Harmonised System of Nomenclature codes for technical textile products

Recently The Central Government has notified the Harmonised System of Nomenclature codes for 207 specific technical textile products.

  • According to the Apparel Export Promotion Council, with this notification  focused strategies can be evolved to promote export of these goods.

About Harmonised System of Nomenclature codes

  • The Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System generally referred to as “Harmonized System” or simply “HS” is a multipurpose international product nomenclature developed by the World Customs Organization (WCO).
  • It comprises about 5,000 commodity groups; each identified by a six digit code, arranged in a legal and logical structure and is supported by well-defined rules to achieve uniform classification.
  •  The system is used by more than 200 countries and economies as a basis for their Customs tariffs and for the collection of international trade statistics. Over 98 % of the merchandise in international trade is classified in terms of the HS. 
  • The Indian Government has also decided to adopt the use of HSN code for classification of goods under GST and levy of GST.

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