Box XIII.11 Relationship between HS, the European Union Combined Nomenclature and other international classifications relevant to trade statistics
The following schema illustrates how various international, European and national classifications relevant to trade statistics relate to each other. Each arrow indicates a relationship between a reference classification and a derived classification (to which it points). Solid arrows indicate classifications linked by structure. Dotted arrows and lines indicate classifications linked through conversion tables.
ISIC: International Standard Industrial Classification of all Economic Activities NACE: Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community CPC: Central Product Classification CPA: Classification of Products by Activity HS: Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System CN: Combined Nomenclature SITC: Standard International Trade Classification PRODCOM: Classification of goods used for collection and dissemination of statistics on industrial production in the European Union.