Release of the Harmonized System Committee’s working documents on WCO public database

29 October 2021

Redacted versions of working documents and reports from the Harmonized System Committee’s (HSC) meetings no 59, 60 and 61 are now available on the WCO public website.

The public release of these documents is based on WCO Council’s deliberation at its 97th/98th sessions in 2001, approving the establishment of a public documentation database for historical working documents and reports of the HSC to be released in redacted form, subject to the approval of members and respecting commercial confidentiality.

As a knowledge-based organization, the WCO provides this documentation to support the values of transparency and access to information in governance procedures.

These documents and those from HSC meetings no 10 to 58 may be found at