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HSN Code for GST- Harmonized System Nomenclature

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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

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

SECTION II: VEGETABLE PRODUCTS

6 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage.
7 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers.
8 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons.
9 Coffee, tea, maté, and spices.
10 Cereals.
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten.
12 Oilseeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds, and fruit; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder.
13 Lac; gums, resins, other vegetable saps, and extracts.
14 Vegetable 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

15 Animal 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

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

SECTION V: MINERAL PRODUCTS

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

SECTION VI: PRODUCTS OF THE CHEMICAL OR ALLIED INDUSTRIES

28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes.
29 Organic chemicals.
30 Pharmaceutical products.
31 Fertilizers.
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; tannins and their derivatives; dyes, pigments, and other coloring matter; paints and varnishes; putty and other mastics; inks.
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic, or toilet preparations.
34 Soap, 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.
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes.
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations.
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods.
38 Miscellaneous chemical products.

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

39 Plastics and articles thereof.
40 Rubber 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)

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

44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal.
45 Cork and articles of cork.
46 Manufactures 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

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

SECTION XI: TEXTILES AND TEXTILE ARTICLES

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

64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles.
65 Headgear and parts thereof.
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking-sticks, seat-sticks, whips, riding-crops, and parts thereof.
67 Prepared 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

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

71 Natural 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

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

84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery, and mechanical appliances; parts thereof.
85 Electrical 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  
86 Railway 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.
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof.
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof.
89 Ships, 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

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

SECTION XIX: ARMS AND AMMUNITION; PARTS AND ACCESSORIES THEREOF

93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof.

SECTION XX: MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES

94 Furniture; 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.
95 Toys, games, and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof.
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles.

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

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

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