Responsible authority
State Revenue Service
European Union
CN 2021
Purpose of introduction

Provision of internationally comparable statistics for foreign trade.

Classification object


Area of application

Movement of commodities inside the European Union and with the third countries.


Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat)

Planned update or revision

Updated or revised every year

Coding system, code length, number of levels

Coding system  hierarchical
Code length – eight digits
Number of levels 
– 5

Description of levels
Level 1: sections coded by Roman numerals;
Level 2: chapters identified by two-digit numerical codes;
Level 3: headings identified by four-digit numerical codes;
Level 4: HS subheadings identified by six-digit numerical codes;
Level 5: CN subheadings identified by eight-digit numerical codes.

Description of hierarchy
Number of classification elements:
+/- 14,600 headings (of which about 9,300 CN subheadings).

Dzintra Ambulte

Head of Goods Classification Subdivision, National Customs Board, State Revenue Service,
Dzintra.Ambulte [at]