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Differrence between HTS Code and Commodity Code

Hi All,

What is the difference between commodity code and HTS code in US. Also what's the significance of both the codes.

Regards,

Prabu

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    Sep 20, 2010 at 07:37 PM

    Hi Prabhu,

    The difference between HTS and Commodity codes are as below

    HTS is Harmonized Tariff Schedule which is a product classification used when using for US Customs import Declaration

    Commodity Codes known as Schedule B Numbers are the product classification numbers used when in doing the Customs Export Declaration.

    Commodity Codes or HTS or HS codes are mainly depend on the basic commonly agreed numbering schemes maintained by World Customs Organization(WCO).

    The common thing among these two numbering schemes is the first 6 digits are same and rest are different.

    Mark if helpful.

    Regards,

    Shiva

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    Sep 21, 2010 at 09:03 AM

    Both are almost similar in nature. It can be maintained in ECC - MM (Foreign trade view imports and exports) and also thru GTS. Its usually used when goods are moved cross border and used in documents which are printed.

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