We would like to draw your attention to be aware of the few changes to some classification codes from January 2022.
We fully understand that this is the last thing that anyone needs at this time but unfortunately it is something beyond our control.
If you have customer databases / ERP systems could these, be updated where necessary to ensure the correct classification codes are provided.
By doing this it will help avoid any potential queries or unnecessary delays in the new year.
There are a couple of links to some revenue organisations below which may hopefully assist “The World Customs Organisation’s (WCO) Harmonised System (HS) provides 6-digit classification codes.
The Combined Nomenclature (CN) is extended to 8-digit level by the EU for exports and to 10-digit TARIC level for EU imports.
There will be significant changes to the CN from 1 January 2022 due to amendments to the WCO’s Harmonised Commodity Description and Coding System.
The HS is updated/revised every 5 years to take account of new products/changes in products and changes in classifications.
The CN is updated annually and the TARIC daily.
Because the HS is only updated every 5 years, there are a significant number of code changes on introduction of each new HS version.
The Combined Nomenclature has been revised to account for the changes to the HS 2022 and the new edition will come into effect on the 1 January 2022. Commission implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1832 refers. Details of the main changes are available on the correlation table correlation tables 2021 - 2022 available on the Customs classification