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Chapter by chapter listing of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States

Accurate product classifications are a critical part when exporting to the United States - or any other international destination. Without the correct Harmonized Tariff Schedule code (HTS), traders can face legal issues, fines, delays in clearing shipments, or having their shipment seized. A HTS Code is used to identify and classify goods that are to be cleared through customs. 

A 10-digit import classification is required on all shipping documents (even though preference status, such as AGOA eligibility, is determined at the 8-digit level - use the tool here).

For trade with the United States, it is important to establish the unique 10-digit code as used by the US. While the first 6 digits of this code are harmonized globally (this is the 'Harmonized System nomenclature', or HS), the following 4 digits are unique to the United States and usually differ from classification codes used by other countries. This makes it important not to assume that the code used in other countries is the same as the HTSUS - exporters under AGOA should therefore obtain the United States' HTSUS tariff classification code.  

This section contains the chapter-by-chapter listing of the United States HTS and the associated general notes.  The links below correspond to the various sections in the Table of Contents for the US Harmonized Tariff Schedule (US HTS). 

In order to identify the correct and full classification code, the relevant Chapter can be used as a basis to help identify the correct and full product classification of the product to be shipped. It should be noted that it is important to review the Notes to each HTS Section  (found in the first Chapter of each Section), together with the product-specific classifications.

At times, the correct classification would be under a 'Other' classification code. It is sometimes best to consult experienced freight forwarders and classification specialists for assistance. 

Please Note:

  Section notes, if any, are attached to the first chapter of each section.

  The linked files below relate to the 2023 HTSUS, latest release. For an archive of previous versions, please navigate to the HTSUS website.  

  Clicking on a link below will download the corresponding Adobe .pdf file

  Find the General Notes (link) and Rules of Interpretation (link)

  Watch a video on understanding your product's HTS code at the bottom of this page 

Section I: 

Live Animals; Animal Products

   Chapter 1    Live animals
   Chapter 2    Meat and edible meat offal
   Chapter 3    Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
   Chapter 4    Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
   Chapter 5    Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included

Section II: 

Vegetable Products

   Chapter 6    Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage
   Chapter 7    Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers
   Chapter 8    Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
   Chapter 9    Coffee, tea, maté and spices
   Chapter 10    Cereals
   Chapter 11    Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten
   Chapter 12    Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
   Chapter 13    Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts
   Chapter 14    Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included

Section III: 

Animal or Vegetable Fats and Oils and Their Cleavage Products; Prepared Edible Fats; Animal or Vegetable Waxes

   Chapter 15    Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes

Section IV: 

Prepared Foodstuffs; Beverages, Spirits, and Vinegar; Tobacco and Manufactured Tobacco Substitutes

   Chapter 16    Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates
   Chapter 17    Sugars and sugar confectionery
   Chapter 18    Cocoa and cocoa preparations
   Chapter 19    Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers' wares
   Chapter 20    Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants
   Chapter 21    Miscellaneous edible preparations
   Chapter 22    Beverages, spirits and vinegar
   Chapter 23    Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed
   Chapter 24    Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes

 Section V: 

Mineral Products

   Chapter 25    Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement
   Chapter 26    Ores, slag and ash
   Chapter 27    Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes

  Section VI: 

Products of the Chemical or Allied Industries

   Chapter 28    Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements
   Chapter 29    Organic chemicals
   Chapter 30    Pharmaceutical products
   Chapter 31    Fertilizers
   Chapter 32    Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics
   Chapter 33    Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations
   Chapter 34    Soap, organic agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, waxes, candles, pastes, dental preparations
   Chapter 35    Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes
   Chapter 36    Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather
   Chapter 37    Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut
   Chapter 38    Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof

 Section VII: 

Plastics and Articles Thereof Rubber and Articles Thereof

   Chapter 39    Plastics and articles thereof
   Chapter 40    Rubber and articles thereof

 Section VIII: 

Raw Hides and Skins, Leather, Furskins and Articles Thereof; Saddlery and Harness; Travel Goods, Handbags and Similar Containers; Articles of Animal Gut

   Chapter 41    Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather
   Chapter 42    Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut
   Chapter 43    Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof

 Section IX:

Wood and Articles of Wood; Wood Charcoal; Cork and Articles of Cork; Manufacturers of Straw,of Esparto or of Other Plaiting Materials; Basketware and Wickerwork

   Chapter 44    Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal
   Chapter 45    Cork and articles of cork
   Chapter 46    Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork

 Section X: 

Pulp of Wood or of Other Fibrous Cellulosic Material; Waste and Scrap of Paper or Paperboard; Paper and Paperboard and Articles Thereof

   Chapter 47    Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard
   Chapter 48    Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard
   Chapter 49    Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans

 Section XI: 

Textile and Textile Articles

   Chapter 50    Silk
   Chapter 51    Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric
   Chapter 52    Cotton
   Chapter 53    Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn
   Chapter 54    Man-made filaments
   Chapter 55    Man-made staple fibers
   Chapter 56    Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof
   Chapter 57    Carpets and other textile floor coverings
   Chapter 58    Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery
   Chapter 59    Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use
   Chapter 60    Knitted or crocheted fabrics
   Chapter 61    Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted
   Chapter 62    Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted
   Chapter 63    Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags

 Section XII:

Footwear, Headgear, Umbrellas, Sun Umbrellas, Walking Sticks, Whips, Riding-Crops and Parts Thereof; Prepared Feathers and Articles Made Therewith; Artificial Flowers; Articles of Human Hair

   Chapter 64    Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles
   Chapter 65    Headgear and parts thereof
   Chapter 66    Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof
   Chapter 67    Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down, artificial flowers, human hair

 Section XIII:

Articles of Stone, Plaster, Cement, Asbestos, Mica or Similar Materials; Ceramic Products; Glass and Glassware

   Chapter 68    Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials
   Chapter 69    Ceramic products
   Chapter 70    Glass and glassware

 Section XIV: 

Natural or Cultured Pearls, Precious or Semiprecious Stones, Precious Metals, Metals Clad With Precious Metal, and Articles Thereof; Imitation Jewelry; Coin

   Chapter 71    Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin

 Section XV: 

Base Metals and Articles of Base Metal

   Chapter 72    Iron and steel
   Chapter 73    Articles of iron or steel
   Chapter 74    Copper and articles thereof
   Chapter 75    Nickel and articles thereof
   Chapter 76    Aluminum and articles thereof
  Chapter 77    (Reserved for possible future use)
   Chapter 78    Lead and articles thereof
   Chapter 79    Zinc and articles thereof
   Chapter 80    Tin and articles thereof
   Chapter 81    Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof
   Chapter 82    Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal
   Chapter 83    Miscellaneous articles of base metal

 Section XVI: 

Machinery and Mechanical Appliances; Electrical Equipment; Parts Thereof; Sound Recorders and Reproducers, Television Image and Sound Recorders and Reproducers, and Parts and Accessories of Such Articles

   Chapter 84    Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
   Chapter 85    Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, parts and accessories of such articles

 Section XVII: 

Vehicles, Aircraft, Vessels and Associated Transport Equipment

   Chapter 86    Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof, mechanical traffic signaling equipmet of all kinds
   Chapter 87    Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
   Chapter 88    Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof
   Chapter 89    Ships, boats and floating structures

 Section XVIII: 

Optical, Photographic, Cinematographic, Measuring, Checking, Precision, Medical or Surgical Instruments and Apparatus; Clocks and Watches; Music

   Chapter 90    Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments, parts 
   Chapter 91    Clocks and watches and parts thereof
   Chapter 92    Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles

 Section XIX: 

Arms and Ammunition; Parts and Accessories Thereof

   Chapter 93    Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof

 Section XX: 

Miscellaneous Manufactured Articles

   Chapter 94    Furniture; bedding, mattresses, supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps, fittings, signs, nameplates
   Chapter 95    Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof
   Chapter 96    Miscellaneous manufactured articles

 Section XXI: 

Works of Art, Collectors' Pieces and Antiques

   Chapter 97    Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques

 Section XXII: 

Special Classification Provisions; Temporary Legislation; Temporary Modifications Proclaimed pursuant to Trade Agreements Legislation; Additional Import Restrictions Proclaimed Pursuant to Section 22 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act, as Amended

   Chapter 98    Special classification provisions (including AGOA textiles)
   Chapter 99    Temporary legislation; temporary modifications proclaimed pursuant to trade agreements legislation

Appendixes and Annexes

   Chemical Appendix to the Tariff Schedule

   Pharmaceutical Appendix to the Tariff Schedule

   Intermediate Chemicals for Dyes Appendix to the Tariff Schedule

   Statistical Annexes

   Annex A - Schedule C, Classification of Country and Territory Designations for U.S. Import Statistics

   Annex B - International Standard Country Codes

   Annex C - Schedule D, Customs District and Port Codes

   Alphabetical Index

   Full document

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