Freight Class & Shipping Codes


ShipNerd provides discounted shipping rates for shipping chrysotile except crude or milled fibers of groups 3, 4 or 5 grades.

When shipping chrysotile except crude or milled fibers of groups 3, 4 or 5 grades via small package couriers such as UPS or Canpar Express, or LTL providers, be sure to specify any necessary special handling.

Use the quick quote tool to see the best shipping rates for your shipment of Mineral Products.

Remember, package couriers only accept packages weighing up to 150lbs, and up to 165″ in length and girth combined. Shipments of Mineral on pallets, or over these size and weigh limits will ship via LTL Freight using ShipNerd.

Use ShipNerd and get discounted shipping rates on packages (up to 150lbs) or larger, heavier LTL Freight shipments of minerals, earths, stones, ores, lime, cement, mineral fuels oils and waxes, and other mineral based products.

HS: #252490

Harmonized System

The Harmonized System is a 6-digit coding standard for international classification of imported and exported products and commodities.

The HS number for chrysotile except crude or milled fibers of groups 3, 4 or 5 grades is #252490.

Schedule B: #2524900055

U.S. Export Commodity Classifications

United States export codes, more commonly known as “Schedule-B numbers” are based on the [international] Harmonized System and further classify the items you're shipping.

The Schedule-B number for “CHRYSOTILE, NESOI” is #2524900055 based on the classification below.

Section V Mineral Products
Chapter 25 Salt; Sulfur; Earths and Stone; Plastering Materials, Lime and Cement
Heading 24 Asbestos.
Sub-Heading 90 Other
Statistical Classification 0055 CHRYSOTILE, NESOI

NOTE: Schedule-B takes the 6-digit HS code, (in this case, #252490), and appends a 4-digit “Statistical Classification”, (e.g.- “0055”) to it.

HTS: #2524.90.00.55

Harmonized Tariff Schedule

The Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) lists the United States tariff rates for all classes of goods imported into the US.

HTS #2524.90.00.55
2nd Level:Other
3rd Level:Other
Unit of Quantity:t
General Rate of Duty:Free
Special Rate of Duty:
Column 2 Rate of Duty:Free
Quota Quantity:
Additional Duties:

HTS tariff/duty notes, trade agreements, restrictions and other information related to HTS# 2524.90.00.55 are available on the U.S. International Trade Commission website at:


National Motor Freight Classification® (US)

For (US) interstate, intrastate or international LTL Freight shipments an NMFC® Freight Class is assigned primarily based on density, (lb. per cubic foot).

Our Quick Quote tool estimates freight class based on size and weight entered and displays a list of carriers, services and rates for pallets of LTL Freight or delivery of parcels, (envelopes, boxes, shipping tubes, etc).

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Freight Class may be adjusted up or down depending on type of item shipped, handling requirements, how “stow-able” the cargo is and the liability, (potential for loss, high value, etc).

Rates are lower for lower freight classes, and higher for higher classes. Shipments requiring special handling may be assigned to a higher freight class. Products which are high-values, easily damaged, prone to loss, may damage other freight, or are perishable may be assigned a higher freight class. Products which are large, or irregularly shaped, or un-stackable such as assembled furniture, machines, etc may be assigned a higher freight class.

In general, there are (18) NMFC® Freight Classes ranging from Class 50 to Class 500:

50Greater than 50lbsNuts, bolts, steel
5535 – 50 LBBricks, cement
6030 – 35 LBCeramic tiles, auto accessories
6522.5 – 30 LBBooks, bottled liquor
7015 – 22.5 LBFood items, boxed paper
77.513.5 – 15 LBTires, snowplows, bath fixtures
8512 – 13.5 LBPharmaceuticals, wood furniture
92.510.5 – 12 LBComputers, refrigerators
1009 – 10.5 LBCookware, letal, wine cases, rugs
1108 – 9 LBFramed artwork, pneumatic tires
1257 – 8 LBSmall household appliances
1506 – 7 LBRefrigerators, sheet metal, bookcases
1755 – 6 LBClothing, couches, stuffed furniture
2004 – 5 LBAluminum parts, box springs
2503 – 4 LBPlasma TVs, upholstered furniture
3002 – 3 LBModel cars, assembled chairs, tables
4001 – 2 LBLight fixtures, deer antlers
500<1 lb.Ping pong balls, gold dust

For more information on NMFC® Freight Classes, visit the National Motor Freight Association, (NMFTA), website at:

END USE: #16040

Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Census Bureau

End-use commodity classification identifies merchandise based on principal use rather than the physical characteristics.

End Use Classification (Expanded)
1Industrial supplies and materials
16Nonmetals associated with durable goods output
16040Sulfur, nonmetallic minerals

The End Use code for Sulfur, nonmetallic minerals is #16040.

END USE may affect tariffs, duties, taxes, restrictions and other import/export considerations.

SITC: #27840

Standard International Trade Classification

SITC codes are used by the United Nations (UN) for classifying (international) import / export trade data.

SITC Classification (Expanded)

The SITC Classification for “ASBESTOS” is #27840.

NAICS: #212390

North American Industry Classification System

NAICS was developed by the U.S., Canada and Mexico to make business statistics comparable across North America.

NAICS Classification (Expanded)
21Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
212Mining (except Oil and Gas)
2123Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
21239Other Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying
212390Other Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying

The coding NAICS #212390 indicates this is a product of the Other Nonmetallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying industry.