The Compendium of Classification Opinions regroups the list of classification opinions taken by the Harmonized System Committee. Most of these classification opinions are present at a sub-heading level (6 digits) in the Nomenclature and address the classification of products such as “Mozzarella cheese” 0406.10.
The Classification Opinions aim to facilitate the interpretation of the HS Nomenclature and its Explanatory Notes. For the last 35 years, the Harmonized System has become a universal customs language for classifying goods and is the foundation of all National tariff around the world.
The HS Committee reunites to take classifying decisions regarding specific products. Hybrid and/or more technical these products require more clarification for their classification, which is provided by the Opinions. These opinions are adopted internationally by WCO’s Members and carry the same status as the Explanatory Notes but refer to specific products.
The Compendium is bilingual with both French and English, the two official languages of the WCO. The price of this publication includes the Amending Supplements that will be sent to you by post throughout the HS cycle (2022-2027).
The Compendium of Classification Opinions is also available online on www.wcotradetools.org via a subscription to the HS content.