Bureau Veritas

Classification Code Services



For greater reliability in trade facilitation within Government contracts as well as other non Pre-shipment Inspection (PSI) countries. Exporters and Importers need to ensure that the goods are correctly classified using the Harmonized Tariff System (HTS) of the country of import. With incorrect HTS codes, importers can receive: hefty fines, delays in Customs clearances, subject to having their shipments seized and even face Civil and Criminal charges. They need a reliable global partner to help them overcome these obstacles.


What is CCS? In carrying out Classification Code Services (CCS) of goods on behalf of exporting/importing entities, Bureau Veritas helps international trade operators to comply fully with the importing countries Harmonize Tariff System (HTS). This improves their business efficiency and eliminates risk wherever possible. The service also provides clients with the peace of mind they require.


Bureau Veritas acts as trade facilitation services provider on five continents and is one of the world's leading providers of import control and inspection services. ISO 9001: 2000 certification Certification of all its activities worldwide confirms that Bureau Veritas closely controls the quality of its services, from design to performance and verification. The Bureau Veritas Group also complies with ISO 17020.Efficiency guaranteed by worldwide presence Bureau Veritas relies on its international network, with a workforce of over 26,000 in 700 offices worldwide. Proven experience Bureau Veritas was founded in 1828. Through its dedicated subsidiary BIVAC International, it has more than 20 years' experience in trade facilitation services performed on behalf of numerous clients. Founding member of IFIA (International Federation of Inspection Agencies) The trade association for inspection agencies and other organizations that provide inspection, testing and certification services internationally. Bureau Veritas complies with the IFIA Compliance Code and PSI Code of Practice.

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