Imports to Australia – Harmonized Commodity Codes

Imports to Australia – Harmonized Commodity Codes

Please be advised the Australian Port Authorities now expect the 6 Digit Harmonized Commodity Code to be provided on all consignments discharged or transhipped in Australia.

In order to assist with the supply of this data, we would appreciate your cooperation in requesting your suppliers at origin to include the 6 digit HS Commodity code on their (SI) shipping instructions to Hamburg Sud. This will ensure the required data is seamlessly provided to the relevant Port Authority in Australia when the import manifest is finally lodged.

 We would like to stress that in the event a shipper is unable to supply the requested 6 Digit Harmonized Code, the booking will still be taken by Hamburg Sud