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Need help with international shipping preparation?

FedEx International Shipping Assist Lite allows you to identify a Harmonised System Code for your international shipment with or without a FedEx account.

A Harmonised System Code or HS code is a list of numbers used by customs to classify a product. It is also known as a tariff or commodity code. It is important that you mention the HS code of the commodity you are shipping on the commercial invoice and other shipping documents, along with the description of the goods, to avoid customs delays and ensure the correct duty and tax rate is applied.

If you need more help with international shipping preparation you can sign in to FedEx International Shipping Assist with your FedEx account and let us provide your Harmonised System Code, estimated duty and tax rate, and templates for you to complete your customs export documentation.

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Harmonised System (HS) Code:

The Harmonised System is an internationally accepted system used to classify products, developed and maintained by the World Customs Organization.

Estimated Duty and Tax Rates:

The country of manufacture influences the estimated duty and tax rates that will be levied against your international shipment.

Customs Documentation:

The details of your shipment will determine which customs documents are required to ship internationally.

Let us help you find your Harmonised System Code, estimated duty and tax rate, and templates for you to complete your customs export documentation.


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