HTS Code Lookup Tool by Strix


What is TRG Classify?

TRG Classify is an online HTS (Harmonized Tariff Schedule) Code lookup tool that allows you, the importer of record, to classify your goods and attain the 6 and 10 digit tariff codes in a few quick and easy steps. To do this, TRG Classify consolidates your general product description by applying the tariff schedule's "General Rules of Interpretation" to intuitively provide the user with the exact Customs tariff number needed to calculate correct duties.

TRG Classify delivers your product's HS Code, HTS Code, and corresponding duty rate instantly and accurately. U.S. importers must have the correct harmonized tariff code in order to file the Importer Security Filing and the U.S. Customs Entry.

In a rush?! Quickly locating your harmonized code is as easy as using Strix's online HS code lookup tool!

Why TRG Classify?

Benefits of using Strix to determine your harmonized tariff code

  • In-house HTS Classification
  • No Start Up Fee, Easy-to-use, Simple-to-learn HTS Code lookup
  • TRG Classify understands everyday commodity descriptions no matter how complex
  • Seamlessly and automatically applies WCO Legal Notes, HS General Rules of Interpretation and takes into account official customs rulings
  • Intelligently interacts with the user to resolve missing information or ambiguity according to HS rules
  • Available as a stand-alone hs code search engine or within a direct filing packet
  • Finds HS code for only $2 per product classification
  • Minimize Customs duties
  • Sophisticated HS code finder assures Customs compliance
  • Reduce Brokerage fees
  • Automate processes

How Does TRG Classify work?

A completely web-based HTS Code Lookup Tool, TRG Classify walks you through a step-by-step identification process and delivers you with an ultimate result, rather than providing you with a list of possible tariff codes.

Do-It-Yourself HS code lookup. No broker needed!

HTS Code Classification Common Questions

An HTS commodity code or harmonized commodity code is an internationally standardized code assigned to a product and maintained by the World Customs Organization. Almost all countries use HS codes to determine tariff classification and corresponding duty rates. An HS code is a six-digit code and used on the international and national level.

An HTSUS code utilizes the HTS commodity code as its first six numbers and then adds an additional set of four numbers to further specify the type of commodity it is, specifically for entry into the United States. These additional numbers define the specific duties that Customs will associate with the commodity at the time of entry.

Yes, they can and do get revised. With the thousands of codes available staying on top of revisions is essential. The simplicity of TRG Classify takes the hassle of staying up to date on your harmonized tariff code classification.

Individual countries add a suffix to the International HS code for country specific identification. The United States uses a Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) code, which identifies the composition and origin of the goods as well as the commodity duty information. The HTS Code is by and large 10 digits.

TRG Classify is exactly that, which is to say it is an HTS Code Lookup tool. By utilizing our software we help you accurately determine your Customs tariff code. Some other common names for this code are your HS tariff classification number, HS Code, HTS Code, or HS number.

All products entered into the U.S. are required by law to be declared by means of the HTS Code. For goods entering the U.S. by ocean carrier, the HTS Code must be present on the Importer Security Filing (ISF). The ISF is a mandatory filing made 24 hours prior to the goods leaving the foreign port. The tariff code is also a required element of the U.S. Customs entry and required for all modes of entry transportation. Strix offers a software as a solution (SAAS) for U.S. importers to self-file the ISF and Customs entry and the HTS or HTSUS are required in order complete these U.S. customs forms.

HTS Classification is the process of identifying what HTS Code has been assigned to a commodity. This is the primary function of TRG Classify.

As stated in Section 484 of the Tariff Act, as amended, (19 U.S.C. 1484), "the importer of record is responsible for using reasonable care to enter, classify and determine the value of imported merchandise...an importer of record's failure to exercise reasonable care could delay release of merchandise and, in some cases could result in the imposition of penalties." As an importer, it is in your best interest NOT to rely on overseas suppliers or Customs House Brokers to classify your goods.

Depending on U.S. Customs' assessment of the error, shipment delays or monetary penalties will be enforced for each violation. The importer of record is liable for errors in misclassification. With TRG Classify you have first-hand access to extensive knowledge of international trade classification experts, but the control remains with you.

Using the user's general product description, the TRG Classify HTS Code Lookup tool applies the "General Rules of Interpretation" (GRI) of the tariff schedule and in seconds intuitively provides the user with the exact tariff number.

For example, TRG Classify understands that an "electric toothbrush" must be classified under "Electro-mechanical domestic appliances, with self-contained electric motor, other than vacuum cleaners of heading 85.08. Other." The intellectual capacity behind TRG Classify takes the guess work out of classification.

In the past, the duties of a Customs broker, including classification, were outsourced. As U.S. Customs began automating the processes involved with U.S. imports, such as Customs clearance and duty payments, like-minded software developers began exploring ways for companies to automate their processes as well.

Today, importers have access to information electronically that in the past they did not. Strix has invested great resources into developing a start to finish do-it-yourself Customs clearance program. TRG Classify is a stepping stone within this process and is offered as a stand-alone application or within the entire Customs clearance module of Strix.

TRG Classify allows you to minimize Customs duties, assure Customs compliance, reduce brokerage fees, and automate processes.

The duty rate assigned to a commodity dictates the percentage of the good's value that the importer of record will owe in Customs taxes. Prior to purchasing goods from overseas, it's in the importer's best interest to have a measurement of the amount of duty that will be paid to U.S. Customs annually. The size of the U.S. Customs bond will be determined by the amount of duty paid by the importer each year. Our sister company, Trade Risk Guaranty (TRG), is a direct provider of U.S. Customs bonds. TRG Bond can seamlessly assist you in placing a new bond or replacing your current bond for half the cost than other providers.

Of course! It is a one-step process to find your HS Code, HTS Code, and duty rate. With one simple search and in just seconds, the HTS Code Lookup Tool provides you this vital information. You can then move forward to file your Importer Security Filing and even your Customs entry all in-house. Strix is a one stop shop for do-it-yourself Customs clearance.

Direct-filers: If you are using or plan to utilize Strix for in-house entry clearance, you pay your previous month's duties on the 15th of every month via Automated Clearing House (ACH). Strix walks you through this process during the set-up of your direct filing program.

ACE � Customs Automated Commercial Environment allows importers and/or Customs brokers to create an account for payment of customs duties electronically.

If you are not a direct-filer, you or your Customs broker will most likely have an Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) account set up.

TRG Classify was created in 1991 and has been delivering accurate HS codes to contracted users operating high search volumes. This is the same tariff code searching system but is now available to companies, small, medium or large, for the everyday use of HS tariff code classification.


How do I start classifying my goods with TRG Classify?