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Decisions on the classification made by the WCO


In accordance with Article 3a of the Customs Tariff Act ("Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia", No. 62/05, 61/07 and 5/09), decisions on the classification made by the WCO Harmonized System Committee, which, as Classification Opinion in accordance with Article 8, paragraph 2 of the International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System of goods has been confirmed by the World Customs Organization, are obligatory for application and publication in the "Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia".

Decisions are available on the website of the World Customs Organization (WCO).

In the "Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia", no. 056/2018 of 18.7.2018. Decisions were published on classification of goods made at the 61st session of the HS Committee of the SCO, held in March 2018>>>  

Decisions contain the tariff headings and subheadings (four-digit or six-digit tariff codes) with the description of the specific goods and the basis for classification (basic rules, notes in sections, headings and subheadings), but without specifying and publishing the trade name of the goods. In the following table, a summary of the classified goods is given. Decisions of the 61st HS Committee of the WCO refer to 22 products. Complete text of the decision on the classification can be found in the "Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia". 

Of particular importance to the Republic of Serbia are the decisions concerning wiper blades and empty electric cabinets (cabinets for the installation of electrical equipment / cables and measuring devices) that have been the subject of numerous appellate procedures in relation to binding notification of classifications and ex-post controls in the previous period. 

Decisions on the classification of the HS Committee of the WCO shall be published in the "Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia" in the original in English and in the translation into the Serbian language. So far, the Decisions issued from the 23rd to the 61st session of the WCO Committee of the SCO have been published, that is, from 1989 to March 2018.

Decisions are obligatory for application in the Republic of Serbia from the date of their publication in the "Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia".


In the “Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia”, No. 109, dated 5 December 2017, was published Regulation on harmonization of the Customs Tariff nomenclature for the 2018.
 
Harmonization of the nomenclature shall be performed in accordance with international agreements and encompasses alterations, additions of nominations, numerical markings, notes and General rules for the interpretation of the Customs Tariff (CT abbreviation use further in the text). By the Regulation cannot be modified duty rates determined by the Law on Customs Tariff.
 
In the CT2018 is harmonized National nomenclature with Combined Nomenclature of the European Union for the 2018. Also, preferential rates of customs duty are transferred in accordance with the Free Trade Agreements. 
  
CT2018 contains Annex which comprises of four parts: 
  • Part I - The basic rules for the interpretation of the Customs Tariffs and Inspection of the markings, abbreviations and symbols
  • Part II - Customs Tariffs for the 2018 
  • Part III - Correlation table CT2017 - CT2018, and 
  • Part IV - Tables with quotas. 
CT2018 entered into force eight days following its publication in the "Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia", and is applicable from 1 January 2018.

The Government of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Regulation on amendments and alterations of the Regulation on harmonization of the Customs Tariff nomenclature for the 2018 on 6 February 2018.

The reasons for the amendments and alterations of the CT2018 are as follows: 
  1. further harmonization with the Combined Nomenclature of the European Union for the year 2018, in Chapter 17 and Chapter 22 of the Customs Tariff - Additional notes, 
  2. corrections of the preferential rates of customs duty in Chapter 19 for the implementation of the Free Trade Agreement between the Republic of Serbia, and the EFTA States, and
  3. fixes the customs duty rates under Chapter 87 in accordance with the Law on Customs Tariff and preferential rate of customs duty for the implementation of the Agreement between the Federal Government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Government of the Russian Federation on free trade between the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Russian Federation. 
Changes and amendments of the CT2018 entered into force eight days following its publication in the "Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia".
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