As part of the Import Customs Manifest submission from the World Cargo Organization (WCO), effective February 1st, 2016, it will be mandatory to submit a HS 6-digit code for all import cargo shipped to the following countries:
• United Kingdom
The mandatory 6-digit HS code must be submitted along with all shipping instructions. In case of multiple commodities in your shipments, all HS codes for all the commodities need to be submitted.
Shipping Instructions received without or invalid WCO HS 6 digit code will not be processed and will be requested to be resent with valid information.
Information on Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding Systems (HS) can be found at the WCO website at: http://www.wcoomd.org/en/topics/nomenclature/overview.aspx