The European Commission has published the latest version of Combined Nomenclature (CN) applicable as from 1 January 2023
The Combined Nomenclature is fundamental for declaration of goods at import, export or intra-Union trade levels. They are EU's 8 digit code comprising of the statistic commodity number used for export, making it a vital working tool for business and the Member States' customs administrations. The CN is based on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS), an internationally recognized nomenclature of standardized product classification developed by the World Customs Organization, complemented with further EU subdivisions.
The CN codes are updated every year and are published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The latest version of 20 September 2022 takes account of changes in requirements relating to statistics and to commercial policy and to technological and commercial developments. New subheadings have been introduced to facilitate the monitoring of specific goods, e.a. certain critical raw materials of Chapters 25 26, 28 an 85, or some chemical products (DOTP) of Chapter 29.
It constitutes a complete and up-to-date version of the Nomenclature, will apply from 1 January 2023.