024

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1:00 PM CDT / 2:00 PM EDT

This webinar is an overview of the Harmonized System (HS) and its role in international trade. It will also clarify differences and uses between HS Codes & Schedule B Numbers. Included are details on why using an accurate HS code is critical to so many different aspects of exporting. We will cover how to use HS Codes/Schedule B Numbers to identify your top overseas markets, participate in Free Trade and Trade Promotion Agreements, analyze duties and taxes, and more. You will learn on how to locate your correct HS Code and Schedule B Number and utilize the “3CE” Commodity Code Classification Engine. Various examples will also be provided.

Topics include:

  • Background and History of the “HS”
  • Classify food products using the Harmonized System (HS)
  • Explain the differences between HS codes and Schedule B Numbers
  • Describe the uses of HS codes and Schedule B Numbers
  • Use the resources to find HS codes and Schedule B Numbers
  • Review Various Examples of Classification
  • Q&A Session with presenter

Don’t have time to sit down and attend the live webinar? All registrants will receive access to a recording of the event, be sure to register so you can access the recording.

Important Registration Note: Individuals who register should receive an email with the link and information you need to participate one day prior to the webinar. If you don’t receive this information and/or have any questions, please contact us at webinars@foodexport.org.

Meeting Foreign Buyers

Dennis Lynch, Food Export Counselor

Dennis Lynch, M.I.B.A., is a 40-year veteran of international trade who has held a variety of positions in the public and private sectors. He has been directly involved in monitoring, troubleshooting and facilitating export transactions for more than 32 years. Dennis managed the Food Export Helpline™ desk for 25 years, since its inception back in 1997. During that time, he has counseled nearly 4,000 U.S. suppliers of food and agricultural products with customized one-on-one technical export experience.

He has led the majority of the Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast seminars and webinars over the last few decades, as well as contributed hundreds of articles to the Global Food Marketer Newsletter and the e-Bulletin. He was awarded a master’s degree in International Business by West Coast University in California and has won numerous awards for the instruction of international business to various Southern California Colleges at all levels.

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