Harmonized System - Knowledge Base


    HSKB-23.09.07.0

    September 11, 2023

    • The cHemTS Knowledge Base has been updated to the EU TARIC and Quota data & information (30 August 2023).
    • The cHemTS Knowledge Base has been updated to UK Import Tariffs v3.0.222 (12 August 2023).

    HSKB-23.07.31.0

    August 1, 2023

    • The cHemTS Knowledge Base has been updated to UK import tariffs v3.0.204 (29 July 2023).

    HSKB-23.07.26.0

    July 27, 2023

    • The cHemTS Knowledge Base has been updated to UK import tariffs v3.0.202 (22 July 2023).

    HSKB-23.07.13.0

    July 18, 2023

    • The cHemTS Knowledge Base has been updated to UK import tariffs v3.0.197 (12 July 2023).
    • The cHemTS Knowledge Base has been updated to the EU TARIC and Quota data & information (29 June 2023).
    • 2928 heading queries have been improved.

    HSKB-23.07.05.0

    July 6, 2023

    • US cHemTS Knowledge Base has been updated to the "Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (2023 Revision 9) - June 30, 2023"

    HSKB-23.06.28.0

    July 3, 2023

    • The cHemTS Knowledge Base has been updated to UK import tariffs v3.0.187 (23 June 2023).
    • The cHemTS Knowledge Base has been updated to the EU TARIC and Quota data & information (announced on 30 May 2023 but changes only take effect on 1 July 2023).

    HSKB-23.05.24.0

    May 30, 2023

    • Improved (heading) queries for 2911 (acetals), 2932 (THC isomers), 2933 (macrolactams), 2934 (phtalimides) and some minor improvements.

    HSKB-23.04.29.0

    May 2, 2023

    • The Indian cHemTS Knowledge Base has been updated according to the latest release - "Customs Tariff (as of 01.05.2023)" - published by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
    • The query structures representing the fentanyl derivatives in 2933.34 and 2934.92 subheadings have been improved.

    HSKB-23.04.21.0

    April 24, 2023

    • For Switzerland 11-digit codes were introduced. Every 8-digit Swiss tariff number has a 3-digit statistical key. Some statistical keys are different for Import and Export.
      The country code for
      -- Switzerland Import is CH and for
      -- Switzerland Export the CH_EXPORT
      country code will be used.

    • The new "pharmaceutical agents" 11-digit Swiss codes are assigned based on a lookup in the FDA's Orange Book and Green Book.

    • For Chapter 32 "TANNING OR DYEING EXTRACTS; tannins and their derivatives; dyes, pigments and other colouring matter..." the 3200 code has been corrected to the 3204 heading code.

    • JP_Exp country code for 'Japan Export' was changed to JP_EXPORT.

    • Some new solvents were added to the solvents (removable fragments) dictionary: dichloromethane, chloroform, trifluoroethanol, N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone. These solvents are not considered as mixture components of chemically defined structures.

    HSKB-23.03.03.0

    March 6, 2023

    • The cHemTS Knowledge Base has been updated to UK import tariffs v3.0.124 (2 March 2023).

    HSKB-23.03.01.0

    March 1, 2023

    • The cHemTS Knowledge Base has been updated to the EU (2023-02-27) TARIC and Quota data & information.

    HSKB-23.02.27.0

    February 28, 2023

    • The IN cHemTS Knowledge Base has been updated according to the latest release - "Tariff (as on 01.02.2023)" - published by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.

    HSKB-23.02.23.0

    February 24, 2023

    • The cHemTS Knowledge Base has been updated to UK import tariffs v3.0.119 (22 February 2023).

    HSKB-23.02.20.0

    February 21, 2023

    • The cHemTS Knowledge Base has been updated to the EU (2023-01-31) TARIC and Quota data & information.

    HSKB-23.01.18.0

    January 19, 2023

    • The cHemTS Knowledge Base has been updated to the "Import and Export Tariff Rules of the People's Republic of China (2023)".
    • The cHemTS Knowledge Base has been updated to US version 2023 Basic Edition.

    HSKB-23.01.09.0

    January 11, 2023

    • The cHemTS Knowledge Base was updated for UK (v3.0.82 / 13 December 2022)
    • Published tariffs of the following countries/versions were updated but NO CHANGES were found compared to the latest cHemTS Knowledge Base version:
      • Japan's Tariff Schedule (January 1 2023) - no changes
      • Japan Export Statistics Item Table (January 1 2023) - no changes
      • Switzerland Tariff structure (29.12.2022) - no changes
    • The Pharma Agreement content was updated according to
      • United Kingdom Customs Tariff: Reliefs from Import Duty (v1.5 / 10 July 2022)
      • Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (Revision 8 / 2022)
    • Amalgams in 2852 (and 2843 Precious metals' amalgams) were updated together with other mercury compounds in 2853
    • Classification labels were updated for some exact structures in the UK and EU cHemTS Knowledge Base

    HSKB-22.11.18.0

    November 22, 2022

    • New content added: Japan Export - according to the actual "Export Statistics, 2022 version (HS2022)" - released on January 1, 2022.

    HSKB-22.10.28.0

    November 04, 2022

    • New country added: Japan (JP) - according to the latest "Japan's Tariff Schedule (Statistical Code for Import)" - released on Apr 1, 2022.

    HSKB-22.09.28.0

    September 28, 2022

    • The US cHemTS Knowledge Base has been updated to 2022 Revision 10

    HSKB-22.09.22.0

    September 23, 2022

    • Classification labels have been revised on the relevant tariff codes - according to the new search logic of classifications.

    HSKB-22.07.29.0

    August 3, 2022

    • The cHemTS Knowledge Base has been updated with PRECIOUS METALS described in Chapter 28's 2843 heading.
    • Versions: UK (v2.2.1), EU (February 28, 2022), US (Basic Edition), US_B (February 22, 2022), CH (01.01.2022), CN (March 07, 2022), IN (June 07, 2022).

    HSKB-22.07.19.0

    July 22, 2022

    • The IN cHemTS Knowledge Base has been updated with Chapter 29 of "Tariff (w.e.f. 01.05.2022)" published by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.

    HSKB-22.06.21.0

    June 21, 2022

    • The cHemTS Knowledge Base has been updated with MIXTURES described in Chapter 38.
    • Versions: UK (v2.2.1), EU (published on February 2, 2022), US (2022 Revision 2), US_B (February 10, 2022), CH (01.01.2022), CN (2022-01-01), IN (01-01-2022).
    • Now mixtures of chemically defined structures (according to the World Customs Organization's descriptions) in subheadings 3824.8 and 3824.9 and heading 3827 get their Chapter 38 codes.
    • Salts - as most of them are defined in Chapter 29 - and some common solvents are not considered as mixture components.
    • Please note that assigning codes from Chapter 38 also requires using the latest cHemTS software (version 22.11.0).

    HSKB-22.04.19.0

    April 20, 2022

    • The CN cHemTS Knowledge Base has been updated with Chapter 29 of "Import and Export Tariff Schedule of the People's Republic of China (2022)"

    HSKB-22.04.11.0

    April 12, 2022

    • Updated Chapter 29 of US Schedule B 2022, published on April 5, 2022
    • Specified "Fatty acids with a carbon chain length..." in EU/UK

    HSKB-22.03.31.0

    April 1, 2022

    • The US HTS Knowledge Base has been updated according to the WCO 2022 changes: "Harmonized TariffSchedule of the UnitedStates (2022) - Basic Edition - January 2022 - Publication Number: 5277"
    • Specification of Tributyltin compounds (2931.20) has been improved.

    HSKB-22.02.22.0

    February 22, 2022

    • The 2022 version of the isotopes related HS codes (2845.xx) for European Union, United Kingdom and Switzerland has been added to the Knowledge Base.

    HSKB-22.02.14.0

    February 14, 2022

    • The CH HTS Knowledge Base has been updated according to the WCO 2022 changes (Stand: 1.1.2022).
    • The drug list used in the drug info field has been updated according to the December 2021 version of FDA Orange Book.

    HSKB-22.01.31.0

    January 31, 2022

    • The EU HTS Knowledge Base has been updated according to the WCO 2022 changes (to the EU 2022 January version).
    • The UK HTS Knowledge Base has been updated according to the WCO 2022 changes (to the UK 2022 v2.1.6 version).

    HSKB-21.12.21.0

    December 21, 2021

    • New country added: United Kingdom (UK) according to their v2.0.24 version update.
    • The matching drug name from Pharma Agreement is displayed in the Pharma Agreement field from software version 21.19.0.

    HSKB-21.12.02.0

    December 02, 2021

    • US KB has been updated to "2021 Basic Revision 10"
    • China (PRC) KB released with CN country code
    • updated list of structures to be directed to the appropriate 2936, 2937, 2938, 2940, 2941 headings defined by the European Commision Taxation and Customs Union database, ECICS (https://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/dds2/ecics/chemicalsubstance_consultation.jsp?Lang=en)
    • The matching FDA drug name is displayed in Drug Info box from software version 21.18.0.

    HSKB-21.11.12.0

    November 12, 2021

    • Important changes: those heading and subheading descriptions are consolidated which are defined by the World Customs Organization's (WCO) Harmonized System (HS). So any typo, punctuation or translation error occurring in a country's description is corrected according to the WCO HS.
    • Some minor changes in queries for special molecule structures.

    HSKB-21.09.14.0

    September 14, 2021

    • India has been added to the content.
    • The Pharma Agreement content has been improved: The Salt dictionary has been updated.
    • Identification of Drugs has been improved by looking up both in the FDA Orange Book and Green Book.


    HSKB-21.05.14.0

    May 18, 2021

    Drug information is available.

    HSKB-21.04.26.0

    April 26, 2021


    HSKB-21.01.14.0

    February 1, 2021


    HSKB-21.02.01.0

    February 23, 2021