New Goods Classification System in Effect

PACHS 2022

The Pacific Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (PACHS) 2022   is now in effect as of January 1, 2022. 

PACHS 2022 is adapted from the Harmonized tariff classification System (HS) used by 200 economies across the globe and adapted for use within the Pacific Customs administrations to identify tariffs, impose correct taxes and collect international trade statistics; it was accepted by the OCO Heads of Customs during their annual meeting on August 26, 2021. PACHS 2022 has been reviewed by OCO members, technical agencies such as the Pacific Community (SPC), United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), United National Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD) and World Health Organisation (WHO).

Read the full media release on the Oceania Customs Organisation website.