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Uredba o carinskoj tarifi

Country / Area: Croatia

Classification category: Product classifications

General information
1 (a)Name of the current national classification (full name in official national languages and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Uredba o carinskoj tarifi za 2012. godinu

Regulation on Customs Tariff 2012

1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Croatian and English
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.Yes, on web page of Croatian Official gazette (“Narodne novine”) ( www.nn.hr ) in Croatian or on the web page of Croatian Customs Directorate ( www.carina.hr ) in Croatian and in English.
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?Level 1: 21 sections
Level 2: 96 chapters
Level 3: 1224 headings
Level 4: 5204 HS (Harmonized System) subheadings
Level 5: 9385 CN (Combined Nomenclature) subheadings -
Level 6: 1992 national subheadings
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Level 1: SECTION I - LIVE ANIMALS; ANIMAL PRODUCTS
Level 3: 0102 Live bovine animals
Level 4: 0102 29 Other
Level 5: 0102 29 91 For slaughter
Level 6: 0102 29 91 10 Young bulls, of a weight not exceeding 450 kg
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Yes, it is based on International Convention on Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (Harmonized System) at a 6-digit level, and harmonised with the Combined Nomenclature at an 8-digit level.
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)Croatian customs tariff has additional breakdowns which have been added to the Harmonized System.
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.There is no deviation.
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.)8-digit level
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.---
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.The purpose is collection, processing and dissemination of external trade statistics data. It serves in the area of trade with third countries, for the collection of customs duties, for the monitoring of the trade of certain goods (e.g. dangerous chemicals, narcotics, ozone depleting substances …), etc. Users of data are governmental bodies, domestic and foreign enterprises and international organisations. Data are collected and published on level of product (8/10 digit level).
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.)Customs Directorate, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Agriculture, Croatian National Bank
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?No.
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.)Regulation on Customs Tariff 2012, OG, No 143/2011, adopted 12 December 2011.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.1 January 2012
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)Uredba o Carinskoj Tarifi za 2011. godinu

Regulation on Customs Tariff 2011

5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsBased on International Convention on Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (Harmonized System) at a 6-digit level, and harmonised with the Combined Nomenclature at an 8-digit level.
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))Level 1: 21 sections
Level 2: 96 chapters
Level 3: 1221 headings
Level 4: 5051 HS (Harmonized System) subheadings
Level 5: 9294 CN (Combined Nomenclature) subheadings
Level 6: 1954 national subheadings
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?1 January 2011
5 (i)Are statistical data still collected or published according to the former classification? Please indicate if this statistical data is collected or published by the Statistical Office or elsewhere.Data are not collected according to former classification (Regulation on Customs Tariff 2011), but are published according to previous classification for 2011.
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?---
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?---
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?---
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?---
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)Yes, in PDF, Excel.
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?---
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationMinistry of finance, Customs Directorate
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryWeb site: http://www.carina.hr/
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant---

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/12/2012