Customs Description of Goods

A critical URBN initiative is ensuring all product – whether purchased domestically or internationally – includes a customs description.

In addition to the above training video, instructions to enter a customs description can be found in the TradeStone User Manual.

Note - A customs description must be entered for each style using the “Enter Customs Descriptions” query, but a customs description only has to be entered once per style.  You will only need to use the “Revise Customs Descriptions” query should you need to revise/update the customs description for a style – styles populating in this query do not indicate that a revision is required by URBN.

** IMPORTANT ** Please follow the below guide to give you an indication on the UK CUSTOMS description requirements:

What To Enter For Customs Descriptions

Apparel & Textile Accessories:

  • Gender (LDS or MENS)
  • KNIT or WOVEN
  • Item Type
    • Outerwear garment with leg separations extending below the knee must be entered as “TROUSERS” not “Pants”. Pants is not a recognized term by Customs.
    • If knit garment is fleeced, add to the description
    • If garment is a coat or jacket, list weight per garment in kgs
  • Fiber contents (including weight % of fibers)

Example #1:  LDS KNIT BLOUSE 100% POLYESTER

Example #2:  MENS WOVEN SCARF 100% COTTON

Bags & Wallets:

  • Item type (i.e., handbag, wallet, suitcase, tote, travel bag, etc.)
  • Material content (with % breakouts)
  • Dimension Length + Width + Height in CM

Example 1:  HANDBAG 100% COTTON WITH LEATHER TRIM 25 cm length, 20 cm width, 5 cm

Example 2: TOTE BAG 100% LEATHER

Beauty/Cosmetic Products:

  • Item Type
  • Form of the actual product (i.e., cream, gel, liquid, oil, etc.)
  • Type of container product is sold in & what it is made of (i.e., glass bottle, plastic tube, etc.)
  • Net quantity of product in each unit
  • Contains alcohol, or no?

Example #1:  PERFUME IN GLASS BOTTLE; CONTAINS ALCOHOL, 10 GRAMS

Example #2:  HAND LOTION IN PLASTIC TUBE; DOES NOT CONTAIN ALCOHOL; 30 GRAMS

Example #3:  FACE SERUM, OIL; IN GLASS BOTTLE; DOES NOT CONTAIN ALCOHOL; 3 OZ

Belts:

  • Item type
  • Material content (including weight % of fibers) for the INSIDE (hugs the waist) and OUTSIDE of the belt
  • If TEXTILE: KNIT OR WOVEN

Example1:  BELT 100% LEATHER INSIDE AND 100% POLYESTER KNIT OUTSIDE

Example 2:  BELT 100% POLYURETHANE INSIDE, 50% COTTON 50% POLYESER WOVEN OUTSIDE BELT

Books:

  • HARDCOVER or PAPERBACK
  • Number # of pages

Example:  HARDCOVER BOOK WITH 350 PAGES

Curtains/Window Panels:

  • Item type
  • KNIT OR WOVEN
  • Material content (including weight % of fibers)
  • Dimensions in CM

Example:  WINDOW CURTAINS WOVEN 100% COTTON 18cm x 33cm

Electronic Accessories:

  • Item type
  • Material content
  • Number of speakers (if applicable)
  • Whether it emits radio frequency
  • Whether it includes any batteries, or not

Example:  PLASTIC FM RADIO BLUETOOTH SPEAKER; WITH 2 SPEAKERS, BATTERY NOT INCLUDED

Food/Beverages:

  • Item Type
  • Ingredients List

Furniture:

  • Item Type (i.e., chair, sofa, table, etc.)
  • Material content (including weight %)
  • If made of wood, include type of wood
  • Upholstered or NOT upholstered (for chairs and sofas only)
  • For indoor or outdoor use

Example:  UPHOLSTERED INDOOR CHAIR WITH MANGO WOOD FRAME

Hair Accessories:

  • Item Type (i.e., headband, barrette, comb, etc.)
  • Material content (with % breakouts)
  • If textile is included, include whether knit or woven

Example 1:  PLASTIC HEADBAND COVERED IN WOVEN POLYESTER FABRIC

Example 2:  BASE METAL BARRETTE WITH ACRYLIC DECORATION

Hats:

  • Item Type (i.e., hat, visor, beret, etc.)
  • KNIT OR WOVEN
  • Material content (including weight % of fibers)
  • If made of straw, include whether sewed or not sewed

Example #1:  WOVEN HAT 100% COTTON

Example #2:  VISOR 100% POLYURETHANE

Jewelry

  • Item Type (i.e., bracelet, necklace, ring, etc.)
  • Material content (with % breakouts)
    • Please add if precious metal (plated or clad), semiprecious stones, precious stones, real pearl, genuine shell, horn, bone
    • If made of textile, please add if KNIT or WOVEN
  • Weight in grams

Example 1:  BASE METAL EARRINGS; ROSE QUARTZ RING, 2G;

Example 2:  FRESHWATER PEARL EARRINGS, 3G

Example 3:  ACRYLIC RING

Kitchenware:

  • Item Type (i.e., serving tray, pitcher, soup bowl, etc.)
  • Material content (plastic, glass, stainless steel, etc.)
  • If drinking glass, has stem or stemless
  • If it has etched/engraved glass
  • For plates, include diameter in cm
  • Indicate whether it is food/drink safe
  • Include whether it comes in a set
  • If made of any amount of wood, include type of wood

Example 1:  GLASS STEM DRINKING GLASS, ENGRAVED, FOOD SAFE

Example 2: SET OF FOUR 100% STONEWARE MUGS, FOOD SAFE

Example 3: STAINLESS STEEL COCKTAIL SHAKER, FOODSAFE

Lighting:

  • Item Type (i.e., chandelier, table lamp, wall sconce, etc.)
  • Material content (iron, rattan, plastic, etc.)
  • Indicate if no wires are included
  • If lightbulb is included, advise if bulb is LED
  • Include whether socket is for LED bulbs only
  • If made of any amount of wood, include type of wood

Example 1:  IRON TABLE LAMP

Example 2: MANGO WOOD FLOOR LAMP WITH LED ONLY SOCKET

Mirrors:

  • Item Type
  • Framed or unframed
  • Material of backing
  • If it includes LED lights add to description
  • If it is meant to hang over the door add to description
  • If made of any amount of wood, include type of wood
  • Reflective surface dimensions in cm2

Example:  FRAMED MIRROR WITH MDF BACK, 950 CM2

Pillows:

  • Item Type
  • Fiber contents (including weight %)
  • Include front material and back material
  • Type of fill (i.e., polyester fill, down, faux feathers)

Example 1:  PILLOW 100% COTTON WOVEN PILLOW WITH  100% POLYESTER FILL

Example 2: PILLOW 100% COTTON FRONT AND 100% POLYESTER BACK WITH 100% POLYESTER FILL

Rugs:

  • Item Type
  • KNIT OR WOVEN
  • Material content (including weight %)
  • Tufted or NOT tufted. If tufted, include if hand tufted or machine tufted.
  • Knotted or NOT knotted
  • Pile construction or non-pile construction
  • Dimensions Length X Width in CM
  • If rug has tiles, surface area of the tiles

Example:  RUG WOVEN 100% COTTON, NON-PILE CONSTRUCTION, NOT TUFTED, 100 CM x 100 CM

Shoes:

  • Gender (LDS or MENS)
  • Item Type (i.e., boot, slipper, sneaker)
  • Content of upper
  • Content of outsole
  • Include whether outsole is flocked with textile flocking or not flocked
  • Include whether open toe, open heel, or slip on
  • Covers ankle, covers calf, or DOES NOT cover ankle
  • Is the vamp made of straps? Or is one of several pieces cut out? – If vamp has straps or cut outs, is the sole & heel combined have a height of more than 3 cm?

Example #1:  LDS SANDAL, POLYESTER UPPER, RUBBER OUTSOLE; DOES NOT COVER ANKLE

Example #2:  LDS HEELS, LEATHER UPPER, RUBBER OUTSOLE; DOES NOT COVER ANKLE, HAS VAMP CUT OUTS WITH HEEL GREATER THAN 3 CM

Example #3:  MENS BOOTS, LEATHER UPPER, RUBBER OUTSOLE; COVERS ANKLE AND CALF

 

Sunglasses & Readers:

  • Item Type (i.e., sunglasses, prismatic readers, non-prismatic readers)
  • Material of lens

Example:  BASE METAL SUNGLASSES WITH PLASTIC LENS

Textile Home Products:

  • Item Type
  • KNIT or WOVEN
  • Material content (including weight % of fibers)
  • Printed or not printed
  • If bedding, include if quilted or not quilted, embellished, or not embellished, and embroidered or not embroidered
  • If filled, include what it’s filled with (i.e., animal feathers, faux feathers, down, polyester, etc.)

Example #1:  100% COTTON WOVEN TABLECLOTH

Example #2:  100% COTTON WOVEN DUVET, NOT QUILTED, NOT PRINTED

Toys & Novelty Items:

  • Item Type
  • Material content
  • For stuffed toys, indicate if “plush-covered”
  • If made of any amount of wood, include type of wood

Example:  POLYESTER STUFFED ANIMAL TOY

Umbrellas:

  • Item Type (i.e., handheld or garden)
  • Material content
  • Telescoping shaft or non-telescoping shaft
  • If made of any amount of wood, include type of wood

Example:  HANDHELD UMBRELLA WITH TELESCOPING SHAFT

Wall Art:

  • Item Type
  • Material content
  • Whether image is printed or embroidered
  • Framed or not framed
  • If made of any amount of wood, include type of wood

Example:  PRINTED MANGO WOOD WALL ART WITH OAK WOOD FRAME 

Wall Hangings:

  • Item Type
  • Material content
  • Framed or not framed
  • If made of any amount of wood, include type of wood
  • If made of textile, include whether knit or woven

Example: 100% COTTON WOVEN WALL HANGING

Wallpaper:

  • Item Type
  • Coated or non-coated with plastic

Example:  WALLPAPER 100% COATED PLASTIC

Watches & Clocks:

  • Item Type (wristwatch, alarm clock, wall clock, clock with watch movements, etc.)
  • Electrically operated or not
  • Display type (Mechanical Display or Opto-Electronic Display or both)
  • Whether it has stopwatch capabilities or not

Example #1:  ALARM CLOCK, BATTERY OPERATED

Example #2:  WRISTWATCH, ELECTRICALLY OPERATED WITH MECHANICAL DISPLAY ONLY, DOES NOT HAVE STOPWATCH

Miscellaneous:

**If your product is not listed above…                             please indicate material contents & intended use**

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