The list of HSN code ( Harmonized System of Nomenclature) is developed by World Customs Organisation. HSN codes are used to classify the goods. HSN codes are similar in all the countries which are under WCO. They use 6-digit HSN codes for the goods, but some countries use 8-digit codes to subclassify the product or goods.
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List of HSN Codes
All the goods and services are classified into 21 sections and 99 chapters. The chapters are again into 1244 subheadings. The list of HSN Code is as bellow-
Section i. Live animals, animal products
Meat and edible meat offal
Fish and crustaceans, mollusks, and other aquatic invertebrates
Dairy produce; birds’ eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included.
Section ii. Vegetable products
Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots, and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage
Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers
Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruits or melons
Coffee, tea, mate, and spices
Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten.
Oilseeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds, and fruit; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder.
Lac; gums, resins, and other vegetable saps and extracts.
Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included.
Section iii. Animal or vegetable fats and oil and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
Animal or vegetable fats and oil and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
Section iv. Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, spirits and vinegar, tobacco, and manufactured tobacco substitutes
Cocoa and cocoa preparations
Preparations of cereals, flour, starch, or milk; pastry cooks’ products
Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts, or other parts of plants
Miscellaneous edible preparations
Beverages, spirits, and vinegar
Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal fodder
Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
Section v. Mineral products
Salt; sulfur, earth, and stones; plastering materials, lime, and cement
Ores, slag, and ash
Mineral fuels, mineral oils, and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
Section vi. Products of the chemical or allied industries
Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, rare-earth metals, radioactive elements, or; isotopes
Tanning or dyeing extracts; tannins and their derivatives; dyes, pigments, and other coloring matter, paints and varnishes; putty and other mastics; inks.
Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations
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
Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes
Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations.
Photographic or cinematographic goods
Miscellaneous chemical products
Section vii. Plastics and articles thereof, rubber and articles thereof
Section viii. Raw hides and skins, leather, fur skins & articles thereof; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags, and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut)
Raw hides and skins (other than fur skins) and leather
Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags, and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut)
Furskins and artificial fur manufacturers 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; basketwork and wickerwork.
Section x. The pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; recovered (waste and scrap) paper or paperboard; paper and paperboard & articles thereof
The pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; recovered (waste and scrap) paper or paperboard.
Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper, or of paperboard.
Printed books, newspapers, pictures, and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts, and plans.
Section xi. Textile & textile articles
Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric
Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabrics of paper yarn
Man-made staple fibers
Wadding felt and nonwovens; special yarns; twine, cordage, ropes and cables, and articles thereof
Carpets and other textile floor coverings
Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace; tapestries; trimmings; embroidery
Impregnated, coated, covered, or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use.
Knitted or crocheted fabrics
Articles of apparel and clothing accessories knitted or crocheted
Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted
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
Footwear, gaiters, and the like; parts of such articles
Headgear and parts thereof
Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seat sticks, whips, riding crops, and parts thereof.
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
Section xiv. Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
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 metal & articles of base metal
Iron and steel
Articles of iron or steel
Copper and articles thereof
Nickel and articles thereof
Aluminum and articles thereof
(Reserved for possible future use)
Lead and articles thereof
Zinc and articles thereof
Tin and articles thereof
Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof
Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons, and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal
Miscellaneous articles of base metal
Section xvi. Machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery, and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
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 & associated transport equipment
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
Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof
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
Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments, and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
Clocks and watches and parts thereof
Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles
Section xix. Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof
Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof
Section xx. Miscellaneous manufactured articles
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
Toys, games, and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
Section xxi. Works of art, collectors’ pieces, and antiques
What is an HSN code?
HSN stands for “Harmonized System of Nomenclature” which was developed by the World Customs Organisation (WCO) with the vision of classifying goods all over the World in a systematic manner. HSN contains a six-digit uniform code that classifies 5,000+ products and is accepted worldwide.
It clears the confusion and helps in domestic and international trade between the countries. More than 20,000 goods are traded using HSN codes across the world between countries. More than 90% of world trade is done by WCO using the revised HSN codes. India is also included in the community by accepting the HSN codes procedure.
Who needs to use the HSN Code in India?
The uses of HSN codes in India are mainly for dealers and trades. They should use 2 digits, 4 digits, and 8 digits HSN codes for trading in India or outside India depending upon the following criteria as per rules and notifications-
- If the business turnover is less than Rs.1.5 crores then there is no need for using the HSN codes.
- and if the business turnover is between Rs.1.5 Crs to Rs. 5 Crs then, they must use 2-digit HSN codes for the business trades.
- If the business turnover is above Rs.5 Crs then, they must use 4-digit HSN codes for the business.
- In the case of Import and export dealings and international trades, one must adopt 8-digit HSN codes for business trades.
Under the HSN module the classification of the goods into different
21 Sections then 99 chapters then 1244 headings after that 5244 subheadings for example:
Covers almost all the goods which are in the trade.
Random HSN Code: 39 08 90 20 from the list of HSN code
- The first two digits (39) indicate the chapter under HSN codes.
- The next two digits (08) indicate the headings under chapters.
- The next 2 digits (90) indicate the sub-headings, 6 digits HSN code is accepted worldwide.
- The next 2 digits (20) sub-classify the product tariff heading during the import and export of supply.
The use of HSN codes will allow you to save time and money under the GST system in India.
List of HSN Code pdf
What are the GST tax rates for all products?
Goods and Services Tax (GST) is single taxation, but due to the vast number of commodities and services, they are placed under different GST slabs or different GST tax rates. The GST tax rates for all products covered under the list of HSN Code are shown below-
- NIL: Under this tax slab 0% tax is levied on the goods or services.
- .25%: Under this tax slab .25% tax is levied on the goods or services.
- 3 %: Under this tax slab 3% tax is levied on the goods and services.
- 5 %: Under this tax slab 5% tax is levied on the goods and services.
- 12%: Under this tax slab 12% tax is levied on the goods and services.
- 18%: Under this tax slab 18% tax is levied on the goods and services.
- 28%: Under this tax slab 28% tax is levied on the goods and services.
Why are HSN Codes important at the time of filing GST returns?
Since GST returns are completely automated, it will be hard for the dealers to upload the description of the products being supplied. Hence, HSN Codes shall be automatically picked up from the registration details of the dealer and will reduce the efforts thereby. Dealers have to be careful in choosing the correct HSN/SAC code while migrating to GST or making a fresh registration.
What is the Purpose of using the list of HSN CODE in India?
Acceptance of HSN will bring India to par with the rest of the countries of the world that are following the Harmonized System of Nomenclature after the introduction of GST. The HSN code will make GST systematic and globally accepted.
It will lead to the harmonization of customs and trade procedures, thereby minimizing the costs related to international trade. On entering the HSN codes, the system will automatically pick up the related tax rates of the commodities under the GST regime, thus simplifying the trade procedures. Hence, it is important to mention the correct HSN codes during enrollment or registration under GST.
Is the HSN Code mandatory for all dealers or traders?
YES, the use of the HSN Code is mandatory according to the turnover of the dealers such as
|TURNOVER||USE OF HSN CODE|
|up to 1.5 cr||no use of HSN code (Not Mandatory)|
|from 1.5 cr to 5 cr||use of a 2-digit HSN code|
|above 5 cr||use of a 4-digit HSN code|
|import and export||use of an 8-digit HSN code|
What is the difference between the HSN Code and the SAC Code?
|TERM||HSN CODE||SAC CODE|
|Full form||Harmonized System of Nomenclature||Services Accounting Code|
|Digits||use of 8 digits||use of 6 digits|
|Identification||To identify goods or products||To identify services|
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