Harmonised Codes



I have about 4000 products of food and drink that I am looking exporting around the world. I would like to find an agent that I can provide me harmonised codes for all these products. I am looking for someone in the UK that can help. Does anyone know if there people out there other than the Gov website for the Market access database that can do this for me?

Many thanks



Hi Malti,

We are a general Freight forwarder with a current harmonised tariff in the office. Please email me the details and I will get one of our customs staff to classify for you.

Best Regards

Ian Robery
Business Development Manager
STI Global Logistics Ltd
Unit 1 Lords Court
Cricketers Way
Basildon Essex SS13 1SS
Tel: +44 (0)1268 289653
Mobile: +44 (0)7554 117585
Fax: +44 (0)1268 289649
Email: irobery@stigl.co.uk
Website: www.stigl.co.uk


Hello Malti,
Please remember that as the exporter you will be legally liable for the harmonised tariff codes that are communicated to HM Customs on your behalf even if you get someone else to select them.

The harmonised tariff codes also determine the import duty payable in the destination country and the procedures required to effect the import. Only the first six digits of the code will be recognised around the world. The remainder of the number is locally decided.

The rules for classification are quite complicated and rely on knowledge of the product composition / ingredients not just a high level description. For example some fruit drinks are classified under flavoured water because the percentage of fruit in them is too low to be classified as a fruit drink.




Good morning Malti
Cotecna would be happy to assist you in this matter. We operate a dedicated Customs Tariff Classification Service (CTCS) details of which can be found on the following link http://www.cotecna.co.uk/en/services/Customs-tariff-classification
We are very experienced in this field and would tailor our service to meet your specific needs.
Should you wish to make contact, please e-mail Classification@cotecna.co.uk or contact myself direct on 020 8277 7703.
Kind regards,
Alison Lumley

Export Action Plan