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North American Product Classification System Canada 2012

Released: 2015-10-07

The North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) Canada 2012 Version 1.2 structure is now available. It is the departmental standard for classifying goods and services.

Version 1.2 includes definitions for its 4,686 categories, which were not available in version 1.1. At the lowest level of the classification, definitions include a descriptive text, as well as illustrative examples, inclusions and exclusions where appropriate.

The NAPCS Canada 2012 variant for Agriculture Goods is also now available.


The North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) – Canada, 2012, Version 1.2 (Catalogue number12-003-X) is now available from the Browse by key resource module of our website under Publications.

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