Glossary term:

Harmonised System

An international nomenclature developed by the World Customs Organisation (arranged in six-digit codes), allowing all participating countries to classify traded goods on a common basis. Beyond the six-digit level, countries are free to introduce national distinctions for tariffs and many other purposes. Hence, up to the HS-6 digit level, all countries using the Harmonised System classify products in the same way.

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Combined Nomenclature

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