Commodity code changes as from January 1, 2022
Tariff 2022

Commodity code changes as from January 1, 2022

HS 2022 is the 7th edition of the Harmonized System (HS) and will enter into force on January 1, 2022. It is included in the Combined Nomenclature (CN) used for the EU’s trade statistics.

The Harmonized System (HS) is used worldwide for the uniform classification of goods traded internationally and has been accepted by all contracting parties of the Harmonized System Convention. The new HS 2022 edition makes some major changes to the Harmonized System with a total of 351 sets of amendments covering a wide range of goods moving across borders.

Correlating HS 2022 to HS 2017 and HS Tracker

The tables correlating the 2017 and 2022 versions of the Harmonized System (HS) were drawn up by the World Customs Organization Secretariat in accordance with instructions received from the Harmonized System Committee.

In addition to this, a new toolset was developped “to allow different stakeholders (e.g. customs and trade officials, statisticians, lawyers, researchers, etc.) to track the changes of particular headings or subheadings across different versions of Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS)”.

Update of the Combined Nomenclature (CN)

Every year, Annex I of the basic CN Regulation (Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff) is updated. The new regulation Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1832 of October 12, 2021 was published on October 29, 2021 in the Official Journal of the EU. A revised version followed on November 19.   

Trade statistics in Europe

Publications on changes in selected countries:

    Be prepared for 2022

    “Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.” This insight by Henry Ford also applies to the changes in commodity codes. AEB can provide support for the changeover. Just get in contact and be ready to continue working effectively in 2022.