How do HS/HTS codes work?

An HS/HTS code stands for Harmonized System or Harmonized Tariff Schedule. These codes are developed by the World Customs Organization (WCO) and are used to define and classify internationally traded goods. Each product imported or exported internationally is assigned an HTS code corresponding with the HTS schedule of the country of import.

The difference between HS and HTS code is the number of digits within these codes. An HS code is a global standard and has six digits. On the other hand, an HTS code has 7-10 digits and is unique after the 6th digit. The HTS code is determined by the countries of import.

All products imported and exported have to classified with an HS and HTS code if required by the country importing the product. Now you can use Semantics3’s technology to find the code for your product, or your entire product catalog. Try using our app or API.


HS Code: 6404.11

64 refers to the chapter in HS nomenclature

Chapter 64 Footwear, gaiters and the like, parts of such articles

04 refers to the heading within the chapter

Heading 6404 Footwear, with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of textile materials

11 refers to sub-heading within the heading

Sub-heading 6404.11 Sports footwear; tennis shoes; basketball shoes; gym shoes; training shoes and the like; with outer soles of rubber or plastics and uppers of textile materials

HTS Code: 6404.11.20.30

6404.11 is the HS Code

20 refers to the US sub-heading and establish duty rates

6404.11.20: Having uppers of which over 50 percent of the external surface area (including any leather accessories or reinforcements such as those mentioned in note 4(a) to this chapter) is leather

30 is a statistical suffix used for collecting trade data

6404.11.20.30: For men