The Matrix

No, I’m not referring to the sci-fi film. As noted in recent posts, HTS and Schedule B codes have been updated for 2023 and both tariffs will post changes throughout the year. Reviewing your codes at least semi-annually is a good business practice. However, in small/medium companies with minimal staffing this can easily be overlooked. When working with new clients checking codes is my first step in helping them achieve compliance with import and export regulations.

Why not take it one step further and develop a parts matrix listing descriptions, HTS codes, Schedule B codes, ECCN, License info, Country of Origin, and any other relevant import/export data? Your matrix will enable you to document new parts additions and changes as they occur. All departments involved in trade will be working with the same information so errors and omissions will be reduced.

Contact mitch@ for help with your matrix.