Customs Classification


Choosing the correct commodity code for your product can be difficult and confusing. Getting it wrong can be costly, causing delays and loss of income. The Customs Classification course will break down classification complexities and help your organisation choose the right codes and save costs, and time and expand your business. Join our interactive training which covers the WCO’s Harmonised System, the EU’s Combined Nomenclature/TARIC and the UK Global Tariff, together with their annual revisions. You will discover how to “construct” the code, understand why you and your supplier/customer in a different country may have divergent HS codes and what to do about it.


What you will learn

  • Explanation and importance of the Tariff
  • How a commodity code is made up
  • WCO Harmonised System
  • Effective use of TARIC
  • The EU’s Combined Nomenclature
  • UK Global Tariff
  • Classification in the US and Canada
  • The importance of Section Notes and Chapter Notes
  • How to classify if goods are incomplete or unfinished, or unassembled/disassembled
  • What if the goods are mixtures or combinations?
  • What to do if goods are classifiable under two or more headings
  • Mixtures and composite goods
  • Goods put up in sets for retail sale
  • How to manage packaging and cases
  • Tools to help you classify correctly
  • Advance Tariff Rulings / Binding Tariff Information
  • Classification Guidance
  • Explanatory Notes
  • Court Decisions
  • Tribunal Decisions
  • Other Customs Authorities Decision
  • Classifying parts and accessories
  • Classifying sets, machine parts and more


Who should attend

  • Business development managers
  • Logistics, warehouse and shipping managers
  • Finance and procurement managers
  • Entry-level staff who require training in customs


Digital Badge Awards

All trainees who successfully complete the Customs Classification training workshop receive a digital badge award containing verifiable data on the skills or knowledge attained. Digital badges can be shared on social media platforms such as LinkedIn or added to digital CVs or email signatures. After successful completion of a course, you will receive an email containing simple instructions on how to download, share or start collecting digital badges.


Book into our Customs Classification training course and one colleague from your organisation can join for free*

Book our Customs Classification & Rules of Origin courses together to avail of a substantial discount:

IEA Members: €699

Non-IEA Members: €1099

Contact Niamh or Paul on 01-661 2182 / to avail of a bundle deal or to add an additional person.

*Also applies to bundle deal*


For more information or if you have any questions please contact Niamh Reynolds or Paul Corbett on 01 661 2182 or

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