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HTSUS Classification: Basics

C6u – US Customs Tariff (HTSUS) Classification Basics Online Training


Study Time (Hrs)


CE Credits (CCS & CES)


NOTE: You will be prompted to Register if you have not already done so. If you already have a login, please click “Proceed to Enrollment” on the next screen.

This class is designed to rapidly train staff recently assigned to handle HTSUS (US Customs Harmonized Tariff Schedule) and to fill in the gaps for those who are already performing basic classification but have not been formally trained. The course is updated at the beginning of each year to reflect amendments to the basic HTSUS. Links to download the current HTSUS are provided.

Once you finish this course, a printable Certificate of Completion will be available for download. The course can be completed in 24.5 hours or less and earns NCBFAA-registered students 20 CCS/CES continuing education credits.


Note: To keep this course relatively short, we do not provide complex practical application exercises for GRIs 3 and 4. For more in-depth training, we recommend course C5. Alternatively, for drill and practice purposes after taking this course, we recommend course C8u. Please note that there is also a final exam for certification purposes at the end of C8u.

  • Classification of Goods in the HTSUS
  • HTSUS Framework
  • HTSUS Section and Chapter Notes
  • Notes, Language and Punctuation
  • General Rules 1-6
  • Additional US Rules 1(a), 1(b), 1(c) & 1(d)
  • A Classification Strategy
  • General Notes 1-3
  • GSP and NAFTA
  • General Notes & Other HTSUS Notes
  • US Goods Returned (9801)
  • Repaired Goods and US Content (9802)
  • Government Contract (9808) and TIB (9813)
  • Chapter 99 Provisions
  • Click here to view a detailed class syllabus

For those who are already a Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) or a Certified Export Specialist (CES) registered with the NCBFAA, provide us with your CCS/CES ID number and you will automatically get continuing education credits upon the successful completion of a qualified course. To get your CE credits, follow these easy steps:


  1. Register for DB Schenker online training (if you haven’t already done so)
  2. Login with your user name and password, and you will be directed to your “My Page” section.
  3. Select “Update user record” on the right, enter your CCS or CES number in the “NCBFAA ID” field, and click Submit Update.

That’s it! Once you’re signed up, we’ll automatically send any CE credits you earn directly to the NCBFAA!

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