u8: goods and services

Combined Nomenclature

"The Combined Nomenclature is the goods classification used within the EU for the purposes of foreign trade statistics. It is also used by Directorate General 'Taxation and Customs Union' of the European Commission for customs duty purposes. The classification is maintained by Eurostat for the statistical aspects and by Taxation and Customs Union DG for the tariff aspects. The classification is based on the Harmonized System (HS) which it sub-divides where necessary for purposes of external trade, agricultural regulation and customs duties.

United Nations Standard Products and Services Code

"The United Nations Standard Products and Services Code® (UNSPSC®) provides an open, global multi-sector standard for efficient, accurate classification of products and services. Search the code on this website to locate commodity codes that can be used by your company. The UNSPSC offers a single global classification system that can be used for: Company-wide visibility of spend analysis, Cost-effective procurement optimization, Full exploitation of electronic commerce capabilities. The UNSPSC is a hierarchical classification with five levels.

Central Product Classification

"The name 'Central Product Classification' is intended to indicate that the purpose of CPC is to provide a framework for international comparison of various kinds of statistics dealing with goods, services and assets. Basically, CPC is intended to be used for different types of statistics, for example, industrial statistics and national accounts, price statistics, foreign trade statistics (including trade in services) and balance-of-payments statistics."

Global Product Classification

"Um sicher zu stellen, das Produkte richtig und einheitlich klassifiziert werden, wird im GDSN die Global Product Classification verwendet. Die GPC gibt allen am Stammdatenaustausch beteiligten Partner eine gemeinsame Sprache, um Produkte in der gleichen Weise zu gruppieren, und das weltweit. Die GPC verbessert die Integrität und Qualität der Stammdaten im GDS Netzwerk. Ausserdem verringert es Sprachbarrieren, da die GPC in mehrerer Sprachen verfügbar ist und ermöglicht Auswertungen über verschiedene Produktgruppen."

"In order to make sure products are properly and consistently classified, the Global Product Classification is used in the GDSN The GPC provides a common language for all partners involved in the master data exchange to group products in the same way, Improves the integrity and quality of the master data in the GDS network, and reduces language barriers, as the GPC is available in multiple languages, and enables evaluations across different product groups. "