North American Product Classification System (NAPCS)
In February 1999, the statistical agencies of Canada, Mexico, and the United States launched a joint multi-phase initiative to develop a comprehensive demand-oriented product classification, known as the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS). Work in Phases I-III focused on the products produced by service industries in 12 NAICS sectors 48-49 through 81. This web page provides an overview of and progress report on the NAPCS initiative, presents the final versions of the product lists developed for the service industries included in those 12 sectors, and summarizes ongoing NAPCS development.
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