BASIC GUIDE TO IMPORT
How does the Harmonized System?
Since the man knew the trade, the need is created to call the merchandise in some way that identifies them and does not give rise to doubts of what merchandise is, that is, that we are talking about the same merchandise between seller and buyer.
For modern times, the need to number the goods is also born, that is, to put a code that identifies the merchandise and the codification of the goods is born and to solve this great need, the Harmonized System of Designation and Codification of Goods is created, tariff nomenclature which since 1988 we know as the Harmonized System of the World Customs Organization based in Brussels, Belgium, where they have signed and ratified the agreement of addition by 177 countries and is in operation in more than 220.
How is it classified?
One of the most important components when preparing a motion is to establish the correct tariff classification of the products, for which attention should be focused on three basic questions, which are: What is it? What is it made of? And what is it for? Based on these three questions, the identity of the product can be established, obtaining the starting point for the correct classification of the goods.
In addition to the study of our classifiers and industry experts, in CaTa we have two hand tools of the authority to present classification criteria and achieve technical matching in order to guarantee a simple and agile customs operation.