Many of you would have seen terminologies – HS Code, HTS Code, Schedule B Number across trade documentation and correspondences..
What does this HS Code mean, who uses it and what is it used for..??
HS Code refers to Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System also referred to as “Harmonized System” or simply “HS”, a multipurpose international product nomenclature developed by the World Customs Organization (WCO)..
Basically, it is a common standard worldwide for classifying the type of commodity.. Every commodity that enters or crosses most international borders has to be declared to customs by means of an HS code.. This helps in standardizing the commodity codes worldwide..
The system is used by more than 200 countries and economies as a basis for their Customs tariffs and for the collection of international trade statistics.. Over 98 % of the merchandise in international trade is classified in terms of the HS..
The HS contributes to the harmonization of Customs and trade procedures, and the non-documentary trade data interchange in connection with such procedures, thus reducing the costs related to international trade..
How to read the HS/HTS Code and Schedule B Number
The more than 5,000 commodity groups are identified by a 6-digit HS Code, arranged in a legal and logical structure supported by well-defined rules to achieve uniform classification..
While the HS by WCO assigns specific 6-digit codes for varying classifications and commodities, countries are allowed to add longer codes to the first 6 digits for further classification for their internal purposes..
For example, the United States apart from terming the HS codes as HTS codes – (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States), also use a 10-digit code to classify their products for export, known as a Schedule B number..
A Schedule B number is made up of the first 6 digits of the standard HS code and the balance 4 digits are additional digits for the commodity..
The HS Code follows a structure that is pretty simple to use/understand as below
69 = Chapter 69 under Section 13 which covers Ceramic products
6904 = Heading which covers Ceramic building bricks, flooring blocks, support or filler tiles and the like
6904.10 = Sub Heading specifically referring to Ceramic Building Bricks specifically
6904.10.0090 = Additional code used in US exports where 0090 refers to “hollow bricks“
The last 4 digits could change depending on the type within the Chapter/Heading and Sub Heading of the commodity..
For example, 6904.10.0015 refers to “Solid Bricks“..
HS Nomenclature 2022
The HS2022 which came into force on the 1st of January 2022 is the seventh edition of the Harmonized System (HS) nomenclature accepted by all Contracting Parties to the Harmonized System Convention..
The HS2022 edition has made some major changes to the Harmonized System with a total of 351 sets of amendments covering a wide range of goods moving across borders..
Below is the listing of all the relevant sections of the HS Code as of 2022 and the list of commodities under each Section..
Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes; products, whether or not containing nicotine, intended for inhalation without combustion; other nicotine containing products intended for the intake of nicotine into the human body.
Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modelling pastes, dental waxes and dental preparations with a basis of plaster.
Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds.
Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; luminaires and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated signs, illuminated name-plates and the like; prefabricated buildings.
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anyone can possibly explain. how to import the electronics good from china, what is the formalities, with payment detail & registration details
I have t-shirts made in Egypt 95/5 Poly/lycra need to know HS code to Export to UK
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Who is responsible to organise the HSCode ? Is it the shippers responsibility? And what does it cost ?
Thank for the awareness and knowledge about hs code. Is there is any difference between hs and hsn code?
I have with me, Bill of Lading with a HS code 1518009595 and Vietnam’s custom Form A with a HS code 15180060.
The question are : It is for the same shipment, and both are HS code, why they are not the same? Is this normal? It is very confusing sharing the same name i.e. HS code.
first 6 digits are international use. everything after are country specific.
Can somebody help me and tell me what is the HS code for a Perfume pls ?
Hi. I can´t find the Hs code for Cbd oils. Anyone know?
I will export readymade garments cloth to Algeria . what is the HS code
FindHS.Codes is a thematic search engine developed for assisting importers/exporters to easily learn the correct customs tariff classification for the goods they intend to import or export..
What is the HS code for shipping contact lenses to Vietnam?
What is the hs code of Liberia on various commodities?
Hi, I want to know more about shipping and freight
HS Code is used to classify the product in import export business. It is called by different names in different countries like HSN Code in India, HTS Code in USA, NCM Code in Brazil and BTKI in Indonesia.
For more export import data related to all different HS CODE. you can visit eximdata.in/hs-code
Now i will start the business …now i must get hs code sir????
Can 2 HS codes be used for one product?
HS Code is Harmonized System Code, which is used around the world for defining a product in import export business. Find HS Code a product right here @ http://www.exportgenius.in/blog/what-is-hs-code-how-to-find-hts-or-hsn-code-2017-113.php
very informative article and thankyou for the updated list . I would like to know how can we calculate duty for multiple items , say I have 2 items one is showing according to the HS that it has a duty of 1% and the other is 2% .. the total duty how much shall it be on the declared value invoice by the clearing agent ? 3% or 2% or 1.5% or how much ?
Hi Ali, depending on the country where you are from regulations on such calculations might vary.. Best option would be for you to discuss with customs or a certified clearing agent to understand more..
Is it mandatory to show the HS code on Bill of Lading for shipment to Karachi from Singapore ?
Hi Jason, best option would be to check with Singapore Customs.. Different countries have different requirements/regulations..
W What is the HSN CODE FOR TRANSPORTATION OR FREIGHT CHARGES
What is the HS Code for the Furniture made of MDF board, Solid Wood, Acrylic, Duratrans, Aluminium, Corian.
Hello, I want to know more about the effect due changes that UN has recently made on the multiple CPC products of cotton and plastics that the various HS codes have been transformed to one HS code of 96190090.
How do I get a ha code for my profuct
What is the HS code for musical instrument cleaners, Cymbal cleaner, drum polish?
Why is it that One Country use different HS Code from the other?
Which must be followed to avoid custom charges?
What is the actual harmonized code of 4 ply offset printing blanket (in roll, not cut to shape)
Nd. Hazrat ali
Actually i want to know all process about import and export and what is HS code or etc. so could you please share me the same what i want.
i wand hs code automobile spare parts please send me
HS Code List of Parts And Accessories Of The Motor Vehicles @ http://www.exportgenius.in/hs-code/india/parts-accessories-motor-vehicles-headings-heading-8708
What is the HS Code for High Speed Diesel?
what is HS Code for igh Speed Diesel
hi, how can i download all chapters of HS code for your above mentioned? could you pls share to me. thanks in advance.
What is the HS code for industrial turbine like the GE LM2500?
will it not fall under chapter 84? the chapters are vague, aren’t they? like chapters 84 and 85, how can we really differentiate. confusing.
Oh i think i found it. here is the site http://www.hscode.org/ and according to it, the HS code could be 8406, 8410 or 8411, depending on what type of turbine.
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is the Turkish GTIP code the same HS code with 6 zeros added to make it the 12 digit number they use? I’ve got my products HS code, I’m just wondering if that’s what the Turkish Customs Dept does to get 12 digits?
Please treat this very urgent.
I want to take one order for export , But the coustmer is asking for HS Code.
I have no idea regarding this codes and all.
Please help me.
The material description is as follow :-
Steel Round Bar
Quality :- C 45 N
Your early and positive reply in this regards will be highly appreciated.
Shrenik, if you visit the link in the above post, you can search for the HS code..
Please treat it very urgently. I am about to import artificial jewelry from US and i want to know that what is there HS code. I have asked the importer/whole seller but they are not providing me the required information. Please help me.
Dear sir,i would. like. to know the. H s Code for our various. specialty. sugars like. Castor. sugar , demerara. sugar , Light. Brown. Sugar ,Icing. Sugar ,Lump. Sugar, Pharma. sugar used. for manufacturing various. pharma. products . Sir. l want to know when Sugar is banned in India. then our above. all specialty products are. banned by Govt. of India for exports. Whereas our quantity is very small & fetches. value. addition but still. this is a problem. how we should. be exumpeted from this problem. of ban? pl. answer & guide us how to proceed further. Awaiting. ur soonest reply. with. Regards ……. Samyak Lodha. +91-93261-92191.
Hello – Iam from Egypt –
I have urgent shipment and need to know what’s HS CODE for the Egyptian Marble
Please note that it’s cut and polished
Hi I’m kausar from bangladesh and i want to import rubber shoes from china so please tell me the hs code of rubber shoes.waiting for your reply.thanks.
Hi what is the HS Code for exporting ship spares to ZONE PORTUAIRE DEGRAD DES CANNES
Please explain to me what is the HS Code for mineral supplements, either in a liquid concentrate or enteric-coated tablet form
Hi Stephen, please visit http://www.cargoinfo.co.za/customs/customstree.asp where you will find the required information..
We are in the business of animal health and there has been lot of confusion on Pure vitamins and formulated vitamins, formulated vitamins with minerals, and also somtimes with antibiotics. Kindly explain in with HS code do they fall in and why.
Let us assume I have feedsupplement of vitamins contains formulated with number of vitamins, with or without minerals and antibiotics, kindly explain where does it falls in HScode
What is H. S. Code for Plates made of Porous Silicon Carbide? These are to be used as setter plates in Kiln or Sintering Press.
We are a furniture removal company wanting to send a consignment of used household and personal effects by sea to Luanda. Please advise what HS Code to use for this mixed load.
What is the HS Code for exporting Aluminum Used Can Beverages to Thailand ? i would like to have the Code asap please .
Thanks & appriciated for your effort & useful web site.
any one can possible to explain. how to import the electronics good from the china, what is the formalities, with payment detail & registration details?
how to apply the HS code? , how many days to get the number? , how much we want to pay?. can i import the electronics from china?
Kindly forward me the HS Code for South Africa. (for surgical spirits )
Your feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Lindy Van Zyl
What is the HS Code for importing Make-up?
What is the HS Code for import/exporting vitamin supplements please?
T + R
Please what is HS code in Inda for copper lamp if I send from Egypt ?