Ad Hoc Logistics recently completed a project for a Massachusetts manufacturer consisting of an extensive parts list “scrub”. We analyzed the harmonized codes and descriptions used for their imports, checking codes for validity. We then reviewed catalog descriptions and specs for all parts. Here is what we found:
10% of harmonized codes were invalid or out of date.
21% of parts had descriptions which were not relevant for the codes listed even though the codes were valid.
Our report to the client included recommendations for changes to the parts list with up to date and more accurate harmonized codes.
Invalid harmonized codes and descriptions can result in customs delays and possible exposure to fines and penalties. Why not give your parts list a good scrub?
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