I received the following in my inbox the other day:
It's Virginia. I attended a number of seminars you presented last April. I hope all is well with you. I've recently accepted a new position with a big important company and am trying to get them on the right track. I could use your assistance.
A request came down from corporate. I need to provide them supporting evidence as to why we, as a manufacturer and distributor, should be responsible for providing the HTS codes for importing and exporting. On the import side they think we should just accept the HTS codes provided by our vendors and our customs brokers. On the export side they think our buyers and their freight forwarders are the ones who should be assigning the Schedule B codes.
I know we are responsible, but I just can't put my finger on the regulations that hold us accountable. Can you please point me in the right direction to find that supporting article, regulation or requirement?