MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. wishes to reiterate the importance of providing correct Harmonized System Codes (HS Codes) at time of booking and on forwarding instructions. The invalid or incorrect HS codes will be rejected by Customs Authorities in the country of discharge port.
A minimum 4 digit HS code is required for most countries. For shipment to US (including foreign cargo in transit), Iran, Kenya, Syria and Japan, a minimum 6 digit HS code is mandatory. You can refer to the below website link to obtain a HS code.
Failure to declare accurate HS codes may cause discrepancies and delays, any associated costs will be passed onto the account of merchant shipper.
For further information, please contact your local MSC office.