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Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System
(HS 2012)

Country / Area: Myanmar

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 HS
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?English
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.No-internet
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?There are 21 Sections, 98 chapters. The H.S codes in this tariff nomenclature based on the WCO 2002 amendment are harmonized at the 8 digit levels for use by all ASEAN member countries and 6 digit level for use by all the world.
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.eg. Section VI Products of the chemical or allied industries

Tariff Code29224220
Statistics Code2922422000
DescriptionMonosodium Glutamate

Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Weight - Kilogram, (kg), carrat
Length - metres(m)
Area - Square metres (m2)
Volume - Cubic metres (m3), Litres (l)
Electrical Power - 1000 Kilowatt-hours, 1000 Kwh
Number ( Units) - Pieces/ Items (U), pairs (2U), dozens (12U); thousand of pieces/ items, packs (U (Set / pack)
Yes. Standard Unit, Country ISO 3166
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, the classification structure is identical to the international standard.
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.Yes deviations from the international standard Rules. We are compilation on trade statistics in compliance with international standard.
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.)We sent the trade data to the ASEAN stats.
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.If correct and accurate the trade data, we have plan to use Eurotrace software in 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.CSO do weekly, monthly, yearly Foreign Trade data to the international level. CSO produces the official data in publication.
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.)CSO uses HS Classification for statistical purpose.
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.)The date of the official adoption of the classification is1st April 1992. The current version is 2012 version and to be distributed in 1st April 2012.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.In Myanmar, compilation of foreign trade statistics was made before independence of Myanmar (1948) . They are organized according to the Trade classification list (TCL) and publised annually by Customs Department by the name of "Sea - borne Trade and Navigation of Burma (Myanmar).
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?We used 2012 version since 1st April 2012 and still now.
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)CSO compiled foreign trade data based on standard international trade classification (SITC) of the United Nation later this system was modified to be in line with the requirement of Myanmar. However, from 1992 to 1995, Foreign Trade Statistics were classified according to Myanmar Tariff and statistical Nomenclature based on the Harmonized Commodities Description and Coding System 1992 Version was introduced on the 1st A pril 1992 and the 1996 WCO amendnet to the HS November was implemented on the 1st January 1997.
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsYes, they are linking in each version.
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 coding structure of BSITC may be as follow. Devisia - 2 digit categories, Group - 3 digit categories, Items - 2 digit categories, Sub-items - 2 digit categories and also H.S has 21 section, 98 chapter, Heading is changed.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?We don't use conversion table. The former and current classification are all section and Chapter are same and Heading is changed for necessity.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?The former classification was implemented in 1st April 1992.
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.Statistical data are not still collected or published according to the former classification. We used current version 2012.
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?We have been amended based on the recommoditation of the Customs Co-operation Council (the World Customs Organization - WCO).
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)?Yes, correspondence tables do exist between the national and the international classification.
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?We compute the Export/ Import index with according to the H.S Code.
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)Excel Format
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form?https://www.cso stat.gov.mm ( Selected Monthly Economic Indicators)
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationCustoms Department is responsible for the development and maintenace of the classification.
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiry 
Other comments
9 (a)Please provide any other information on this classification that you consider relevant 

Source: UN questionnaire, 12/5/2013