Combined Nomenclature CN

The Combined Nomenclature is the common nomenclature of the European Community. The 8-digit sub-headings in the nomenclature are used in export declarations and in statistical declarations on internal trade. There are changes to the nomenclature every year and the nomenclature that will come into force in the beginning of the following year is published yearly in the Official Journal of the European Union, by the end of October at the latest.

Official Journal of the European Union, L 282, 31 October 2017: CN 2018 >>

CN 2017 self-explanatory texts

CN 2017 in PDF format


pdf icon Section I, Chapters 1-5 (pdf, 349 kB)

Live animals; Animal products



pdf icon Section III, Chapter 15 (pdf, 101 kB)

Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products; Prepared edible fats; Animal or vegetable waxes


pdf icon Section IV, Chapters 16-24 (pdf, 334 kB)

Prepared foodstuffs; Beverages, spirits and vinegar; Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes



pdf icon Section VI, Chapters 28-38 (pdf, 416 kB)

Products of the chemical or allied industries


pdf icon Section VII, Chapters 39-40 (pdf, 149 kB)

Plastics and articles thereof; Rubber and articles thereof


pdf icon Section VIII, Chapters 41-43 (pdf, 95 kB)

Raw hides and skins, leather, furskins and articles thereof; Saddlery and harness; Travel goods, handbags and similar containers; Articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut)


pdf icon Section IX, Chapters 44-46 (pdf, 144 kB)

Wood and articles of wood; Wood charcoal; Cork and articles of cork; Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; Basketware and wickerwork


pdf icon Section X, Chapters 47-49 (pdf, 132 kB)

Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; Recovered (waste and scrap) paper or paperboard; Paper and paperboard and articles thereof


pdf icon Section XI, Chapters 50-63 (pdf, 362 kB)

Textiles and textile articles


pdf icon Section XII, Chapters 64-67 (pdf, 88 kB)

Footwear, headgear, umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking-sticks, seat-sticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof; Prepared feathers and articles made therewith; Artificial flowers; Articles of human hair


pdf icon Section XIII, Chapters 68-70 (pdf, 120 kB)

Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials; Ceramic products; Glass and glassware


pdf icon Section XIV, Chapter 71 (pdf, 69 kB)

Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal, and articles thereof; Imitation jewellery; Coin


pdf icon Section XV, Chapters 72-83 (pdf, 331 kB)

Base metals and articles of base metal


pdf icon Section XVI, Chapters 84-85 (pdf, 404 kB)

Machinery and mechanical appliances; Electrical equipment; Parts thereof; Sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles


pdf icon Section XVII, Chapters 86-89 (pdf, 157 kB)

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment


pdf icon Section XVIII, Chapters 90-92 (pdf, 155 kB)

Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; Clocks and watches; Musical instruments; Parts and accessories thereof


pdf icon Section XIX, Chapter 93 (pdf, 55 kB)

Arms and ammunition; Parts and accessories thereof


pdf icon Section XX, Chapters 94-96 (pdf, 121 kB)

Miscellaneous manufactured articles


pdf icon Section XXI, Chapters 97-99 (pdf, 108 kB)

Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques


Combined Nomenclatures and colleration tables from previous years

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