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Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System
(HS 2012)

Country / Area: Bahrain

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)Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System - 2012
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Arabic & English
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.No
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?21 Sections: (01 – 21)
98 Division: first two digits
Code: 8 digits
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.
Section - 01
Live animals
Division - 02
Meat of bovine animals, fresh or chilled
CodeCommodityUnit of measure
02011000Carcasses and half-carcasses of fresh bovine animalskg
02012000Other cuts with bone in of fresh bovine animalskg
02013000Boneless meat of fresh bovine animalskg
02021000Carcasses and half-carcasses of frozen bovine animalskg
02023010Carcasses and half-carcasses of frozen mincedkg
02023090Other meat of bovine animals, frozenkg
02031100Carcasses and half-carcasses of fresh swinekg
02031200Hams, shoulders and cuts thereof, of fresh swinekg
02031900Other fresh swine meatkg
02032100Carcasses and half-carcasses of frozen swinekg
02032200Hams, shoulders and cuts thereof, of frozen swinekg
02032900Other frozen swine meatkg
02041000Carcasses and half-carcasses of lamb, fresh or chilledkg
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Based on the harmonized 2007.
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)Yes
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.No
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.)At 8-digit
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.N/A
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.This classification is used in Manufacturing Establishments, Foreign Direct Investment Survey, Economic Environment and Financial Incentives Perception Survey, CPI & Data collection, sample design (Class level), Data publishing (Division 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.)1. Ministry Of Finance
2. Customs Affairs
3. Ministry of Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning
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.) 
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes. 
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) 
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classifications 
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))Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System - 2007
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification? 
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?N/A
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.Yes
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?No
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?N/A
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?N/A
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?N/A
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)Yes Excel, PDF
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?Yes
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationCentral Informatics Organization - Statistics Classification & Monitoring Section.
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryCentral Informatics Organization
General Directorate of Statistics
Statistics Classification & Monitoring Section.
Office 119, Building 1088, Road 4025 Isa Town 840, Kingdoms of Bahrain
Tel: +973 17878130 (for Statistics Inquiry)
Fax: +973 17878119
Email: statistics2@cio.gov.bh, statistics@cio.gov.bh
Website: http://www.cio.gov.bh/cio
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevantN/A

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/17/2013