5372.0.55.001 - International Merchandise Trade: Confidential Commodities List, Sep 2008  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 09/10/2008   
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This document details all import and export commodities which have been subject to confidentiality restrictions since 1 January 1988. The data cube containing the details of the confidentialisation is referred to as the Confidential Commodities List (CCL).

The CCL is available from the Downloads tab of this document. The data cube presents information under the following four headings:

  • changes and new restrictions to import items in the current month
  • changes and new restrictions to export items in the current month
  • all import restrictions from January 1988 to the current month
  • all export restrictions from January 1988 to the current month.


There has been a change to the method of confidentialisation applying to Imports and Clearances data released for September 2008. This does not impact on data released by commodity codes, but only data released at the total state or total country level. For more details see paragraph 5 of the Explanatory Notes.

If you require further information about the changes, please write, email or telephone:
      Balance of Payments and International Trade Section
      Australian Bureau of Statistics
      PO Box 10
      BELCONNEN ACT 2616
      ph: 02 6252 5409