Effective February 15th, the 6 digit HS code (Harmonized Shipping Code) will be mandatory information required on all Shipping Instructions for Shipments to/via all Belgium ports.

Shipping Instructions received without or incomplete WCO (World Customs Organization) HS6-digit code will not be processed. These Shipping Instructions will be rejected, requesting the customer to resend the shipping instructions with complete information.

When you are submitting your Shipping Instructions online at www.maersk.com please input the HS Code in the provided field as illustrated below.

HS Code Illustrated

Multiple commodities HS6 codes need to be listed clearly in the cargo description field as well. HS6 code needs to be provided in “Cargo Description” field for other channels – EDI and Inttra with Key word – “HS Code”

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your local sales or customer service representative. You will find contact details of our local offices.

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