Classification decisions taken at the 59th Session of the Harmonized System Committee have been released

14 June 2017

The WCO Harmonized System Committee (HSC) held its 59th Session at WCO Headquarters in Brussels from 15 to 24 March 2017.  The decisions taken by the HSC during this session have now been published on our website.

These include, in particular, 27 new Classification Opinions and 30 sets of amendments to the HS Explanatory Notes, as well as 28 Classification Rulings dealing with, among other things, arachidonic acid (ARA) oil; a mixture of pieces of red and green pepper fruits (Capsicum frutescens) filled with cheese (feta cheese and fresh cheese), submerged in a liquid consisting of sunflower oil, garlic and spices; rapid diagnostic test kits for detecting the Zika virus and other diseases transmitted by mosquitoes of the Aedes genus; a medicated bone graft substitute; photoresists, i.e., light-sensitive plastic resin solutions used in the photolithographic manufacture of semiconductor materials; table top art easels; laminated textile fabric; an electronic safe made of steel, designed to protect valuables; a palm size washer device operated by a small electric motor, used to remove stains from clothes; unassembled bicycle parts; a virtual reality headset designed to be connected to and used with a specific type of mobile phone; and jump ropes.