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Document 32012R1106

Commission Regulation (EU) No 1106/2012 of 27 November 2012 implementing Regulation (EC) No 471/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on Community statistics relating to external trade with non-member countries, as regards the update of the nomenclature of countries and territories Text with EEA relevance

OJ L 328, 28.11.2012, p. 7–15 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)
Special edition in Croatian: Chapter 02 Volume 024 P. 17 - 25

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2012/1106/oj

28.11.2012   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 328/7


COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 1106/2012

of 27 November 2012

implementing Regulation (EC) No 471/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on Community statistics relating to external trade with non-member countries, as regards the update of the nomenclature of countries and territories

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 471/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 May 2009 on Community statistics relating to external trade with non-member countries and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1172/95 (1), and in particular Article 5(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1833/2006 of 13 December 2006 on the nomenclature of countries and territories for the external trade statistics of the Community and statistics of trade between Member States (2) set out the version of that nomenclature which was valid as of 1 January 2007.

(2)

South Sudan has become an independent State.

(3)

The Netherlands Antilles have been dissolved.

(4)

Saint Barthélemy no longer belongs to the customs territory of the European Union.

(5)

A code is needed to cover transactions involving installations on the high seas (oil platforms, wind farms, transoceanic cables).

(6)

The alphabetical coding of countries and territories must reflect the current version of the standard ISO alpha 2, in so far as it is compatible with the requirements of Union legislation and the Union statistical requirements.

(7)

It is therefore appropriate to draw up a new version of the nomenclature which takes account of these developments and of changes affecting certain codes.

(8)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee on Statistics Relating to the Trading of Goods with Non-Member Countries,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The version of the nomenclature of countries and territories for the external trade statistics of the Union and statistics of trade between Member States which shall be valid as from 1 January 2013 is set out in the Annex hereto.

Article 2

Regulation (EC) No 1833/2006 is repealed with effect from 1 January 2013.

Article 3

This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 January 2013.

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

Done at Brussels, 27 November 2012.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 152, 16.6.2009, p. 23.

(2)  OJ L 354, 14.12.2006, p. 19.


ANNEX

NOMENCLATURE OF COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES FOR THE EXTERNAL TRADE STATISTICS OF THE UNION AND STATISTICS OF TRADE BETWEEN MEMBER STATES

(Version valid with effect from 1 January 2013)

Code

Text

Description

AD

Andorra

 

AE

United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al Qaiwain

AF

Afghanistan

 

AG

Antigua and Barbuda

 

AI

Anguilla

 

AL

Albania

 

AM

Armenia

 

AO

Angola

Including Cabinda

AQ

Antarctica

Territory south of 60° south latitude; not including the French Southern Territories (TF), Bouvet Island (BV), South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands (GS)

AR

Argentina

 

AS

American Samoa

 

AT

Austria

 

AU

Australia

 

AW

Aruba

 

AZ

Azerbaijan

 

BA

Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

BB

Barbados

 

BD

Bangladesh

 

BE

Belgium

 

BF

Burkina Faso

 

BG

Bulgaria

 

BH

Bahrain

 

BI

Burundi

 

BJ

Benin

 

BL

Saint Barthélemy

 

BM

Bermuda

 

BN

Brunei Darussalam

Often referred to as Brunei

BO

Bolivia, Plurinational State of

Often referred to as Bolivia

BQ

Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

 

BR

Brazil

 

BS

Bahamas

 

BT

Bhutan

 

BV

Bouvet Island

 

BW

Botswana

 

BY

Belarus

Often referred to as Belorussia

BZ

Belize

 

CA

Canada

 

CC

Cocos Islands (or Keeling Islands)

 

CD

Congo, Democratic Republic of

Formerly Zaire

CF

Central African Republic

 

CG

Congo

 

CH

Switzerland

Including the German territory of Büsingen and the Italian municipality of Campione d’Italia

CI

Côte d’Ivoire

Often referred to as Ivory Coast

CK

Cook Islands

 

CL

Chile

 

CM

Cameroon

 

CN

China

 

CO

Colombia

 

CR

Costa Rica

 

CU

Cuba

 

CV

Cape Verde

 

CW

Curaçao

 

CX

Christmas Island

 

CY

Cyprus

 

CZ

Czech Republic

 

DE

Germany

Including the island of Heligoland; excluding the territory of Büsingen

DJ

Djibouti

 

DK

Denmark

 

DM

Dominica

 

DO

Dominican Republic

 

DZ

Algeria

 

EC

Ecuador

Including the Galápagos Islands

EE

Estonia

 

EG

Egypt

 

EH

Western Sahara

 

ER

Eritrea

 

ES

Spain

Including the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands; excluding Ceuta (XC) and Melilla (XL)

ET

Ethiopia

 

FI

Finland

Including the Åland Islands

FJ

Fiji

 

FK

Falkland Islands

 

FM

Micronesia, Federated States of

Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei and Yap

FO

Faroe Islands

 

FR

France

Including Monaco, the French overseas departments (French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion) and the French northern part of St Martin

GA

Gabon

 

GB

United Kingdom

Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man

GD

Grenada

Including Southern Grenadines

GE

Georgia

 

GH

Ghana

 

GI

Gibraltar

 

GL

Greenland

 

GM

Gambia

 

GN

Guinea

 

GQ

Equatorial Guinea

 

GR

Greece

 

GS

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

 

GT

Guatemala

 

GU

Guam

 

GW

Guinea-Bissau

 

GY

Guyana

 

HK

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China

HM

Heard Island and McDonald Islands

 

HN

Honduras

Including Swan Islands

HR

Croatia

 

HT

Haiti

 

HU

Hungary

 

ID

Indonesia

 

IE

Ireland

 

IL

Israel

 

IN

India

 

IO

British Indian Ocean Territory

Chagos Archipelago

IQ

Iraq

 

IR

Iran, Islamic Republic of

 

IS

Iceland

 

IT

Italy

Including Livigno; excluding the municipality of Campione d’Italia

JM

Jamaica

 

JO

Jordan

 

JP

Japan

 

KE

Kenya

 

KG

Kyrgyz, Republic

 

KH

Cambodia

 

KI

Kiribati

 

KM

Comoros

Anjouan, Grande Comore and Mohéli

KN

St Kitts and Nevis

 

KP

Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of

Often referred to as North Korea

KR

Korea, Republic of

Often referred to as South Korea

KW

Kuwait

 

KY

Cayman Islands

 

KZ

Kazakhstan

 

LA

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Often referred to as Laos

LB

Lebanon

 

LC

St Lucia

 

LI

Liechtenstein

 

LK

Sri Lanka

 

LR

Liberia

 

LS

Lesotho

 

LT

Lithuania

 

LU

Luxembourg

 

LV

Latvia

 

LY

Libya

 

MA

Morocco

 

MD

Moldova, Republic of

 

ME

Montenegro

 

MG

Madagascar

 

MH

Marshall Islands

 

MK  (1)

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

 

ML

Mali

 

MM

Myanmar

Often referred to as Burma

MN

Mongolia

 

MO

Macao

Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China

MP

Northern Mariana Islands

 

MR

Mauritania

 

MS

Montserrat

 

MT

Malta

Including Gozo and Comino

MU

Mauritius

Mauritius, Rodrigues Island, Agalega Islands and Cargados Carajos Shoals (St Brandon Islands)

MV

Maldives

 

MW

Malawi

 

MX

Mexico

 

MY

Malaysia

Peninsular Malaysia and Eastern Malaysia (Labuan, Sabah and Sarawak)

MZ

Mozambique

 

NA

Namibia

 

NC

New Caledonia

Including Loyalty Islands (Lifou, Maré and Ouvéa)

NE

Niger

 

NF

Norfolk Island

 

NG

Nigeria

 

NI

Nicaragua

Including Corn Islands

NL

Netherlands

 

NO

Norway

Including Svalbard Archipelago and Jan Mayen Island

NP

Nepal

 

NR

Nauru

 

NU

Niue

 

NZ

New Zealand

Excluding Ross Dependency (Antarctica)

OM

Oman

 

PA

Panama

Including former Canal Zone

PE

Peru

 

PF

French Polynesia

Marquesas Islands, Society Islands (including Tahiti), Tuamotu Islands, Gambier Islands and Austral Islands.

PG

Papua New Guinea

Eastern part of New Guinea; Bismarck Archipelago (including New Britain, New Ireland, Lavongai (New Hanover) and Admiralty Islands); Northern Solomon Islands (Bougainville and Buka); Trobriand Islands, Woodlark Island; d’Entrecasteaux Islands and Louisiade Archipelago.

PH

Philippines

 

PK

Pakistan

 

PL

Poland

 

PM

St Pierre and Miquelon

 

PN

Pitcairn

Including the Ducie, Henderson and Oeno Islands

PS

Occupied Palestinian Territory

West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and Gaza Strip

PT

Portugal

Including Azores and Madeira

PW

Palau

 

PY

Paraguay

 

QA

Qatar

 

RO

Romania

 

RU

Russian Federation

Often referred to as Russia

RW

Rwanda

 

SA

Saudi Arabia

 

SB

Solomon Islands

 

SC

Seychelles

Mahé Island, Praslin Island, La Digue, Frégate and Silhouette; Amirante Islands (including Desroches, Alphonse, Platte and Coëtivy); Farquhar Islands (including Providence); Aldabra Islands and Cosmoledo Islands.

SD

Sudan

 

SE

Sweden

 

SG

Singapore

 

SH

Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

 

SI

Slovenia

 

SK

Slovakia

 

SL

Sierra Leone

 

SM

San Marino

 

SN

Senegal

 

SO

Somalia

 

SR

Suriname

 

SS

South Sudan

 

ST

Sao Tome and Principe

 

SV

El Salvador

 

SX

Sint Maarten (Dutch part)

The island of Saint Martin is divided into the French northern part and the Dutch southern part.

SY

Syrian Arab Republic

Often referred to as Syria

SZ

Swaziland

 

TC

Turks and Caicos Islands

 

TD

Chad

 

TF

French Southern Territories

Including Kerguélen Islands, Amsterdam Island, Saint-Paul Island, Crozet Archipelago and French scattered Indian Ocean Islands formed by Bassas da India, Europa Island, Glorioso Islands, Juan de Nova Island and Tromelin Island.

TG

Togo

 

TH

Thailand

 

TJ

Tajikistan

 

TK

Tokelau

 

TL

Timor-Leste

 

TM

Turkmenistan

 

TN

Tunisia

 

TO

Tonga

 

TR

Turkey

 

TT

Trinidad and Tobago

 

TV

Tuvalu

 

TW

Taiwan

Separate customs territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu

TZ

Tanzania, United Republic of

Pemba, Zanzibar Island and Tanganyika

UA

Ukraine

 

UG

Uganda

 

UM

United States Minor Outlying Islands

Including Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Islands, Navassa Island, Palmyra Atoll and Wake Island

US

United States

Including Puerto Rico

UY

Uruguay

 

UZ

Uzbekistan

 

VA

Holy See (Vatican City State)

 

VC

St Vincent and the Grenadines

 

VE

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

Often referred to as Venezuela

VG

Virgin Islands, British

 

VI

Virgin Islands, United States

 

VN

Viet Nam

 

VU

Vanuatu

 

WF

Wallis and Futuna

Including Alofi Island

WS

Samoa

Formerly known as Western Samoa

XC

Ceuta

 

XK

Kosovo

As defined by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 of 10 June 1999

XL

Melilla

Including Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera, Peñón de Alhucemas and Chafarinas Islands.

XS

Serbia

 

YE

Yemen

Formerly North Yemen and South Yemen

YT

Mayotte

Grande-Terre and Pamandzi

ZA

South Africa

 

ZM

Zambia

 

ZW

Zimbabwe

 

MISCELLANEOUS

EU

European Union

Code reserved, in trade with non-member countries, for the declaration of the origin of goods according to the conditions laid down in the relevant EU provisions. Code not to be used for statistical purposes.

QP

High seas

Maritime domain outside of territorial waters

QQ

Stores and provisions

Optional heading

or

 

 

QR

Stores and provisions within the framework of intra-EU trade

Optional heading

QS

Stores and provisions within the framework of trade with third countries

Optional heading

QU

Countries and territories not specified

Optional heading

or

 

 

QV

Countries and territories not specified within the framework of intra-EU trade

Optional heading

QW

Countries and territories not specified within the framework of trade with third countries

Optional heading

QX

Countries and territories not specified for commercial or military reasons

Optional heading

or

 

 

QY

Countries and territories not specified for commercial or military reasons in the framework of intra-EU trade

Optional heading

QZ

Countries and territories not specified for commercial or military reasons in the framework of trade with third countries

Optional heading


(1)  Provisional code that does not affect the definitive denomination of the country to be attributed after the conclusion of the negotiations currently taking place in the United Nations.


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