5439.0 - International Merchandise Imports, Australia, Dec 2013 Quality Declaration 
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CHANGES IN FORTHCOMING ISSUES


FORMATTING CHANGES TO DATA CUBES 8 AND 9

From the January 2014 issue of this publication minor formatting changes will be applied to data cubes 8 and 9. Mock-up data cubes incorporating the changes have been released in this issue to allow data users to prepare for the changes.


CHANGES TO IMPORT AND EXPORT STATISTICAL CODES

Statistics in the January 2014 and future issues of this publication will be impacted by revisions to the Customs Tariff classification that came into effect on 1 January 2014. The changes resulted from the introduction of new statistical codes separately identifying pharmaceuticals in Chapter 30, carpet underlay in Chapters 39 and 40, and carpet in Chapter 57. The changes will not impact directly on the presentation of statistics in forthcoming issues of this publication but will impact on detailed import statistics available on request.

Revised pages for the Customs Tariff are available on the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service website. A complete copy of the new Customs Tariff will be available from the Customs website, <http://www.customs.gov.au/site/page5663.asp>.

The following table shows codes that closed on 31 December 2013 and their replacement codes which opened on 1 January 2014.


Closed 31/12/2013Replaced by:

3003400048 3003400030, 3003400031, 3003400032, 3003400033
30044000593004400034, 3004400035, 3004400036, 3004400037
39189000903918900031, 3918900032
40081100714008110036, 4008110037
57032000125703200041
57032000135703200041
57032000145703200042, 5703200043
57033000155703300053
57033000165703300050, 5703300051, 5703300052, 5703300053


Merchandise exports statistics will also be impacted by revisions to the Australian Harmonized Export Commodity Classification (AHECC) that came into effect on 1 January 2014. The changes resulted from the introduction of new statistical codes separately identifying pharmaceuticals in Chapter 30, and carpet in Chapter 57. The revised classification is available on the ABS website,
<https://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/1233.0Jan+2012>.

For further information contact the Classification Manager on (02) 6252 5409 or e-mail <international.trade@abs.gov.au>.