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Understanding Commodity Codes

UK Commodity Codes change yearly and are used to describe goods being traded. With HMRC moving away from border checks and towards auditing companies to check these it is crucial to ensure you get your coding right. As experts in international trade, Exporter Services can show you how to use Commodity Codes properly helping you to grow your import and export profits.

Who should attend?

If you need to give a correct description of goods traded internationally for both export and import declarations this course is for you. It is suitable for people new to this role and for management staff who may need to supervise sensitive Customs declarations.

What will I learn?

Specifically, we cover:

  • Why we need Commodity Codes and Who is Responsible
  • Explanation of the Harmonized System
  • Review the UK Trade Tariff and how to classify using
    • The General Interpretative Rules (GIR)
    • Chapters
    • Headings
    • Subheadings
    • Chapter, Subheading and Section Notes
  • Commodity Code Allocation
  • Customs Measures
  • Practical Exercises

How will I learn?

This is a practical and engaging workshop created to ensure you will understand the specifics of Commodity Codes and how to use them correctly for your business.


Half-day workshop from 9.30am to 12.00pm, or afternoon slot.

Learn from the Experts

Exporter Services has been empowering businesses to export and import successfully for over 10 years. We offer straightforward, no-nonsense learning to enable you to be confident navigating international trade.

Are you ready to work with us?