The Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) 2023 Revision


The Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States HTS contains the current legal (enacted or proclaimed) and non‐legal (statistical or reference) provisions specifically designated as such in section 1204(a) of the 1988 Act (102 Stat. 1148). The HTS, as well as to regulations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Customs) and the many laws that Customs enforces. General notes 1 through 3 explain the structure of the HTS and define terms and symbols used throughout the schedule. 


This training will discuss the Harmonized Tariff System (HTS) and Regulations regarding the changes or revisions of the 2023 Basic Edition of the HTS, released by the International Trade Commission (ITC), including changes that went into effect on January 1, 2023. The HTS also includes a variety of changes at the 10-digit level, including new provisions for organic fruits and vegetables, plywood of tropical wood, face masks, and new tariff breakouts for used vehicles and pillows.


  • Understand legal requirements for HS General Rules of Interpretation (GRIs).
  • Understand that HTS is a hierarchical system of product description.
  • Understand and Interpretation of the applied legal provisions of chapters 1 through 97.
  • Knowledge of different duty treatments under U.S. chapters 98 or 99 on proper documentation.
  • Knowledge of procedure changes in the HTS or the export schedule, Schedule B.


  • HTS Classification of Regulated Products USPPI Responsibilities
  • HTSUS Codes 
  • HTSUS Elements 
  • HTSUS Classification   
  • General Structure of HTSUS   


  • Company Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Freight Forwarders
  • Customer Brokers
  • Transportation Risk Management Officer
  • Import Distributors

About speaker

Dr. Rossano V. Gerald is an Academic Professor and Founder of RVG International Consulting Firm, LLC. He has over thirty years of business experience in strategic management, marketing analysis, and supply chain management; and is also a veteran of the United States Army.

He has worked with small and medium-sized businesses to help improve their business logistic processes through verification of operational and supply chain programs. Also, he has developed management and marketing strategies that were used to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of my client’s business operations in this global economy. He earned a Doctor of Business Administration in International Business and Advanced Professional Business Certification in Marketing from Argosy University/Sarasota; Thomas Jefferson School of Law Master of Science of Law Degree (J.S.M.) for International Tax and Finance Services in the Risk Compliance & Management field.

ChE Chartered Economist (GAFM) GAFM ® Global Academy of Finance & Management ®. He is also a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals; and an Advisor for the Mu Kappa Tau Marketing of the Honor Society.

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