Food is central to a healthy and sustainable future for the Pacific. Understanding the Pacific Food System is integral to making informed decisions around food production, distribution, and consumption. Access to reliable information is essential to making good decisions.
International trade in food is an essential component of the global food system, with consequences ranging from environmental sustainability to public health. Evidence-based food policy requires analysis and interpretation of trade flows among countries.
The PACHS22 is a multipurpose goods nomenclature that forms the basis for Customs Tariffs and International Merchandise Trade Statistics and has been derived from the World Customs Organisation’s (WCO's) HS22.