Customs Classification

Customs Classification

Customs Classification and the GATT Policy Negotiations

In relation to the GATT Policy Negotiations, Christopher Mark (1993) provided the following explanation and/or definition of Customs Classification: The determination of the appropriate category in which a traded product is classified for tariff purposes. Also refers to the coding system or “nomenclature” used by customs officials as a guide in determining which tariff rate applies to a particular item. See dutiable status.

Customs Classification in International Trade

Meaning of Customs Classification, according to the Dictionary of International Trade (Global Negotiator): The particular category in tariff nomenclature in which a products is classified for duty purposes. Almost all major trading nations classified imported goods according to the Harmonized System.



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