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HSN refers to Harmonized System of Nomenclature. This system was developed by the World Customs Organization (WCO) with the primary purpose of classifying goods all over the World in a systematic manner. HSN comprises of a 6-digit uniform code that classifies 5000+ products with worldwide acceptance. It was implemented in 1988. In addition to classification, HSN code is used for taxation purposes in identifying the rate of tax applicable to a product in a country. HSN is applicable in India after implementation of GST. Previously, India was already using HSN system in the Central Excise and Customs regime.
HSN facilitates proper classification of goods from all over the world in a systematic and logical manner. This enables uniform classification of goods and facilitates international trade.
The HSN consists of 21 sections, with 99 chapters, about 1,244 headings, and 5,224 subheadings. Each section is divided into Chapters followed by headings and subheadings. The headings and subheadings describe specific products in detail, while sections and chapter titles describe broad categories of goods.
Let us illustrate this with an example: The six digit HSN code assigned to handkerchiefs made of textile is 62.13.90.
In India, the following 6 digit code has be revised to 8 digits for further classification. For example, if the above handkerchiefs were made out of man-made fibre, then the HSN code would be 188.8.131.52.
Note: All information has been sourced from the official website of Myanmar National Trade Portal
|Sections||HSN Code List for|
|Section 1||Live Animals, Animal Products|
|Section 2||Vegetable Products|
|Section 3||Animal or Vegetable Fats and Oils and their cleavage products, prepared edible fats, Animal or Vegetable waxes|
|Section 4||Prepared Foodstuffs, Beverages, Spirits and Vinegar, Tobacco and Manufactured Tobacco Substitutes|
|Section 5||Mineral Products|
|Section 6||Product of the chemicals or allied Industries|
|Section 7||Plastics and articles thereof, Rubber and articles thereof|
|Section 8||Raw hides and skins, Leather, Furskins and articles thereof, saddlery and harness, travel goods, handbags and similar containers, articles of animal gut ( other than silk-worm gut )|
|Section 9||Wood and articles of wood, Wood charcoal, Cork and articles of cork, Manufacturers of straw, of Esparto or of other Plaiting Materials, Basketwork and Wickerwork|
|Section 10||Pulp of wood or of other Fibrous Cellulosic Material, Recovered ( Waste and scrap ) paper or paperboard, paper and paperboard and articles thereof|
|Section 11||Textile and textile articles|
|Section 12||Footwear, Headgear, Umbrellas, Sun Umbrellas, Walking-sticks, seat-sticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof, Prepared feathers and articles made therewith, Artificial flowers, Articles of human hair|
|Section 13||Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica, or similar materials, ceramic products, glass and glassware|
|Section 14||Natural or cultured pearls, Precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, Metal clad with precious metal, and articles thereof, Imitation Jewellery, Coins|
|Section 15||Base Metals and articles of Base Metal|
|Section 16||Machinery and mechanical appliances, electrical equipment, parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and souch recorders and reproducers, and Parts and Accessories of such article|
|Section 17||Vehicles, Aircraft, Vessels and Associated Transport Equipment|
|Section 18||Optical, Photographic, Cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus, clocks and watches, musical instruments, parts and accessories thereof|
|Section 19||Arms and ammunition, parts and accessories thereof|
|Section 20||Miscellaneous Manufactured Articles|
|Section 21||Works of art, Collectors' Pieces and antiques|
How many merchandises are classified under HSN?
Over 98% of the merchandise in international trade is given an HSN code.
How many countries use HSN code?
The HSN system is used by more than 200 countries worldwide.
How can I find a product’s GST HSN code?
You can search for a HSN calculator online. It is a free to use tool to find out both HSN codes of goods & SAC codes of services.
What is UQC?
stands for Unique Quantity Code.
What is UQC under GST?
As per CGST, all tax invoices, credit/debit note must have UQC or quantity unit description.