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 280, 31 October 2019: CN 2020 >>

CN 2020 in Excel-format

CN 2020 self-explanatory texts

CN 2020 in PDF format (Source: Official Journal of the European Union)


Section I, Chapters 1-5 (pdf, 2114 kB)

Live animals; Animal products



Section III, Chapter 15 (pdf, 634 kB)

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


Section IV, Chapters 16-24 (pdf, 1998 kB)

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



Section VI, Chapters 28-38 (pdf, 2167 kB)

Products of the chemical or allied industries


Section VII, Chapters 39-40 (pdf, 776 kB)

Plastics and articles thereof; Rubber and articles thereof


Section VIII, Chapters 41-43 (pdf, 502 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)


Section IX, Chapters 44-46 (pdf, 1170 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


Section X, Chapters 47-49 (pdf, 591 kB)

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


Section XI, Chapters 50-63 (pdf, 2043 kB)

Textiles and textile articles


Section XII, Chapters 64-67 (pdf, 1057 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


Section XIII, Chapters 68-70 (pdf, 579 kB)

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


Section XIV, Chapter 71 (pdf, 443 kB)

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


Section XV, Chapters 72-83 (pdf, 1964 kB)

Base metals and articles of base metal


Section XVI, Chapters 84-85 (pdf, 2153 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


Section XVII, Chapters 86-89 (pdf, 757 kB)

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment


Section XVIII, Chapters 90-92 (pdf, 1212 kB)

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


Section XIX, Chapter 93 (pdf, 280 kB)

Arms and ammunition; Parts and accessories thereof


Section XX, Chapters 94-96 (pdf, 1269 kB)

Miscellaneous manufactured articles


Section XXI, Chapters 97-99 (pdf, 550 kB)

Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques


Combined Nomenclatures and colleration tables from previous years

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