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(CET 1998)

Country / Area: Trinidad and Tobago

Classification category: Product classifications

Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.The Common External Tariff is developed by the Caribbean Community Secretariat.
The correlation table and links to the International Classification are maintained by the Economic Statistics Division of the Central Statistical of Trinidad and Tobago (CSOTT).
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)Senior Statistician
Economic Statistics Division
Central Statistical Office of Trinidad and Tobago
(868) 623-4322
E-mail: naeostat@wow.net
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 revising the correlation table owed to the introduction of the CET 98, based on the HS-96.
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 is done according to the CET (HS based). The processing, analysis and data dissemination of Trade Statistics use mainly the SITC Rev.3 (HS is provided on request).
Implementation / revision status
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Not aware of any.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?Not aware of any.
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.Correlation tables exist, linking the HS-96 based CET with the SITC Rev.3
A correlation table needs to be developed in order to relate CET 93 with CET 98.
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Common External Tariff (1993 revision).

Source: UN questionnaire, 6/4/1999