We are displaying eight-digit Harmonised System (HS) codes, ie commodity codes, on our commercial invoices and are issuing original copies to consignees in Russia. We have been advised today that Russian authorities will not accept eight digits and the shipper (us) must provide 10 digits which our ERP system is not calibrated to do. Who is correct? Is it mandatory to provide 10 digits for export as we understood the importer of record provided the last two digits on importation?

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