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Instruments and Tools

Instruments and Tools

  • HS Convention

    The HS is governed by "The International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System", which was adopted in June 1983 and entered into force January 1988.

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  • HS Nomenclature 2017 Edition

    The 2017 Edition of the WCO Harmonized System Nomenclature will enter into force on 1 January 2017. It includes 233 sets of amendments, divided as follows : agricultural sector 85; chemical sector 45; wood sector 13; textile sector 15; base metal sector 6; machinery sector 25; transport sector 18; other sectors 26.

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  • HS Nomenclature 2012 Edition

    The latest version of the WCO Harmonized System Nomenclature entered into force on 1 January 2012. It includes 220 sets of amendments: 98 relating to the agricultural sector; 27 to the chemical sector; 9 to the paper sector; 14 to the textile sector; 5 to the base metal sector; 30 to the machinery sector; and an additional 37 that apply to a variety of other sectors.

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  • HS Nomenclature older edition

    Previous version of the WCO Harmonized System Nomenclature include HS 2007 and HS 2002.

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  • Recommendations Related to the Harmonized System

    List of the WCO Recommendations related to the HS Convention with the aim to ensure correct and uniform application of the Harmonized System Convention.

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  • Classification Decisions

    Classification Decisions taken at the Harmonized System Committee.

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  • Harmonized System Database Online

    The database groups all the available HS Tools, by adding to the information on the Nomenclature, the Compendium of Classification Opinions and the Explanatory Notes, the information relating to the Alphabetical Index and the Brochure on Classification Decisions taken by the Harmonized System Committee.

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  • Correlations between the HS and international conventions

    The interconnection table document contains the correlations between the Harmonized System and selected international conventions as drawn by the World Customs Organization Secretariat in collaboration with the Secretariats of the organizations administering the conventions or agreements set out below, in accordance with instructions received from the Harmonized System Committee.

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