Schedule B numbers and HTS codes numbers are used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to identify products, gather shipping data, and assign tariffs. For exporting, Schedule B numbers must be filed with CBP when the value is over $2,500 or if a validated export license is required. The failure to do so could result in civil fines and penalties. For importing, accurate HTS (Harmonized Tariff System) codes should be included on shipping documents so that CBP can efficiently assess the appropriate duty rate. Otherwise, CBP may dispute the classification and cause delays in clearing a shipment.
Although people confuse tariff codes with export control classifications, here is the good news: Whether you need ECCNs or Schedule B/HTS codes, CTP can help you. Whether it’s a dozen or a thousand, send us your items and we’ll give you back the answers you need to avoid delays or fines.