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HS tariff code classification meets machine learning


Machine learning meets HS tariff code classification At Zonos, our team of industry and software experts is always working on ways to simplify cross-border trade. One aspect of this is ensuring that any business moving products across borders has those items properly classified. All countries use the same system to describe the products you sell called the Harmonized Code system. Having your...

Automated HS code classification for international shipping in ecommerce


Last updated on October 23rd, 2020 - What is an HS code? A few decades ago, a group of countries acknowledged that a system must be put in place to better understand the types of products getting exported from and imported into their respective countries. They also needed a more streamlined way to know the amount to collect in duties and taxes as a shipment moves across borders. This is when the...

See what’s coming in the 7th edition Harmonized System (HS)


Last updated on October 9th, 2020 - Looking ahead at HS 2022 HS 2022 will be the seventh edition of the Harmonized System (HS) nomenclature and has been accepted by all Contracting Parties to the Harmonized System Convention. The new edition will go into effect on January 1st, 2022. Generally the HS is amended every five years or so. What is the Harmonized System (HS)? The Harmonized System (HS)...

What is an HS Code?


Last updated on October 23rd, 2020 - Decoding harmonized codes Sounds like you’re ready to take your business global but as you get started, you run into new terms that have you scratching your head. One of the first things someone will ask you is if you have HS or harmonized codes for your product. Unlike the complicated, technical definitions you may see when googling this term, we’ll be giving...

Guide to expanding your ecommerce business internationally


Last updated on May 13th, 2021 - Navigating cross-border ecommerce: Global compliance and customer experience Ecommerce sales volume is rapidly growing more and more each year. It’s no longer just a means for people to shop for products they can’t find in their area; rather, it is many people’s preferred method of shopping. Hence, it is no surprise that ecommerce is a competitive industry, and in...

Transcription: Strategies for going global & avoiding mistakes


Webinar Transcription Topic: Strategies for going global and avoiding mistakes Host: Tawnee Steinke Guest: Perry Preson, CEO, Retail Reinvented Hey everyone. Thank you so much for joining our webinar. Today. We’re going to go ahead and get started right on time. I know you have a busy schedule. So strategies for going global and avoiding mistakes. My name is tawny Steinke. I am a channel...

Reinventing an industry with a new website


Last updated on May 20th, 2020 - Today, we are excited to share the launch of our new Zonos dot com website! There were three main challenges we faced with this project: How do we explain landed cost when many don’t fully understand its complexities? By what means can we show we’re different? Any other company claiming they calculate landed cost isn’t doing it right. Can we...

What is de minimis value?


Last updated on April 1st, 2021 - You are looking to expand your ecommerce business internationally when you come across the term – de minimis. What does this mean, and why should you care? When we’re talking about international eCommerce, de minimis refers to a country-specific threshold that tells you when duties and taxes are applied. Country-specific de minimis threshold examples: What...


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