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What is an HS Code?
The Harmonized (Commodity Description and Coding) System, also known as the HS code, is a classification scheme that assigns each piece of merchandise its own number made up of a series of six digits. The commodity is then classified by customs using this special number.
Basically, the HS code:
Unique six-digit identification code
Organised into 21 sections and 99 chapters
More than 5,000 commodity groupings in total
Structured according to strict legal and logical parameters
Defined by rules that support consistent, and uniform global classification.