Get your HS codes ready for trade 2022

Avoid unnecessary interruptions and costs due to incorrect commodity codes after January 1st. The Commodity Codes Update Services helps you ensure an unaffected supply chain and continued compliance in the shortest possible time – with the least possible effort.

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What you gain:

Secured supply chain
Reduce the risk for delays by ensuring the correct HS codes are used.

Reduced workload
We help you gain control over how you are affected and establish correct codes.

Ensured compliance
Mitigate fines and penalty risk from invalid codes which render you non-compliant.

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The new HS codes edition affects some 10% of all the codes. Manually identifying and updating your items can be a tedious task, requiring hundreds of hours. The Commodity Codes Update Services helps you all the way – from understanding how you are affected, to a complete, ready-to-use update. Select the relevant level, based on your needs:

Major updates of the HS codes

The seventh edition of the Harmonized System, HS 2022, took effect on 1 January 2022. The new edition offers significant revisions to the Harmonized System, including 351 sets of amendments that cover a wide variety of commodities traveling across borders. Commodity codes are used to calculate customs duties and other requirements associated with the import and export of goods. The Harmonized System (HS) is a set of commodity codes that are used globally to classify goods that are traded internationally.

The HS codes are used to calculate trade tariffs and compile international trade statistics. According to the World Customs Organization (WCO), it is utilized by nearly 200 countries and economies and accounts for over 98% of all merchandise traded internationally.

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Do you know how many updates you need to handle? Get an overview of how the revised commodity codes affect you. A good base, although more work for you to complete, ready-to-use results.

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We take care of the entire task of updating your codes. The fastest way to complete, ready-to-use results with minimal work for you.​

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Can my goods be retained by Customs?

Yes, if the goods are incorrectly classified, Customs authorities will retain your goods until you file a new customs declaration with the correct commodity code.

What more can happen if I fail to update the affected goods?

Correct classification is the responsibility of the importer of record. In an audit, it is essential to be able to show in detail how the trade tariffs have been determined. If your goods are incorrectly classified, you run the risks of facing penalties and fines, in addition to disturbances in the flows of goods.

What is HS 2022?

HS 2022 is the seventh edition of the Harmonized System (HS) and applies from 1 January 2022. The new HS 2022 edition offers significant changes to the HS, including 351 sets of amendments that cover a wide variety of goods moving across borders.

What is the HS Nomenclature?

The HS is a set of commodity codes that are used globally to classify commodities that are traded internationally. The HS is managed by the World Customs Organization (WCO). The HS serves as the basis for trade tariffs and for the compilation of international trade statistics. It is used by over 200 countries and economies according to the WCO and covers over 98% of all merchandise in international trade.

Are the changes in the HS 2022 relevant to all business?

Unlikely, but HS 2022 covers a broad range of products in a variety of sectors. As a result, it is essential to conduct an assessment of your master data.

Why KGH?

Trade and Customs expertise
KGH works with both private companies and government authorities. This gives a unique perspective that helps our customers optimize their customs tariff management.

Classification experience
By serving large and medium-sized companies in a wide range of industries across Europe, we have built an extensive experience in managing all sorts of trade tariff matters.

A vast service portfolio
Utilize the benefits of a provider that covers most of your Customs needs, from strategic support to efficient day-to-day operations.

Extensive capacity
KGH is present all over Europe. We have over 1,200 people dedicated to Customs who are ready to assist you.