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Customs Classification Code Services (CCCS)

For greater reliability in trade facilitation within non Pre-shipment Inspection (PSI) countries.

Business Challenge

The WCO “International Convention on the Harmonised Commodity Description and Coding System (HS)” is used by more than 177 countries as a basis for their Customs Tariffs and Statistical Information. Exporters and Importers need to ensure that the goods are correctly classified using the Harmonized System (HS) of the country of import. With incorrect HS codes, importers can receive: substantial fines, delays in Customs clearances, subject to having their shipments seized and even face Civil and Criminal charges. They need a reliable global partner to help them overcome these obstacles.

Solution

What is CCCS? In carrying out Customs Classification Code Services (CCCS) of goods on behalf of exporting/importing entities, Bureau Veritas helps international trade operators to comply fully with the importing countries Harmonized System (HS). This improves their business efficiency and reduces risk wherever possible. The service also provides clients with the peace of mind they require.

Why Choose Bureau Veritas?

Bureau Veritas acts as a trade facilitation services provider on five continents and is one of the world's leading providers for inspection services.

Our Certification and Accreditation
Bureau Veritas is certified ISO 9001 and was the first inspection body in the world to have its network accredited ISO 17020 within the scope of its Pre-Shipment Inspection and Verification of Conformity activities.

Our Network
Our global presence offers you the convenience of international expertise combined with local service where you need it.

Our Proven experience
Bureau Veritas was founded in 1828 and has a very strong experience in trade facilitation services performed on behalf of numerous clients and governments entities.

Founding member of IFIA (International Federation of Inspection Agencies)
The trade association for inspection agencies and other organizations that provide inspection, testing and certification services internationally. Bureau Veritas complies with the IFIA Compliance Code and PSI Code of Practice.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are all goods subject to H.S. Classification?

    Yes, universally, almost all countries subscribe to World Customs Organization HS and goods need to be accurately classified as this will affect the amount of duties and taxes to be paid.

  • What is the minimum value subject to Classification?

    There is no minimum value. As per Customs requirements, all products must have a HS Code assigned to each item.

  • How long does it take for the classification process to be completed by BV?

    The timing is subject to the number of actual items and accurate description of each.

  • Who pays for the Classification Service?

    It could be the exporter, the importer, or the freight forwarder. Whoever requests the service or acknowledges a contractual responsibility to Bureau Veritas.

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