What in the name of the holy goat is an HS Code?

The Harmonised System (HS) of the customs nomenclature is an internationally standardised list of goods, consisting of descriptions and numbers. It was developed and is still maintained by the World Customs Organisation (WCO) for the classification of all commercial goods. Basically, it’s a code that you need for international shipment and customs. You can get the number and more information about it directly with customs authorities or you consult a service provider.