Product HS Code Classification Issues

In the process of importing and exporting goods in foreign trade, it is common for the consignor to provide the specific name of the goods and the corresponding HS code, which is a common method of product classification. But in the process of classification, deviations and errors will inevitably occur. So what are the issues that need to be paid attention to when classifying the HS codes of commodities?




1.Name and nature of the goods

For example, if the water cup is divided into different materials, the insulated water cup is made of stainless steel, and the portable water cup is made of plastic. The HS codes of these two are definitely different. There are also many import and export goods that are difficult to distinguish easily, requiring a high standard of professionalism from the corresponding customs clearance personnel and a clear understanding of the goods.


2.Understand product attributes

It requires constant communication between the customs declaration personnel and the cargo manufacturing personnel to understand a series of attribute characteristics of the classified goods, including ingredients, uses, performance, processing methods, packaging methods, etc., and to accumulate knowledge of the classification of the cargo code at all times, and select the most HS code suitable for it.


3. Commodity classification standards in different countries

Because of the international nature and classification standards of the Harmonised System, and the national standards for commodity classification standards of various countries, it is inevitable that there will be biases. When goods are classified by HS code, it is necessary to combine the characteristics of the goods with the classification criteria and consider them comprehensively, so as to obtain the correct HS code.


4. Standardize commodity declaration

Each HS code has different tax rates, regulatory conditions, etc. for the import and export of goods. It should be avoided that due to the wrong classification of the cargo code, the delay in the import and export of the cargo will be caused.

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