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bulletConcordances: ('translation' of one classification to another).
bullet Census Bureau, U.S. {NAICS to SIC; 2007 NAICS to 2002 or 1997 NAICS; NAICS to ISIC...; Foreign Trade Statistics}.
bullet Eurostat {identifies comparable product classification numbers from ANZCS (Australian and New Zealand Standard Commodity Classification), SITC, (Standard International Trade Classification) to CN to CPA (Combined Nomenclature, and the Statistical Classification of Products by Activity), SITC to HS (Harmonized Commodity), etc.; EUROSTAT, Ramon server}.
bulletUnited Nations {CPC, HS, ISIC, etc}.
bullet CPA {The CPA, 2008 version. The Classification of Products by Activity is used by the European Union in national and regional accounts for input-output analysis. For details, see the EU explanation; EUROSTAT, Ramon server}. 
bullet CPV {Download CPV in a Excel files) "EN" = English version. The CPV, the Common Procurement Vocabulary, is a coding system used by the European Union in public procurement transactions used to group together the products of similar producers;.  The CPV is based upon the Classification of Products by Activity (CPA). 
bulletSimplified Network Application Process Redesign (SNAP-R) {Note that this is a secure network and that SNAP-R is meant to provide increased security over the previous SNAP version. For additional information and to read more about the redesign, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Office web site. Commerce Control List (CCL) and Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) information and filing an application (to obtain an ECCN for your product, visit the 'I need an ECCN' BIS web site to submit a request).  Contacting a BIS representative, or from the Export Administration Regulation (EAR); Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) information page}.
bulletHarmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS, HTSA, or HS):
bullet International Trade Commission, U.S. {download most recent in PDF format; US International Trade Commission}.
bulletUS International Trade Commission {See also DataWeb - interactive tariff database; U.S. tariff database; U.S. International Trade Commission}.
bullet World Customs Organization {2007 and 2002 HS; World Customs Organization (WCO)}.
bullet International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC) {revision 4, DRAFT (PDF document). This classification schema is used primarily by the United Nations to classify manufactured goods/processes. Other materials available on the European Union Eurostat web site}.
bullet NACE {Nomenclature générale des activités économiques dans les Communautés européennes, or NACE codes represent the statistical classification of economic activities within the European Union which serves as a basis for compiling statistics on the production, factors of production (labor, raw materials, energy, etc. See also, NACE, Revision 2.), fixed capital formation operations and financial operations of firms and other entities. See also the MS Word or Adobe hardcopy of NACE, Revision 1; Companies Registration Office}. See also the NACE, revision 2 and NACE - CPA concordance.
bulletThe North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)  {The NAIC, which became the official standard code used by government and industry to classify businesses and industries in 1997, replaces the SIC.  The code was updated in 2002, and plans for the 2007 code update are to include biotechnology products and telecommunication/infrastructure providers. (This will entail some reclassification of products formerly included under other codes.) For additional information, <click here>. It was jointly developed by the US, Canada, and Mexico to provide new comparability in statistics about business activity across North America}.
bulletCensus Bureau, U.S. {U.S. Census Bureau} Also NAICS (1997) -to-SIC (1987) or SIC-to-NAICS concordance.
bullet Georgetown University {for additional information and other NAIC resources. See also the NAICS 'unofficial' Clearinghouse; Georgetown University, Jennifer Boettcher}.
bulletNAICS Association.
bullet North American Product Classification System (NAPCS).
bullet Schedule B {export classification assistance instructions and information - Schedule B requirements); Schedule C (country and territory designations), Schedule D (customs districts and ports), Schedule K}.
bullet International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC) {the search capability by keyword is simple to use text list; International Trade Center, UNCTAD/WTO). For information on other classifications, see the classification list; UN Statistics Division, Online Classifications Registry}.
bullet Product standards and certification boards (on 'Organizations' page of this web site).
bulletThe United Kingdom Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) {download a *.pdf copy of the entire product classification.  PDF files requires Adobe Acrobat Reader* -- Get reader; National Statistics}. 
bulletThe United States Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) {U.S. Department of Labor. See also Information Technology Associates. Please note that the SIC classification system has been replaced by NAICS - the North American Industry Classification System.} }.

See also:


US Census Bureau {text and HTML versions of Schedule C, D, NAICS, SIC, SITC and concordances; United States Census Bureau}.


Product standards and certification.


EU -- Ramon {some common, other less commonly used product classification systems, and earlier versions of those identified above.  Downloadable in different file formats, and descriptions of various classifications systems}. 


United Nations {explanation of various classifications systems. See also download area of concordances, classification lists, etc.; United Nations}.


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