Combined Nomenclature (CN)

The Combined Nomenclature (CN) is a method used for the European Union for designating goods and merchandise which was established to meet, at one and the same time, the requirements both of the Common Customs Tarif and of the external trade statistics of the Community. The CN is also used in intra-Community trade statistics. The CN is comprised of the Harmonized System (HS) nomenclature with further Community subdivisions. The Harmonized System is run by the World Customs Organisation (WCO). This systematic list of commodities forms the basis for international trade negotiations, and is applied by most trading nations. The CN also include preliminary provisions, additional section or chapter notes and footnotes relating to CN subdivisions. Each CN subdivision has an eight digit code number, the CN code, followed by a description. See Harmonized System; H 6-digit. Website.

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