The Combined Nomenclature (CN) is a method for designating goods and merchandise which was established to meet, at one and the same time, the requirements both of the Common Customs Tariff and of the external trade statistics of the Community. The CN is also used in intra-Community trade statistics.
The Combined Nomenclature of the European Union (EU) integrates the HS Nomenclature and comprises additional 8-digit subdivisions and legal notes specifically created to address the needs of the Community. The Harmonized System (HS) is run by the World Customs Organisation. This systematic list of commodities forms the basis for international trade negotiations and is applied by most trading nations. The Nomenclature governed by the Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, commonly known as “HS Nomenclature”, is an international multipurpose nomenclature which was elaborated under the auspices of the World Customs Organization (WCO). It is applied by many administrations worldwide, mostly to set up their national customs tariff and for the collection of economic statistical data. The HS Nomenclature comprises about 5,000 commodity groups which are identified by a 6-digit code and arranged according to a legal and logical structure based on fixed rules.
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.
The extension of the CN can be found here).
1 Live animals.
2 Meat and edible meat offal.
3 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates.
4 Dairy produce; birds’ eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included.
5 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included.
6 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage.
7 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers.
8 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons.
9 Coffee, tea, maté and spices.
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten.
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder.
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts.
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included.
ANIMAL OR VEGETABLE FATS AND OILS AND THEIR CLEAVAGE PRODUCTS; PREPARED EDIBLE FATS; ANIMAL OR VEGETABLE WAXES
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes.
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates.
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery.
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations.
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; pastrycooks’ products.
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants.
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations.
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar.
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal fodder.
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes.
25 Salt; sulphur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement.
26 Ores, slag and ash.
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes.
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes.
29 Organic chemicals.
30 Pharmaceutical products.
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; tannins and their derivatives; dyes, pigments and other colouring matter; paints and varnishes; putty and other mastics; inks.
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations.
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modelling pastes, “dental waxes” and dental preparations with a basis of plaster.
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes.
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations.
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods.
38 Miscellaneous chemical products.
39 Plastics and articles thereof.
40 Rubber and articles thereof.
RAW HIDES AND SKINS, LEATHER, FURSKINS AND ARTICLES THEREOF; SADDLERY AND HARNESS; TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR CONTAINERS; ARTICLES OF ANIMAL GUT (OTHER THAN SILK-WORM GUT)
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather.
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silk-worm gut).
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof.
WOOD AND ARTICLES OF WOOD; WOOD CHARCOAL; CORK AND ARTICLES OF CORK; MANUFACTURES OF STRAW, OF ESPARTO OR OF OTHER PLAITING MATERIALS; BASKETWARE AND WICKERWORK
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal.
45 Cork and articles of cork.
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork.
PULP OF WOOD OR OF OTHER FIBROUS CELLULOSIC MATERIAL; RECOVERED (WASTE AND SCRAP) PAPER OR PAPERBOARD; PAPER AND PAPERBOARD AND ARTICLES THEREOF
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; recovered (waste and scrap) paper or paperboard.
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard.
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans.
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric.
53 Other vegetable textile fibres; paper yarn and woven fabrics of paper yarn.
54 Man-made filaments.
55 Man-made staple fibres.
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns; twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof.
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings.
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace; tapestries; trimmings; embroidery.
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use.
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics.
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted.
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted.
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags.
FOOTWEAR, HEADGEAR, UMBRELLAS, SUN UMBRELLAS, WALKING-STICKS, SEAT-STICKS, WHIPS, RIDING-CROPS AND PARTS THEREOF; PREPARED FEATHERS AND ARTICLES MADE THEREWITH; ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS; ARTICLES OF HUMAN HAIR
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles.
65 Headgear and parts thereof.
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking-sticks, seat-sticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof.
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair.
ARTICLES OF STONE, PLASTER, CEMENT, ASBESTOS, MICA OR SIMILAR MATERIALS; CERAMIC PRODUCTS; GLASS AND GLASSWARE
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials.
69 Ceramic products.
70 Glass and glassware.
NATURAL OR CULTURED PEARLS, PRECIOUS OR SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES, PRECIOUS METALS, METALS CLAD WITH PRECIOUS METAL AND ARTICLES THEREOF; IMITATION JEWELLERY; COIN
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coin.
72 Iron and steel.
73 Articles of iron or steel.
74 Copper and articles thereof.
75 Nickel and articles thereof.
76 Aluminium and articles thereof.
77 ( Reserved for possible future use in the Harmonized System)
78 Lead and articles thereof.
79 Zinc and articles thereof.
80 Tin and articles thereof.
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof.
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal.
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal.
MACHINERY AND MECHANICAL APPLIANCES; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; PARTS THEREOF; SOUND RECORDERS AND REPRODUCERS, TELEVISION IMAGE AND SOUND RECORDERS AND REPRODUCERS, AND PARTS AND ACCESSORIES OF SUCH ARTICLES
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof.
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles.
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds.
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling-stock, and parts and accessories thereof.
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof.
89 Ships, boats and floating structures.
OPTICAL, PHOTOGRAPHIC, CINEMATOGRAPHIC, MEASURING, CHECKING, PRECISION, MEDICAL OR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND APPARATUS; CLOCKS AND WATCHES; MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; PARTS AND ACCESSORIES THEREOF
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof.
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof.
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles.
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof.
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated signs, illuminated name-plates and the like; prefabricated buildings.
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof.
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles.
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques.