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HTS Classification

The Worlds Customs Organization created the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) to classify internationally shipped goods effectively. The 10-digit classification is an HTS code to determine commodity duties and reporting requirements. Any business that regularly participates in international trade must assign the proper HTS code to all shipped goods.

Sobel Network Shipping Co. can act as your cargo concierge. Our team focuses on providing premium, industry-leading customs brokerage services. We also help accurately classify all goods for shipment. Undoubtedly, shipping classification errors are all too common if the process is not handled correctly. They can lead to delays, additional costs, and penalties. However, with Sobel assisting, you can avoid such costly mistakes.

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HTS Classification

An HTS Classification is used by businesses that regularly trade goods internationally. The code is used to determine the tariff or duty for the goods. It also helps track international trade statistics.

If you want your goods accurately classified, please answer the following questions:

  • What is the product’s intended use?
  • What is the product you are shipping?
  • What is the country of origin?
  • What is the common name of the item?

Accuracy Of Classification

The Sobel Network Company’s customs brokers will assist you every step of the way with the classification of all goods to help ensure accuracy. Working with our team will also help free up your time and provide you with peace of mind.

When shipping, you’ll want to bypass any time-consuming errors.  Sobel’s team of highly experienced brokers knows the complexities of U.S. customs regulations and the HTS classification. We can help you save money which equates to time while avoiding costly mistakes during the shipping process.

How Can a Customs Brokerage Help?

At Sobel Network, our highly skilled Customs brokers understand the complexities of the HTS classification and the U.S. Customs process. Our team will work with you every step of the way to understand your business and ensure that your goods arrive.  We believe in treating all of our clients as real partners.  

HTS classification is a crucial part of international trade. Classification errors can easily lead to high costs and delays. You cannot cut corners, or you could end up facing a nightmare.

Let our qualified customs brokers help you understand the HTS classification system so you can ensure that your goods are always correctly classified and arrive promptly.

Contact us today to learn more about our services. We can help you save time and money!


I have been working with Brian and Sobel for the last 15 years. Prior to using Sobel, I always worked with bigger freight forwarders who saw me as a nobody. Sobel takes all my requests urgently and treats me like part of the family. They have been a very valuable resource for us and have made things happen that I never expected. Sobel’s experience with US Customs has helped us get shipments cleared quickly as well as helping us get our products classified differently for better duty rates. I would recommend this company to anyone looking for a highly experienced forwarder!

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