HS codes – which stands for Harmonized System codes – are widely used by customs around the world to identify goods. The codes are developed and maintained by the WCO (World Customs Organization). You will need this code for most of your international shipments. The code is used by customs to determine import duties.

It is important to get this code correct to avoid any delays and fines by customs when importing your cargo into a country.

To get the HS code:

First option, ask your manufacturer for the HS Code. Since they regularly manufacture and export similar goods, more than likely they have it available. Second option, do a HTS search if your goods are U.S. bound.

In case you are unsure about which code to use, ShipHello is here to help you. Feel free to contact us.

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