New introduction course on the HS
A new e-learning course introducing the concepts and elements of commodity classification according to the Harmonized System (HS) has been published on CLiCK!, the WCO learning platform for Customs officers. It complements the “HS Advanced” course which zooms in on individual sections, chapters and headings of the HS, providing detailed information, examples of products, and plenty of exercises.
Entitled “HS Foundation”, the course is designed to be completed within approximately 6 hours and consists of three modules. The first two modules introduce the HS, explain how to navigate it and discuss product-specific aspects of classification while also addressing common challenges encountered by HS users. The third module deals with the standards Customs administrations should apply when managing tariff classification work and developing related infrastructure, including those related to advance ruling systems. An e-certificate is issued at the end of the learning pathway.
The course has been funded by the European Union (EU) under the EU-WCO Programme for Harmonized System in Arica (HS-Africa Programme).