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The 2012 Harmonized System Database on CD ROM includes all Harmonized System publications: the Nomenclature, Amendments to the Nomenclature applicable as of 1 January 2012 and the Correlation Tables between the 2007 and 2012 versions, the Explanatory Notes, the Classification Opinions, the Alphabetical Index, the Compendium of Classification Opinions and the Harmonized System Classification Handbook.

The database is in French, English and Spanish

The CD ROM includes all updates (2 per year) which you will receive automatically until 2016.


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HS Classification Handbook (second edition) 


The HS Classification Handbook provides an introduction to the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, usually referred to simply as the Harmonized System or the “HS”.

It explains the origins of the Harmonized System, gives a detailed description of it, sets out the provisions for its maintenance and describes the complementary publications of the Harmonized System.

It also contains the text of the International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, the Rules of procedure of the Harmonized System Committee and Sub-Committees and much more.

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The Compendium contains the text of the WTO Customs Valuation Agreement, as well as the interpretative notes accompanying the instruments of the Technical Committee on Customs Valuation.

The Agreement describes the Customs Valuation method for imported goods and sets out the provisions for its implementation.

The Technical Committee’s instruments include the definitive interpretations of a number of technical aspects of the Agreement, in the form of advisory opinions, commentaries, case studies and explanatory notes.

Updates will be sent automatically and free of charge.

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The Revised Kyoto Convention is the blueprint for modern and efficient Customs procedures in the 21st century.
New principles governing the Revised Kyoto Convention have been developed, including:

- Transparent and predictable action by Customs Administrations
- Harmonised and simplified goods declarations and supporting documentation
- Simplified procedures for authorised persons
- Maximum use of IT
- Minimum necessary Customs controls to ensure compliance with regulations
- Use of risk management and risk assessment techniques and in controls
- Coordinated interventions with other border agencies
- Business partnerships

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The World Customs Organization informs you on all customs procedures. From the customs Harmonized System nomenclature to the rules of origin for commodities importation and enforcement: improve your knowledge on customs matters!