A HS tariff classification service based on a knowledge convergence performance system supporting decision elements and field terms

결정요소 및 현장용어 지원 지식융합 수행 시스템 기반의 HS 관세분류 서비스에 관한 실증 연구

  • Received : 2014.11.15
  • Accepted : 2015.02.20
  • Published : 2015.02.28


In the FTA environment, it is necessary to comply with the rules of origin in order to receive duty-free benefits. To do this, they have to precede the Harmonized System(HS) tariff classification of the goods and understand thoroughly the basic principles that constitute the tariff schedule of HS classification. For the correct classification, they should understand exactly the product name of "Heading" about the items, "Legal Note" in the relevant "Section" or "Chapter" as well as provisions of the commentary. Therefore, this paper proposes to develop a HS classification services based on the performance system of knowledge convergence of field terms commonly used in various industries. In result, our services can provide users the conveniences which users first selects one of seven decision elements of the classification and perform the classification easily and accurately.


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