HS code Guideline 2020 International Trade

H.S. CODE was developed by the WCO (World Customs Organization) as a multipurpose international product nomenclature that describes the type of good that is shipped. Each goods will have a designated H.S CODE, everyone knows the product Classification is very important in shipping link. Customs officers must use H.S. CODE to clear every commodity that enters.

► What is H.S. CODE?

► How many digit is H.S. CODE?

► How do I find H.S. CODE?

What is H.S. CODE?

The main function of H.S. CODE is to provide the common ID of import and export goods,which is applicable to confirm the commodity category, commodity classification management, audit tariff standards and so on. 

How many digit is H.S. CODE?

The H.S. CODE consists of a 2-bit code, a 4-bit code, and a 6-bit code. According to the requirements of different countries, the number will be added after 6 digits to distinguish.

How do I find H.S. CODE?

The following are examples of websites in China and Hong Kong that query H.S. CODE.

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