Pacific Island Nations begin work on the Pacific Harmonized System 2022

Nadi, Fiji
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Joint Partner

'The Oceania Customs Organisation (OCO) Secretariat organized the Pacific Harmonised Commodity Description and Coding System (PACHS) Review Meeting on 16-17 September, 2019 in Nadi, Fiji. The Meeting was attended by 19 Customs Officials representing 12 Customs Administrations of the OCO (CNMI, Cooks Islands, FSM, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu). Also present were experts from the Pacific Community (SPC), Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) and United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).

The PACHS17 was developed by SPC and OCO to enable OCO members that were at different levels of implementing HS2017 to adopt a common benchmark and better reflect goods exported and imported by the Pacific region using a standardized system of names and codes.'

OCO Secretariat

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