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Harmonized System of Nomenclature (HSN) is a multipurpose international product nomenclature which is developed by the World Customs Organization (WCO). HSN is used to classify goods from across World in a systematic and logical manner which brings in a uniform classification of goods to facilitates international trade.

The HSN structure have 21 sections, with 99 Chapters and about 1,244 headings and 5,224 subheadings.

Every Section is divided into Chapters and every Chapter is divided into Headings and every Heading is then further divided into Sub Headings.

Section and Chapters are used to describe broad categories of goods while headings and subheadings are used to describe goods in detail.

Section 01 - Live Animals; Animal Products

Section 02 - Vegetable Products

Section 03 - Animal or Vegetable Fats and Oils and their cleavage Products; Prepared Edible fats; animal or Vegetable waxes

Section 04 - Prepared Foodstuffs; Beverages, Spirits and Vinegar; Tobacco and Manufactured Tabacco substitutes

Section 05 - Mineral Products

Section 06 - Products of the Chemicals or Allied Industries

Section 07 - Plastics and Articles thereof; Rubber and Articles Thereof

Section 08 - 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)

Section 09 - 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

Section 10 - Pulp of wood or of other Fibrous Cellulosic Material; Recovered (Waste and Scrap) Paper or Paperboard; Paper And Paperboard and articles thereof

Section 11 - Textile and Textile Articles

Section 12 - 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

Section 13 - Articles of Stone, Plaster, Cement, Asbestos, Mica or similar Materials; Ceramic Products; Glass and Glassware

Section 14 - Natural or Cultured Pearls, Precious or Semi-Precious Stones, Precious Metals, Metals clad with Precious Metal, and articles thereof; Imitation Jewellery; Coin

Section 15 - Base Metals and Articles of Base Metal

Section 16 - 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

Section 17 - Vehicles, Aircraft, Vessels and Associated Transport Equipment

Section 18 - Optical, Photographic, Cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical Instruments and apparatus; clocks and watches; musical instruments; part and accessories thereof

Section 19 - Arms and Ammunition; Parts and Accessories thereof

Section 20 - Miscellaneous Manufactured Articles

Section 21 - Works of art, Collectors’ Pieces and Antiques

HSN Code in India

India is a member of World Customs Organization (WCO) since 1971 and was originally using 6 digit HSN codes for classification of commodities but later Customs and Central Excise of India added two more digits to make it 8 digit classification.

Is HSN Code Mandatory?

It is compulsory to mention 8 digits of HSN code in case of export and imports without that the export benefits shall not accrue.