Opening the IOE and IT's 'Commodity Code Advent Calendar' this Christmas

Tue 5 Dec 2023
Posted by: William Barns-Graham

Advent calendar

Opening the IOE&IT’s ‘Commodity Code Advent Calendar’ this Christmas 

We’re now in the run-up to Christmas and we can’t wait to celebrate on 25 December.  

Before then, though, the Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT) is getting into the festive spirit by opening a treat every day in its brand-new advent calendar. 

But this is no ordinary advent calendar. Ho ho ho no. This year, we have a calendar from St Nick’s, a Lapland-based fast parcel operator.  

“Our ‘Commodity Code Advent Calendar’ may not be the best-seller in major retailers, but it contains vital information for businesses that are importing or exporting festive goods this December,” said St Nick’s customs and trade specialist, and lead elf, Lyn Dewsbury. 

Each (working) day, we’ll open up the code that a trader may need to use for classifying their different festive goods.  

So not only are we getting a fab surprise each day, we’re also ensuring our Christmas consignments are compliant.  

Merry Christmas! 

This article is for educational and entertainment purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice on any of the commodities included. 

7 December: Tinsel – 9505109000 

6 December: Santa wig and beard - 9505900000 

5 December: Glass baubles – 9505101000 

4 December: Christmas tree lights – 9405390000

3 December: Christmas tree - 0604202000

2 December: Christmas cards – 4909000000

1 December: An advent calendar! - 9505900000