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China: Revised system for HS customs codes

China: Revised system for HS customs codes

The customs authority in China revised the HS codes that apply for commodities.

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The new HS code system has been updated to reflect a 13-digit number. 

  • Numbers 1 through 10 are consistent with the prior version of the HS customs code.
  • Numbers 11 through 13 are new and relate to China’s inspection and quarantine codes (CIQ code).

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 [2018] 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.

Example

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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