534 Schedule B Number Requirement for Belarus and Russia

In alignment with U.S. government sanctions and the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the United States Department of Commerce, the 10-digit Schedule B number must appear in the HS Tariff Number block on the customs declaration form for each item containing goods mailed to Belarus or Russia, along with a detailed description of the goods. Also, a mailer using an electronic customs form must transmit the Schedule B number electronically.

This rule reflects the addition to 15 CFR, Section 746.5(a)(1)(ii) of the “Russian Industry Sector Sanctions List” (and the expansion of those requirements to Belarus), which identifies certain Schedule B numbers corresponding to categories of exported goods (as well as certain modified or designed components, parts, accessories, and attachments of such goods) for which BIS requires a license. For the latest requirements, the mailer is responsible for consulting the current, authoritative provisions in the applicable BIS rules, including those that might be available at https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/regulations/export-administration-regulations-ear (click on the link for “Part 746”) as updated periodically. For further guidance on BIS license requirements, see the BIS guide “Resources on Export Controls Implemented in Response to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine” at https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/policy-guidance/country-guidance/russia-belarus. An item’s inclusion in or exclusion from the Russian Industry Sector Sanctions List does not necessarily imply mailability, because other rules or regulations might also render any item nonmailable. For certain other prohibited and restricted items, see the Individual Country Listings for Belarus and Russia, as well as Publication 52, Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Mail.

Note: A Schedule B number is a 10-digit code used in the United States to classify physical goods for export to another country. There is a Schedule B number for every physical product. Based on the international Harmonized System (HS) of 6-digit commodity classification codes (which serve as the foundation for the import and export classification systems used in the United States), Schedule B numbers are administered by the U.S. Census Bureau of the United States Department of Commerce. Further information on Schedule B numbers is available at https://www.trade.gov/harmonized-system-hs-codes. Schedule B numbers are available via the U.S. Census Bureau’s Schedule B search engine at https://uscensus.prod.3ceonline.com or via any similar successor source.