19.5.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 126/12


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 750/2005

of 18 May 2005

on the nomenclature of countries and territories for the external trade statistics of the Community and statistics of trade between Member States

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1172/95 of 22 May 1995 relating to the trading of goods by the Community and its Member States with non-member countries (1), and in particular Article 9 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 2081/2003 of 27 November 2003 on the nomenclature of countries and territories for the external trade statistics of the Community and statistics of trade between Member States (2) set out the version valid on 1 January 2004.

(2)

The alphabetical coding of countries and territories is based on the ISO alpha standard 2 in force as far as it is compatible with the requirements of Community legislation.

(3)

It is necessary to identify separately Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo (as defined by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 of 10 June 1999) for the management of agreements concluded between the European Community and some of those territories on trade in textile products. As well, the conditions laid down in the relevant Community provisions regarding the declaration of the origin of the goods in trade with non-members countries require the creation of a specific code for determining the Community origin of goods.

(4)

It is therefore appropriate to draw up a new version of this nomenclature that takes into account those new items as well as changes affecting some codes.

(5)

It is preferable to provide for a transition period to allow certain Member States to adapt to the amendments made to the Community legislation regarding the end of the use of numerical codes; it is essential for purposes of simplification for this transition period to end when the provisions revising the rules on the Single Administrative Document come into force.

(6)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee on Statistics relating to the Trading of Goods with Non-Member Countries,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The version valid from 1 June 2005 of the nomenclature of countries and territories for the external trade statistics of the Community and statistics of trade between Member States is set out in the Annex hereto.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 June 2005.

However, the Member States may use the three-digit numeric codes also shown in the Annex to the Regulation until the provisions revising Annexes 37 and 38 of Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 come into force (3).

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirely and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 18 May 2005.

For the Commission

Joaquín ALMUNIA

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 118, 25.5.1995, p. 10. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1882/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 284, 31.10.2003, p. 1).

(2)  OJ L 313, 28.11.2003, p. 11.

(3)  OJ L 253, 11.10.1993, p. 1.


ANNEX

NOMENCLATURE OF COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES FOR THE EXTERNAL TRADE STATISTICS OF THE COMMUNITY AND STATISTICS OF TRADE BETWEEN MEMBER STATES

(Version valid with effect from 1 June 2005)

Code

Text

Description

Alphabetical

Numerical

AD

(043)

Andorra

 

AE

(647)

United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al Qaiwain

AF

(660)

Afghanistan

 

AG

(459)

Antigua and Barbuda

 

AI

(446)

Anguilla

 

AL

(070)

Albania

 

AM

(077)

Armenia

 

AN

(478)

Netherlands Antilles

Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St Eustatius and southern part of St Martin

AO

(330)

Angola

Including Cabinda

AQ

(891)

Antarctica

Territory south of 60° south latitude; not including the French Southern Territories (TF), Bouvet Island (BV), South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands (GS)

AR

(528)

Argentina

 

AS

(830)

American Samoa

 

AT

(038)

Austria

 

AU

(800)

Australia

 

AW

(474)

Aruba

 

AZ

(078)

Azerbaijan

 

BA

(093)

Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

BB

(469)

Barbados

 

BD

(666)

Bangladesh

 

BE

(017)

Belgium

 

BF

(236)

Burkina Faso

 

BG

(068)

Bulgaria

 

BH

(640)

Bahrain

 

BI

(328)

Burundi

 

BJ

(284)

Benin

 

BM

(413)

Bermuda

 

BN

(703)

Brunei Darussalam

Often referred to as Brunei

BO

(516)

Bolivia

 

BR

(508)

Brazil

 

BS

(453)

Bahamas

 

BT

(675)

Bhutan

 

BV

(892)

Bouvet Island

 

BW

(391)

Botswana

 

BY

(073)

Belarus

Often referred to as Belorussia

BZ

(421)

Belize

 

CA

(404)

Canada

 

CC

(833)

Cocos Islands (or Keeling Islands)

 

CD

(322)

Congo, Democratic Republic of

Formerly Zaire

CF

(306)

Central African Republic

 

CG

(318)

Congo

 

CH

(039)

Switzerland

Including the German territory of Büsingen and the Italian municipality of Campione d’Italia

CI

(272)

Côte d'Ivoire

Often referred to as Ivory Coast

CK

(837)

Cook Islands

 

CL

(512)

Chile

 

CM

(302)

Cameroon

 

CN

(720)

China, People’s Republic of

Often referred to as China

CO

(480)

Colombia

 

CR

(436)

Costa Rica

 

CU

(448)

Cuba

 

CV

(247)

Cape Verde

 

CX

(834)

Christmas Island

 

CY

(600)

Cyprus

 

CZ

(061)

Czech Republic

 

DE

(004)

Germany

Including the island of Heligoland; excluding the territory of Büsingen

DJ

(338)

Djibouti

 

DK

(008)

Denmark

 

DM

(460)

Dominica

 

DO

(456)

Dominican Republic

 

DZ

(208)

Algeria

 

EC

(500)

Ecuador

Including Galápagos Islands

EE

(053)

Estonia

 

EG

(220)

Egypt

 

ER

(336)

Eritrea

 

ES

(011)

Spain

Including Balearic Islands and Canary Islands; excluding Ceuta and Melilla

ET

(334)

Ethiopia

 

FI

(032)

Finland

Including Åland Islands

FJ

(815)

Fiji

 

FK

(529)

Falkland Islands

 

FM

(823)

Micronesia, Federated States of

Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei and Yap

FO

(041)

Faroe Islands

 

FR

(001)

France

Including Monaco and the French overseas departments (French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion)

GA

(314)

Gabon

 

GB

(006)

United Kingdom

Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man

GD

(473)

Grenada

Including Southern Grenadines

GE

(076)

Georgia

 

GH

(276)

Ghana

 

GI

(044)

Gibraltar

 

GL

(406)

Greenland

 

GM

(252)

Gambia

 

GN

(260)

Guinea

 

GQ

(310)

Equatorial Guinea

 

GR

(009)

Greece

 

GS

(893)

South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

 

GT

(416)

Guatemala

 

GU

(831)

Guam

 

GW

(257)

Guinea-Bissau

 

GY

(488)

Guyana

 

HK

(740)

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China

HM

(835)

Heard Island and McDonald Islands

 

HN

(424)

Honduras

Including Swan Islands

HR

(092)

Croatia

 

HT

(452)

Haiti

 

HU

(064)

Hungary

 

ID

(700)

Indonesia

 

IE

(007)

Ireland

 

IL

(624)

Israel

 

IN

(664)

India

 

IO

(357)

British Indian Ocean Territory

Chagos Archipelago

IQ

(612)

Iraq

 

IR

(616)

Iran, Islamic Republic of

 

IS

(024)

Iceland

 

IT

(005)

Italy

Including Livigno; excluding the municipality of Campione d’Italia

JM

(464)

Jamaica

 

JO

(628)

Jordan

 

JP

(732)

Japan

 

KE

(346)

Kenya

 

KG

(083)

Kyrgyz, Republic

 

KH

(696)

Cambodia

 

KI

(812)

Kiribati

 

KM

(375)

Comoros

Anjouan, Grande Comore and Mohéli

KN

(449)

St Kitts and Nevis

 

KP

(724)

Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of

Often referred to as North Korea

KR

(728)

Korea, Republic of

Often referred to as South Korea

KW

(636)

Kuwait

 

KY

(463)

Cayman Islands

 

KZ

(079)

Kazakhstan

 

LA

(684)

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Often referred to as Laos

LB

(604)

Lebanon

 

LC

(465)

St Lucia

 

LI

(037)

Liechtenstein

 

LK

(669)

Sri Lanka

 

LR

(268)

Liberia

 

LS

(395)

Lesotho

 

LT

(055)

Lithuania

 

LU

(018)

Luxembourg

 

LV

(054)

Latvia

 

LY

(216)

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

Often referred to as Libya

MA

(204)

Morocco

 

MD

(074)

Moldova, Republic of

 

MG

(370)

Madagascar

 

MH

(824)

Marshall Islands

 

MK (1)

(096)

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

 

ML

(232)

Mali

 

MM

(676)

Myanmar

Often referred to as Burma

MN

(716)

Mongolia

 

MO

(743)

Macao

Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China

MP

(820)

Northern Mariana Islands

 

MR

(228)

Mauritania

 

MS

(470)

Montserrat

 

MT

(046)

Malta

Including Gozo and Comino

MU

(373)

Mauritius

Mauritius, Rodrigues Island, Agalega Islands and Cargados Carajos Shoals (St Brandon Islands)

MV

(667)

Maldives

 

MW

(386)

Malawi

 

MX

(412)

Mexico

 

MY

(701)

Malaysia

Peninsular Malaysia and Eastern Malaysia (Labuan, Sabah and Sarawak)

MZ

(366)

Mozambique

 

NA

(389)

Namibia

 

NC

(809)

New Caledonia

Including Loyalty Islands (Lifou, Maré and Ouvéa)

NE

(240)

Niger

 

NF

(836)

Norfolk Island

 

NG

(288)

Nigeria

 

NI

(432)

Nicaragua

Including Corn Islands

NL

(003)

Netherlands

 

NO

(028)

Norway

Including Svalbard Archipelago and Jan Mayen Island

NP

(672)

Nepal

 

NR

(803)

Nauru

 

NU

(838)

Niue

 

NZ

(804)

New Zealand

Excluding Ross Dependency (Antarctica)

OM

(649)

Oman

 

PA

(442)

Panama

Including former Canal Zone

PE

(504)

Peru

 

PF

(822)

French Polynesia

Marquesas Islands, Society Islands (including Tahiti), Tuamotu Islands, Gambier Islands and Austral Islands. Also Clipperton Island

PG

(801)

Papua New Guinea

Eastern part of New Guinea; Bismarck Archipelago (including New Britain, New Ireland, Lavongai (New Hanover) and Admiralty Islands); Northern Solomon Islands (Bougainville and Buka); Trobriand Islands, Woodlark Island; d’Entrecasteaux Islands and Louisiade Archipelago

PH

(708)

Philippines

 

PK

(662)

Pakistan

 

PL

(060)

Poland

 

PM

(408)

St Pierre and Miquelon

 

PN

(813)

Pitcairn

Including the Ducie, Henderson and Oeno Islands

PS

(625)

Occupied Palestinian Territory

West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and Gaza Strip

PT

(010)

Portugal

Including Azores and Madeira

PW

(825)

Palau

 

PY

(520)

Paraguay

 

QA

(644)

Qatar

 

RO

(066)

Romania

 

RU

(075)

Russian Federation

Often referred to as Russia

RW

(324)

Rwanda

 

SA

(632)

Saudi Arabia

 

SB

(806)

Solomon Islands

 

SC

(355)

Seychelles

Mahé Island, Praslin Island, La Digue, Frégate and Silhouette; Amirante Islands (including Desroches, Alphonse, Platte and Coëtivy); Farquhar Islands (including Providence); Aldabra Islands and Cosmoledo Islands

SD

(224)

Sudan

 

SE

(030)

Sweden

 

SG

(706)

Singapore

 

SH

(329)

Saint Helena

Including Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha Islands

SI

(091)

Slovenia

 

SK

(063)

Slovakia

 

SL

(264)

Sierra Leone

 

SM

(047)

San Marino

 

SN

(248)

Senegal

 

SO

(342)

Somalia

 

SR

(492)

Suriname

 

ST

(311)

Sao Tome and Principe

 

SV

(428)

El Salvador

 

SY

(608)

Syrian Arab Republic

Often referred to as Syria

SZ

(393)

Swaziland

 

TC

(454)

Turks and Caicos Islands

 

TD

(244)

Chad

 

TF

(894)

French Southern Territories

Including Kerguélen Islands, Amsterdam Island, Saint-Paul Island, Crozet Archipelago

TG

(280)

Togo

 

TH

(680)

Thailand

 

TJ

(082)

Tajikistan

 

TK

(839)

Tokelau

 

TL

(626)

Timor-Leste

 

TM

(080)

Turkmenistan

 

TN

(212)

Tunisia

 

TO

(817)

Tonga

 

TR

(052)

Turkey

 

TT

(472)

Trinidad and Tobago

 

TV

(807)

Tuvalu

 

TW

(736)

Taiwan

Separate customs territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu

TZ

(352)

Tanzania, United Republic of

Tanganyika, Zanzibar Island and Pemba

UA

(072)

Ukraine

 

UG

(350)

Uganda

 

UM

(832)

United States Minor Outlying Islands

Including Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Islands, Navassa Island, Palmyra Atoll and Wake Island

US

(400)

United States

Including Puerto Rico

UY

(524)

Uruguay

 

UZ

(081)

Uzbekistan

 

VA

(045)

Holy See (Vatican City State)

 

VC

(467)

St Vincent and the Grenadines

 

VE

(484)

Venezuela

 

VG

(468)

Virgin Islands, British

 

VI

(457)

Virgin Islands, U.S.

 

VN

(690)

Vietnam

 

VU

(816)

Vanuatu

 

WF

(811)

Wallis and Futuna

Including Alofi Island

WS

(819)

Samoa

Formerly known as Western Samoa

XC

(021)

Ceuta

 

XK

(095)

Kosovo

As defined by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 of 10 June 1999

XL

(023)

Melilla

Including Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera, Peñón de Alhucemas and Chafarinas Islands

XM

(097)

Montenegro

 

XS

(098)

Serbia

 

YE

(653)

Yemen

Formerly North Yemen and South Yemen

YT

(377)

Mayotte

Grande-Terre and Pamandzi

ZA

(388)

South Africa

 

ZM

(378)

Zambia

 

ZW

(382)

Zimbabwe

 

MISCELLANEOUS

EU

(999)

European Community

Code reserved, in trade with non-member countries, for the declaration of the origin of goods according to the conditions laid down in the relevant Community provisions. Code not to be used for statistical purposes

QQ

or

(950)

Stores and provisions

Optional heading

QR

(951)

Stores and provisions within the framework of intra-Community trade

Optional heading

QS

(952)

Stores and provisions within the framework of trade with third countries

Optional heading

QU

or

(958)

Countries and territories not specified

Optional heading

QV

(959)

Countries and territories not specified in the framework of intra-Community trade

Optional heading

QW

(960)

Countries and territories not specified within the framework of trade with third countries

Optional heading

QX

or

(977)

Countries and territories not specified for commercial or military reasons

Optional heading

QY

(978)

Countries and territories not specified for commercial or military reasons in the framework of intra-Community trade

Optional heading

QZ

(979)

Countries and territories not specified for commercial or military reasons in the framework of trade with third countries

Optional heading


(1)  Provisional Code that does not affect the definitive denomination of the country to be attributed after the conclusion of the negotiations currently taking place in the United Nations.