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Document 32019R1082

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1082 of 20 June 2019 concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature


OJ L 171, 26.6.2019, p. 5–7 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force




Official Journal of the European Union

L 171/5


of 20 June 2019

concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature


Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 October 2013 laying down the Union Customs Code (1), and in particular Article 57(4) and Article 58(2) thereof,



In order to ensure uniform application of the Combined Nomenclature annexed to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 (2), it is necessary to adopt measures concerning the classification of the goods referred to in the Annex to this Regulation.


Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 has laid down the general rules for the interpretation of the Combined Nomenclature. Those rules apply also to any other nomenclature which is wholly or partly based on it or which adds any additional subdivision to it and which is established by specific provisions of the Union, with a view to the application of tariff and other measures relating to trade in goods.


Pursuant to those general rules, the goods described in column (1) of the table set out in the Annex should be classified under the CN code indicated in column (2), by virtue of the reasons set out in column (3) of that table.


It is appropriate to provide that binding tariff information issued in respect of the goods concerned by this Regulation which does not conform to this Regulation may, for a certain period, continue to be invoked by the holder in accordance with Article 34(9) of Regulation (EU) No 952/2013. That period should be set at three months.


The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Customs Code Committee,


Article 1

The goods described in column (1) of the table set out in the Annex shall be classified within the Combined Nomenclature under the CN code indicated in column (2) of that table.

Article 2

Binding tariff information which does not conform to this Regulation may continue to be invoked in accordance with Article 34(9) of Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 for a period of three months from the date of entry into force of this Regulation.

Article 3

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 20 June 2019.

For the Commission,

On behalf of the President,

Stephen QUEST


Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union

(1)  OJ L 269, 10.10.2013, p. 1.

(2)  Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 of 23 July 1987 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff (OJ L 256, 7.9.1987, p. 1).


Description of the goods

Classification (CN code)





A self-clinching stud made of steel. It has a threaded shank and a round, flat and smooth head with underlying knurling. It can have different dimensions.

The article is designed to be mounted on low-thickness metal sheets by means of a hydraulic or pneumatic press. The head stays exactly on the level of the sheet while the threaded part remains perpendicular to the sheet.

Consequently, it creates a male thread, which enables the sheet to be joined by means of an additional nut to another element which can be detached by screwing in a reversible way.

 (*1)See image.

7318 15 95

Classification is determined by general rules 1 and 6 for the interpretation of the Combined Nomenclature and by the wording of CN codes 7318 , 7318 15 and 7318 15 95 .

The article is threaded and used to assemble or fasten goods so that they can readily be disassembled without damage. It has the objective characteristics of a screw of heading 7318 . Consequently, classification under CN code 7318 19 00 as other threaded articles is excluded (see also the Harmonised System Explanatory Notes to Heading 7318 (A)).

It is therefore to be classified under CN code 7318 15 95 as other screws of steel.

Image 1

(*1)  The image is purely for information.