Due to numerous requests, an electronic
version of the 2012 HTS is now being made available through
the website. This file was created through a series of complex
programs and provides crucial information so that the tariff
can be used in machine-readable form. Please note that there
may be some errors from processing the text information in
the official version of the HTS, so please refer to the printed
versions (or .pdf files on the website) when in doubt.
The delimited text file is an ANSI Windows delimited text
file, delimited with the 'pipe' symbol (|). The first line
in the file describes the fields. Most fields are self-explanatory
and correspond to the tabular information presented in the
official printed versions or .pdf files. The delimited text
file also provides additional information such as the levels
of indentation as well as an identification of descriptive
and superior text which may or may not have an associated
HTS heading or subheading reference in the published HTS.
The file includes FULL article descriptions and duty rates,
which may be longer than some PC-based applications. Applications
such as Excel or Access will typically truncate these descriptions
unless special measures are taken to prevent it. The file
is provided as-is.
the 2012 HTS Revision 1 delimited text file (about 2.0 Mb)