As a step forward Latvia Customs has made changes in the manifest filling and all carriers are expected to start filling the 6-digit HS code in the Import & Export manifest filling to customs from June onwards.
Kindly inform your associates, effective date will be from 1st July 2022 for 6-digit HS code requirement. Starting from 13th July 2022, 6-digit HS code will be mandatory for all Latvia export & import shipments & if not received shipping instruction will be rejected & DCC reject email will be sent to the customer
Note - 6-digit HS code (Harmonized commodity code) to be provided at the time of submission of shipping instructions for all Latvia import & export shipments.
We have illustrated at the end of the advisory how to include the 6-digit HS code as part of the online shipping instruction journey.
We thank you for your support. We will keep you informed of any further development.
In case of any queries or require any assistance regarding 6-Digit HS code regulation, please do not hesitate to contact local Maersk representative.
Declaration of International 6-digit HS code
Shipping Instructions received without or incomplete WCO (World Customs Organization) 6-digit HS code will not be processed. These shipping instructions will be rejected, requesting the customer to resend the shipping instructions with complete information.
The sole responsibility lies with customer to provide accurate details on the shipping instructions, these will be strictly adhered.
Declaration of 6-digit HS code on the shipping instruction Maersk.com platform
When you are submitting your Shipping Instructions online at our Maersk website please input the 6-Digit HS Code in the provided field as illustrated below.
In case of multiple commodities HS codes for all the Commodities needs to be listed clearly in the cargo description field as well.
Declaration of 6-digit HS code on the Inttra shipping instruction platform
When you are submitting your Shipping Instructions online using Inttra SI submission platform please input the 6-Digit HS Code in the provided field as illustrated below.
Declaration of 6-digit HS code on the EDI shipping instruction page
When you are submitting your Shipping Instructions online using EDI SI submission platform please input the 6-Digit HS Code in the provided field as illustrated below.
Note - The 6-digit HS code can also be provided in “Cargo Description” field for other channels – EDI and INTTRA with Keyword HS Code.