The HTS is a code used by U.S. Customs to determine tariffs on commodities coming into the U.S. There are over 17,000 possible HTS classifications, so it can get confusing to find the right classification code for your specific goods and products. The U.S. government has a searchable HTS tool that you can use to find the HTS code that applies to your needs.
Over the years, Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) have become one of the best ways to open up foreign markets to U.S. exporters. These agreements reduce barriers to U.S. exports and generally make it easier (and cheaper) for U.S. companies to export their products to trading partners.
The United States Customs And Border Protection is one component of the Department Of Homeland Security (DHS). It is responsible for facilitating and securing trade, travel, and imports to ensure the nation’s safety.