The Western Manufacturing Technology Show (WMTS) in Edmonton, AB, Canada where I was speaking on how to find new export markets is over now. So, let’s back to everyday tasks an exporter or importer is to fulfill.
One of them is the determination of HS Code (Harmonized System Codes) for traded products. Sometimes it sounds scary for beginners. So, let’s make it clear.
Harmonized System (HS) is an internationally standardized system of names and numbers to classify traded products. It is organized logically by economic activity or component material. For example, animals and animal products are found in one section of the HS, while machinery and mechanical appliances are found in another. The HS code consists of 10 digits, first 6 of which are universal around the world.
HS classification is not always straightforward. Sometimes, even experienced exporters and importers need help. That’s why we offer you our help preparing a Harmonized System Codes (HS Code) Report for your current or future traded products.
The purpose of this report is to help you avoid costly mistakes and customs delays by providing you custom information specific to the product(s) you export or import and your countries of origin and destination. Lack of that information may result in your products being delayed at or reverted by the customs of the country of destination.
To learn more about the HS Code Report for your business and look at the sample, click here.
Igor Chigrin, CITP
Export & Import Consultant
P.S. You can also get help with other compliance reports, such as Customs Duties, Export or Import Taxes, Trade Regulations (non-tariff barriers), Labelling and Packaging Requirements. Learn more here.