International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System

 

SUMMARY OF:

Decision 87/369/EEC — conclusion of the International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System and of the Protocol of Amendment thereto

International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System

Protocol of Amendment to the International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE DECISION, THE CONVENTION AND THE PROTOCOL?

The decision confirms that the EU will apply the international convention and the protocol of amendment from 1 January 1988.

The convention aims to facilitate international trade and the collection, comparison and analysis of trade statistics by using agreed classifications.

The protocol of amendment states that the convention will enter into force on 1 January in a given year once at least 17 countries, customs or economic unions have signed it, but not before 1 January 1988.

KEY POINTS

The convention:

The convention replaces the Convention on Nomenclature signed in Brussels on 15 December 1950.

DATE OF ENTRY INTO FORCE

The convention entered into force on 1 January 1988.

BACKGROUND

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MAIN DOCUMENTS

Council Decision 87/369/EEC of 7 April 1987 concerning the conclusion of the International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System and of the Protocol of Amendment thereto (OJ L 198, 20.7.1987, pp. 1-2)

International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (OJ L 198, 20.7.1987, pp. 3-10)

Protocol of Amendment to the International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (OJ L 198, 20.7.1987, pp. 11-409)

last update 17.09.2020