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Country / Area: Netherlands Antilles

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)In due course the HS will be implemented on the islands.
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available?See question 1.
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Customs of the Netherlands Antilles (Inspectie der Invorrechten en Accijnzen)
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)Mr. A. Jansen
Telephone number: (599-9) 461-6350
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.Year 2000 Harmonized System Revision.
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.Trade Statistics of the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).
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, not yet.
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsThe current classification is not very detailed.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Not applicable.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?Not applicable.
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, between the SITC 3 digit code and the classification of the customs based on the BTN.
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Not applicable.

Source: UN questionnaire, 6/4/1999