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List 9: Product classification type

Value Description Notes Issue number Modified in Issue
01 WCO Harmonized System World Customs Organization Harmonized Commodity Coding and Description System. Use 6 (or occasionally 8 or 10) digits, without punctuation 0
02 UNSPSC UN Standard Product and Service Classification. Use 8 (or occasionally 10) digits, without punctuation 0
03 HMRC UK Revenue and Customs classifications, based on the Harmonized System 1 11
04 Warenverzeichnis für die Außenhandelsstatistik German export trade classification, based on the Harmonised System 5
05 TARIC EU TARIC codes, an extended version of the Harmonized System. Use 10 digits, without punctuation 5
06 Fondsgroep Centraal Boekhuis free classification field for publishers 8
07 Sender’s product category A product category (not a subject classification) assigned by the sender 10
08 GAPP Product Class Product classification maintained by the Chinese General Administration of Press and Publication ( 15
09 CPA Statistical Classification of Products by Activity in the European Economic Community, see Use 6 digits, without punctuation. For example, printed children’s books are ‘58.11.13’, but the periods are normally ommited in ONIX 16
10 NCM Mercosur/Mercosul Common Nomenclature, based on the Harmonised System. Use 8 digits, without punctuation 23
11 CPV Common Procurement Vocabulary, uses to describe requirements for tender for public tendering and procurement within the EU. Code is a nine digit number (including the check digit). See 33
50 Electre genre Typologie de marché géré par Electre (Market segment code maintained by Electre) 24
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