Effective immeidately, German Customs is enforcing requirement on HS codes for all inbound and transshipped cargo via German Ports. According to the new requirement, shipping instructions should state the container number and the corresponding 6-digit HS code of the commodity loaded in that container.
Please note that incorrect declaration of the HS code without the right association with the correct container number may result in unnecessary penalties imposed by the Germany customs authorities as well as costs and delays for as a result of the action of German Customs.
The examples of the correct HS code submission is the following:
|BL Number||Container Number||HS Code||Cargo Description||Piece Count|
|123456789||APZU789012||HS 610441||Women’s dresses||87 Cartons|
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