18.8. Revised Kyoto Convention. The RKC identifies a set of customs procedures, and provides standards and recommended practices regarding those activities. The majority of countries are believed to apply the main customs procedures identified in the RKC. However, there is at this time little information on which customs procedures are applied by individual countries.
18.9. Customs regime codes used in merchandise trade statistics of China. China Customs developed an extensive set of customs procedures to suit the needs for customs control and trade statistics. The customs procedure code has 4 digits, of which the last 2 digits correspond to the customs regime code that identifies 19 different types of trade for the purpose of compilation of China’s international merchandise trade statistics (see table XVIII.2)
18.10. Customs procedure codes (CPC) used in the Philippines. The CPC (four-digit code plus three-digit extension) is found inbox 37 of the import entry and internal revenue declaration. See Table XVIII.3 for the list of four-digit codes used in thePhilippines.
18.11. Harmonization of customs procedure codes in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). COMESA has achieved, for the majority of its member countries, a harmonization of customs procedures and has enabled this information to be automatically included in the data set provided to statistical agencies. Based on this dataset, countries are able, for example, to provide their data following both the special and the general trade system. For further details see annex XVIII.A.
18.12. European Union practice. In the European Union, the following elements of information are compiled: (a) customs procedure code, (b) statistical procedure code, and (c) nature of transaction code. The customs procedure code defines the difference between general and special trade, while the transaction code determines other factors like change of ownership. See annex XVIII.B for the list of nature-of-transaction codes used in the Extrastat system of the European Union.