Published on February 26, 2014
LightingEurope Position Paper on LED Customs Codes
European lighting companies as represented by the European industry association LightingEurope are seriously concerned about inappropriate classification of LED lighting products resulting in certain cases in significant cost disadvantages and a non-level playing field in international competition. Therefore, LightingEurope requests a thorough review of the current practice for classification of LED lighting products into customs tariff classes in the different European countries and by the different customs offices. Furthermore, LightingEurope requests the publication of relevant classification regulations supported by transparent guidelines (CN explanatory notes) for product classification which are necessary for reliable and accurate business planning. LightingEurope also suggests a review and appropriate amendment of the existing nomenclature to better accommodate LED lighting products.