Name Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS, Harmonized System)
Reference What is the Harmonized System (HS)? by World Customs Organization (WCO).

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Description

Important for international trade and as a source of income for many countries.

For its use in the determination of customs and excise duties, see the Singapore Trade Classification, Customs & Excise Duties 2012.

Availability

See Position of Contracting Parties to the HS and non-Contracting Party Administrations (Situation as of October 2016).

Blueprint

  • More countries should adobt the Harmonized System.
  • The system should be regularly checked for sufficient coverage (see also Classification in the Interaction Dictionary).

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