Training course on the 2022 amendments to the Harmonized System and the 2020 European Union Combined Nomenclature was held yesterday.

  • In 2022 new tariff codes will be created for specific products such as: insects, some mushrooms species, pine nuts and African cherry peel that play an important role in terms of income generation, food and food security, basic human needs and improving the quality of life.
  • The nomenclature will also be amended with regard to substances controlled under the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, which are structured on the basis of their importance in international trade and the effects of the substance on the environment.
  • There is a significant change in electrical and electronic waste, commonly referred to as e-waste due to its high trade
  • There is a significant change in electrical and electronic waste, commonly referred to as e-waste due to its high value in trade.
  • There are new tariff codes for new products based on tobacco and nicotine and they will be classified in Chapter 24.
  • Drones, commonly referred to as "drones", also receive their own tariff code for easier classification.
  • Smartphones will get their own subheading and note, which will also clarify and support the deployment of these multifunction devices.
  • Major restructuring has been made in tariff subheading 7019 for fiberglass and their products, as well as for tariff subheading 8462 for metal forming machines in order to monitor the technological achievements in these sectors.
  • Flat panel display modules will be deployed as stand-alone products, which will simplify the classification of these modules, without the need to identify end use.

Health and safety are also covered by the amendments. New provisions for placebo and clinical trial kits for medical research allow the deployment of such goods without having information on the ingredients in the placebo, which will help facilitate cross-border medical research. Cell cultures and cell therapy are products that will receive new and specific explanatory notes. For greater safety, a number of new explanatory notes are envisaged, particularly for dual-use goods in the area of ​​toxins and laboratory equipment.

In order to protect society and fight terrorism, many new subheadings have been created for dual-use goods that can be diverted for unauthorized use, such as radioactive materials and biological safety cabinets, as well as items needed to build improvised explosive devices, such as detonators.

The lists of controlled substances and goods pursuant various conventions have been updated. HS 2022 introduces new subheadings for specific chemicals controlled under the Chemical Weapons Convention, for certain hazardous chemicals controlled under the Rotterdam Convention, and for certain persistent organic pollutants controlled under the Stockholm Convention. Major amendments have been made to Note 4 of Section VI and the new Sub-Tariff 3827, for gases controlled by the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.



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