Harmonized System. By Ree Russell US Commercial Service. What is the HS number?. A Harmonized System is used because Customs officials worldwide don’t speak the same language. With everyone using the same “songbook,” we can watch the flow of goods in and out of countries.
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Suggested because of the market potential for countries that are logistically close to North Carolina exporters!
And the product is in Demand in the Caribbean, CAFTA countries, and African countries! Thank you, Electricity!
Find your Chapter:
Chapter 1 (Live Animals) to
Chapter 98 (Special Classifications)
Chapter 85 is Electrical Machinery and Equipment and Parts Thereof
Next 2 numbers is the Chapter Heading.
Chapter Heading 8501 is Electric motors and generators
“Look around” or “further” to the 4-digit codes ONLY in this area:
8502 - Electric generating sets and rotary converters
8503 - Parts suitable for use solely or principally with Machines in 8501 or 8502
8504 - Transformers
8501.33 - Generators exceeding 75 kW
(which is 100 hp) but not exceeding 375 kW
8501.34 - Generators exceeding 375 kW
8501.40 - “Other” AC Motors
HS Code 8501.32 refers to DC Generators of an output of 750 W but not exceeding 75 kW – just like the Generator in the Lowe’s catalog page (see handout)
HS numbers are “drivers” of the import duties that foreign importers pay for your product.
Foreign Customs authorities determine what your product is by the numerical product code – the Ninja Turtle!
HS numbers also determine US export statistics – you can watch product flows in and out of countries. CAN BE great for Marketing Managers, but not always!
I look forward to helping YOU to
DETERMINE and to USE the HS number (s)
or the Schedule B number (s)
These Numbers are for myriad Export Docs uses and -- when the number (or related number) is specific -- to help you Target Markets and/or determine your MARKET SHARE in those countries!
THE FOLLOWING ARE CURRENT AND REAL LIFE EXAMPLES OF
DETERMINING AND USING YOUR HS CODES TO TARGET YOUR TOP 10 MARKETS
DETERMINE YOUR MARKET SHARE in those countries!
EVERYONE GO TO
and determine your HS Code –
I will pull your one product’s HS-based
current US export statistics to know your
Top 10 target markets or market share
then let us know about your
Thank You! - Ree Russell