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Find your product's code

This section will guide you through our classification system and help you to find the product's code applying to your case.

See also: EU product classification system

What is the Combined Nomenclature?

When you look for product specific information on the Export Helpdesk, one of the first things you need to do is to fill in an input form with your product's code. But, why can this code be 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 digits?

The international trade Harmonized System classifies the products within 6-digit categories.

The European list of goods called the Combined Nomenclature adds another layer of information to better describe the type of product and hence uses the 8-digit form.

Then, when it comes to import tariffs, the European custom tariff database (TARIC) adds another layer of information, a 10-digit code, to integrate all EU import and export measures, such as tariff suspensions, tariff quotas, tariff preferences, anti-dumping duties, quantitative restrictions, embargoes and export refunds. By doing so, TARIC secures their uniform application all around the EU and gives you a clear overview of all measures to be undertaken when exporting goods. It also makes it possible to collect EU-wide statistics.

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