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111 - Live animals

This group comprises live animals, live insects and live semen.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • eggs in shell for hatcheries (See 1161112 Eggs in shell for hatcheries)
    • live fish, crustaceans and shellfish (See 121111 Live fish, crustaceans and shellfish)

112 - Wheat

This group comprises all the varieties of unmilled wheat.

113 - Canola (including rapeseed)

This group comprises canola and rapeseed.

114 - Fresh fruit, nuts and vegetables, and pulse crops

This group comprises fresh fruit, nuts, and vegetables, and pulse crops.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • cut, peeled, polished or sliced fresh fruit and vegetables (See 1836121 Perishable prepared food)
    • frozen whole fruit (See 1835221 Frozen fruit)

115 - Other crop products

This group comprises crop products n.e.c.

116 - Other animal products

This group comprises animal products n.e.c.

121 - Fish, crustaceans, shellfish and other fishery products

This group comprises fish, crustaceans, shellfish and other fishery products, live and dead, except processed beyond frozen or dressed.

131 - Logs, pulpwood and other forestry products

This group comprises wood logs, pulpwood and other forestry products.

141 - Crude oil and bitumen

This group comprises conventional crude oil, crude and diluted bitumen, and synthetic crude oil.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • lease condensate (See 1431122 Lease condensate)
    • pentanes plus (See 1431123 Pentanes plus (including plant condensate))
    • plant condensate (See 1431123 Pentanes plus (including plant condensate))

142 - Natural gas

This group comprises natural gas, a mixture of gaseous hydrocarbons consisting primarily of methane.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • natural gas liquids, condensate and related products (See 14311 Natural gas liquids (including condensate) and related products)

143 - Natural gas liquids (including condensate) and related products

This group comprises natural gas liquids (NGLs) and related products. NGLs are found in natural gas and include liquefied petroleum gases or LPGs (propane, butane), ethane, lease condensate, pentanes plus, among others.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • natural gas (See 1421111 Natural gas)

144 - Coal

This group comprises coal, a combustible black (hard coal) and brownish-black (brown coal) rock consisting of more than 50% by weight and more than 70% by volume of carbonaceous material. It is formed from plant remains that have been compacted, hardened and chemically altered, and metamorphosed by heat and pressure over geologic time.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • products derived from coal (coal products) (See 261111 Coke and other coke oven products)

145 - Nuclear fuel and other energy products

This group comprises nuclear fuel, and fuel wood, fuel products of waste wood, other solid fuel products n.e.c.; and steam and heated or cooled air or water.

146 - Electricity

This group comprises all forms of generated electricity.

147 - Natural gas distribution

This group comprises natural gas distribution services through mains.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • transportation of natural gas by pipeline (See 5111111 Transportation of natural gas by pipeline)

151 - Iron ores and concentrates

This group comprises iron ores and concentrates.

152 - Copper ores and concentrates

This group comprises copper ores and concentrates.

153 - Nickel ores and concentrates

This group comprises nickel ores and concentrates.

154 - Radioactive ores and concentrates

This group comprises radioactive ores and concentrates.

155 - Other metal ores and concentrates

This group comprises other metal ores and concentrates.

156 - Waste and scrap of metal

This group comprises waste and scrap of metal.

157 - Waste and scrap of wood, wood by-products, paper and paperboard

This group comprises waste and scrap of wood, wood by-products, paper and paperboard.

158 - Waste and scrap of plastic and rubber

This group comprises waste and scrap of plastic and rubber.

159 - Waste and scrap of glass

This group comprises waste and scrap of glass.

161 - Potash

This group comprises potash.

162 - Stone, sand, gravel, clay, and refractory minerals

This group comprises stone, sand, gravel, clay, and refractory minerals.

163 - Diamonds and other non-metallic minerals (except cut gemstones)

This group comprises diamonds and other non-metallic minerals, except cut gemstones.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • cut gemstones and precious metal jewellery (See 47533 Jewellery, cut gems, jewellery findings, hollowware and flatware, and other articles of precious metal)

171 - Prepared and packaged seafood products

This group comprises prepared, processed beyond dressing, and packaged seafood products.

172 - Meat products

This group comprises fresh, frozen and processed meat products.

173 - Dairy products

This group comprises dairy products.

181 - Animal feed

This group comprises animal feed.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • cannabis-infused animal feeds (See 2131341 Other cannabis products, n.e.c.)

182 - Intermediate food products

This group comprises intermediate food products such as cooking oils, flour and sugar.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • cannabis-infused edible products (See 2131332 Cannabis-infused edible products (except beverages))

183 - Other food products

This group comprises other food products such as breakfast cereal, bread, chocolate and snack food products.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • cannabis-infused edible products (See 2131332 Cannabis-infused edible products (except beverages))

191 - Coffee and tea

This group comprises coffee and tea.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • cannabis-infused coffee and tea (See 2131331 Cannabis-infused beverages)

192 - Frozen, fresh and canned fruit and vegetable juices

This group comprises frozen, fresh and canned fruit and vegetable juices.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • cannabis-infused fruit and vegetable juices (See 2131331 Cannabis-infused beverages)

193 - Carbonated and non-carbonated drinks (including low alcohol fermented drinks), bottled water and ice

This group comprises carbonated and non-carbonated soft and other drinks, including low alcohol fermented drinks, bottled water and ice.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • cannabis-infused beverages (See 2131331 Cannabis-infused beverages)

211 - Alcoholic beverages

This group comprises alcoholic beverages such as beer, wine, brandy, whisky and other distilled liquor.

212 - Tobacco products

This group comprises tobacco products.

213 - Cannabis products

This group comprises cannabis viable seeds and vegetative plants; fresh and dried cannabis (buds and leaves); cannabis oil; other cannabis extracts and concentrates; cannabis-infused edible products; and other cannabis products n.e.c., for non-medical (recreational, wellness, lifestyle, spiritual, etc.) and medical uses. A plant of the genus Cannabis refers generally to three varieties which are cannabis Sativa, cannabis Indica and cannabis Ruderalis. Sativas and Indicas are the most commonly used cannabis strains for cultivation and propagation. The genetics of the different cannabis strains are widely mixed or cloned to create cannabis hybrids. Cannabis contains a number of active elements, including cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or dronabinol, cannabidiol (CBD) and terpenes (aromatic compounds or chemical markers). Cannabis plants containing 0.3% w/w (weight for weight) of THC or less in the flowering tops and leaves - industrial hemp - and their derivatives with the THC concentration of 10 µg/g or less, as well as prescription drugs or pharmaceuticals containing cannabis, are excluded from this group.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • medicinal chemicals and pharmaceutical preparations containing THC and/or CBD as ingredients (See 273 Pharmaceutical and medicinal products)
    • true hemp seeds and vegetable materials not aimed at producing intoxicating and hallucinogenic cannabis (0.3% w/w or less of THC) (See 115 Other crop products)

221 - Fabric, fibre and yarn, and leather and dressed furs

This group comprises fabric, fibre, yarn and thread, and leather and dressed furs.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • artificial and synthetic filament yarns (See 2822121 Artificial and synthetic filament yarns)
    • artificial and synthetic staple fibres (See 2822111 Artificial and synthetic staple fibres)
    • yarn solely of glass filaments, for use in the manufacture of woven tire fabrics (See 2321311 Tire cord and tire fabric)

231 - Clothing, footwear and accessories

This group comprises clothing, footwear and accessories.

232 - Carpets, textile furnishings and other textile products

This group comprises carpets, textile furnishings and other textile products.

241 - Lumber and other sawmill products

This group comprises lumber and other sawmill products.

251 - Pulp and paper

This group comprises pulp and paper.

252 - Converted paper products (except for packaging)

This group comprises converted paper products, except for packaging.

261 - Refined petroleum energy products (including liquid biofuels)

This group comprises refined petroleum energy products, and liquid biofuels.

262 - Asphalt (except natural) and asphalt products

This group comprises asphalt, except natural asphalt, and asphalt products.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • natural asphalt (crude bitumen) (See 1411211 Crude bitumen)

263 - Dyes and pigments, and petrochemicals

This group comprises dyes and pigments, and petrochemicals.

264 - Lubricants and other petroleum refinery products

This group comprises lubricants and other petroleum refinery products.

271 - Basic chemicals

This group comprises basic chemicals.

272 - Fertilizers, pesticides and other chemical products

This group comprises fertilizers, pesticides and other chemical products.

273 - Pharmaceutical and medicinal products

This group comprises pharmaceutical and medicinal products.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • cannabis products for medical use (See 213 Cannabis products)

274 - Cleaning products and toiletries

This group comprises cleaning products and toiletries.

281 - Plastic resins

This group comprises plastic resins.

282 - Plastic and rubber basic products not for packaging use (except plastic resins)

This group comprises basic plastic and rubber products not for packaging use, except plastic resins.

283 - Tires

This group comprises tires.

284 - Plastic and rubber finished products

This group comprises plastic and rubber finished products.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • plastic building and construction materials (See 464 Plastic and foam building and construction materials)

291 - Non-metallic mineral products

This group comprises non-metallic mineral products.

311 - Unwrought iron, steel and ferro-alloys

This group comprises unwrought iron, steel and ferro-alloys.

312 - Basic and semi-finished iron or steel products

This group comprises basic and semi-finished iron or steel products.

321 - Unwrought aluminum and aluminum alloys

This group comprises unwrought aluminum and aluminum alloys.

322 - Unwrought copper and copper alloys

This group comprises unwrought copper and copper alloys.

323 - Unwrought nickel and nickel alloys

This group comprises unwrought nickel and nickel alloys.

324 - Unwrought gold, silver, and platinum group metals, and their alloys

This group comprises unwrought gold, silver, and platinum group metals, and their alloys.

325 - Other unwrought non-ferrous metals and non-ferrous metal alloys

This group comprises other unwrought non-ferrous metals and non-ferrous metal alloys.

326 - Basic and semi-finished products of non-ferrous metals and non-ferrous metal alloys (except aluminum)

This group comprises basic and semi-finished products of non-ferrous metals and non-ferrous metal alloys, except aluminum.

327 - Basic and semi-finished products of aluminum and aluminum alloys

This group comprises basic and semi-finished products of aluminum and aluminum alloys.

331 - Agricultural, lawn and garden machinery and equipment

This group comprises machinery and equipment used for agriculture, lawn and garden.

332 - Logging, construction, mining, and oil and gas field machinery and equipment

This group comprises machinery and equipment used in logging, construction, mining, and oil and gas fields.

341 - Metalworking machinery

This group comprises machinery used for metalworking.

342 - Commercial and service industry machinery and equipment

This group comprises commercial and service industry machinery and equipment.

343 - Other industry-specific manufacturing machinery, n.e.c.

This group comprises other industry-specific manufacturing machinery, n.e.c.

344 - Heating, cooling and air purification equipment

This group comprises heating, cooling and air purification equipment.

345 - Other general-purpose machinery and equipment, n.e.c.

This group comprises other general-purpose machinery and equipment, n.e.c.

351 - Parts of industrial machinery and equipment

This group comprises parts of industrial machinery and equipment.

361 - Computers and computer peripherals

This group comprises computers; and computer storage devices and peripherals.

362 - Communication, and audio and video equipment

This group comprises communication, and audio and video equipment.

363 - Medical, measuring, and other electronic and electrical machinery and equipment

This group comprises medical, measuring, and other electronic and electrical machinery and equipment.

371 - Electronic and electrical parts

This group comprises electronic and electrical parts.

381 - Electrical components

This group comprises electrical components.

382 - Appliances

This group comprises appliances.

391 - Furniture and fixtures

This group comprises furniture and fixtures.

411 - Passenger cars and light trucks

This group comprises passenger cars, light trucks, vans and sport utility vehicles (SUVs), including their chassis.

412 - Medium and heavy trucks, buses, and other motor vehicles

This group comprises medium and heavy trucks, buses, and other motor vehicles.

413 - Motor vehicle engines and motor vehicle parts

This group comprises motor vehicle engines and motor vehicle parts.

421 - Aircraft

This group comprises military and civilian aircraft.

431 - Aircraft engines, aircraft parts and other aerospace equipment

This group comprises aircraft engines, aircraft parts and other aerospace equipment.

441 - Ships, locomotives, railway rolling stock, and rapid transit equipment

This group comprises ships, locomotives, railway rolling stock, and rapid transit equipment.

442 - Boats and other transportation equipment

This group comprises boats and other transportation equipment.

451 - Parts of railway rolling stock and of other transportation equipment

This group comprises parts of railway rolling stock and of other transportation equipment.

462 - Wood millwork, and wood products n.e.c.

This group comprises wood millwork, and wood products n.e.c.

463 - Paints, coatings, and adhesive products

This group comprises paints, coatings, and adhesive products.

464 - Plastic and foam building and construction materials

This group comprises plastic and foam building and construction materials.

465 - Cement, lime and gypsum products

This group comprises cement, lime and gypsum products.

466 - Metal building and construction materials

This group comprises metal building and construction materials.

471 - Prefabricated buildings and components thereof

This group comprises prefabricated buildings that are built in a factory or manufacturing facility and delivered to the construction site, and the components of prefabricated buildings built in a factory to be assembled later at a construction site. Prefabricated (factory-built) buildings are virtually complete and either unassembled or fully assembled (or manufactured) and ready to use; they can also be incomplete buildings, whether or not assembled, having the essential character of factory-built or prefabricated buildings. Prefabricated buildings can be used for residential or non-residential purposes.

A building refers to any roofed independent free-standing permanent construction or structure usually enclosed within external walls or dividing walls that extend from the foundations to the roof and comprises one or more rooms or other space. A building can be entered or accessed by persons or animals and is suitable or intended for protecting them and objects. A building can also include a separately usable underground construction.

A residential building refers to a construction in which at least half of the overall useful floor area is used or intended for residential or dwelling purposes.

A non-residential building refers to a construction in which more than half of the overall useful floor area is used or intended for non-residential purposes.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • non-residential buildings not prefabricatred or factory-built (site-built) (See 622 Non-residential buildings)
    • residential buildings not prefabricatred or factory-built (site-built) (See 621 Residential buildings)

472 - Fabricated metal products

This group comprises fabricated metal products.

474 - Packaging materials

This group comprises packaging materials.

475 - Miscellaneous goods and supplies

This group comprises miscellaneous goods and supplies.

481 - Published products and recorded media (except software)

This group comprises books; newspapers; periodicals; other published products; recorded music and other sound recordings and recorded movies, television programs and videos. The published products can be acquired or accessed on a physical form or media, or online. They are published on own account for sale by the publishers. Wholesaling and retailing services are excluded from this group.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • audio recordings at retail (See 561431 Audio recordings at retail)
    • audiovisual works produced under contract to others (See 721211 Contract production of audiovisual works)
    • copyrighted works (except software, live performances and audiovisual works) produced under contract to others (See 8311131 Contract production of copyrighted works (except live performances and audiovisual works))
    • licences for the use of products protected by copyright (except software) to generate revenues (See 722 Licensing of rights for commercial use of products protected by copyright (except software))
    • publications at retail (See 56142 Publications at retail)
    • published products and recorded media (except software), at wholesale (See 551146 Published products and recorded media (except software), at wholesale)
    • published products and recorded media produced on own account for sale with all-attendant rights (See 632 Originals protected by copyright)
    • video recordings at retail (See 561432 Movies, television programs and other video recordings, at retail)

482 - Software and software licensing

This group comprises published software sold with an end user licence agreement (by the publisher), and licences to use software or software components to generate revenues.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • game software at retail (See 561433 Game software at retail)
    • game software at wholesale (See 5511453 Game software, at wholesale)
    • hosted software services (See 751112 Application service provisioning)
    • online gaming services (See 7234161 Online gaming services (except gambling))
    • software (except game software) at retail (See 5613162 Computer software (except game), at retail)
    • software (except game software) at wholesale (See 5511752 Software (except game), at wholesale)
    • software produced on own account for sale with all-attendant rights (See 6321111 Software originals)
    • software produced under contract to others (See 643111 Custom software design and development services)

511 - Transportation of commodities by pipeline

This group comprises transportation of natural gas, crude oil, refined petroleum products and other commodities by pipeline.

512 - Freight transportation by road

This group comprises transportation services by truck and other motorized road vehicles (including rental and leasing with operator or driver), for general and specialized freight.

513 - Other freight transportation services and air specialty services

This group comprises transportation services (including rental and leasing with operator or crew) such as rail, water and air freight; moving services; and air specialty services.

514 - Postal and courier services

This group comprises postal services; and courier, parcel, and local messenger and delivery services.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • sale of insurance for parcels (See 7631422 Other general liability insurance products)

521 - Passenger transportation services (including sightseeing)

This group comprises urban transit services; taxi and limousine services; interurban and rural bus passenger transportation services; school bus services; other transit and passenger transportation services by road; rail passenger transportation services; water passenger transportation services; air passenger transportation services; and scenic and sightseeing tour services. Rental and leasing services of passenger vehicles with operator, driver or crew are included.

531 - Transportation support services

This group comprises road transportation support services; motor vehicle maintenance and repair services; rail transportation support, maintenance and repair services; water transportation support, maintenance and repair services; air transportation support services; aircraft maintenance and repair services; freight transportation arrangement and customs brokering services; and other transportation support services.

541 - Warehousing and storage services

This group comprises grain storage services and warehousing and storage services for other goods.

551 - Wholesale services (except commissions)

This group comprises the services of buying and selling merchandise on own account at an intermediate step in the distribution chain. Wholesale services bundled with services incidental to the own account sale of merchandise such as logistics, inventory management, marketing services, packaging and labeling, handling of warranty claims, in-store or co-op promotions, and product training are also included.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • the service of arranging the buying or selling of merchandise for others at an intermediate step in the distribution chain (See 5521111 Wholesale trade commissions (except for cannabis products))
    • the service of buying and selling merchandise on own account at the final step in the distribution chain (See 561 Retail services (except commissions))

552 - Wholesale trade commissions

This group comprises the services of arranging the buying or selling of merchandise for others on a commission basis at an intermediate step in the distribution chain.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • the service of buying and selling merchandise on own account at an intermediate step in the distribution chain (See 551 Wholesale services (except commissions))

561 - Retail services (except commissions)

This group comprises the services of buying and selling merchandise on own account at the final step in the distribution chain, and rendering services incidental to the retail sale of merchandise; the services are provided in-store, on-line or in vending machines.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • the service of buying and selling merchandise on own account at an intermediate step in the distribution chain (See 551 Wholesale services (except commissions))
    • the service of selling merchandise for others on a commission basis at the final step in the distribution process (See 562 Retail trade commissions)

562 - Retail trade commissions

This group comprises the service of selling and renting merchandise for others on a commission basis at the final step in the distribution process.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • the service of buying and selling merchandise on own account at the final step in the distribution chain (See 561 Retail services (except commissions))

571 - Repair and maintenance services (except for buildings and transportation equipment)

This group comprises repair and maintenance services, except for buildings and transportation equipment. Covers maintenance and repair services for commercial and industrial machinery and equipment; maintenance and repair services for electronic and precision equipment; and maintenance and repair services for personal and household goods.

581 - Rental and leasing (except rental of real estate)

This group comprises rentals and operating leases of motor vehicles (except with operator or driver); computer equipment; office furniture and equipment; communication equipment, commercial and industrial machinery and equipment (except with operator); and other goods.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • real estate rental services (See 764 Real estate services)

621 - Residential buildings

This group comprises residential buildings.

A residential building refers to a construction in which at least half of the overall useful floor area is used or intended for residential or private dwelling purposes, whether on a permanent basis or not. Residential buildings normally provide accommodation units or residential building units with self-contained and exclusive use of bathroom and kitchen facilities to the occupants of each unit. At least half of the useful floor area must be used or intended for dwelling units, in the case of apartment buildings. A residential building unit is a structurally separated and independent place.

A group of three row houses that are attached is considered to be three separate buildings if their external walls or dividing walls extend from the foundations to the roof.

Residential buildings constructed entirely at the building site, as well as on-site fully assembled precast, panelized, modular and other prefabricated residential buildings are included in this group. Unassembled prefabricated residential buildings built in a factory, and manufactured or fully assembled residential buildings built in a factory and delivered ready for move-in, are excluded from this group.

A building for which the majority of the overall useful floor area is used or intended for dwelling units with shared bathroom and kitchen, or that area is used primarily to offer care and other assisted living services, is classified as a "collective dwelling-type building" under the non-residential buildings group.

A building refers to any independent free-standing permanent structure comprising one or more residential dwelling units, business units or other spaces. A building can be entered by persons or animals and is suitable or intended for protecting them and objects. A building is covered by a roof and is usually enclosed within external walls or dividing walls that extend from the foundations to the roof. In the case of interconnected structures (e.g., semi-detached or terraced houses), any unit separated from other units by a fire wall extending from roof to cellar is considered an individual building. If there is no fire wall, the interconnected building units are regarded as individual buildings if they have their own access (own entrance) as well as their own utility system and are separately usable.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • prefabricated (factory-built) residential buildings, including manufactured (mobile) homes (See 471 Prefabricated buildings and components thereof)
    • residential buildings or homes construction services (See 6721111 Construction services)

622 - Non-residential buildings

This group comprises non-residential buildings.

A non-residential building refers to a construction in which more than half of the overall useful floor area is used or intended for non-residential purposes, namely for industrial, commercial or institutional purposes, including for the provision of services. A non-residential building unit is a structurally separated and independent place.

Non-residential buildings constructed entirely at the building site, as well as on-site fully assembled precast, panelized, modular and other prefabricated non-residential buildings are included in this group. Unassembled prefabricated non-residential buildings built in a factory, and manufactured or fully assembled non-residential buildings built in a factory and delivered ready for move-in, are excluded from this group.

A building for which more than half of the useful floor area is used or intended for dwelling units or accommodation units with shared bathroom and kitchen, or that area is used primarily to offer care and other assisted living services, is classified as a "collective dwelling-type building" in this group.

A building refers to any roofed independent free-standing permanent construction or structure usually enclosed within external walls or dividing walls that extend from the foundations to the roof and comprises one or more rooms or other space. A building can be entered or accessed by persons or animals and is suitable or intended for protecting them and objects. A building can also include a separately usable underground construction. In the case of interconnected structures, any unit separated from other units by a fire wall extending from roof to cellar is considered an individual building. If there is no fire wall, the interconnected building units are regarded as individual buildings if they have their own access or entrance, as well as their own utility system and are separately usable.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • non-residential buildings construction services (See 6721111 Construction services)
    • prefabricated (factory-built) non-residential buildings (See 471 Prefabricated buildings and components thereof)

623 - Civil engineering works

This group comprises civil engineering works (infrastructures) or construction works other than buildings and their associated site works, comprising a structure, such as highways, bridges, pipelines, nuclear power plants, water filtration plants and mine structures (except buildings). Construction works are also the results of operations such as dredging, dewatering or soil stabilization.

631 - Industrial intellectual property

This group comprises industrial intellectual property, such as patents and industrial designs, produced on own account for sale with all-attendant rights.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • licences for the use of industrial intellectual property to generate revenues (See 65111 Licensing of rights for commercial use of non-financial intangible assets (except products protected by copyright))
    • originals protected by copyrights produced on own account for sale with all-attendant rights (See 632 Originals protected by copyright)

632 - Originals protected by copyright

This group comprises originals protected by copyrights produced on own account for sale with all-attendant rights.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • industrial intellectual property produced on own account for sale with all-attendant rights (See 63111 Industrial intellectual property)
    • licences for the use of game software to generate revenues (See 4821221 Licensing of rights for commercial use of game software)
    • licences for the use of general application software to generate revenues (See 4821321 Licensing of rights for commercial use of general application software (except game software))
    • licences for the use of products protected by copyright (except software) to generate revenues (See 722 Licensing of rights for commercial use of products protected by copyright (except software))
    • licences for the use of system and programming software to generate revenues (See 4821121 Licensing of rights for commercial use of system and programming software)

641 - Oil and gas and mineral exploration

This group comprises certain services used in the search for, discovery and initial delimitation of previously unknown pools of oil or gas, unproven areas or deeper zones of known pools, previously unknown mineral deposits, or the re-evaluation of sub-marginal or neglected mineral deposits.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • geophysical survey services (See 77241 Surveying and mapping services)

642 - Research and experimental development services

This group comprises research and experimental development services in natural sciences, engineering and technology, medical and health sciences, agricultural and veterinary sciences, social sciences, and humanities and the arts. Research and experimental development (R&D) comprise creative and systemic work undertaken in order to increase the stock of knowledge - including knowledge of humankind, culture and society - and to devise new applications of available knowledge. The term R&D refers to three types of activity: basic research, applied research and experimental development. Basic research refers to experimental or theoretical work undertaken primarly to acquire new knowledge of the underlying foundations of phenomena and observable facts, without any particular application or use in view. Applied research refers to original investigation undertaken in order to acquire new knowledge. It is, however, directed primarly towards a specific, pratical aim or objective. Experimental development is systematic work, drawing on knowledge gained from research and practical experience and producing additional knowledge, which is directed to producing new products or processes or to improving existing products or processes.

643 - Custom software design and development services

This group comprises software specifically designed and developed for an individual customer, and customization of existing software to meet the specific needs of the customer.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • licences for the commercial use of software (See 482 Software and software licensing)
    • research and experimental development aimed at acquiring new knowledge in the field of software sciences and engineering (See 6423121 Research and experimental developmental services in computer and information sciences)
    • software designed and developed for sale to general public (end user licences) (See 482 Software and software licensing)
    • software produced on own account for sale with all-attendant rights (See 6321111 Software originals)

651 - Licensing of rights for commercial use of non-financial intangible assets (except products protected by copyright)

This group comprises licences for the use of non-financial intangible assets, except assets protected by copyrights, to generate revenues.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • industrial intellectual property produced on own account for sale with all-attendant rights (See 63111 Industrial intellectual property)
    • licences for the use of products protected by copyright (except software) to generate revenues (See 722 Licensing of rights for commercial use of products protected by copyright (except software))
    • licences for the use of software to generate revenues (See 482 Software and software licensing)
    • originals protected by copyrights produced on own account for sale with all-attendant rights (See 632 Originals protected by copyright)

661 - Support and custom work services for agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing

This group comprises support services for crop production; support services for animal production, hunting and fishing; support services for forestry; and custom work services for forestry.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • consulting services related to agronomy, agricultural economics or agri-business (See 7751311 Economic consulting services)
    • consulting services related to animal or crop production (See 7751321 Soil management, crop and animal production consulting services)
    • crop-dusting, using general-purpose aircraft (See 5135111 Air specialty services)
    • fishing or hunting guides services (See 8324118 Other amusement and recreational services, n.e.c.)
    • veterinary services (See 7761211 Veterinary services)

671 - Mining and oil and gas support services

This group comprises support services for mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction, except exploration.

672 - Construction services

This group comprises construction services for buildings and engineering works.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • construction of mining facilities (See 6711211 Site development for mining)
    • construction of oil and gas facilities (See 6711112 Site development and maintenance services for oil and gas fields)
    • construction project management (See 7723141 Project management services)

681 - Manufacturing services

This group comprises fabric weaving and finishing services; printing support services; contract printing services; coating, engraving, heat treating and similar metal processing services; and custom manufacturing services, except printing, and finishing of textiles and metals.

711 - Advertising space and time

This group comprises provision of advertising space in newspapers, periodicals and other printed publications, provision of advertising air time on radio and television, and Internet advertising.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • advertising not related to the provision of space and time (See 712 Advertising, public relations, and related services)

712 - Advertising, public relations, and related services

This group comprises exclusive advertising rights, endorsements, and display advertising; advertising intermediary services; direct advertising services; full-service advertising campaigns; advertising creative services; advertising services n.e.c.; and public relations services.

721 - Audio and video production services

This group comprises audio recording services, copyright administration services, and audiovisual production, post-production and editing services.

722 - Licensing of rights for commercial use of products protected by copyright (except software)

This group comprises licences for the use of intellectual property protected by copyrights, except software, to generate revenues.

  • Exclusion(s)

    • contract production of audiovisual works (See 721211 Contract production of audiovisual works)
    • contract production of copyrighted works (except live performances and audiovisual works) (See 8311131 Contract production of copyrighted works (except live performances and audiovisual works))
    • contract production of live performing arts performances (See 831111 Contract production of live performing arts performances)
    • industrial intellectual property produced on own account for sale with all-attendant rights (See 63111 Industrial intellectual property)
    • licences for the use of industrial intellectual property and franchises to generate revenues (See 651111 Licensing of rights for commercial use of industrial intellectual property and franchising agreements)
    • licences for the use of software to generate revenues (See 482 Software and software licensing)
    • originals protected by copyrights produced on own account for sale with all-attendant rights (See 632 Originals protected by copyright)
    • published products and recorded media (except at wholesale and retail) (See 481 Published products and recorded media (except software))
    • software sold with an end user licence agreement (except at wholesale and retail) (See 482 Software and software licensing)

723 - Telecommunications, broadcasting distribution and related services

This group comprises fixed wholesale and retail telecommunications services; fixed wholesale and retail Internet access services; mobile wholesale and retail telecommunications services; cable, satellite, Internet and other fixed or mobile broadcasting distribution services of audiovisual and audio works; and online games, except gambling.

751 - Other information technology (IT) and information services

This group comprises data processing, hosting and related services, and other information technology (IT) and information services.

761 - Financial services (except insurance)

This group comprises financial system regulatory services; account and cash management products; loans and other credit financing products; investment products; financial planning services and trust products for individuals, businesses, institutions (except unincorporated) and governments; and products supporting financial services.

762 - Pension and life insurance products

This group comprises pension and annuity products; and life insurance products.

763 - Other insurance services

This group comprises health and accident insurance products; vehicle and property insurance products; other non-life insurance products; reinsurance products; and insurance brokerage and other services related to insurance.

764 - Real estate services

This group comprises residential rents; rooming and boarding services; non-residential rents; and real estate brokerage and other services related to real estate.

771 - Legal and accounting services

This group comprises legal services; and accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services.

772 - Architectural, engineering and related services

This group comprises architectural services; engineering services; surveying and mapping services; and other services related to architecture and engineering.

773 - Specialized design services

This group comprises interior design services; interior decorating services; industrial design services; graphic design services; and fashion, jewellery and footwear design services, and other design services n.e.c.

774 - Computer systems design and related services (except software development)

This group comprises computer network design and development services; computer systems design, development and integration services; information technology (IT) technical consulting services; and information technology (IT) technical support services.

775 - Management, scientific and technical consulting services

This group comprises management consulting services; environmental consulting services; and other economic, scientific and technical consulting services.

776 - Other professional services

This group comprises photographic services; veterinary services; and other professional, scientific and technical services.

781 - Administrative and support services

This group comprises office administrative services; employment services; business support services; security and investigation services; services for buildings and dwellings; and facilities and other support services.

782 - Water, sewer and waste management services

This group comprises water delivered by water works and irrigation systems; sewage and dirty water disposal and cleaning services; and waste management and remediation services.

811 - Health services

This group comprises various health practitioner services, and medical laboratory, hospital, ambulance and other health care services.

812 - Residential and nursing care, social assistance, and child day-care services

This group comprises residential and nursing care, social assistance, and child day-care services.

821 - Education services

This group comprises education, instruction, training programs and services. Also covers sports coaching services.

831 - Sport and live performance services

This group comprises contract production of live performing arts performances, live sporting events, and copyrighted works; sport and performing arts event organization services; career management and representation services of artists, athletes, entertainers and other public figures.

832 - Admissions to events, performances, exhibitions, and recreational and heritage institution services

This group comprises admissions to live sporting events, live performing arts performances and motion picture film exhibitions, as well as recreational services and heritage institution services.

833 - Gambling (net wagers)

This group comprises lotteries; table wagering games; gambling machine products; racing and sporting event gambling products; and Internet gambling products.

841 - Prepared meals and beverages

This group comprises prepared meals; and alcoholic beverages for immediate consumption.

842 - Traveller accommodation

This group comprises room or unit accommodation services for travellers; and recreational vehicle park and recreational camp services.

843 - Travel arrangement, reservation and planning services

This group comprises reservation services for passenger transportation, cruises, lodging, pre-packaged tours and events; event ticket sales and reservation services, and access to global distribution systems; trip planning services; packaged tours; and other travel arrangement and reservation services.

851 - Personal and personal care services

This group comprises hair care and aesthetic services; funeral services; laundry, dry-cleaning and related services; parking services; and other personal and personal care services.

852 - Babysitting and other private household services

This group comprises babysitting services and private household services.

861 - Membership organization services

This group comprises provision of services by organizations to members, in exchange for membership dues and similar payments.

871 - Public administration services

This group comprises services of a governmental nature, that is, services related to the enactment and judicial interpretation of laws and their pursuant regulations, and the administration of programs based on them. Services provided by government that are not governmental in nature are classified to the same service categories as equivalent services provided by the private sector.

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