You may be aware, that a new customs classification tariff is scheduled to be implemented from 1 January 2022 following the WCO review of the existing tariff.
The changes include the creation of new subheadings for emerging technologies and product categories such as 3D printers and edible insects, and the removal of subheadings for products that are no longer traded in significant volume such as answering machines.
The changes also include creating new subheadings to improve the monitoring of trade for goods of concern such as synthetic diamonds, chemicals that are controlled under the Montreal Protocol and the Chemical Weapons Convention, and environmental goods such as electronic waste.
To implement these outcomes, amendments are required within the chapters, headings, subheadings and to the legal notes in the tariff.
Australian Border Force has launched a new section “2022 Harmonised System Changes” on the tariff classification page on their website. ABF will be placing information on THIS site as more information becomes available.
Resources have also been published to assist importers to check if their cargo's tariff has been reviewed: