The customs authority in China revised the HS codes that apply for commodities.
The new HS code system has been updated to reflect a 13-digit number.
The new HS codes reflect that the functions of China Customs and China Inspection & Quarantine agencies have been joined. To this end, the customs agency issued an announcement (known in English as: Announcement of the General Administration of Customs on Revising the Specifications on Completion of the PRC Customs Declaration Form for Imports and Exports (Announcement of the General Administration of Customs  No.60)) that has an effective date of 1 August 2018. An attachment to Announcement No. 60 (Chinese) describes each items in the new customs declaration form.
Inquiries using the new 13-digit HS code are made on via an interactive website.
To see an example of how the new interactive system using the 13-digit HS code, click here [PDF 84 KB].
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