November 2009 Classification News

01 June 2010

November 2009 saw developments in the classification of:

Trekking Boots

However, the ECJ did also deliver an important ruling in the joined cases of:

Case C-522/07 Dinter GmbH & Case C-65/08 Europol Frost Food.


Trekking Boots

Commission Regulation No.859/2009 deals with the correct classification of Trekking Boots. The Regulation states that Trekking Boots (regardless of Men’s or Women’s) should be classified to Commodity (CN) Code 6403.91.13 attracting a standard duty rate of 8%. As we have seen on a number of occasions, the customs classification of footwear is one of the most difficult and debated areas of classification. Once again, the European Commission decided a clarifying regulation was required.

Next Steps

If you would like a copy of the regulation or a break-down of what qualifies as a “trekking boot” or you have any questions about the ECJ ruling then contact ITS on (01905) 619229 or by email:

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