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Nomenklatura e Kombinuar e Mallrave

Country / Area: Albania

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)Nomenklatura e Kombinuar e Mallrave (NK)
Combined Nomenclature (CN)
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Albanian and English
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.http://www.dogana.gov.al/sites/default/files/NK%202013.pdf
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?The “CN-2013” contains 97 chapters and 21 sections
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level. 
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 in Combined Nomenclature used in Europe countries.
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)No deviation
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. 
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.)The data can be reported for international comparison in 8-digid 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.Combined Nomenclature is used for External Trade Statistics. This classification is used by INSTAT and Customs. INSTAT uses CN to produce and publish trade in goods statistics. Customs uses CN for data collection, tax and revenue collection purposes.
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 use CN for data collection, tax and revenue purposes.
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? 
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.)Law no.9461 date 21/12/2005, Council Decision no. 933 date 26/12.2012
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.This classification is used since July 1999.
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?The CN is updated on a regurly basis each year.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)The Harmonized Commodity description and Coding System (HS)
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsThe HS is based in the Harmonized Commodity description and Coding System used by UN.
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))The “HS-96” contains 5113 subheadings and 1241 headings, those grouped in 97 chapters and 21 sections.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Yes
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?The HS was implemented in 1996.
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.The data is not collected in HS, but the data can be produced in HS in case of any request.
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Yes
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, the classification is available in electronic form, in PDF.
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 classificationGeneral Directorate of Customs
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryGeneral Direstorate of Customs, Rr.Durresi, "Laprake", TIRANE;
Technical department; Directory of origin, tariff and VAT;
Tel: + 355 2243922;
Email: sorigjina@dogana.gov.al, s_tarifa@dogana.gov.al
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/18/2013