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 impact on detailed import and export statistics available on request in the January 2014 issue of International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia (cat. no. 5368.0) to be released on 6 March 2014 and International Merchandise Imports, Australia (cat. no. 5439.0) to be released on 18 February 2014.
The Australian Harmonized Export Commodity Classification (AHECC) (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 e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
- 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|
|57033000||57033010, 57033011, 57033012|
For information see the Australian Harmonized Exports Commodity Classification (AHECC) (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|
|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>.
Change to label for Australian port code
From the October 2013 issues of International Merchandise Imports, Australia (cat. no. 5439.0) and International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia (cat. no. 5368.0), the label for Australian port code 416 'Port Giles' which ceased to operate from June 2003 will be 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 will impact on export and import statistics available on request.
From the June 2013 issue of International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia (cat. no. 5368.0), the method used to confidentialise some data for exports of goods has changed. Data that have the confidentiality restrictions 'No commodity details' or 'No value details' have been aggregated into a single confidential commodity code. Prior to June 2013, data subject to these restrictions were added back to the relevant state total and country total, i.e., these totals show the correct level of trade. From June 2013 these confidential restrictions are not added back, instead the confidential data are published as 'No country details' in the country totals and 'State not available for publication' in the state totals. Therefore, country and state totals from June 2013 may understate the actual amount of trade in each country/state as they only capture the trade in commodities without a 'No commodity details' or 'No value details' restriction. This change is necessary to ensure the confidentiality of data. Refer to paragraph 5 of the Explanatory notes, and CCL Appendix 1 of International Merchandise Trade: Confidential Commodities List (cat. no. 5372.0.55.001) for more details about these restrictions.
This change impacts statistics in publication tables 14 and 15, and statistics in time series spreadsheet tables 14a, 15a, and 36a–36j of International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia (cat. no. 5368.0).
Future release dates of foreign trade publications
5368.0 – International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia
|November 2013||7 January 2014|
|December 2013||6 February 2014|
|January 2014||6 March 2014|
|February 2014||3 April 2014|
|March 2014||6 May 2014|
|April 2014||5 June 2014|
5439.0 – International Merchandise Imports, Australia
|November 2013||17 December 2013|
|December 2013||16 January 2014|
|January 2014||18 February 2014|
|February 2014||18 March 2014|
|March 2014||17 April 2014|
|April 2014||19 May 2014|
This page first published 19 October 2006, last updated 4 December 2013