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Export Customs Requirements

International orders shipped from a Shipwire warehouse to customers in a different country require additional paperwork for customs processing. Although Shipwire takes care of this paperwork for you, we require that you provide us with the country of origin, and the 10 digit U.S. HTS number (Harmonized Tariff Schedule) of each product included in the order.

The HTS is the primary resource for determining tariff (customs duties) classifications for goods imported into the United States. Outside of the U.S. it is referred to as the HS (Harmonized System) code. The HS is a multipurpose international product nomenclature developed by the World Customs Organization. The first 6 digits are globally used and recognized. You can find the official list of codes here, or in a more searchable form here.

Please note that export orders from the U.S. that do not have the 10 digit HTS number or country of origin defined for its products will result in the order being placed on hold.

Learn more about other aspects of Shipwire’s handling of international orders here.


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