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      What are commodity codes? - Classification of Goods when Importing

      Does anybody have any idea of what a commodity code is?
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      Easy and straight forward. When you are trading things internationally and importing them into the UK, you have to find the correct commodity code so that you can fill out the UK government’s customs forms accurately.

      What is a commodity code? It's a code assigned to a product or a group of products for the purposes of identifying it in international commerce or commerce in general. The code is an eight digit number specifically for exports coming from the EU, though it also can include goods moving within the EU. The commodity code is a ten digit number for imports from outside the EU. Once you figure out what that commodity code is, you can look up some other very important information on that product. The commodity code allows you to look up things like the duty rates on the product that you are importing to the UK or things like any import or export restrictions.

      The new commodity codes that can be used throughout the EU have been published and are now online, as of January 1st, 2010. Just check the Tarriff for more info.
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      Great info, that really helps clear things up.

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      I really hate dealing with these commodity codes, but once you get used to dealing with them, they can really help you out.

      For example, I was looking up info for something that I was importing. Couldn’t find anything on how much it was going to cost to import it into the UK. Then, I found the commodity code, which I need anyways if I was going to be filling out the customs forms properly, and I was able to use that commodity code to look up the price of the duty rate. This is a really convenient little thing that you can do with the commodity codes.

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      I think commodity codes are a pain, but you better get used to them.

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      Hi dear,
      A code describing a commodity or a group of commodities pertaining to goods classification. This code can be carrier tariff or regulating in nature.

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      Does every product have its own commodity code?

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      Hi Coxi999,

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      Every product group has its own commodity code. The commodity code depends on different factors, including the materials from which the products are made from, in which country they where produced and their end use. For example, shoes don't all have the same commodity code, but they are classified by use, material and producing country.

      Another example are foodstuffs, which are subdivided based on the form in which they are sold; dried, fresh, liquid, tinned etc.

      For more information about classification and commodity codes you should visit the following link:Hope this helps

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      a commodity code is used for the customs and shipping company to identify what the products are.

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