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Changes coming to the Harmonized System codes in AIRS

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is working to update its systems to reflect the soon to be updated Harmonized System (HS) code structure coming into effect January 1st, 2022 as a result of recent changes announced by the World Customs Organization. These codes are used at the CFIA as part of the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) and are updated every five years. HS codes are used worldwide for the uniform classification of goods traded internationally.

Importers and exporters who use the HS codes in the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) review the 2022 HS Code structure table  for updates.

If you have any questions, please refer to the Fact Sheet.