• Footwear can be some of the most difficult items to classify. see more

    Approved for 3.5 CCS credits


    Classifications of Footwear Under the HTSUS 

    Footwear can be some of the most difficult items to classify. With duty rates ranging from free to 48%, accurate classification is essential for compliance and anticipating the cost to import. Whether you are a novice or experienced in classification, this workshop will help you improve your classification skills and avoid common pitfalls. During this hands-on training, you will learn how to classify footwear under the HTSUS. We will review the terminology found in Chapter 64 of the tariff used to distinguish different types of footwear, along with resources available to aid in classifying footwear. This workshop will provide answers to common classification quandaries that arise when classifying footwear, including the following:

    • External Surface Area of the Upper (ESAU)
    • External Surface Area of the Sole (ESAS)
    • Loosely Attached Appurtenances & Shoe Accessories
    • Foxing and Foxing Like Bands
    • Sports Footwear vs. Athletic Footwear
    • Textile Outer Soles


    Tom Gould

    Senior Director, Customs & International Trade

    Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.

    Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

  • Do you import shrimps? Are you Ready and compliant? see more

    Approved for 3 CCS credits


    The Seafood Import Monitoring Program is a US regulatory program that applies to certain seafood products that are imported into the United States. It requires particular data information and recordkeeping, and traceability information for those products that are declared at the time of making entry. January 1, 2018, is the mandatory compliance date for this rule.

    *Shrimp and abalone compliance will be mandatory by December 31, 2018.


    Learn directly from NOAA what information is required, as well as transmission details, in this workshop specifically designed for customs brokers.

    Detailed information customs brokers need to stay compliant. Bring your questions and scenarios for this in-depth workshop.


    Planning to join us?

    If you have a specific topic, you would like NOAA to discuss, please send your questions in advance to:



    Laurice Churchill, Chief Southwest Region, USDC NOAA Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection

    Dale Jones, Fisheries Program Specialist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)


    Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

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