Updating and fta

29-Jul-2018 13:08

Other amendments resulted from changes in international trade patterns.Headings 69.07 (unglazed ceramic products) and 69.08 (glazed ceramic products) were merged to take account of the fact that the main subheadings within these headings concern products which are essentially no longer manufactured, and the industry and trade no longer make a distinction between unglazed and glazed ceramic products, whilst new products with a very high trade volume are classified under subheadings 6907..90 ("Other").The HS 2017 Edition also introduces new subheadings for specific chemicals controlled under the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), for certain hazardous chemicals controlled under the Rotterdam Convention and for certain persistent organic pollutants (POPs) controlled under the Stockholm Convention.Furthermore, at the request of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), new subheadings have been introduced for the monitoring and control of pharmaceutical preparations containing ephedrine, pseudoephedrine or norephedrine, and for phenylacetoacetonitrile (APAAN), a pre-precursor for drugs.Nearly one-half of the world's population lives at risk of malaria.

The majority of these changes to the HS have been broached by the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).

(1) Minor editorial changes have been made throughout this IRM.

Web site addresses, legal references, and IRM references were reviewed and updated as necessary.

They are therefore encouraged to begin the process of implementing the HS 2017 in their national Customs tariff or statistical nomenclatures.

More information [email protected] amendments to the HS Nomenclature 2017 Edition have been accepted as a result of the Council Recommendation of 11 June 2015.

Finally, the amendments include clarification of texts to ensure uniform application of the nomenclature.