Current issues in application of classifiers for marketable products of coal in Russian market turnover and in export

The analysis of All-Russian Classifier of Products (OKPD 2), Paragraph B (Mining Products), class 05 Coal is undertaken to check its agreement with the classification of the Eurasian Economic Union for the commodity nomenclature of foreign economic activity (EAEU CN of FEA). It is shown that OKPD 2 and EAEU CN of FEA totally agree in terms of lumped products of coal under six-figure codes. It is problematic to arrive at the one-to-one correspondence in terms of products of coal under ten-figure codes in OKPD 2 and in EAEU CN of FEA. This is connected, for the first turn, with the fact that OKPD 2 uses coal ranking and method of production as the main criteria of the product use, including the purposes of coking. In its turn, EAEU CN of FEA avoids coal ranking and method of production but declares the type of a product (lignite and bituminous coal), bituminosity of bituminous coal and coal use for coking or other purposes. Potential ways of harmonizing the classifications of OKPD 2 and EAEU CN of FEA are discussed, including rejection of coal ranking in OKPD 2 as the main criterion of the product use.

Keywords: All-Russian Classifier of Products (OKPD 2), EAEU Commodity Nomenclature of Foreign Economic Activity (EAEU CN of FEA), coal, products of coal, coal ranks, bituminous coal, coking coal.
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Epshtein S. A., Shinkin V. K. Current issues in application of classifiers for marketable products of coal in Russian market turnover and in export. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2023;(10):164-177. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2023_10_0_164.

Issue number: 10
Year: 2023
Page number: 164-177
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 658.562.2:622.33
DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2023_10_0_164
Article receipt date: 02.08.2023
Date of review receipt: 31.08.2022
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 10.09.2023
About authors:

S.A. Epshtein1, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Head of Laboratory, e-mail:,
V.K. Shinkin1, Graduate Student, e-mail:,
1 National University of Science and Technology «MISiS», 119049, Moscow, Russia.


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