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Tariff and Trade Affairs

Tariff and Trade Affairs

  • Harmonized System Committee

    The HS Committee performs functions as described in Article 7 of the HS Convention. To that end, the Committee acts under the overall direction of the WCO Council and Policy Commission, with administrative support provided by the WCO Secretariat.

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  • Harmonized System Review Sub-Committee

    The Review Sub-Committee (RSC) acts under the overall direction of the HS Committee with administrative support provided by the WCO Secretariat.

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  • The Scientific Sub-Committee

    The Scientific Sub-Committee acts as an advisory body of the Council on questions involving chemical or other scientific matters. In practice, the Sub-Committee acts under the instruction of the Council or any of its Committees or Sub-Committees and it reports back to these WCO bodies.

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  • Harmonized System Working Party

    The HS Working Party acts under the overall direction of the HS Committee with administrative support provided by the WCO Secretariat.

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  • Technical Committee on Rules of Origin (TCRO)

    The Technical Committee on Rules of Origin (Technical Committee or TCRO) was established by the WTO Agreement on Rules of Origin (Origin Agreement), Article 4.2 (Institutions).

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  • Technical Committee on Customs Valuation

    The Technical Committee on Customs Valuation (hereinafter referred to as “the Technical Committee”) is established in accordance with Article 18 of the Agreement on Implementation of Article VII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994.

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  • Focus Group on Transfer Pricing

    The first meeting of the Joint WCO-OECD Focus Group on Transfer Pricing was held on the 26th October at the WCO headquarters in Brussels and was attended by representatives of the WCO, OECD, WTO, Customs administrations, Tax administrations and the Private Sector.

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