Logistics Data Sheets

When shipping cargo internationally, it is subject to both export and import duties & taxes of the countries involved. In order to facilitate the identification of those has been created the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, also known as the Harmonized System (HS) of tariff nomenclature. It is an internationally standardized system of names and numbers to classify traded products. It came into effect in 1988 and has since been developed and maintained by the World Customs Organization (WCO), an independent intergovernmental organization based in Brussels, Belgium, with over 200 member countries.

An HS code is a 6 digits number that identifies a product/ product group. It is important to note that sometimes, HS codes can also be 8 or even 10 digits numbers, as some countries may go more into details into the classification, as the European Union does. Clients often face classification issues when creating new products due to the possibility that an invention can belong to several categories or sub-categories at once. An HS code identifies not only a product, but also the duties and taxes each country charges to export or import them.

Later, it may be costly to correct an improperly classified product. Moreover, improper classification may also cause products to be delayed at international borders. If these products have any restrictions or government pre-emption rights, they may be seized at border crossings. A slight difference in classification can create a big difference in the taxes that are paid. We help clients address and prevent those challenges globally with:

HS code identification

The identification of a precise HS code corresponding to a product. In case you have many products, we are happy to create for you a catalogue of HS codes corresponding to your products. Our fees are based on the number of HS codes identified, and we shall quote you based on receiving a copy of your catalogue. Please contact us for more information.

Logistics data sheet creation

SCMO logistics datasheets give client the duties & taxes of an HS code, but also all related customs requirements, restrictions, exceptions, formalities, and procedures. They are published upon request in English language, and can be translated in any other language for a supplementary fee. Each logistics data sheet corresponds to a HS code, a country of origin, and a country of destination. They are made-to-order, and can be published in the format you desire, despite our basic standard is in PDF and as presented here-under. These logistics data sheets include the following information:

  • VAT and other taxes
  • Useful duties & taxes links
  • International agreements links
  • Preferred treatment links
  • Mutual agreement links
  • Customs value
  • Customs procedures
  • Norms
  • Customs classification
  • Customs clearance procedure
  • Samples handling
  • HS code(s) with duties
  • HS code(s) with customs formalities
  • General requirements
  • Commercial invoices requirements (if any)
  • Packing list requirements (if any)
  • Certificate of origin requirements (if any)
  • Receiving country annotations translation

Logistics Data Sheet Cost

Our fees to create logistics data sheets are USD 300 (excluding VAT) per logistics data sheet. They are very low as we focus on the recurrence of this source of revenues. Rules, regulations, and duties & taxes are different depending on each country of origin and on each country of destination. Please let us know how many products you have, or their HS code when you know them, from which country(ies) they come, and to which country(ies) they go in order for us to publish for you the corresponding logistics data sheet..

Logistics data sheet update

Duties and taxes regularly change in all countries. We typically update SCMO logistics data sheets on a yearly basis. We are sometimes required to give more frequent updates for some clients. This is done upon request only. Please let us know how frequently you wish your SCMO logistics datasheets to be updated, when you ask us for them to be created. Our fees for updating logistics data sheets are USD 250 (excluding VAT) per logistics data sheet.

Logistics data sheet dummy

SCMO logistics datasheets are similar to the dummy included here-under. As it is a mock sample only, the information contained does not correspond to the product described. It is also in two languages, so as to demonstrate our linguistic flexibility.