The Harmonized System

The Harmonized System or HS, is the common name for an international goods classification system called the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System. This system entered into force on 1 January 1988, under the auspices of the Customs Cooperation Council, which is an international customs body located in Brussels.

The Harmonized System is a structural nomenclature comprising descriptions of goods that are set out under 4-digit classification numbers called headings. Most of these headings are further subdivided into 5- and 6-digit classification numbers called subheadings.

The headings are so structured to accommodate particular groupings of related goods. The subheadings provide separate treatment and/or identification for the more commonly traded goods that are included within the scope of the headings.

The Harmonized System is designed to provide a method for classifying all goods in international trade. The harmonized System is largely derived from its predecessor, the Customs Co-operation Nomenclature.

Changes from HS 2012 to HS 2017 Training 

Amendments effective from 1 January 2017

Changes from HS 2012 to HS 2017 –International Level (6 Digit Level)

Correlation Tables HS 2012 – 2017

2017 HARMONIZED CODING SYSTEM

2012 HARMONIZED CODING SYSTEM

SOP - Duty Concessions/Exemptions

TABLE I – CORRELATING THE 2017 VERSION TO THE 2012 VERSION OF THE HARMONIZED SYSTEM

TABLE I – ANNEX CORRELATING THE 2017 VERSION TO THE 2012 VERSION OF CHAPTER 44 OF THE HARMONIZED SYSTEM

TABLE II – ANNEX CORRELATING THE 2012 VERSION TO THE 2017 VERSION OF CHAPTER 44 OF THE HARMONIZED SYSTEM

TABLE II – CORRELATING THE 2012 VERSION TO THE 2017 VERSION OF THE HARMONIZED SYSTEM

WCO Council Recommendation of 11 June 2015

WCO Council Recommendation of 27 June 2014

The Purpose of a local split on National Harmonize System Tariff Book

 

                                                                                                                                                                

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