Classify settings


Classify settings

Maximize your use of Classify with custom preferences.


Accessible from Dashboard, Classify settings allow you to customize your preferences to maximize your classification results. With settings to restrict HS codes and inputs, you can control outcomes when you have items that can be easily mistaken for other items, resulting in greater accuracy.

Restrict HS codes 

Zonos Classify offers a valuable feature to eliminate or restrict Harmonized System (HS) codes from Classify. This ensures that the results do not fall into those restricted codes. Customers find this option useful for various reasons, such as complying with regulations, avoiding prohibited goods, mitigating risks, or preventing common misclassifications.

With this feature, users can easily impose strict restrictions on particular HS codes within the HS schedule, ranging from the chapter level to subheading level (anywhere between 2 and 6 digits). All they need to do is input the relevant HS code, and Classify will refrain from considering codes falling within the restricted areas. Consequently, users gain better control over how their products are classified, reducing the likelihood of encountering customs-related delays and compliance issues.

By restricting certain HS codes, you easily avoid the risk of common misclassifications. For example, a toy store may want to restrict chapter 93, firearms and ammunition, so that their toy guns aren't accidentally classified as a firearm. Or, a store that sells "champagne" colored clothing may benefit from restricting heading 2204 so their items aren't misclassified as wine, which could result in delays and higher duty rates.

Add restricted HS codes


To exclude a name in Dashboard, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Dashboard -> Settings -> Classify settings.
  2. Navigate to Restrict HS codes.
  3. Input the HS code you'd like restricted. Only input one HS code at a time.
  4. Click Add restricted code.

Input name exclusions 

This feature allows you to enhance the accuracy of HS code assignments by excluding certain name inputs from returning HS codes in the Classify response. Instead of returning an HS code, Classify will return an error that prompts the user to provide additional information, ensuring a more precise classification result. By doing so, you can prevent generic or ambiguous terms from generating inaccurate or high-risk classifications.

For example, if a user inputs the name "gift," a vague description with potential applicability to many classifications. In this case, you could include "gift" in the list of excluded names. This will encourage the user to provide more specific details, such as "spa gift basket" or "gift card," ensuring a more accurate classification.

Similarly, consider the term "gun," which can refer to various items with different levels of regulatory scrutiny. By excluding "gun" as a restricted name, users will be prompted to add more detail, such as "toy gun," to avoid inadvertently classifying potentially high-risk items.

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