It all starts with valid HS codes
You may want to check if an HS code a client or supplier sent you is valid, for example. Furthermore, HS codes change. If you’ve classified products a while ago, you should probably recheck if the HS code is still valid.
- Validate HS codes
- Show possible completions of incomplete HS codes
- Get the description of HS codes
- Browse through HS codes
NB: the EU and Great Britain use 8‑digit and 10-digit commodity codes that are based on the 6‑digit HS codes, so technically we should talk about UKGT codes, CN codes and/or TARIC codes. However, since the usage of the term HS code is so common, this is what we’ll use as well.
Calculate duties & taxes
Duty and tax rates change. Integrate them into your own systems so that you’ll always have an up-to-date answer to this age-old question.
You can use our duty calculation API to calculate import duties for the EU and GB. We provide national taxes (VAT and Excise duties) for GB, NL and BE at this moment.
Check required additional codes
These can be related to tariff preferences, prohibitions and restrictions, antidumping, VAT or excise. Using our API you can get an overview of the required additional codes and/or validate a list of additional codes.
- Get a list of additional codes
- Validate additional codes
- Get a description of additional codes
Is the necessary paperwork in order?
Even if you have a valid HS code and the right additional codes, there may still be prohibitions and restrictions on import. Without the required documents, your goods still won’t clear customs. Use our API to find out which documents you need and which are the corresponding SAD box 44 certificate codes.
Note that in SAD box 44 you can also enter particular provision codes, also known as Y codes. These codes are not related to an actual certificate. Instead, they are a way for you to declare that the commodity is on a list of goods which is exempted from a particular restriction, for example.
- Get a list of required certificate codes and/or Y codes
- Get a description of the certificate and/or Y code
- Validate a list of certificate codes and Y codes – will this set of codes clear customs?
Validate customs declarations
Many companies are relying on the error messages returned by a customs declaration system, but this is asking for trouble. Customs authorities use predictive algorithms to check who is likely to file incorrect declarations.
Therefore, it’s better to check your declarations before they go to customs.
- Validate HS code
- Validate additional codes
- Validate certificate codes and Y codes
- Check prohibitions and restrictions related to customs value, net weight and/or supplementary units
At Taric Support, we’re obsessed by customs data.
As customs information experts ourselves, we love to dive into the nitty-gritty details. We feel that seeking out complex legislative information is a thrill. We love to study all possible data sources meticulously so that we can assure that all information for a commodity code is complete and up-to-date. And so we also know what it takes to meet all customs formalities.