A tariff code is a product-specific code that customs authorities use to determine the rate of import charges that should be paid.
It is a 10-digit number used to classify goods traded internationally. The first six digits of the tariff code are known as the HS code, while the last 4 digits are country-specific.
The HS code is universal and allows for goods to be classified consistently regarding their origin or final destination.
The country-specific part of the tariff code relates to the specific rules and regulations that apply when goods are being imported.