Provision of internationally comparable statistics for foreign trade.
Movement of commodities inside the European Union and with the third countries.
Approved by the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1577 of 21 September 2020 amending Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff.
Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat)
Updated or revised every year.
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).