Customs Cooperation Council Nomenclature – Definition

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Customs Cooperation Council Nomenclature (CCCN) Definition

The Customs Cooperation Council Nomenclature (CCCN) is a customs tariff classification system for imported goods. CCCN refers to a standardized method of classifying imported goods in order to determine duties or tariffs placed on them. CCCN was in effect before 1976 before its name was changed to Brussels Tariff Nomenclature in 1976.

Again, in 1989, it took on another name; the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System. Before these changes in identity, CCCN has been effective for both statistical and duty determination procedures for imported goods. That is, this Nomenclature determines the necessary duties, tariff and rules applicable to imported goods by grouping the goods according to the materials they are made of.

References for Customs Cooperation Council Nomenclature

Academic Research on Customs Cooperation Council Nomenclature (CCCN)

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