How to ship using HS codes.
What are HS Codes?
HS codes are developed by the World Customs Organization (WCO) and it’s a worldwide tagging system that gives each item a unique code made of 2 to 6 numbers. The "HS" is short for "Harmonized System”, and it helps customs offices maintain a standard for identifying or charging duties on items being shipped worldwide.
Terminal Africa has added HS codes to its shipping process to categorise the items you want to ship. This means you can say goodbye to describing items manually, saving time and unnecessary stress. When booking a shipment on Terminal, all you have to do now is pick the correct HS code for your item.
How to Ship using HS codes on Terminal Africa
Nothing much has changed in the shipping process; you just have to include your HS code while adding your item.
Step 1 - Search & select your Item category.
Step 2 - Search & select your Item sub-category.
Step 3 - Find & choose the relevant HS code.
Step 4 - Add the item & proceed with booking your shipment.
Finding the correct HS Code for your Item
We’ve compiled a list of the most popular items being shipped on Terminal and created guides to help you find the correct HS codes for them. Check out the links below.
- Cosmetics & Skincare HS Codes (click here)
For items such as perfume oil, bar soaps, lipstick, body cream, etc.
- Hair & Accessories HS Codes (click here)
For items such as synthetic hair, human hair, hair bonnet, cufflinks, etc.
- Foods & Supplements Codes (click here)
For items such as dried fish, spices, egusi, garri, etc.
- Clothing HS codes (click here)
For items such as t-shirts, ankara, dresses, bedsheets, etc.
- Electronics HS Codes (click here)
For items such as mobile phones, laptops, speakers, chargers, etc.
- Miscellaneous HS Codes (click here)
For items such as artworks, sculptures, photographs, water bottles, etc.
If you have any issues or problems shipping with HS codes, please feel free to reach out to our customer support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.