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Smart Search is a new search mechanism introduced by FindHS.Codes. When you make a new search, FindHS.Codes first tries to match your query phrase with the thousands of pre-defined HS Code class definitions designated by FindHS.Codes experts. If the system finds a perfect match, it displays the result as Smart Search result. If a perfect match is not found, the classic AI-based search is performed and in that case the results coming from the classic search are presented.

For instance, letís say that youíre looking for HS Codes of diagnostic test kits. In that case you may search for any of the following phrases ending up with the same result which is the HS Code for diagnostic test kits:

  • diagnostic test kits
  • corona test kit
  • test kit for covid-19 diagnosis
  • medical test kit used for corona virus

FindHS.Codes Smart Search remarkably understands that all above phrases refer to the same product and lists the related product(s) and their HS Code(s).

In addition to facilitating searching mechanism, Smart Search comes with another remarkable feature: In conjunction with Smart Search, FindHS.Codes system evolves into a encyclopedia like reference system for HS Codes and Harmonized Tariff Schedule.

There are many benefits of new FindHS.Codes Smart Search mechanism. The most important benefits are the following:

  • Much faster than Classic AI based Search
  • Provides more precise answers than the classic AI-based Search which is more probabilistic.
  • Understands and resolves different representation of complex English search phrases and finds relevant results
  • Provides encyclopedia like supplementary information, references to other related products, related pictures etc. (i.e. as explained in item 3 below)
  • Comes with "ontological tariff structure" (i.e. as explained in item 4 below)

For instance, if you're looking for HS code of mobile phones you can use any of the search phrases laid down below:

  • mobile phone
  • smart phone
  • cell phone
  • cellular phone devices

When you click SEARCH button after you write down any of the above search terms, the system will bring you the answer.

Smart Search mechanism comes with "Supplementary information" and "See also" features which will guide you while you’re looking for the correct answers. Let’s say that you wish to learn HS Code of "microwave ovens". When you type-in "microwave oven" and click SEARCH button you will have the following result:

  • The Smart Search mechanism provides supplementary information when necessary (i.e. additional information for the correct classification of microwave ovens)
  • The mechanism guides you with extra information (i.e. it tells you that there are "industrial or laboratory electric microwave ovens" or "domestic microwave ovens" which are classified separately)
  • "See also" part below further guides you with links to similar products.

The Smart Search mechanism also features ontological tariff structure for selected headings of the nomenclature system. The ontological tariff structure is one of the unprecedented novelties of FindHs.Codes system. The ontological tariff structure is a new way, specific to FindHs.Codes, to depict the customs tariff structure of a given tariff heading. In this new structure, product names are used for the main classification whereas in the classical heading structure HS Codes are used for the same purpose. You may compare the two structures below:

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Currently, FindHs.Codes experts pre-defined HS Code class definitions for the following HS Code Chapters:

Hence, you may be able easily find HS Codes for the products if the searched HS Code fall in Chapter 84, 85, 87 or 90 (i.e. if the required HS Code starts with 84, 85, 87 or 90). In addition to aforesaid chapters, some frequently used HS Code class definitions (such as Covid-19 medical supplies as exemplified above).

These chapters are chosen since they cover a large part of international traded goods. Our efforts to add more chapters and more pre-defined HS Code class definitions continue.

Followings are some search samples to demonstrate how effective FindHS.Codes Smart Search works:


Search Terms Smart Search Results
  • mobile phone
  • smart phone
  • cell phone
  • cellular phone devices
mobile or cell phone / 8517.12
  • laptop computer
  • notebook computers
  • tablet computers
  • portable automatic data processing machines or portable computers
portable automatic data processing machines / 8471.30
  • industrial food processors
  • food processors for use in restaurants
  • commercial mixers
  • industrial grade meat mincers
industrial food processors / 838.80
  • food processors for household use
  • domestic dough kneader
  • mixers for home usage
  • potato peeler for use at home
domestic food processors / 8509.40