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Update on HS Code (Harmonized System) Classification

Further to my previous article about HS Code (Harmonized System) – please see below update from Mike Poverello’s blog regarding the release of the 2nd edition of the HS Code.. This is a very important handbook for regular importers, exporters, customs brokers, and freight forwarders..

New WCO Guide to the HS classification

HS_HandbookThe Classification handbook (2nd Edition) is intended to introduce the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, commonly referred to as the Harmonized System.

It explains the origin of the Harmonized System, presents a detailed, precise arrangements for its management and describes additional publications attached to it.

It also contains the text of the International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, the Rules of Procedure of the Harmonized System Committee and Subcommittees and many other information.

Visit the WCO Publication webpage to purchase on line.


  1. My product is Acacia Mangium. Last year 2016 I have apply the online application for Certificate of Origin in Dagangnet, Malaysia. The HS Code is 4403999000….of Acacia Mangium.
    This year 2017 I have checked again the HS Code and has changed to 4403 49 1051 and 4403 12 1031. May I know how frequently they update the system and when it change?

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