The Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System

The Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System

Commonly known as Harmonized System. It is a classification system devised by the Customs Cooperation Council to provide uniformity in tariff classification, trade statistics, and transport documentation among cooperating countries.
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The main goals of the working visit were to study recruitment system and training of customs officers of Kyrgyzstan,to assess current situation on introduction of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS), and training of employees in the goods classification sector.
The Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, also known as the Harmonized System, of tariff nomenclature is an internationally standardized system of names and numbers for classifying traded products which came into effect in 1988, developed and maintained by the World Customs Organization (WCO), an independent intergovernmental organization with over 170 member countries based in Brussels, Belgium.
The United States, Canada and Mexico use the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) to classify products for custom purposes.