For those of us who have been in the international trade arena for a while, the subject of product classification has always been interesting and, often, quite confusing.
When I started in this business more than 20 years ago, there was no single system used to classify imports worldwide. The United States used the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the U.S. (HTSUS), Europe generally used the Brussels Tariff Nomenclature, and many other countries had their own unique systems.
Sound confusing? It was!