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News article6 November 2019Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union1 min read

Customs : Commission publishes the 2020 version of the Combined Nomenclature

The latest version is now available as Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1776 in EU Official Journal L 280 of 31 October 2019. This version applies from 1 January 2020.

The European Commission has published the latest version of the Combined Nomenclature (CN) applicable as from 1 January 2020.

The Combined Nomenclature forms the basis for the declaration of goods (a) at importation or exportation or (b) when subject to intra-Union trade statistics. This determines which rate of customs duty applies and how the goods are treated for statistical purposes. The CN is thus a vital working tool for business and the Member States' customs administrations.

The Combined Nomenclature was established by Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff. It is updated every year and is published as a Commission Implementing Regulation in the Official Journal of the European Union, L Series.


Publication date
6 November 2019
Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union