Customs Tariff Codes For Foreign Trade Exports

When I was talking with a foreign trade friend who mentioned that there was an American customer and asked him for the Schedule-B code, saying that import agents need such a code so that they can classify imported goods. Seeing this, you may be the same as this foreign trade friend, not clear about the concept of Schedule-B, only knowing that it is a commodity code that the customer needs. In fact, for the US market, in addition to the global HS code, there are two very important trade terms, one is HTS, and the other is Schedule-B. So what do they refer to? What does it have to do with HS? HTS and Schedule-B Everyone knows that the Harmonized System is a large framework. Although the 6-bit HS code is universal, it will have different applications in different countries. For example, in China, it is the Customs Import and Export Commodity Code of the People's Republic of China. We are used to calling it HS code. In the United States, it has a different terminology, one is called Harmonized Tariff Schedule, Harmonized and Unified Tariff Schedule, or HTS for short, which is formulated by the US International Trade Commission (USITC); The other, called schedule-b, is developed by the Census Bureau's trade division. For the United States, commodity imports mainly depend on the 10-digit HTS code, while exports depend on the 10-digit Schedule-B code. For example, suppose I am an American importer and want to see how much tariffs are on imported products. At this time, I want to find the HTS code of the product; if it is an American exporter, I export the goods to other countries at that time, you need to declare an AES number to the US Department of Commerce and fill in the corresponding export commodity code in the export documentary. At this time, you need to find the Schedule-B code. So for the same product, is there a difference between HTS coding and Schedule-B coding? Similarities and differences What the two have in common is that they are based on HS coding, which means that the first 6 bits of the coding are the same. The difference is that even for the same product, the 10-bit code of HTS and the 10-bit code of schedule B are not necessarily the same. When we are in the US market, we need to distinguish between HTS codes and Schedule-B codes for different trade flows. For example, customers want to know the code of importing your products, or you as a supplier want to do some market information surveys, you need an accurate and appropriate product code, more concerned about the HTS code; Only when US exporters export do they need to declare the Schedule-B code. To query the HTS code, you can directly search HTS in Google to find the USITC official website and enter the official website to query. In the final analysis, these two codes are subdivided classification of goods, so in fact, we are looking for the most suitable classification of products, which is difficult. Find the method of classification Not all products, when we go to the classification, we can find the product name directly in the chapter when searching, just like the previous coffee. Like some refined products, it is normal to find the corresponding product name in the 6-digit code. So how to find the correct product classification? First, we can in turn find the corresponding product chapters based on the product's material, function, and composition. For example, when we look for led light, we may not find a noun such as led light when we search. At this time, let's look at its functions: lighting, glowing, and searching along these words, we can find the product code in chapter 94. The second is to find the HS code used for this product's customs declaration in China. Under the big frame of HS, regardless of whether you are importing or exporting, the first 6 digits of the HS code classification of the goods are unchanged, which means that we can find the common codes of products of other countries along with the HS code of China ’s export declaration, and then find other countries all over the world. For the website of tariffs and tax rates, find the corresponding subdivision product codes.

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