The Confidential Commodities List (CCL) is needed to interpret the impact of confidentialisation on the merchandise trade statistics in International Trade in Goods and Services, Australia and other international trade in goods statistics. The CCL data cube registers all import and export commodities which have been subject to confidentiality restrictions since 1 January 1988.
There are additional confidentiality applications that impact ABS international trade statistics, but that are not listed in this publication. These are presented in the International Merchandise Trade, Australia: Concepts, Sources and Methods which also provides more detailed information on international merchandise trade confidentiality, and restriction types.
The CCL is available from the Data downloads section 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.