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Before the goods imported into China Port, before applying for China Customs declaration, the most important first step is goods HS classification,
Only after the goods HS classification, then can determine the below items for this commodity:
1. Determine the tariff type (such as import duties, value-added tax, consumption tax etc.) and rate for this commodity;
2. Determine the china customs declaration process for this commodity,
3. Determine the CIQ inspection and quarantine supervision requirements for this commodity,
4. Determine the regulatory authorities pre-market approval requirements for this commodity etc.

Though the regulations for Commodity Classification in China are more and more in accordance with WCO “International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS)” , there are still lots of differences and special local requirements.
If you do not understand the special requirements of Commodity Classification in China, may cause a wrong commodity HS classification,
With incorrect HS codes to apply China Customs Clearance, will resulting in:

  • Delays in Customs clearances,
  • Shipments seized,
  • Substantial fines,
  • Company credit downgrade,
  • Listed in the monitoring list,
  • Suspected of smuggling - deliberately evading tariffs,
  • Even face Civil and Criminal charges,
  • etc...

    Therefore, you need a reliable China partner to help you overcome these obstacles. is an experienced china customs consulting agency , provide China Imported Commodity HS Pre-Classification Services, is able to assist you to pre-classity your goods, and handle the Customs clearance procedure smoothly.

  • China New 13-digit HS code Structure Introduction
  • China New 13-digit HS code Structure

    The Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, also known as the Harmonized System (HS) of tariff nomenclature is an internationally-standardized system of names and numbers to classify traded products. It came into effect in 1988 and has since been developed and maintained by the World Customs Organization (WCO) (formerly the Customs Co-operation Council), an independent intergovernmental organization based in Brussels, Belgium, with over 200 member countries.

    There are 8~12 digit numbers of a full code. To ensure harmonization, the contracting parties must employ at least 4-digit and 6-digit provisions, international rules and notes, but are free to adopt additional subcategories and notes.

    China joined the HS Harmonized System on January 1, 1992, at present, China is using 10 digits HS code;

    From August 1, 2018, the China Customs Commodity HS Code has been changed from the original 10-digit HS code to the new 13-digit HS code ; the first 8-digit is the Commodity HS code of "Import and Export Tariff of the People's Republic of China" ; 9, 10 digit are customs supervisory additional numbers, and 11-13 are additional numbers for inspection and quarantine.

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    Before exporting to China, many kinds of goods need to apply for Pre-market Approval from the Chinese Government Agency.

    These Pre-market Approval process usually need a few weeks, months, or even years, So you need to arrange in advance before shipping.

    Otherwise, without such Approval, even if the goods have arrived at the China Customs, they will not be cleared normally, and the goods will be detained in the port till get such approval, or even be returned, causing you huge losses.

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    China HS Code

    Since Aug 1, 2018, China Customs has used new 13-digits HS code for Customs Declaration;

    If use incorrect HS codes for China Customs declaration, will resulting in the Customs Clearance failed, Cause additional Clearance time, more storage costs, substantial fines , administrative penalties, even face Civil or Criminal charges;

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