Goods classification, together with the country of origin and customs value, is used by the customs authority to determine the number of import duties or other levies that need to be paid. Customs Authorities may find you are using the wrong HS Code when they check one of your shipments. When you are AEO Certified, the Customs Authority periodically audits your company. During these audits, they also check the quality of your product classifications.
When you import goods into the European Union, you need to pay import duties. In some cases, this can be a preferential rate, meaning a lower rate or even a 0% rate. In some cases, you also have to pay anti-dumping duties.
Determination of the customs classification for goods is essential to ensure that goods are correctly classified according to the harmonised system used worldwide. Customs classification is also essential because it is linked to: