Global Classification Software

Using Integration Point Global Classification, companies can collect, store, manage and track all classification data in an easily accessible web-based database.

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Global Classification, or product classification, is the ability to collect, store, track and manage all classification data in one platform. A classification system typically contains all the classification data needed by a company to import and export products to various countries.


Classification data can be any of the following, plus any company-specific data that is needed to correctly identify, track and report any product that is imported or exported.

  • Harmonized Schedule (HS and HTS numbers)
  • Special tariff preference programs
  • Product descriptions and pictures
  • Schematics
  • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
  • Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) documentation for US companies
  • Country of Origin credentials
  • Value Information

There are many reasons why a company may want to institute a global platform for product classifications. From centralizing data to managing trade preference programs, utilizing a global classification platform allows a company to establish standards to reduce data management issues and enhance communication to all trading partners regardless of language.


Seven basic reasons a company would want to implement a global classification program are:

  1. Centralize product databases
  2. Increase visibility
  3. Improve compliance across the supply chain
  4. Minimize risks and/or delays in the supply chain
  5. Share classification data to maximize compliance in other trade areas
  6. Demonstrate reasonable care
  7. Manage trade preference programs applicability

For a further explanation of these seven points, download the tip sheet — 7 Seven Reasons Why Organizations Need a Global Classification Platform.


A centralized classification platform can also assist companies with improving entry audit, reducing errors on ISF or 10+2 entries, and determining product eligibility for various free trade agreements.

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