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What is the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)?

September 19, 2013

What is the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)?

by cdatwood

The Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System of tariff nomenclature, or Harmonized Tariff Schedule, is an internationally standardized system of names and numbers for classifying traded products developed and maintained by the World Customs Organization. This helps customs officials in any country easily determine what’s being shipped, and what the required duty and taxes for the shipment may be.

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