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Country / Area: Jamaica

Classification category: Product classifications

General information
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?Comparable with HS/SITC up to the six digit level in some cases.
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.UN Secretariat, Statistics Section.
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)Miss Monica Bazalar
.. Trade Statistics - STATIN
.. Programme Manager - Caricom Secretariat
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.Currently updating to the HS96.
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.External Trade Statistics
Implementation / revision status
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)No
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsDifficulty with interpretation / where goods are classifiable under two or more headings.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?a) Customs Department - collection of Customs duty (tariff), etc.
b) Jamaica Exporter Ass. Custom Brekers
Description of Goods for Custom purposes
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?None.
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.N.A.
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Customs Cooperation Council Nomenclature (CCCN) and ISIC Rev. 2.

Source: UN questionnaire, 6/4/1999