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2022 Harmonized System Changes

​​​​The outcomes of the sixth review of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (commonly referred to as the 2022 Harmonized System) will commence on 1 January 2022.

Implementing the 2022 Harmonized System will require amendments to the:

  • Customs Tariff Act 1995
  • Customs Act 1901
  • Customs Tariff Regulations 2004
  • Customs Regulation 2015.

We will also update the Combined Australia Customs Tariff Nomenclature and Statistical Classification (the Working Tariff) and departmental systems.

The amendments to the Customs Tariff Act 1995 will also affect:

  • tariff advices
  • tariff public advice products
  • tariff concession orders.

We will add updates here as the implementation of the 2022 Harmonized System progresses.

Customs Notices

Legislation

The Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs introduced the legislative amendments to implement the 2022 Harmonized System into the House of Representatives on 23 June 2021. The bills passed Parliament on 26 August 2021 and received the Royal Assent on 2 September 2021. The bills, as passed by Parliament, and the explanatory memoranda are in the table below. 

You can follow the progress of the bills through the Parliament of Australia website.

Regulations

The amendment regulations were made by the Federal Executive Council on 16 December 2021. The regulations and the explanatory memoranda are in the table below.

Concordance​

World Customs Organization Concordance Table I

World Customs Organization Concordance Table II

Australian Eight Digit Concordance for the 2022 Harmonized System

Combined Australian Customs Tariff Nomenclature and Statistical Classification (Working Tariff) Update Pages

The documents in the table below are working tariff page updates containing the new notes, classifications and statistical codes that commence on 1 January 2022.

SectionChaptersStatus of document

Section I

1-5

Finalised

Section II

4-16

Finalised

(updated 16 December 2021)

Section III

15

Finalised

Section IV

16-24

Finalised

Section V

25-27

Finalised

Section VI

28-38

Finalised

Section VII

39-40

Finalised

Section VIII

41-43

Finalised

Section IX

44-46

Finalised

Section X

47-49

Finalised

Section XI

50-63

Finalised

Section XII

64-67

Finalised

Section XIII

68-70

Finalised

Section XIV

71

Finalised

Section XV

72-83

Finalised

(updated 29 November​ 2021)

Section XVI

84-85

Finalised

(updated 7 January 2022)​

Section XVII

86-89

Finalised

Section XVIII

90-92

Finalised

Section XIX

93

Finalised

Section XX

94-96

Finalised

Section XXI

97

Finalised

Schedule 4

 

Finalised

Customs tariff by-laws

 

Finalised

Schedules 4A to 13

 

Finalised

Documents will be added once they are finalised. The Online Tariff pages will update on 1 January 2022, until then they will continue to show the 2017 nomenclature.

Tariff Advices

Tariff Advices affected by the 2022 Harmonized System Changes will be voided.

Status of Tariff Advices

Tariff Concession Orders

Tariff Concession Orders affected by the 2022 Harmonized System Changes will be revoked or revoked and remade as outlined in the concordance.

Tariff Concession Orders concordance

Tariff Precedents

Tariff Precedents affected by the 2022 Harmonized System Changes will be voided, reissued or amended.

A list of current tariff classification precedents is available on our Tariff Public Advice Products​ page.

Contact

You can send any questions regarding the implementation of the 2022 Harmonized System to tradepolicy1@abf.gov.au