Sri Lanka HS Code or Sri Lanka Harmonized System Codes of Year 2008 - 2009.
SRI LANKA HS CODE of Year 2008 - 09
The Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, popularly known as Harmonized System or HS, is a multipurpose international goods nomenclature used as the basis for Customs tariffs and for the compilation international trade statistics all over the world. The HS was developed by the World Customs Organization (WCO) and was implemented on 1 January 1988 by an international Convention that was also known as HS Convention, which came into force on 1 January 1988. The HS coding system is maintaining by the WCO through the Harmonized System Committee. Globally 5,000 commodity groups identified in a six digit code, first 2 digit define for chapter level, 4 digit define for Sub-Heading, 6 digit define for Product, further 8 digit and 10 digit level are specify for managed the every country there own commodities.
The Harmonized system is used by more than 177 countries and economies as a basis for their Customs tariffs and used for collection of foreign trade statistics data. Over the world 98% of the merchandise in Foreign Trade is classified in terms of the HS Code. the Harmonized system (HS) contributes to the harmonization of Customs and trade procedures, the non-documentary trade data interchange in connection with these procedures, thus reducing the costs related to international trade. It is using by governments, international organizations and private sector for many other purposes such as internal taxes, trade policies making and formulation, monitoring of trading goods, rules of origin, freight tariffs, transport statistics, price monitoring, quota controls, compilation of national accounts and economic research and analysis of country trade.
The Chinese Customs adopted these harmonized system. There are defined in HS 21 Sections, 99 Chapters and Above the 2000 sub-Headings, which are globally used in export and import.
New Sri Lanka Hs Codes :
Sri Lanka HS Code : (Chapter 1-5) - Section I-Live Animals; Animal Products.
Sri Lanka HS Code : (Chapter 6-14) - Section II-Vegetable Products.
Sri Lanka HS Code : (Chapter 15) - Section III-Animal or Vegetable Fats and Oils and their cleavage Products;
Sri Lanka HS Code : (Chapter 16-24) - Section IV-Prepared Foodstuffs; Beverages, Spirits and Vinegar; Tobacco and Manufactured Tabacco substitutes.
Sri Lanka HS Code : (Chapter 25-27) - Section V-Mineral Products.
Sri Lanka HS Code : (Chapter 28-38) - Section VI-Products of the Chemicals or Allied Industries.
Sri Lanka HS Code : (Chapter 39-40) - Section VII-Plastics and Articles thereof; Rubber and Articles Thereof.
Sri Lanka HS Code : (Chapter 41-43) - Section VIII-Raw Hides and Skins, Leather, Furskins and Articles thereof; saddlery and Harness; travel goods, Handbags and similar Containers; Articles of animal gut (other than silk-worm Gut).
Sri Lanka HS Code : (Chapter 44-46) - Section IX-Wood and Articles of Wood; Wood Charcoal; cork and articles or cork; Manufactures of Straw, of Esparto or of other Plaiting Materials; Basketware and Wickerwork.
Sri Lanka HS Code : (Chapter 47-49) - Section X-Pulp of wood or of other Fibrous Cellulosic Material; Recovered (Waste and Scrap) Paper or Paperboard; Paper and Paperboard and articles thereof.
Sri Lanka HS Code : (Chapter 50-63) - Section XI-Textile and Textile Articles.
Sri Lanka HS Code : (Chapter 64-67) - Section XII-Footwear, Headgear, Umbrellas, Sun Umbrellas, Walking-sticks, seat-sticks, whips, Riding-crops and Parts thereof; Prepared Feathers and articles Made therewith; artificial Flowers; Articles of Human Hair.
Sri Lanka HS Code : (Chapter 68-70) - Section XIII-Articles of Stone, Plaster, Cement, Asbestos, Mica or similar Materials; Ceramic Products; Glass and Glassware.
Sri Lanka HS Code : (Chapter 71) - Section XIV-Natural or Cultured Pearls, Precious or Semi-Precious Stones, Precious Metals, Metals clad with Precious Metal, and articles thereof; Imitation Jewellery; Coin.
Sri Lanka HS Code : (Chapter 72-83) - Section XV-Base Metals and Articles of Base Metal.
Sri Lanka HS Code : (Chapter 84-85) - Section XVI-Machinery and Mechanical Appliances; Electrical Equipment; Parts thereof; sound Recorders and Reproducers, Television Image and Sound Recorders and reproducers, Television Image and sound Recorders and Reproducers, and Parts and Accessories of such article.
Sri Lanka HS Code : (Chapter 86-89) - Section XVII-Vehicles, Aircraft, Vessels and Associated Transport Equipment.
Sri Lanka HS Code : (Chapter 90-92) - Section XVIII-Optical, Photographic, Cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical Instruments and apparatus; clocks and watches; musical instruments; part and accessories thereof.
Sri Lanka HS Code : (Chapter 93) - Section XIX-Arms and Ammunition; Parts and Accessories thereof.
Sri Lanka HS Code : (Chapter 94-96) - Section XX-Miscellaneous Manufactured Articles.
Sri Lanka HS Code : Chapter 97) - Section XXI-Works of art, Collectors' Pieces and Antiques.