When importing pumps into the United States, you will need to use a special code to clear customs. The code you will need is called an HTS code. In this blog post, we will discuss what HTS code you should use when importing pumps and provide a few tips on how to make the process as smooth as possible!
Choose a proper HTS will help to ensure that your pumps are cleared through customs quickly and without any issues. In some case, a proper HTS code will also help to save unnecessary cost you pay for your pumps.
First, you need to find out the type of your pumps. For example, our pool pumps are all centrifugal pumps, so we usually use 8413.70.2005 for our pumps with 1.5″ ports, which is called “other centrifugal pumps with discharge outlet under 5.08 cm in diameter” and 8413702015 for our pumps with 2.0″ ports, which is called “other centrifugal pumps with discharge outlet 5.08 cm or over in diameter”. Some importer will also use 8413.70.0060. This code covers all types of centrifugal pumps, including those specifically designed for pools.
For other pumps, you can find a proper HTS code under the code begins with 8413. You can choose any code you think is proper, but remember, please be honest and choose the code as proper as possible to your products. Otherwise, you may have trouble in Custom clearance.
If you are not an importer from US, you can also find a proper Custom code for pumps. Usually, the first 6 digits are universal all over the world. For example, pool pumps have a universal Custom code begins with 8413.70
For more details about the code, please consult your local Custom, I think they will be happy to help.
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