January 29, 2020
WCO publishes official Harmonized System changes to take effect in January 2022
The World Customs Organization (WCO) posted to its website the official version of changes to the Harmonized System (HS) nomenclature which will enter into force on January 1, 2022.
The modifications have been accepted by the all Contracting Parties to the Harmonized System Convention. The amended nomenclature will be named HS 2022. As the HS is the foundation of most countries' customs tariffs, including Canada the United States and the European Union, the changes will have an impact on several international traders.
HS 2022 will be the seventh version of the HS since the Convention entered into force in 1983. It will enter into force for all HS Contracting Parties.
The new version of the HS includes 351 sets of amendments, divided as follows: the agricultural, food and tobacco sectors - 77; the chemical sector 58; the wood sector - 31; the textile sector - 21; the base metal sector - 27; the machinery and electrical and electronic goods sector - 63; the transport sector - 22; other sectors - 52.