2024 Combined Nomenclature Published


The 2024 Combined Nomenclature is published as European Commission Implementing Regulation No 2023/2364 of 26 September 2023.

The Combined Nomenclature – European commission

The basic regulation is Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff. An updated version of the Annex I to the Combined Nomenclature Regulation is published as a Commission Regulation every year in the L-series of the Official Journal of the European Communities (as well as on CD-ROM). Such updates take into account any changes that have been agreed at international level, either at the World Customs Organisation with regard to the nomenclature at HS level or within the framework of the WTO with regard to conventional rates of duty. Other changes may be required to reflect the evolution of, for example, commercial policy, technology or statistical requirements.

The Union Customs Code

sarbanes_oxley--150x150The Union Customs Code was published in Regulation (EU) no 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 October 2013 laying down the Union Customs Code (Official Journal L 269 of 10.10.2013).  This is available from the European Union website.   The UCC entered into force on 1 May 2016.The Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/2447 and The Commission Delegated Regulations (EU) 2015/2446 sets out the details as to the operation of the Union Customs Code.  Please see the update in relation to Implementing Acts and Delegated Acts page.

UCC – Introduction
The Union Customs Code (UCC) is part of the modernisation of customs and serves as the new framework regulation on the rules and procedures for customs throughout the EU. Its substantive provisions enter into force on 1 May 2016.

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REACH Chemical Regulations

chemREACH Chemical Regulation Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction.

REACH is a new European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use and entered into force on 1 June 2007 and will take effect on 1 June 2008. The aim of REACH is to ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment as well as the free movement of substances, on their own, in preparations and in articles, while enhancing competitiveness and innovation. REACH should also promote the development of alternative methods for the assessment of hazards of substances.

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Current HS is 2022 version, next change 2027

HSFollowing the end of the 2022 review of the HS, many classification codes changed with effect from I January 2023. The classification codes used for Intrastat reporting and customs clearance at import and export may be impacted. We suggest you check the following:

Classification used for Import and Export Customs clearance codes;
Preferential Origin Qualification criteria;
Binding Customs Rulings, tariff and origin;
Customs Special Procedures,
Intrastat Returns;
Duty Suspensions; and
Trade Protection measures that affect your business, i.e. anti-dumping and countervailing duties, and tariff quotas.
Your should ensure that your customs clearance agents/carriers are informed, as the impact of the changes may cause shipment delays or result in unexpected duty bills or penalties.

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