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Trade and Industry Department The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
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Tariff Enquiry Form


Preferred Means of Reply


Enquirers who wish to seek tariff information from the Trade and Industry Department (TID) are requested to note the following:

  1. All products are classifiable under the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (i.e., the "Harmonized System" or "HS"). 
  2. A product may be classifiable under several different HS codes. 
  3. Products belonging to different HS codes may have different tariffs. 
  4. Different Customs authorities may classify a product differently under the HS.
  5. Only the Customs authority of a product's importing country/place can make the final determination of the HS code of that product.
  6. The definitive HS code of a product is obtainable from the importing country's/place's Customs authority or through the importer/buyer concerned.
  7. The TID is not the authority to determine a product's HS code.
  8. For Hong Kong's own HS classification of a product, reference advice can be obtained from the Trade Classification Section of Census and Statistics Department (tel. 2877 1818). 

For tariff enquiries to the TID, all enquirers are required to provide the HS code of each of the products concerned. The TID will only provide the requested tariff information to the enquirers against the HS codes given. 

Traders may check the tariff information of the Mainland of China at the website of the General Administration of Customs or the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (both available in Chinese only).

Traders may also check the tariff information of the European Union at the European Commission's website at

For tariff information of the United States, traders may check from the website of the International Trade Commission.


While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, the Department cannot guarantee this to be so and will not be held liable for any reliance placed on the same.