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NAPCS History

NAPCS Documents

  • 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]
  • April 16, 1999 Federal Register Notice - Initiative To Create a Product Classification System, Phase I: Exploratory Effort To Classify Service Products; Notice. Vol. 64, No. 73. [ PDF, 35KB]
  • Developing a Product Classification System for the United States, June 1998. [PDF, 1.1KB]

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) | (301) 763-2790 | esmd.napcs@census.gov |  Last Revised: March 23, 2016