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Country / Area: Romania

Classification category: Product classifications

General information
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.Five levels. The structure is the same as HS/CN.
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?10,599 tariff positions.
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.The Ministry of Industries and Trade
The Foreign Trade Department of Romania Government
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)General Direction of Trade Politics - General Director: Mr. Gheorghe BIVOL; Phone: +40-1411 03 90
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.)CITR is approved by Government Ordinance No. 26/1993, published in the Official journal 213/31.08.1993, coming into force immediately.
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.CITR is yearly updated, depending on national needs and on changes occurred in HS and CN.
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.CITR is used for foreign trade statistics, both by the NCS and by other specialised bodies of Romania.
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.)CITR is used when collecting data for imports and exports of goods.
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?The statistical data published refer to foreign trade by sections and by chapters, foreign trade with the main countries, foreign trade with European Union countries.
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.)CITR is drawn up in Romanian and exists as handbook and on magnetic support.
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.Yes
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)Yes
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsNo difficulties.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?Customs General Direction, through custom units filling in custom declarations for transacted goods, economic agents for transacted goods coding, and the Romanian Centre of Foreign Trade for drawing up the reports on transported goods.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented?No.
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Customs Code of Romania of 1978, repealed with the approval of CITR in 1993.
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationNo
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryCustom Import Tariff of Romania (CITR)

Source: UN questionnaire, 7/30/2004