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Recently, enterprises have often been looking for appropriate codes of activities for the production or sale of protective equipment and supplies according to the Standard Classification of Activities. We prepared some explanations regarding this issue.
By using a mask and other protective equipment, we prevent the spread of infection to other people and infection with the new coronavirus. As a result, the demand for masks and other protective equipment is increasing. Currently, there is a lack of them all over the world. Citizens and entrepreneurs are looking for solutions in different ways - from home-made protective masks to the use of innovative modern technologies. More and more Slovenian enterprises have started sewing protective masks and manufacturing other protective equipment. The following are some explanations for selecting the appropriate activity code, according to the 2008 Standard Classification of Activities (SKD 2008) - Slovenian version of NACE Rev. 2, related to the production or trading of protective equipment.
Production of protective equipment and disinfectants
There are several types of protective equipment: protective masks, protective clothing, gloves for single use, and safety goggles. Manufacture of protective masks should according to NACE Rev. 2 classification be classified into class NACE 13.92 / subclass SKD 13.920 Manufacture of made-up textile articles, except apparel and according to the Classification of Products by Activity (CPA Ver. 2.1) into 13.92.29 Other made-up textile articles (including floor cloths, dish-cloths, dusters and similar cleaning cloths, life-jackets and life-belts).
Protective clothing (protective coats, clothing), non-woven, for one-time use is classified in NACE 14.19 / SKD 14.190 Manufacture of other wearing apparel and accessories, CPA 14.19.32 Garments made up of felt or non-wovens, textile fabrics impregnated or coated.
Disposable shoe covers are classified in NACE 13.92 / SKD 13.920 Manufacture of made-up textile articles, except apparel, CPA 13.92.29 Other made-up textile articles.
Rubber protective gloves are classified in NACE 22.19 / SKD 22.190 Manufacture of other rubber products, CPA 22.19.60 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, of vulcanised rubber other than hard rubber, and protective gloves made of plastic in NACE 22.29 / SKD 22.290 Manufacture of other plastic product, CPA 22.29.10 Apparel and clothing accessories (including gloves), of plastics.
Safety goggles (usually plastic without diopter) are classified in NACE 32.50 / SKD 32.500 Manufacture of medical and dental instruments and supplies, CPA 32.50.42 Spectacles, goggles and the like, corrective, protective or other.
The production of disinfectants is classified in NACE 20.20 / SKD 20.200 Manufacture of pesticides and other agrochemical product, CPA 20.20.14 Disinfectants. Disinfectants can also be classified in NACE 20.42 SKD 20.420 Manufacture of perfumes and toilet preparations, CPA 20.42.19 Shaving preparations; personal deodorants and antiperspirants; bath preparations; other perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations n.e.c.
Sale of protective equipment and supplies
Wholesale of protective masks and shoe covers is covered by NACE 46.41 / SKD 46.410 Wholesale of textiles and/or 46.490 Wholesale of other household goods. For wholesale trade on a fee or contract basis (commission trade), meaning the enterprise does not own the goods but only resells them, NACE 46.16 / SKD 46.160 Agents involved in the sale of textiles, clothing, fur, footwear and leather goods and/or NACE 46.18 / SKD 46.180 Agents specialised in the sale of other particular products are appropriate. For retail trade codes NACE 47.51 / SKD 47.510 Retail sale of textiles in specialised stores and/or NACE 47.19 / SKD 47.190 Other retail sale in non-specialised stores are appropriate.
Wholesale of protective clothing is classified in NACE 46.42 / SKD 46.420 Wholesale of clothing and footwear, and commission trade in NACE 46.16 / SKD 46.160 Agents involved in the sale of textiles, clothing, fur, foot wear and leather goods. Retail sale is in NACE 47.71 / SKD 47.710 Retail sale of clothing in specialised stores.
Wholesale of protective gloves is classified in NACE 46.46 / SKD 46.460 Wholesale of pharmaceutical goods and/or NACE 46.49 / SKD 46.490 Wholesale of other household goods, and commission trade in NACE 46.18 / SKD 46.180 Agents specialised in the sale of other particular products. For retail trade NACE 47.19 / SKD 47.190 Other retail sale in non-specialised stores and/or NACE 47.74 / SKD 47.740 Retail sale of medical and orthopaedic goods in specialised store are appropriate.
Wholesale of safety goggles is covered by NACE 46.43 / SKD 46.430 Wholesale of electrical household appliances, CPA 46.43.14 Wholesale trade services of photographic and optical goods. For wholesale trade on a fee or contract basis NACE 46.18 / SKD 46.180 Agents specialised in the sale of other particular products is appropriate. Retail sale is in NACE 47.78 / SKD 47.789 Other retail sale of new goods in specialised stores.
Wholesale of disinfectants (production NACE 20.20 / SKD 20.200) is classified in NACE 46.75 / SKD 46.750 Wholesale of chemical products, commission trade in NACE 46.12 / SKD 46.120 Agents involved in the sale of fuels, ores, metals and industrial chemicals, and retail trade in NACE 47.78 / SKD 47.789 Other retail sale of new goods in specialised stores or NACE 47.73 / SKD 47.730 Dispensing chemist in specialised stores.
Wholesale of disinfectants (production NACE 20.42 / SKD 20.420) is classified in NACE 46.45 / SKD 46.450 Wholesale of perfume and cosmetics, commission trade in NACE 46.18 / SKD 46.180 Agents specialised in the sale of other particular products, and retail trade in NACE 47.75 / SKD 47.750 Retail sale of cosmetic and toilet articles in specialised stores.
Sale of protective equipment and supplies, as well as sales in general, are now frequently conducted via the internet, by mail, for which code NACE 47.91 / SKD 47.910 Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet is appropriate, and code NACE 47.99 / SKD 47.990 Other retail sale not in stores, stalls or markets for door-to-door sales, home delivery.