What is a HS code?

The HS Code describes basic product parameters to calculate customs duties & taxes.

A typical HS code consists of 6 digit that point to the product category/type.

2-4 digits only for tarrifs in the US changing an HS code into a HTS code

70

Chapter
Glass and glassware

13

Heading
Glassware of a kind used for table, kitchen, or office

91

Subheading
Of lead crystal:

20

Subheading
Valued over $1 but not over $3 each

HS Code (international), also called an HTS Code(United States Only), stands for Harmonized System.
In layman's terms, it's the category a product is placed in to determine the tarrifs that will be charged for importing that product. Why is this helpful for you? You can better understand which countries and manufacturers are best at importing those products. E.x. If find Billy's Glassware imports products under HS Code 701391 -- Lead Crystal Glasswear by clicking into that HS Code's page you can better understand which countries and suppliers to choose.

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