Indian HS Classification, CTH, ITC HS Code, Harmonized System Code (Chapter 1 to 98), HSN Code List

HS code is an empirical system that was created and managed by the World Customs Organisation (WCO). It came into work from the year 1988. Harmonized system code is a tariff nomenclature for products which is an internationally standardized system of names and numbers to classify the traded goods/commodities.

The HS is organized logically as per the economic activity or component material. This organized commodities into 21 sections like section 1 for live animals; animal products, section 2 for vegetable products, etc. These are subdivided into 99 chapters further subdivided into 1,244 headings and 5224 subheadings.

Section-01 Chapter (01 to 05) Section I - Hs Code list For Live Animals; Animal Products
Chapter Chapter Description
Chapter-01 Harmonized System Code For Live Animals
Chapter-02 Harmonized System Code For Meat and Edible Meat Offal
Chapter-03 Harmonized System Code For Fish and Crustaceans, Molluscs and other Aquatic Invertebrates
Chapter-04 Harmonized System Code For Birds’ Eggs; Natural Honey; Edible Products of Animal Origin, not elsewhere specified or included
Chapter-05 Harmonized System Code For Products of Animal Origin, Not Elsewhere Specified or Included
Section-02 Chapter (06 to 14) Section II - Hs Code list For Vegetable Products
Chapter Chapter Description
Chapter-06 Harmonized System Code For Live Trees and other Plants; Bulb, Roots and the Like; Cut Flowers and Ornamental Foliage
Chapter-07 Harmonized System Code For Vegetable seeds; Edible Vegetables and Certain Roots and Tubers
Chapter-08 Harmonized System Code For Edible Fruit and Nuts; Peel of Citrus Fruit or Melons
Chapter-09 Harmonized System Code For Coffee, Tea, Mate and Spices
Chapter-10 Harmonized System Code For Cereals
Chapter-11 Harmonized System Code For Products of the Milling Industry; Malt; Starches; Inulin Wheat Gluten
Chapter-12 Harmonized System Code For Oil Seeds and Oleaginous Fruits; Miscellaneous Grains, Seeds and Fruit; Industrial or Medicinal Plants; Straw and Fodder
Chapter-13 Harmonized System Code For Lac; Gums, Resins and Other Vegetable Saps and Extracts
Chapter-14 Harmonized System Code For Vegetable Plaiting Materials; Vegetable Products not Elsewhere Specified or Included
Section-03 Chapter 15 Section III - Hs Code list For Animal or Vegetable Fats and Oils and their cleavage Products; Prepared Edible fats; animal or Vegetable waxes
Chapter Chapter Description
Chapter-15 Harmonized System Code For Animals or Vegetable Fats and Oils and their Cleavage Products; Prepared Edible Fats; Animal or Vegetable Waxes
Section-04 Chapter (16 to 24) Section IV - Hs Code list For Prepared Foodstuffs; Beverages, Spirits and Vinegar; Tobacco and Manufactured Tabacco substitutes
Chapter Chapter Description
Chapter-16 Harmonized System Code For Preparations of Meat, of Fish or of Crustaceans, ollusks or other Aquatic Invertebrates
Chapter-17 Harmonized System Code For Sugars and Sugar Confectionery
Chapter-18 Harmonized System Code For Cocoa and Cocoa Preparations
Chapter-19 Harmonized System Code For Preparations of Cereals, Flour, Starch or Milk; Pastrycooks’ Products
Chapter-20 Harmonized System Code For Preparations of Vegetables, Fruit, Nuts or other Parts of Plants
Chapter-21 Harmonized System Code For Miscellaneous Edible Preparations
Chapter-22 Harmonized System Code For Beverages, Spirits and Vinegar
Chapter-23 Harmonized System Code For Residues and Waste from the Food Industries; Prepared Animal Fodder
Chapter-24 Harmonized System Code For Tobacco and Manufactures; Tobacco Substitutes
Section-05 Chapter (25 to 27) Section V - Hs Code list For Mineral Products
Chapter Chapter Description
Chapter-25 Harmonized System Code For Salt; Sulphur; Earths and Stone; Plastering Materials, Lime and Cement
Chapter-26 Harmonized System Code For Ores, Slag and Ash
Chapter-27 Harmonized System Code For Mineral Fuels, Mineral Oils and Products of their Distillation; Bituminous Substances; Mineral Waxes
Section-06 Chapter (28 to 38) Section VI - Hs Code list For Products of the Chemicals or Allied Industries
Chapter Chapter Description
Chapter-28 Harmonized System Code For Inorganic Chemicals; Organic or Inorganic Compounds of Precious Metals, of Rare-earth Metals, of Radioactive Elements of Isotopes
Chapter-29 Harmonized System Code For Organic Chemicals
Chapter-30 Harmonized System Code For Pharmaceutical Products
Chapter-31 Harmonized System Code For Fertilisers
Chapter-32 Harmonized System Code For Dyeing Extracts; Tannins and their Derivatives; Dyes, Pigments and other Colouring Matter; Paints and Varnishes; Putty and other Mastics; inks
Chapter-33 Harmonized System Code For Essential Oils and Resinoids; Perfumery Cosmetic or Toilet Preparations
Chapter-34 Harmonized System Code For Soap, Organic Surface- Active Agents, Washing Preparations, Lubricating Preparations, Artificial Waxes, Prepared Waxes, Polishing or Scouring Preparations, Candles and Similar Articles, Modelling Pastes, “Dental Waxes” and Dental Preparatio
Chapter-35 Harmonized System Code For Albuminoidal Substances; Modified Starches; Glues; Enzymes
Chapter-36 Harmonized System Code For Explosives; Pyrotechnic Products; Matches; Pyrophoric Alloys; Certain Combustible Preparations
Chapter-37 Harmonized System Code For Photographic or Cinematographic Goods
Chapter-38 Harmonized System Code For Miscellaneous Chemical Products
Section-07 Chapter (39 to 40) Section VII - Hs Code list For Plastics and Articles thereof; Rubber and Articles Thereof
Chapter Chapter Description
Chapter-39 Harmonized System Code For Plastics and Articles thereof
Chapter-40 Harmonized System Code For Rubber and Articles thereof
Section-08 Chapter (41 to 43) Section VIII - Hs Code list For 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)
Chapter Chapter Description
Chapter-41 Harmonized System Code For Raw Hides and Skins (Other than Furskins) and Leather
Chapter-42 Harmonized System Code For Articles of Leather; Saddlery and Harness; Travel Goods, Handbags and similar containers; Articles of Animal Gut (other than Silk-worm Gut)
Chapter-43 Harmonized System Code For Furskins and Artificial Fur; Manufactures thereof
Section-09 Chapter (44 to 46) Section IX - Hs Code list For 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
Chapter Chapter Description
Chapter-44 Harmonized System Code For Wood and Articles of Wood; Wood Charcoal
Chapter-45 Harmonized System Code For Cork and Articles of Cork
Chapter-46 Harmonized System Code For Manufactures of Straw, of Esparto or of other Plaiting Materials; Basketware And Wickerwork
Section-10 Chapter (47 to 49) Section X - Hs Code list For Pulp of wood or of other Fibrous Cellulosic Material; Recovered (Waste and Scrap) Paper or Paperboard; Paper and Paperboard and articles thereof
Chapter Chapter Description
Chapter-47 Harmonized System Code For Pulp of Wood or of other Fibrous Cellulosic Material; Recovered (Waste and Scrap) Paper or Paperboard
Chapter-48 Harmonized System Code For Paper and Paperboard; Article of Paper Pulp, of Paper or of Paperboard Currency Paper (Water-mark Bank Note Paper)
Chapter-49 Harmonized System Code For Printed Books, Newspapers, Pictures and other Products of the Printing Industry; Manuscripts, Typescripts and Plans
Section-11 Chapter (50 to 63) Section XI - Hs Code list For Textile and Textile Articles
Chapter Chapter Description
Chapter-50 Harmonized System Code For Silk
Chapter-51 Harmonized System Code For Wool, Fine or Coarse Animal Hair, Horse Hair Yarn and Woven Fabric
Chapter-52 Harmonized System Code For Cotton
Chapter-53 Harmonized System Code For Other Vegetable Textile Fibres; Paper Yarn and Woven Fabrics of Paper Yarn
Chapter-54 Harmonized System Code For Man-made Filaments
Chapter-55 Harmonized System Code For Man – made Staple Fibres
Chapter-56 Harmonized System Code For Wadding, Felt and Nonwovens; Special Yarns; Twine, Cordage, Ropes and Cables and Articles thereof
Chapter-57 Harmonized System Code For Carpets and Other Textile Floor Coverings
Chapter-58 Harmonized System Code For Special Woven Fabrics; Tufted Textile Fabrics; Lace; Tapestries; Trimmings; Embroidery
Chapter-59 Harmonized System Code For Impregnated, Coated, Covered or Laminated Textile Fabrics; Textile Articles of a Kind Suitable for Industrial Use
Chapter-60 Harmonized System Code For Knitted or Crocheted Fabrics
Chapter-61 Harmonized System Code For Articles of Apparel and Clothing Accessories, Knitted or Crocheted
Chapter-62 Harmonized System Code For Articles of Apparel and Clothing Accessories not Knitted or Crocheted
Chapter-63 Harmonized System Code For Other Made Up Textile Articles; Sets; Worn Clothing And Worn Textile Articles; Rags
Section-12 Chapter (64 to 67) Section XII - Hs Code list For 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
Chapter Chapter Description
Chapter-64 Harmonized System Code For Footwear, Gaiters and the Like; Parts of such Articles
Chapter-65 Harmonized System Code For Headgear and Parts Thereof
Chapter-66 Harmonized System Code For Umbrellas, Sun Umbrellas, Walking-sticks, Seat-sticks, Whips, Riding-crops, and Parts Thereof
Chapter-67 Harmonized System Code For Prepared Feathers and Down and Articles Made of Feathers or of Down; Artificial Flowers; Articles of Human Hair
Section-13 Chapter (68 to 70) Section XIII - Hs Code list For Articles of Stone, Plaster, Cement, Asbestos, Mica or similar Materials; Ceramic Products; Glass and Glassware
Chapter Chapter Description
Chapter-68 Harmonized System Code For Articles of Stone, Plaster, Cement, Asbestos, Mica or Similar Materials
Chapter-69 Harmonized System Code For Ceramic Products
Chapter-70 Harmonized System Code For Glass and Glassware
Section-14 Chapter 71 Section XIV - Hs Code list For Natural or Cultured Pearls, Precious or Semi-Precious Stones, Precious Metals, Metals clad with Precious Metal, and articles thereof; Imitation Jewellery; Coin
Chapter Chapter Description
Chapter-71 Harmonized System Code For Natural or Cultured Pearls, Precious or Semi-precious Stones, Precious Metals, Metals Clad with Precious Metal, and Articles thereof; Imitation Jewellery; Coin
Section-15 Chapter (72 to 83) Section XV - Hs Code list For Base Metals and Articles of Base Metal
Chapter Chapter Description
Chapter-72 Harmonized System Code For Iron and Steel
Chapter-73 Harmonized System Code For Articles of Iron or Steel
Chapter-74 Harmonized System Code For Copper and Articles thereof
Chapter-75 Harmonized System Code For Nickel and articles thereof
Chapter-76 Harmonized System Code For Aluminium and articles thereof
Chapter-77 Harmonized System Code For Reserved for Possible Future use in Harmonised System
Chapter-78 Harmonized System Code For Lead and Articles thereof
Chapter-79 Harmonized System Code For Zinc and Articles thereof
Chapter-80 Harmonized System Code For Tin and Articles Thereof
Chapter-81 Harmonized System Code For Other Base Metals; Cermets Articles thereof
Chapter-82 Harmonized System Code For Tools, Implements, Cutlery, Spoons and Forks, of Base Metal; Parts Thereof Base Metal
Chapter-83 Harmonized System Code For Miscellaneous Articles of Base Metal
Section-16 Chapter (84 to 85) Section XVI - Hs Code list For 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
Chapter Chapter Description
Chapter-84 Harmonized System Code For Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery and Mechanical Appliances; Parts thereof
Chapter-85 Harmonized System Code For Electrical Machinery and Equipment and Parts Thereof; Sound Recorders and Reproducers, Television Image and Sound Recorders and Reproducers, and Parts and Accessories of Such Articles
Section-17 Chapter (86 to 89) Section XVII - Hs Code list For Vehicles, Aircraft, Vessels and Associated Transport Equipment
Chapter Chapter Description
Chapter-86 Harmonized System Code For Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; rail-way or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic ignaling equipment of all kinds
Chapter-87 Harmonized System Code For Vehicles other than Railway or Tramway Rolling-stock, and Parts and Accessories thereof
Chapter-88 Harmonized System Code For Aircraft, Spacecraft and Parts thereof
Chapter-89 Harmonized System Code For Ships, Boats and Floating Structures
Section-18 Chapter (90 to 92) Section XVIII - Hs Code list For Optical, Photographic, Cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical Instruments and apparatus; clocks and watches; musical instruments; part and accessories thereof
Chapter Chapter Description
Chapter-90 Harmonized System Code For Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
Chapter-91 Harmonized System Code For Clocks and Watches and parts thereof
Chapter-92 Harmonized System Code For Musical Instruments Parts and Accessories of such articles
Section-19 Chapter 93 Section XIX - Hs Code list For Arms and Ammunition; Parts and Accessories thereof
Chapter Chapter Description
Chapter-93 Harmonized System Code For Arms and Ammunition; Parts and Accessories thereof
Section-20 Chapter (94 to 96) Section XX - Hs Code list For Miscellaneous Manufactured Articles
Chapter Chapter Description
Chapter-94 Harmonized System Code For Furniture; Bedding, Mattresses, Mattress Supports, Cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; Lamps and Lighting Fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; Illuminated signs, Illuminated name-plates and the like; Prefabricated Building
Chapter-95 Harmonized System Code For Toys, Games and Sports Requisites; Parts and Accessories thereof
Chapter-96 Harmonized System Code For Miscellaneous Manufactured Articles
Section-21 Chapter (97 to 98) Section XXI - Hs Code list For Works of art, Collectors' Pieces and Antiques
Chapter Chapter Description
Chapter-97 Harmonized System Code For Works of Art, Collectors’ Pieces and Antiques
Chapter-98 Harmonized System Code For Project Imports; Laboratory Chemicals; Passengers’ Baggage; Personal Importations by Air or Post; Ship Stores

Basic Structural of the HS code

The HS code consists of 6 to 10 digits. The code of 6 digits of any product is common among all the global economies; later differing from 8 to 10 digits. The first two digits designate for the HS Chapter. The second two digits designate for the HS heading. The third two digits for designate the HS subheading. In the 8 to 10 digits code, the last 2-4 digits are regional tariffs and national tariffs which are changed by the customs authority of different economies.

  • Chapter: There are 99 chapters under the Harmonized System of Nomenclature module.
  • Heading: There are 1244 headings in present under these chapters.
  • Subheading: Under these headings, there are 5224 subheadings.
  • Regional Tariff*
  • National Tariff*

The last 4 digits (8 -10) which include Regional tariff & National tariff can be changed by the customs authority of the country.

Example- HS code of product - 0106929900

HS code classification list

  • Four digits from the left side (0106)- Heading
  • Six digits from the left side (010692)- Subheading.
  • Eight digits from the left side (01069299)- Regional Tariff
  • Ten digits from the left side (010629900)- National Tariff

HS code India

HS code in India is also known as HSN code. It is also termed as India Trade Clarification (ITC). India became a member of WCO in 1977 and the code came into existence since 1988.

HS Code Classification India

HS codes India are classified into 2 schedules -

  • Schedule 1- ITC (HS) EXPORT: This schedule contains rules and guidelines related to the export policies. This is important for exporters and policies should be followed by everyone if export anything from India.
  • Schedule 2- ITC (HS) IMPORT: This schedule has guidelines and rules based on the import policies. You should know and use all the policies given in this schedule to import products/goods to India.

The Indian HS code classifications structure has 21 sections with about 99 chapters, 1244 headings, and 5224 subheadings.

Hierarchal structure of ITC (HS) = section – chapter - heading – subheading

Application of ITC (HS) Code

  • Any trade whether import or export, irrespective of turnover ITC (HS) should be 8 digits code
  • Any business with an annual turnover between 1.5 crores to less than 5 crores should have HS code of 8 digits.
  • Any business with an annual turnover of more than 5 crores should have HS code of 10 digits.
  • No code is required for the business of an annual turnover of less than 1.5 crores.

Main Sections in Indian HS code list

HS code for import data

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