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Dubai Customs has published several Open Data on Dubai Pulse platform, most of which are related to Commodity codoes also known as “HS Code”. Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, also known as the Harmonized System Code (HS Code) of tariff nomenclature is an internationally standardized system of names and numbers to classify traded products.
The HS is organized logically by economic activity or component material. For example, animals and animal products are found in one section of the HS, while machinery and mechanical appliances are found in another. The HS is organized into 21 sections, which are subdivided into 99 chapters. The 99 HS chapters are further subdivided into 1,244 headings and 5224 subheadings.
The HS code consists of 6-digits. The first two digits designate the HS Chapter. The second two digits designate the HS heading. The third two digits designate the HS subheading.
For example, HS code 1006.30 indicates Chapter 10 (Cereals), Heading 06 (Rice), and Subheading 30 (Semi-milled or wholly milled rice, whether or not polished or glazed).
Example of the hierarchical structure of the Harmonized System
Customs Authorities often set their customs duties at the 8-digit "tariff code" level. Statistical suffixes may be added to the 8-digit tariff code for a total of 10 digits. Dubai Customs has defined 8-digit “HS Code”.
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