Business activity Harmonized System of Nomenclature (HSN) Codes.


What is HSN Code:

HSN stands for Harmonized System of Nomenclature, it was developed by the World Customs Organisation (WCO), it was introduced for the systematic classification of goods all over the world. HSN is a 6 digit uniform code. It classifies goods. India is a member of World Customs Orgaisation (WCO) and uses 8 digit HSN code. While rgistering GST, HSN has to be selected. A tax payer whose turnover is up to Rs. 1.5 crore is not requried to mention HSN code on invoices, a two digit HSN code is required to be mentioned on all invoices of a tax payer whose turnover is from Rs. 1.5 crore to Rs. 5 crore and a four digit HSN code is required to be menioned on all invoices of a tax payer whose turnover is above Rs. 5 crores.

HSN Codes Sections:

Section HSN Code for
1 Live Animals, Animal Products
2 Vegetable Products
3 Animal or Vegetable Fats and Oils and their cleavage products, prepared edible fats, Animal or Vegetable waxes
4 Prepared Foodstuffs, Beverages, Spirits and Vinegar, Tobacco and Manufactured Tobacco Substitutes
5 Mineral Products
6 Products of the Chemicals or Allied Industries
7 Plastics and Articles thereof; Rubber and Articles Thereof
8 Raw Hides and Skins, Leather, Furskins and Articles thereof; saddlery and Harness; travel goods, Handbags and similar Containers; Articles of animal gut (other than silk-worm Gut)
9 Wood and Articles of Wood; Wood Charcoal; cork and articles or cork; Manufactures of Straw, of Esparto or of other Plaiting Materials; Basketware and Wickerwork
10 Pulp of wood or of other Fibrous Cellulosic Material; Recovered (Waste and Scrap) Paper or Paperboard; Paper And Paperboard and articles thereof
11 Textile and Textile Articles
12 Footwear, Headgear, Umbrellas, Sun Umbrellas, Walking-sticks, seat-sticks, whips, Riding-crops and Parts thereof, Prepared Feathers and articles Made therewith; artificial Flowers; Articles of Human Hair
13 Articles of Stone, Plaster, Cement, Asbestos, Mica or similar Materials; Ceramic Products; Glass and Glassware
14 Natural or Cultured Pearls, Precious or Semi-Precious Stones, Precious Metals, Metals clad with Precious Metal, and articles thereof; Imitation Jewellery; Coin
15 Base Metals and Articles of Base Metal
16 Machinery and Mechanical Appliances; Electrical Equipment; Parts thereof; sound Recorders and Reproducers, Television Image and Sound Recorders and reproducers, Television Image and sound Recorders and Reproducers, and Parts and Accessories of such article
17 Vehicles, Aircraft, Vessels and Associated Transport Equipment
18 Optical, Photographic, Cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical Instruments and apparatus; clocks and watches; musical instruments; part and accessories thereof
19 Arms and Ammunition; Parts and Accessories thereof
20 Miscellaneous Manufactured Articles
21 Works of art, Collectors’ Pieces and Antiques

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