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What is an HS Code or Tariff Code for Landed Cost?

Overview

You want to know what an HS Code or Tariff code is for LandedCost.

Environment

AvaTax

Resolution

  • HS codes are six-digit numbers defined in the Harmonized System, an international classification standard defined by the World Customs Organization

  • They are harmonized globally to the first 6-digits and the balance is specific to each country. Each country can use a different number of digits.  For example, Europe uses a 10-14 digit system, whereas the United States uses a 10 digit system. Typically the first 6 will be the same for all countries and then the additional digits will be country specific.

  • The HS code classification allows governments to keep track of items that are shipping into and out of their country.