The information provided here is part of Online export import business guide course. Export benefit schemes in India. Export procedures and documentation. Export benefit schemes from Export Promotion Councils. HS code, a brief idea. HS code means Harmonized System Code. HS code description and coding System was created by the World Customs Organization WCO to categorize goods into approximately 5, commodity groups, which is accepted and implementing by more than countries worldwide.
Some of you may get confused about the number of digits in HS code. Does HS code contain 2 digit, 4 digits,6 digits,8 digits or 10 digits. Let me explain in simple language to make you understand easily about HS code which is also known as HTS code. First two digits called 'Chapters', First four digits is called 'heading' and six digits 'sub heading'.
Let me once again simplify with an example. I hope, I could make you understand easily. However, each country can modify by adding two digits or four digits as per their requirements without changing first six digits.
So Countries which use the Harmonized Systems Codes are allowed to define commodities at a more detailed level than 6 digits, but all definitions must be within that 6 digit framework. Here, the classification under first 6 digits remains same without violating common code of WCO, but additional 4 digits are categorized in more detailed level.
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I am fully satisfied with the information. I studied here too many terms one by one. Friday, February 05, Many many thanks,sir yr article is very helpful in my import and export business life. Thursday, March 03, Thank you for sharing your ideas here. It was helpful for me too. I will be waiting for your new texts. Wishing you the best! Wednesday, October 05, Hi, I want to export nuts herbal , how and from where can I procure HS code in India and how much would it costs?
Tuesday, December 27, Hi, we starts exporting in different countries. We were thinking about using one same invoice framework for all countries, and therefore using the 6-digits HS code.
Is it mandatory to mentionned these 8-digits HS code? Or is it okay if we stay with the 6-digits? Friday, March 10, Hi. I would like to import an engine and I have found the HS code for it.
My question is if that engine is slightly used, will it be covered under same HS code.More...