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Classification - KN

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Short description

The Combined Nomenclature (CN) is the tariff and statistical nomenclature used within the European Union for collecting and processing foreign trade data.
This Hungarian classification has been developed on the basis of the international classification (European classification)

KN short description (pdf, 154 KB)


It covers the code number and the name of the items in the classification.

Combined Nomenclature, 2024
KN8 2024 structure (xlsx, 482 KB)

Explanatory notes

The explanatory notes determine the content of the classification items. They help to classify items into the appropriate category of the classification.

KN’15 explanatory notes

Search engine

It supports quick search in the classification. As a result of searching by code number or text, it displays all the items in the classification that contain such code number or text.
No search engine for this classification.


The materials here contain the principles and rules of application of the classification.

General rules for the interpretation of the Combined Nomenclature can be found in Section I, General Rules of the Regulation.

Conversion key(s)

Correspondence table(s) between the items of the current and the previous version of the classification.

KN 2024 change list(xls, 131 KB)
CN 2024 – CPA 2.1 (xlsx, 669 KB)
CN 2024 – NST R (xlsx, 623 KB)
CN 2024 – SITC (xlsx, 219 KB)

Legal basis

Legislation requiring the use of the classification:

Old versions

The previous versions of the classification can be found here.

The Combined Nomenclature changes slightly each year, it is subject to a major revision every 5 years.

KN8 2023 structure (xlsx, 483 KB)

Linked international classifications

CN 2024

Further assistance with the use of the classification

Information service