CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
FORMAT CHANGES TO DATA CUBES 8 AND 9
From this issue, there will be minor format changes to data cubes 8 and 9.
CHANGES TO IMPORT AND EXPORT STATISTICAL CODES
Statistics in this issue are impacted by revisions to the Customs Tariff classification that came into effect on 1 January 2014. The changes result 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 this publication but will impact on detailed import statistics available on request.
A complete copy of the new Customs Tariff is available from the Customs website <http://www.customs.gov.au>, select 'tariff', then 'working tariff current'.
The following table shows codes that closed on 31 December 2013 and their replacement codes which opened on 1 January 2014.
|Closed 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 |
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,
For further information contact the Classification Manager on (02) 6252 5409 or email <email@example.com
CHANGES TO AHECC AND CUSTOM TARIFF FREE STANDING DESCRIPTORS
Free Standing Descriptors (FSDs) for a small number of current AHECC and Customs Tariff codes have been amended to correct minor errors. The affected codes are:
850590, 851718, 29051910, 85059001, 85171805
851718, 2905199052 and 8517180020