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Harmonised System of Tariffs 2022

HS 2022 is now available online from the World Customs Organization (WCO)

As of 18 November 2021, the online version of the 2022 edition of the Harmonised System Nomenclature is available from the World Customs Organization (WCO). The HS 2022 edition, as the world’s global standard for classifying goods in international trade, will enter into force on 1 January 2022.

The 2022 edition of the HS Nomenclature includes significant changes with 351 sets of amendments (including some complementary amendments):

  • 77 relating to the agricultural sector
  • 58 to the chemical sector
  • 31 to the wood sector
  • 21 to the textile sector
  • 27 to the base metal sector
  • 63 to the machinery sector
  • 22 to the transport sector
  • and an additional 52 that apply to a variety of other sectors

Comprising a total of 1,228 headings identified by a 4-digit code, and 5,612 subheadings identified by a 6-digit code.

These amendments have been made to update the Harmonised System Nomenclature, taking into consideration public health and safety, protection of society and fight against terrorism, goods especially controlled under various conventions, food security and environment protection, technological progress, trade patterns, and clarification of the HS texts.

HMRC have issued a full list of updates to 2022 UK goods classification chapters at 10-digit level (where these have been confirmed) and the correlation of commodity codes to the 8-digit level from the 2021 tariff to that of 2022. 

These can be viewed at https://www.trade-tariff.service.gov.uk/help/cn2021_cn2022

The full integrated tariff can be viewed at https://www.trade-tariff.service.gov.uk/browse

This is the WCO’s new online database platform that encompasses the last five editions of the HS and functionalities to support all those involved in international trade. The WCO Trade Tools encompasses various free and subscription only tools relating to the classification and valuation of goods, origin determination and the application of preferential rules of origin.



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