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Importing HS code (Harmonized Tariff Code)

How to check LED headlamp importing hs code from UN Comtrade Database?

What is HS code?

The worldwide general imporiting HS code consists of 6-digits. The first two digits designate the HS Chapter. The second two digits designate the HS heading. The third two digits designate the HS subheading.

Different countries will have further several numbers to distinguish its own country importing issue, but first 6 numbers is same all over the world. So, how can we check your country HS or HTS code?

Today we bring a tool: UN Comtrade Database from United Nations.

1. what is the UN Comtrade Database and its website?

Firstly, search the keywords from google: UN Comtrade Database, you will find first 2 results as below picture:

UN Comtrade Database’s website and definition:?

UN COMTRADE?is short for United Nations International Trade Statistics Database. Over 170 reporter countries/areas provide the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) with their annual international trade statistics data detailed by commodities, service categories and partner countries. These data are subsequently transformed into the United Nations Statistics Division standard format with consistent coding and valuation using the processing system.

We can learn the database as well as importing or exporting trending data from here.

Open the UN Comtrade Database, click the legacy and choose the legacy annual as below:


Un comtrade database


click the “metabata& reference”, then choose the “commodity list” you could find all the products classification, from code 01 to code 99.


Un comtrade database legacy


Next step, we need check the HS heading as well as HS Subheading (6 digital: first 2 is the chapter, next 2 is the HS heading, and another 2 is HS subheading), to get the exact description of the products we are want import : led headlamp hs code



OK, we had find the first 6 digital HS code, if you want check the exact HS (harmonized system) or HTS (harmonized tariff system), then we can get the further answers via the tool of google search engine: Search the query or keywords of ” tariff schedule country” via google, for example, “tariff schedule USA”



Actually, it’s same way like results from UN Comtrade Database, first it’s chapter,heading and subheading. You can download this PDF file and check the further details of it.



Here you can see there have 2 column, column 1 is for countries which are normal relationship, column 2 is for countries that are had taken sanctions. And column 1 also divided into 2 parts. For general and special (FREE). For example, import from China, it will be cost 3.9%, but if from countries that included in FREE part, then will be zero tariff.



In a word, you can use the same way, search your country products importing tariff rate, like Tariff schedule mexico, Chile. Also it’s good for supplier to know exactly what cost it is, so can have a glance of the costs in the supply Chain, as well as the customers importing fee.

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