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Country / Area: The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

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) 
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available? 
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.This national custom nomenclature has 10 digits. First six are the same with HS, then the following two are on the level of the Combined Nomenclature (95%) and the last two are on a national level
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?Approximately 8,500 items at the most detailed 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.Custom Office
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) 
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.)15.08.1996
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.1. Total adjustment to the Combined Nomenclature;
2. Revision of the international basis classification
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.Custom Office, ministries, National Bank
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.)This classification is used for foreign trade statistics
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?Data will be published at the HS level by product, country product, and product country. For foreign trade statistics.
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.)In Macedonian
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.It exists in electronic form (for the latest revision only as numbers, not yet with text)
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification? 
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 classificationsWe are working on the links between the current and the previous 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))To get the text for HS 96 in English, electronic form, and the links between HS92 and HS96
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Transport organisation
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?-
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.-
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Custom Nomenclature based on HS 92
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?HS 92
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?Chapter, section, headings, sub-headings, and tariff numbers.
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?Approximately 8,000 tariff numbers
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)No, we plan to create them
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationThe same as now
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryCustom Nomenclature Based on HS 96

Source: EU/Phare project, 10/30/1998