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A. Section 1 - Exports - 10-digit Schedule B Codes


POSITION
DESCRIPTION
1
1-digit identification code = 1
2-11
10-digit numeric Harmonized Commodity Classification Code (Schedule B)
12-13
2-digit filler
14-163
150-digit alphabetic commodity description
164
1-digit filler
165-214
50-digit alphabetic abbreviated commodity description
215
1-digit filler
216-218
3-digit alphabetic abbreviation of 1st unit of quantity. Field is marked with "X" if quantity is not required
219
1-digit filler
220-222
3-digit alphabetic abbreviation of 2nd unit of quantity. Field is blank if not required.
223
1-digit filler
224-228
5-digit Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) code
229
1-digit filler
230-234
5-digit End-use classification as determined by the Bureau of Economic Analysis
235-239
5-digit filler
240-245
6-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code
246
1-digit Department of Agriculture code:
- '0' = agriculture item
- '1' = Non-agriculture item
247-248
2-digit Advanced Technology Product code


Section 2 - Imports - 10-digit HTSUSA Codes


POSITION
DESCRIPTION
1
1-digit identification code = 2
2-11
10-digit numeric Harmonized Commodity Classification Code (HTSUSA).
12-13
2-digit filler
14-163
150-digit alphabetic commodity description
164
1-digit filler
165-214
50-digit alphabetic abbreviated commodity description
215
1-digit filler
216-218
3-digit alphabetic abbreviation of 1st unit of quantity. Field is marked with "X" if quantity is not required
219
1-digit filler
220-222
3-digit alphabetic abbreviation of 2nd unit of quantity. Field is blank if not required
223
1-digit filler
224-228
5-digit Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) code
229
1-digit filler.
230-234
5-digit End-use classification as determined by the Bureau of Economic Analysis
235-239
5-digit filler.
240-245
6-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code
246
1-digit Department of Agriculture code:
- '0' = agriculture item
- '1' = Non-agriculture item
247-248
2-digit Advanced Technology Product code


C. Section 3 - Exports ENDUSE Descriptions


POSITION DESCRIPTION
1 1-digit identification code = 3.
2-6 1, 2, 3 or 5-digit END USE classification as determined by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. (Depending on the digit, remaining positions will be blank)
7-13 7-digit filler.
14-163 150-digit alphabetic description that corresponds to 1, 2, 3 or 5-digit END USE classification.
164 1-digit filler.
165-214 50-digit alphabetic abbreviation of the 150-digit alphabetic description.
215-248 34-digit filler.


D. Section 4 - Imports ENDUSE Descriptions


POSITION DESCRIPTION
1 1-digit identification code = 4.
2-6 1, 2, 3 or 5-digit END USE classification as determined by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. (Depending on the digit, the remaining positions will be blank).
7-13 7-digit filler.
14-163 150-digit alphabetic description that corresponds to 1, 2, 3 or 5-digit END USE classification.
164 1-digit filler.
165-214 50-digit alphabetic abbreviation of the 150-digit alphabetic description.
215-248 34-digit filler.


E. Section 5 - SITC Descriptions (Related to both Import and Exports)


POSITION DESCRIPTION
1 1-digit identification code = 5.
2-6 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5-digit SITC REV3 code. (Depending on the digit, the remaining positions will be blank).
7-13 7-digit filler.
14-163 150-digit description related to the 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5-digit SITC REV3 code.
164 1-digit filler.
165-214 50-digit alphabetic abbreviation of the 150-digit alphabetic description.
215-248 34-digit filler.


F. Section 6 - HS Commodity Descriptions (Related to both Imports and Exports)


POSITION DESCRIPTION
1 1-digit identification code = 6.
2-7 2, 4 or 6-digit HS code. (Depending on the digit, the remaining positions will be blank).
7-13 6-digit filler.
14-163 150-digit alphabetic description related to 2, 4 or 6-digit HS code.
164 1-digit filler.
165-214 50-digit alphabetic abbreviation of the 150-digit alphabetic description.
215-248 34-digit filler.


G. Section 9 - North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Descriptions


POSITION DESCRIPTION
1 1-digit identification code = 9.
2-7 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6-digit NAICS Import code. (Depending on the digit, the remaining positions will be blank).
8-13 8-digit filler.
14-163 150-digit alphabetic description related to 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6-digit NAICS code.
164 1-digit filler.
165-214 50-digit alphabetic abbreviation of the 150-digit alphabetic description.
215-248 34-digit filler.

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