Why HS code is so important for certification process in Russia?
We always ask for HS code (or Customs code) when processing the request and quoting.
Let us explain what the HS code is. The Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS code) of the tariff nomenclature is an international standard system of names and numbers used for product classification. The HS code 6 + digits. It is accepted and used by more than 200 countries worldwide.
We would like to explain why we pay so much attention to HS code. Certification system is very complicated in Russia and other countries of the EAEU. HS code has great impact on certificate required because Russian (EAEU, EAC) certification system is much connected with customs clearance and government control on import. HS code may even decide the kind of document is required and the cost of the certification.
In case you do not have HS code we can help by consulting with our customs broker. Anyway, we always recommend the exporter to agree on it with the customs broker who will pass customs clearance or the end client.
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