What is an HTS Number?

What is an HTS Number?

A Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) number is a 10 digit code that identifies an import product to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.  This number is required to file a U.S. Customs entry and it is the ultimate responsibility of the importer of record to make the decision or sign off on which HTS number to use. If you don’t know the HTS number, we suggest you start with CROSS (CBP’s Customs Rulings Online Searching System) or you can search by chapter in the actual Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.

It is important to note that Schedule B numbers and HTS (Harmonized Tariff Schedule) numbers, which are associated with imports, are not directly related.

Scarbrough is known for its expertise in HTS classification. Over 20% of its import staff are licensed U.S. Customs brokers. If you have a question about HTS classification or would like us to classify a product for you, please email consulting@scarbrough-intl.com.

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