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Description File Format
Overview of NAPCS Objectives, Guidance, and Implementation Strategy and Goals: A United States Perspective, April 2003 [PDF, 22KB]
NAPCS Structure Illustration: Possible Product Groups, Sub-Groups, and Classes, April 2003 [PDF, 70KB]
NAPCS Application in the United States Statistical System: A Proposal, December 2002 [PDF, 19KB]
An Approach for Identifying and Defining Intellectural Property (IP) and Related Products in Product Classification Systems, September 2002 [PDF, 64KB]
North American Product Classification System: Concepts and Process of Identifying Service Products, September 2002 [PDF, 88KB]
North American Product Classification System (NAPCS): What's Been Done; What's Being Done; What's Next, April 2002 [PDF, 107KB]
Accounting for Non-Market Products and Activities in NAPCS, February 2001 [PDF, 17KB]
Guidelines for Grouping and Aggregating Products in NAPCS, December 1999 [PDF, 98KB]
Identification and Classification of Service Products: Phase I of Initiative to Create a North American Product Classification System, April 1999 [PDF, 48KB]

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) | (301) 763-2790 | naics@census.gov |  Last Revised: March 14, 2011