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1233.0 - Australian Harmonized Export Commodity Classification (AHECC) - Electronic Publication, Jan 2007  
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20/01/2011 Note: The presentation of Table 8 has been updated. Previously the labels for AHECC codes 38089130 and 38089220 were not fully expanded. This meant that the full labels of these two new commodity codes was not being printed. There has also been a correction to spelling in the label for AHECC code 38247.

Note that these changes are to presentation only.


26/11/2010 Note: Periodically the ABS updates the AHECC. These changes can result from requests from users or exporters, accommodating Government reporting requirements or the ABS improving the overall quality of the classification.
Table 2 (Key of changes) has been updated to include the correspondence between the statistical codes taking effect from 1 January 2011 and the codes they are replacing.
In Table 8 new codes to monitor the trade in pesticides have been introduced into Chapters 29 and 38, and new statistical codes to provide information on tea tree oil have been added to Chapter 33. See the Key of changes for the correspondence of/to new codes.
In Table 24 changes have been made to incorporate the changes to Chapters 29, 33 and 38. The table has been renamed to show the new reference date.


17/12/2009 Note: Periodically the ABS updates the AHECC. These changes can result from requests from users or exporters, accommodating Government reporting requirements or the ABS improving the overall quality of the classification.
Table 2 (Key of changes) has been updated to include the correspondence between the statistical codes taking effect from 1 January 2010 and the codes they are replacing.
In Table 8 new codes to monitor the trade in ozone depleting substances have been introduced into Chapters 29 and 38. See the Key of changes for the correspondence of/to new codes.
In Table 24 changes have been made to incorporate the changes to Chapters 29 and 38. The table has been renamed to show the new reference date.


02/07/2009 Note:
New United Nations (UN) country codes have been included in the Countries tab of Table 1: AHECC Summary of Classification, Codes and Abbreviations. There are no changes to export commodity codes in this update.


21/12/2007 Note: Table 2 has been re-formatted to correct font and reset print area.


18/12/2007 Note: The explanatory notes for the January 2007 issue of Australian Harmonized Export Commodity Classification (AHECC) (cat. no. 1233.0) were expected to be released on Wednesday 12 December 2007. These explanatory notes are now expected to be released on Tuesday 18 December 2007.


30/08/2007 Note: Due to a change by the Australian Customs Service at the six digit Harmonized System (HS) level, tables 2, 8 and 24 have been updated.

In January 2007 the World Customs Organisation created a six digit code in the Harmonized System for Binapacryl (ISO). Recent advice was received by the Australian Customs Service (ACS) that this was incorrect. ACS will be amending the Australian Customs Tariff to reflect this change effective from 20 August 2007. To keep the Australian Harmonized Export Commodity Classification (AHECC) aligned with the Australian Customs Tariff, AHECC 29163600 Binapacryl (ISO) has been closed on 19 August 2007 and replaced by 29161920 Binapacryl (ISO) from 20 August 2007.


19/06/2007 Note: Data Cubes 2,3,4,6,7,8,18 and 24 have been updated as a part of the changes detailed below.

NOTE: CHANGES TO THE AHECC EFFECTIVE 1 JULY 2007

Periodically the ABS will update or make amendments to the AHECC. These changes are the result of user requests, or to accommodate the Government reporting requirements or general improvement in the quality of the classification.

As of 1 July 2007 there will be three chapters updated in the AHECC with new statistical codes and a number of chapters for typographical amendments.

To access the AHECC concordance and revised chapters select the required datacube in the detail tab. All the changes are detailed below:

AHECC Chapters containing statistical code changes are:

Chapter 08: New code 08109012 replacing 08109011 & 08109023
New code 08109096 replacing 08109023 & 08109095
Typographical amendments
Chapter 16: New code 16059025 replacing 16059020
Chapter 38: New code 38210020 replacing 38210010 & 38210090

AHECC Chapters containing typographical errors are:

Chapter 03: Typographical amendments
Chapter 11: Typographical amendments
Chapter 19: Typographical amendments
Chapter 24: Typographical amendments
Chapter 26: Typographical amendments
Chapter 29: Typographical amendments
Chapter 84: Typographical amendments

If you have any difficulties accessing the AHECC on the ABS web site, please contact the ABS Classification Manager on (02) 6252 5409 or email international.trade@abs.gov.au.


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