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HSN-Code-for-GST

HSN Code for GST- Harmonized System Nomenclature

HSN Code GST – Harmonized System Nomenclature

An HSN code or Harmonized System Nomenclature code number is an internationally adopted commodity description and coding system developed by the World Customs Organization (WCO).  The HSN code is used by more than 200 countries as a basis for their customs tariffs. Currently, over 98 % of the merchandise in international trade is classified under the HSN code. With the HSN code acting as a universal classification for goods. The Indian Government has decided to adopt the use of HSN code for the classification of goods under GST and levy of GST.

GST HSN Code

Under GST, all goods transacted in India under the purview of GST is classified under each of the HSN code, and an appropriate GST rate is fixed for the HSN Code. GST rates have been fixed in five slabs, namely NIL, 5%, 12%, 18%, and 28%.

The HSN Code system comprises of about 5,000 commodity groups, and each of the group is identified by a six-digit code, arranged in a logical structure to achieve uniform classification.

HSN Code – 2017 Edition

The HSN Code 2017 Edition is the currently valid version applied in international trade transactions. Prior to the implementation of the HSN Code- 2017 Edition, HSN Code – 2012 Edition was applied in all international trade transactions. The HSN Codes are first classified into sections, chapters,  contains the six-digit codes of the Harmonized System. To look up an HSN code, you can use the HSN code finder from IndiaFilings or drill-down from Section to Chapter to the HSN Code.

 

 Chapters  Headings

SECTION I: LIVE ANIMALS; ANIMAL PRODUCTS

1Live animals.
2Meat and edible meat offal.
3Fish and crustaceans, mollusks, and other aquatic invertebrates.
4Dairy produce; birds’ eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included.
5Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included.

SECTION II: VEGETABLE PRODUCTS

6Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage.
7Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers.
8Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons.
9Coffee, tea, maté, and spices.
10Cereals.
11Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten.
12Oilseeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds, and fruit; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder.
13Lac; gums, resins, other vegetable saps, and extracts.
14Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included.

SECTION III: ANIMAL OR VEGETABLE FATS AND OILS AND THEIR CLEAVAGE PRODUCTS; PREPARED EDIBLE FATS; ANIMAL OR VEGETABLE WAXES

15Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes.

SECTION IV: PREPARED FOODSTUFFS; BEVERAGES, SPIRITS, AND VINEGAR; TOBACCO AND MANUFACTURED TOBACCO SUBSTITUTES

16Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, mollusks or other aquatic invertebrates.
17Sugars and sugar confectionery.
18Cocoa and cocoa preparations.
19Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; pastrycooks’ products.
20Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants.
21Miscellaneous edible preparations.
22Beverages, spirits, and vinegar.
23Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal fodder.
24Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes.

SECTION V: MINERAL PRODUCTS

25Salt; sulfur; piles of earth and stone; plastering materials, lime, and cement.
26Ores, slag, and ash.
27Mineral fuels, mineral oils, and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes.

SECTION VI: PRODUCTS OF THE CHEMICAL OR ALLIED INDUSTRIES

28Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes.
29Organic chemicals.
30Pharmaceutical products.
31Fertilizers.
32Tanning or dyeing extracts; tannins and their derivatives; dyes, pigments, and other coloring matter; paints and varnishes; putty and other mastics; inks.
33Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic, or toilet preparations.
34Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles, and similar articles, modeling pastes, “dental waxes” and dental preparations with a basis of plaster.
35Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes.
36Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations.
37Photographic or cinematographic goods.
38Miscellaneous chemical products.

SECTION VII: PLASTICS AND ARTICLES THEREOF; RUBBER AND ARTICLES THEREOF

39Plastics and articles thereof.
40Rubber and articles thereof.

SECTION VIII: RAW HIDES AND SKINS, LEATHER, FUR SKINS AND ARTICLES THEREOF; SADDLERY AND HARNESS; TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS, AND SIMILAR CONTAINERS; ARTICLES OF ANIMAL GUT (OTHER THAN SILKWORM GUT)

41Raw hides and skins (other than fur skins) and leather.
42Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags, and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut).
43Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof.

SECTION IX: WOOD AND ARTICLES OF WOOD; WOOD CHARCOAL; CORK AND ARTICLES OF CORK; MANUFACTURES OF STRAW, OF ESPARTO OR OF OTHER PLAITING MATERIALS; BASKETWARE AND WICKERWORK

44Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal.
45Cork and articles of cork.
46Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basket ware and wickerwork.

SECTION X: PULP OF WOOD OR OF OTHER FIBROUS CELLULOSIC MATERIAL; RECOVERED (WASTE AND SCRAP) PAPER OR PAPERBOARD; PAPER AND PAPERBOARD AND ARTICLES THEREOF

47The pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; recovered (waste and scrap) paper or paperboard.
48Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard.
49Printed books, newspapers, pictures, and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts, and plans.

SECTION XI: TEXTILES AND TEXTILE ARTICLES

50Silk.
51Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric.
52Cotton.
53Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabrics of paper yarn.
54Man-made filaments.
55Man-made staple fibers.
56Wadding felt and nonwovens; special yarns; twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof.
57Carpets and other textile floor coverings.
58Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace; tapestries; trimmings; embroidery.
59Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use.
60Knitted or crocheted fabrics.
61Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted.
62Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted.
63Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags.

SECTION XII: FOOTWEAR, HEADGEAR, UMBRELLAS, SUN UMBRELLAS, WALKING-STICKS, SEAT-STICKS, WHIPS, RIDING-CROPS AND PARTS THEREOF; PREPARED FEATHERS AND ARTICLES MADE THEREWITH; ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS; ARTICLES OF HUMAN HAIR

64Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles.
65Headgear and parts thereof.
66Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking-sticks, seat-sticks, whips, riding-crops, and parts thereof.
67Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair.

SECTION XIII: ARTICLES OF STONE, PLASTER, CEMENT, ASBESTOS, MICA OR SIMILAR MATERIALS; CERAMIC PRODUCTS; GLASS AND GLASSWARE

68Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica, or similar materials.
69Ceramic products.
70Glass and glassware.

SECTION XIV: NATURAL OR CULTURED PEARLS, PRECIOUS OR SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES, PRECIOUS METALS, METALS CLAD WITH PRECIOUS METAL AND ARTICLES THEREOF; IMITATION JEWELLERY; COIN

71Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin.

SECTION XV: BASE METALS AND ARTICLES OF BASE METAL

72Iron and steel.
73Articles of iron or steel.
74Copper and articles thereof.
75Nickel and articles thereof.
76Aluminum and articles thereof.
77(Reserved for possible future use in the Harmonized System)
78Lead and articles thereof.
79Zinc and articles thereof.
80Tin and articles thereof.
81Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof.
82Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons, and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal.
83Miscellaneous articles of base metal.

SECTION XVI: MACHINERY AND MECHANICAL APPLIANCES; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; PARTS THEREOF; SOUND RECORDERS AND REPRODUCERS, TELEVISION IMAGE AND SOUND RECORDERS AND REPRODUCERS, AND PARTS AND ACCESSORIES OF SUCH ARTICLES

84Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery, and mechanical appliances; parts thereof.
85Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles.
SECTION XVII: VEHICLES, AIRCRAFT, VESSELS AND ASSOCIATED TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT  
86Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signaling equipment of all kinds.
87Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof.
88Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof.
89Ships, boats, and floating structures.

SECTION XVIII: OPTICAL, PHOTOGRAPHIC, CINEMATOGRAPHIC, MEASURING, CHECKING, PRECISION, MEDICAL OR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND APPARATUS; CLOCKS AND WATCHES; MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; PARTS AND ACCESSORIES THEREOF

90Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments, and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof.
91Clocks and watches and parts thereof.
92Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles.

SECTION XIX: ARMS AND AMMUNITION; PARTS AND ACCESSORIES THEREOF

93Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof.

SECTION XX: MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES

94Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions, and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated signs, illuminated name-plates and the like; prefabricated buildings.
95Toys, games, and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof.
96Miscellaneous manufactured articles.

SECTION XXI: WORKS OF ART, COLLECTORS’ PIECES AND ANTIQUES

97Works of art, collectors’ pieces, and antiques.

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