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Note: Taking into account the current situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting of the HS Committee will take place basis of virtual meetings with a reduce agenda. For this reason, it will not be possible to provide the updates for the Explanatory Notes (2017 edition ) and for the Compendium classification opinions (2017 edition) until the next year 2021.

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English / French  (WCO)

Explanatory Notes : #7 of December 2019
Classification Opinions : #6 of December 2019

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Spanish  (COMALEP)

Explanatory Notes : #6 of June 2019
Classification Opinions : #5 of June 2019

Italian  (Italian Customs Agency)

Explanatory Notes : Edition 2012
Classification Opinions : -

Russian  (Russian Customs Administration)

Explanatory Notes : Edition 2012
Classification Opinions : Edition 2012

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The Harmonized System database contains the HS Nomenclature (2007, 2012 and 2017 versions), the HS Explanatory Notes (4th edition - 2007, 5th edition - 2012 and 6th edition - 2017), the Classification Opinions, the Alphabetical Index, the Classification Decisions, the Amendments to the HS implemented as on 1st January 2017 and the correlation tables between the 2012 and 2017 HS versions.

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