Overcoming Classification Obstacles to Create
a Global Classification Organization
Ask anyone involved in importing/exporting what their biggest struggle is when it comes to moving goods, and a majority will most likely answer classification. Why? As companies grow internationally, both in their business locations and countries where they do business, the process of moving goods between locations and markets becomes more involved – in terms of both process and people. As more people get involved in the process of classifying items, the more mistakes can be made and the more different interpretations of how to classify an item can happen. Without the sharing of information across locations and geographies, companies find that their trade data, especially when it comes to tariff classifications, varies greatly in both how the item is classified and the process used in classifying.
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