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HS Code

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What is a HS Code?

The Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, or HS Code for short, are product classification codes used by the World Customs Organization to identify and classify all types of commodities for customs procedures. It is one method used to standardize shipping throughout the entire world and it is important that each shipment have the correct HS Code in order to avoid any delays or extra fees. It is a six-digit code with multiple identifiable parts.

There are also HS Tariff Codes (HTS Codes) used primarily by the US which just have a few extra numbers on the end of the original HS Code. Forto is obviously fluent in regards to this topic and we have much more information on them right here.

What is a HS Code?