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Discrepancy or not: 6-digit and 8-digit HS code on different documents

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:49 pm
by hwang
Dear experts,

We have the following terms in our L/C:
46A: Documents Required
FTA (FREE TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN CHINA AND PAKISTAN)
CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN MUST BE WITH DOCUMENTS SIGNED
BY AUTHORIZED AUTHORITY OF ENTRY-EXIT INSPECTION
AND QUARANTINE BUREAU OF CHINA.
47A: Additional Conditions
H.S. CODE NO.9401.7900 SHOULD APPEAR ON BILL OF LADING AND INVOICES.

By 46A, nothing mentioned what HS code should be used on the C/O.
By 47A, BILL OF LADING AND INVOICES will show an 8-digit HS code

By regulations in China, the CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN allows up to 6 digits only (9401.79).
So the HS code are not identical amongst the documents.

Could you please advise if this is considered a discrepancy?

Thank you!

Re: Discrepancy or not: 6-digit and 8-digit HS code on different documents

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:32 pm
by picant
Hi Pal,

IMHO, not discrepant as per art 14 d, UCP 600.
Other comments appreciated
Ciao

Re: Discrepancy or not: 6-digit and 8-digit HS code on different documents

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:16 am
by hwang
Thank you, Picant, for your quick feedback. I just review 14d and couldn't agree more. Your point is also supported by art 14f.