Harmonized System Code & Tax Rules

Creating and Applying Harmonized System Codes & Tax Rules

The Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System is an internationally standardized system of names and numbers to classify traded products. 

It came into effect in 1988 and has since been developed and maintained by the World Customs Organization (WCO.) An independent intergovernmental organization based in Brussels, Belgium, with over 200 member countries.

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Harmonized System Codes

Adding a Harmonized System Code is product specific. 

  • Hover over Products
  • Click Manage Products 

  • Filter or Search for your product 
  • Click the Sku to open Edit Product

Edit Product

  • Click Advanced 
  • Click International & Taxes

Harmonized System Codes

  • Select the Country of Origin

Country of Origin is the country or manufacture where an article or product comes from.

  • Select Harmonized System Code

NOTE: If you have never set up a HS Code for your products your drop down will be blank. 


Manage Harmonized System Codes

  • Click Manage Harmonized System Codes to enter the HS Code and Description
  • Click Available Codes if you are unsure of the code you are looking for

  • Select the Code you want to associate to the product 
  • Click Save

Harmonized System Codes & Tax Rules

  • Hover over Settings 
  • Hover over Shopping Cart Settings
  • Click Taxation

  • Open Harmonized System Codes & Tax Rules Accordion
  • Click + Create Tax Rule

  • Select the Harmonized System Code you just created within your product
  • Enter a Description so that you can keep your rules organized
  • Click Save

Applying Harmonized System Code

  • Select the Locale
  • Restrict to a County (Optional)
  • Restrict to a Postal Code (Optional)
  • Enter Tax Rate Override
  • Apply to Shipping (Optional)
  • Click + Sign to add another Locale (Optional)
  • Click Save

You have successfully created a Harmonized System Code!