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WCO HS 6-digit code – Jan 8th, 2016

Dear Valued Customer,

As part of Import Customs Manifest submission, World Customs Organisation (WCO) HS 6-digit code will be made mandatory for all Import cargo to below countries.

  1. United Kingdom
  2. Spain
  3. Portugal.

Starting February 1, 2016 – as per the requirement, a 6-digit HS code must be submitted along with all shipping instructions as mandatory information. In case of multiple commodities HS codes for all the commodities need to be submitted.

Shipping Instructions received without or invalid WCO HS 6 digit code will not be processed. These shipping instructions will be rejected requesting to resend the shipping instructions with valid information.

Impact: Failing to submit HS code (6 digit) information to customs authorities leads below

  1. Customs penalties
  2. Delay in cargo release at destination
  3. Re-submission of manifest

Thank You

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