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5368.0 - International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia, Oct 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/12/2013   
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CHANGES IN THIS AND FORTHCOMING ISSUES


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

AUSTRALIA'S MAJOR TRADING PARTNERS

Information on Australia's major trading partners (top 10 countries) for the financial year 2012-13 has been included in this issue. This coincides with the release of data cubes International Trade in Services by Country, by State and by Detailed Services Category, Financial Year, 2012-13 (cat. no. 5368.0.55.003).


CHANGE TO LABEL FOR AUSTRALIAN PORT CODE

From this issue, the label for Australian port code 416 'Port Giles' which ceased to operate from June 2003 has been amended to 'Formerly Port Giles'. A new Australian port code 418 'Port Giles' became operative from January 2009. During the period July 2003 to December 2008, data for Port Giles were included in Australian port code 498 'Other ports SA'.

This change impacts on imports and export statistics available on request.


CHANGES IN FORTHCOMING ISSUES

CHANGES TO EXPORT AND IMPORT STATISTICAL CODES

Statistical codes in the Australian Harmonized Export Commodity Classification (AHECC) and the Customs Tariff classifications will be revised with new codes coming into effect on 1 January 2014. The changes result from the introduction of new statistical codes separately identifying pharmaceuticals in Chapter 30 and carpet in Chapter 57. There are also statistical code changes in the Customs Tariff only identifying carpet underlay in Chapters 39 and 40. The changes will not impact directly on the presentation of statistics in this publication but will impact on detailed import and export statistics available on request.

The Australian Harmonized Export Commodity Classification (AHECC) - Electronic Publication, Jan 2012 (cat. no. 1233.0) will be updated on the ABS website on 18 December 2013. Revised pages for the Customs Tariff will be re-issued shortly by the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. For further information contact the Classification Manager on (02) 6252 5409 or email <international.trade@abs.gov.au>.

Changes to Australian Harmonized Exports Commodity Classification (AHECC)

From 1 January 2014 there will be some new commodity codes opening in Chapters 30 and 57. The following table shows codes that are closing on 31 December 2013 and the codes that are replacing them opening on 1 January 2014.

Closing 31/12/2013 Replaced by:

30034010 30034040, 30034041, 30034042, 30034043
30044017 30044044, 30044045, 30044046, 30044047
57032000 57032001, 57032002
57033000 57033010, 57033011, 57033012



For information see the Australian Harmonized Export Commodity Classification (AHECC) - Electronic Publication, Jan 2012 (cat. no. 1233.0).

Changes to the Customs Tariff

From 1 January 2014 there will be some new commodity codes opening in Chapters 30, 39, 40 and 57. The following table shows codes that are closing on 31 December 2013 and the codes that are replacing them opening on 1 January 2014.

Closing 31/12/2013 Replaced by:

3003400048 3003400030, 3003400031, 3003400032, 3003400033
3004400059 3004400034, 3004400035, 3004400036, 3004400037
3918900090 3918900031, 3918900032
4008110071 4008110036, 4008110037
5703200012 5703200041
5703200013 5703200041
5703200014 5703200042, 5703200043
5703300015 5703300053
5703300016 5703300050, 5703300051, 5703300052, 5703300053



A complete copy of the new Customs Tariff will be available from the Customs website <http://www.customs.gov.au/site/page5663.asp>.


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