20/07/2011
REMINDER: HARMONIZED SYSTEM CLASSIFICATION CHANGES IN 2012
 
The World Customs Organization (WCO) has published the agreed amendments to the Harmonized System (HS) nomenclature that will enter into force on January 1, 2012. This update will focus heavily on eliminating HS codes with end use provisions and for Canada specifically, further lowering tariffs on HS codes as per initiative taken in spring of 2010.
 
This may result in a substantial amount of updates, corrections and changes to your current company product HS database. Omnitrans will be working diligently to assist all our clients to ensure that compliance with these changes is seamless.
 
The HS Tariff schedule is updated every 5 years to reflect changes in international trade patterns.  This round of amendments will include:
The correlation tables between the 2007 version and the 2012 version of the Harmonized System are available on the WCO website at:
 
Harmonized System Correlation Tables
 
The schedule of 2012 amendments is at:
 
International Convention on the HS Amendments
 
Additional information on the Harmonized System of Classification is available from the WCO at:
 
HS Nomenclature