See how Classify works with universal and country-specific HS codes.
Classify’s provided HS code allows you to supply your own HS code to guide the classification process when requesting an HS code, rather than relying solely on the product’s name and details. This serves a variety of use cases, from HS code validation to mapping an HS code from one country to another. In this doc, we’ll review the provided HS code’s use cases.
When you supply a
providedHsCode in your classification request, Classify will return a
providedHsCodeStatus field that will tell you whether your
invalid. If the
invalid, meaning it's not found in any WCO version, Classify will ignore the
providedHsCode and base the classification on the product details instead.
providedHsCodeand no ship-to country, Classify will return a 6-digit HS code and its description, beginning with 1-5 digits provided.
providedHsCodeand a ship-to country, Classify will validate the HTS code and return your provided code with a
providedHsCodeand a ship-to country, Classify will return an HTS code that starts with the 1-6 digits provided along with Classify’s country-specific tariff digits.
validin a previous version of the WCO HS system, but not the version currently used by the ship-to country, Classify will map the code to the correct version and provide a valid tariff code.
providedHsCodeare found in a WCO HS version but is not the version used by the ship-to country, Classify will map the code to the correct version and provide a valid HTS code.
Please note that the use of a provided HS code does not guarantee the accuracy or correctness of the classification.