The decision harmonizing and amending the Customs Tariff for 2019 was published in the Official Gazette No. 227 of 12.12.2018. It has been made available on the Internet at http://www.customs.gov.mk/index.php/mk/za-nas-mk/carinska-regulativa/zakon-za-carinska-tarifa
The Decision stipulates the following amendments, in accordance with the EU Combined Nomenclature: -the unit measure of 1000 liters has been deleted and replaced with m3, - in tariff heading 0308, the tariff subheading for fresh, chilled jellyfish has been erased, -new supplementary note 5 has been is added in Chapter 15 and it applies to food products prepared from products of Chapter 15 in moderate doses, such as capsules, tablets, pastiles or pills intended for use as food supplements and they are excluded from this Chapter, -the additional notes in Chapter 4, Chapter 17 and Chapter 27 are slightly modified to further clarify the implementation of appropriate applicable regulations and terms, -in the additional note 10 of Chapter 22 there is a change in the clarification concerning sparkling fermented beverages, -in Chapter 76 an additional note was added for the material for production of beverage cans and appropriately opened subheadings, that is, the structure of the tariff subheading 7606 12 has been amended, -in tariff subheading 8443 13 - offset printing machines, there is aan amendment in tariff subheadings in order to change the format of the sheets used The afore-mentioned amendments were made as a result of the changes in trade flows and commercial practice, to provide clarification of the texts and their simplification and to improve the text. At national level, 17 tariff codes have been introduced in Chapter 29 of the Customs Tariff and they refer to halogenated derivatives of hydrocarbons of tariff code 2903. The introduction of new tariff codes at national level (to the ninth and tenth figure) is in line with the Recommendation of the Customs Cooperation Council for the introduction of national sub-codes for the purpose of facilitating the collection and compilation of data on the international movement of controlled substances in accordance with the Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Amendment 24 June 2011). The customs duty rates envisaged for the import of goods covered by the new tariff codes remain the same as determined in the old tariff codes, i.e. the tariff codes from which they originated, and according to the Law on Customs Tariff, they are not subject to harmonization and opening of national tariff codes.