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1 World Customs Organization1 Environmental goods and the Harmonized System Izaak Wind Deputy Director - WCO

2 World Customs Organization2 WTO - WORKSHOP ENVIRONMENTAL GOODS n 120 Contracting Parties n countries / economic and Customs unions using the HS n Over 98 % of world trade

3 World Customs Organization3 WTO - WORKSHOP ENVIRONMENTAL GOODS n Classification as presented n End use n Process and production methods

4 World Customs Organization4 WTO - WORKSHOP ENVIRONMENTAL GOODS HS structure (1) n 4 digit headings n 96 Chapters n 21 Sections n Chapters 98 and 99

5 World Customs Organization5 WTO - WORKSHOP ENVIRONMENTAL GOODS HS structure (2) Section ChapterChapterChapter Heading HeadingHeading SubheadingSubheadingSubheading

6 World Customs Organization6 WTO - WORKSHOP ENVIRONMENTAL GOODS HS structure (3) n Section and Chapter notes : Integral part of HS n Subheading notes

7 World Customs Organization7 WTO - WORKSHOP ENVIRONMENTAL GOODS How to accommodate n Description of goods or groups of goods n Physical and objective criteria : –End-use –Process and production methods

8 World Customs Organization8 WTO - WORKSHOP ENVIRONMENTAL GOODS How we accommodated n CITES n Ozone n Rotterdam Convention

9 World Customs Organization9 WTO - WORKSHOP ENVIRONMENTAL GOODS How we accommodated : CITES (HS 2002) Other live animals. - Mammals : - Mammals : Primates Whales, dolphins and porpoises (mammals of the order Cetacea); manatees and dugongs (mammals of the order Sirenia) Other Reptiles (including snakes and turtles) - Birds : - Birds : Birds of prey Psittaciformes (including parrots, parakeets, macaws and cockatoos) Other Other

10 World Customs Organization10 WTO - WORKSHOP ENVIRONMENTAL GOODS How we accommodated : Ozone (HS 2002) n Separate identification of : –Pure chemicals (Chapters 28 and 29) –Mixtures (heading 38.24)

11 World Customs Organization11 WTO - WORKSHOP ENVIRONMENTAL GOODS How we accommodated : Rotterdam Convention (HS 2007) n Separate identification of mercury compounds n New heading n Precedence over other headings

12 World Customs Organization12 WTO - WORKSHOP ENVIRONMENTAL GOODS How to provide for environmental goods (1) n Description of goods or group of goods (objective characteristics) n Identification at : –Heading level –Subheading level

13 World Customs Organization13 WTO - WORKSHOP ENVIRONMENTAL GOODS How to provide for environmental goods (2) n Until HS amendments : –Identification at national level –Non-uniformity –Advice HS Committee

14 World Customs Organization14 WORKSHOP ENVIRONMENTAL GOODS Conclusions n Identification n HS classification indispensable n World-wide uniform application

15 World Customs Organization15 WORKSHOP ENVIRONMENTAL GOODS Thank you for your attention


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