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Published 16th May 2014, 1:19pm

As a result of the commencement of The Customs Tariff Law 2012 on March 1st 2014, the introduction of an internationally recognized tariff classification system comprising approximately 5,000 codes for various goods was materialized.  The harmonized commodity description and coding system is now used with the Departments upgraded computer system TRIPS (Total Revenue Integrated Processing System) for capturing the detail and statistics of all imports.

In order to help the public acquaint themselves with the tariff codes now required to be stipulated on the Customs Import Entry forms by the importer, a series of familiarization workshops called “Completing Customs Import Entry Forms Correctly” will be provided for any person wishing to learn more about the process.

Sessions will be conducted daily from 9:00am – 10:00am  from May 20 -30, 2014. Individuals who wish to attend these informative workshops should confirm their attendance by calling Ardell Pearson or Sharla Barron at Customs Headquarters, at 949-4579 or on Ardell.pearson@gov.ky or Sharla.barron@gov.ky.

The public, including large importers, businesses and brokers are encouraged to take advantage of these informative sessions which will not only inform of the correct procedures of filling out forms, but will also update the public on the Departments handling processes of imports.