How does the AHECC code work?

An AHECC (Australian Harmonised Export Commodity Classification) Tariff code is a six to eight-digit code that helps classify a product category/type.

For example, if you wished to send a Men’s cotton shirt the code is: 620520

The first two digits, 62, specify the item is an article of apparel or clothing. This is called a chapter.

The second two digits, 05, specify the item is a men’s or boys’ shirt. This is called a heading.

The last two digits, 20, specify the shirt is made of cotton. This is called a sub-heading.

Some countries also add an additional 4 digits to further classify the goods.

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