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HS Nomenclature 2017 Edition

HS Nomenclature 2017 Edition

This section contains the text of the Nomenclature established under the International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, effective from 1 January 2017.

It should be noted that this section contains two versions of Chapter 44. Between Chapters 43 and 45, is inserted the text of Chapter 44 as it reads after the amendments following both the WCO Council Recommendations of 27 June 2014 and of 11 June 2015. The text of Chapter 44 as it reads after the amendment by the Recommendation of 27 June 2014 only, is included at the end of this section. This text is valid from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017 for Contracting Parties which are not able to implement the complementary amendments to Chapter 44 before 1 January 2018.
For more information, see the publication on the complementary amendments to the HS 2017 Nomenclature.

Click here for the HS Nomenclature 2017 Edition, which shall enter into force on 1 January 2017.

HS Nomenclature 2017

  • Amendments effective from 1 January 2017

    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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  • Complementary amendments to the Harmonized System

    Complementary amendments to the HS Nomenclature 2017 Edition have been accepted as a result of the Council Recommendation of 11 June 2015. These further amendments enter into force on 1 January 2018. The HS Contracting Parties are, however, encouraged to apply these amendments from 1 January 2017.

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  • Corrigendum amendments to the HS Nomenclature 2017 Edition

    The WCO Council, at its 127th/128th Sessions in July 2016, adopted a few minor corrigendum amendments to the HS Nomenclature 2017 Edition.

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  • Correlation Tables HS 2012 – 2017

    This section contains the tables correlating the 2012 and 2017 versions of the Harmonized System (HS), as drawn up by the World Customs Organization Secretariat in accordance with instructions received from the Harmonized System Committee.

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