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(HS)

Country / Area: Seychelles

Classification category: Product classifications

 
General information
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.Yes, it is identical. No additional levels added.
 
Classification structure
2 (a)Please describe the structure of the classification: How many levels does the classification have? (Please provide labels, such as “Division”, “Class”) How many categories exist at each level?8 digit level
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Yes
 
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Department of Customs
3 (b)Is the classification structure identical to the international standard or, if not, how does it differ? (e.g. have additional levels been added to the international standard or have changes been made within the level of the international structure, such as aggregations or additional breakdowns)The Director
Customs Department
Victoria, Seychelles
3 (c)Please describe deviations from the international standard (in terms of structure, methodology or application rules). Please use examples, if a general statement is not possible.Management and Information Systems Division
P.O. Box 206
Mahe, Seychelles

Tel. (248) 383000

Email: misdstat@seychelles.net

3 (d)At what level of the international standard can data be reported for international comparison? (Please provide examples of programmes / indicators if reporting takes place at different levels of the classification.)January 1994
3 (e)If no links to international classifications exist or no international standard is used, please state if there are plans to use international norms in the future.Update as and when the international - HS codes are revised or updated
 
Classification uses
4 (a)Please state for which statistical purposes (surveys etc.) this classification is used and if there are users outside of the Statistical Office. Please indicate at which level the classification is used for data collection and for data publishing.International Merchandise Trade Statistics
4 (b)Please give the names of institutions that use the classification for non-statistical purposes (as opposed to statistical purposes in question 4(a)). Also indicate the kind of use (e.g. tax offices, social security, customs, enterprise register, employment services, work permits etc.)The trade statistics are compiled at the most detailed level
4 (c)Please indicate if alternative classifications are used by other institutions of the economy. Are these classifications available and useful for the Statistical Office?Quarterly trade bulletin published at 2 digit level
Annual trade report published at 8 digit level
 
Implementation / revision status
5 (a)Please state the date of the official adoption of the classification. If not yet adopted, please indicate the current state (e.g. in development, sent for approval, in printing, ready to be distributed etc.)English
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.Yes
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?Yes
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)No
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsNo
5 (f)Please describe the structure of the former classification and indicate the number of items at each level of the classification. (similar to question 2(a))No
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Customs Department
Ministry of Finance
 
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Standard International Trade Classification (SITC)
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?It is an international classification
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?6 digit level
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?6 digit level
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)Yes
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?1984
 
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationPresently some st

Source: UN questionnaire, 01/12/2000