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Country / Area: Albania

Classification category: Product classifications

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?About 5100
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.General Directory of Custom (GDC)
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.)1995
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.Custom; INSTAT
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.)Foreign Trade Statistical Data
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?Foreign Trade Statistical Data; Quarterly Bulletin of INSTAT; Situation of Foreign Trade
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.)Albanian, English
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.Yes
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification?Yes
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classificationsNo
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))No
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?National Nomenclature
Nomenklatura Kombetare
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)?9 main groups
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist?About 2000
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML)No
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classificationStatistical Yearbook (Foreign Trade Head),
INSTAT (Institute of Statistics)
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryClassification of Commodities (CC

Source: UN questionnaire, 9/18/2004