Guinea-Bissau has deposited with the secretary general of the World Customs Organization its instrument of accession to the International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System.
The West African nation, which has been a member of the WCO since Aug. 19, 2010, thereby became the 147th contracting party to the Harmonized System Convention. It will enter into force there on Jan. 1, 2015, unless Guinea-Bissau opts for an earlier date.
Guinea-Bissau’s principal export commodities are fish and shrimp, cashews, peanuts, palm kernel and sawn lumber. Its principal import commodities are foodstuffs, machinery and transport equipment and petroleum products.