Function codes, industry codes and customs tariff numbers (CN codes)
Function codesWhen notifying a product, the company must state its technical function - that is, specify what the product is used for. It could, for example, be described as a degreasing agent, an adhesive hardener or an emulsifier. "Additive" would not be sufficient as a description of the product's function.
The use must be specified in words, but the Product Register function code can be added if desired.
When notifying a product, the company must also state what trade(s) or industry/-ies the product is used by.
If, for example, a floor coating is used in the food industry but is applied by specialist painters, the notification must state "painters", not "food industry", as the trade or industry.
The trade or industry must be specified as precisely as possible. To state "manufacturing industry", for example, is not sufficiently specific.
It must furthermore be stated if the product is used by private individuals.
The trade(s) or
industry/-ies must always be specified in words, but the Statistics Denmark industrial classification/NACE code can be added if desired.
Customs tariff numbers (Combined Nomenclature codes)
When notifying a product, the company is also asked to state its CN (Combined Nomenclature) code, in accordance with the EU common customs tariff. The purpose of this is to make it possible to compare and supplement the data held by the Product Register with information from the Danish Central Customs and Tax Administration, Statistics Denmark and other agencies, which collect data with CN codes for most products.
The latest code list, the EU Combined Nomenclature, can be found on Ramon, which is EU's classification database operated by Eurostat.