What do I need to know to identify the correct commodity code for my product?

It’s important for businesses to ensure they have identified the correct commodity code for their product as the legal responsibility lies with the trader, not a customs agent or freight forwarder.

When identifying a commodity code, you must consider:

  • What the product is (its main purpose, functionality, what it’s used for).
  • What the product is made of (main components with a full breakdown of materials).
  • Its technical specifications.
  • How the product is packaged / presented.
  • If it is unassembled or unfinished.

Read our comprehensive guide to Commodity Codes article with lots more information, helpful videos and links to further support.