WHAT IS THE HS CODE USED TO IDENTIFY GOODS IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE?

HS codes are composed of 6 digits and broken down into: Chapters (first 2 digits), Headings (first 4 digits) and Subheadings (full 6 digits).  The HS codes are further subdivided into 7- to 12- digit items depending on the country (also referred to as commodity codes and national tariff lines).  HS codes are periodically reviewed and updated (usually once in 5 years).  The latest updates took place in 2012 and in 2017. The 2017 edition of the HS classification can be found on the WCO website..

http://www.wcoomd.org/en/topics/nomenclature/instrument-and-tools/hs-nomenclature-2017-edition/hs-nomenclature-2017-edition.aspx

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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