Harmonized Tariff Schedule

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Change Record


General Notes; General Rules of Interpretation; General Statistical Notes

Notice to Exporters


Section 1:

Live Animals, Animal Products


Chapter 1      Live animals

Chapter 2      Meat and edible meat offal

Chapter 3      Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

Chapter 4      Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere

                      specified or included

Chapter 5      Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included


Section II:

Vegetable Products


Chapter 6      Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage

Chapter 7      Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers

Chapter 8      Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

Chapter 9      Coffee, tea, maté and spices

Chapter 10    Cereals

Chapter 11    Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten

Chapter 12    Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal

                      plants; straw and fodder

Chapter 13    Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts

Chapter 14    Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included


Section III:

Animal or Vegetable Fats and Oils and Their Cleavage Products; Prepared Edible Fats; Animal or Vegetable Waxes


Chapter 15   Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or  

                     vegetable waxes


Section IV:

Prepared Foodstuffs; Beverages, Spirits and Vinegar; Tobacco and Manufactured Tobacco Substitutes


Chapter 16    Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates

Chapter 17    Sugars and sugar confectionery

Chapter 18    Cocoa and cocoa preparations

Chapter 19    Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers' wares

Chapter 20    Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants

Chapter 21    Miscellaneous edible preparations

Chapter 22    Beverages, spirits and vinegar

Chapter 23    Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed

Chapter 24    Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes


Section V:

Mineral Products


Chapter 25    Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement

Chapter 26    Ores, slag and ash

Chapter 27    Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral



Section VI:

Products of the Chemical or Allied Industries


Chapter 28    Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth

                      metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes

Chapter 29    Organic chemicals

Chapter 30    Pharmaceutical products

Chapter 31    Fertilizers

Chapter 32    Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics

Chapter 33    Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations

Chapter 34    Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial

                      waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles,

                      modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster

Chapter 35    Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes

Chapter 36    Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible


Chapter 37    Photographic or cinematographic goods

Chapter 38    Miscellaneous chemical products


Section VII:

Plastics and Articles Thereof Rubber and Articles Thereof


Chapter 39    Plastics and articles thereof

Chapter 40    Rubber and articles thereof


Section VIII:

Raw Hides and Skins, Leather, Furskins and Articles Thereof; Saddlery and Harness; Travel Goods, Handbags and Similar Containers; Articles of Animal Gut (Other Than Silkworm Gut)


Chapter 41    Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather

Chapter 42    Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers;

                      articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut)

Chapter 43    Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof


Section IX:

Wood and Articles of Wood; Wood Charcoal; Cork and Articles of Cork; Manufacturers of Straw,of Esparto or of Other Plaiting Materials; Basketware and Wickerwork


Chapter 44    Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal

Chapter 45    Cork and articles of cork

Chapter 46    Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork


Section X:

Pulp of Wood or of Other Fibrous Cellulosic Material; Waste and Scrap of Paper or Paperboard; Paper and Paperboard and Articles Thereof


Chapter 47    Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard

Chapter 48    Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard

Chapter 49    Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts,

                      typescripts and plans


Section XI:

Textile and Textile Articles


Chapter 50    Silk 

Chapter 51    Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric

Chapter 52    Cotton

Chapter 53    Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn

Chapter 54    Man-made filaments

Chapter 55    Man-made staple fibers

Chapter 56    Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles


Chapter 57    Carpets and other textile floor coverings

Chapter 58    Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery

Chapter 59    Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for

                      industrial use

Chapter 60    Knitted or crocheted fabrics

Chapter 61    Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

Chapter 62    Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

Chapter 63    Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags


Section XII:

Footwear, Headgear, Umbrellas, Sun Umbrellas, Walking Sticks, Seatsticks, Whips, Riding-Crops and Parts Thereof; Prepared Feathers and Articles Made Therewith; Artificial Flowers; Articles of Human Hair


Chapter 64    Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles

Chapter 65    Headgear and parts thereof

Chapter 66    Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof

Chapter 67    Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers;

                      articles of human hair


Section XIII:

Articles of Stone, Plaster, Cement, Asbestos, Mica or Similar Materials; Ceramic Products; Glass and Glassware


Chapter 68    Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials

Chapter 69    Ceramic products

Chapter 70    Glass and glassware


Section XIV:

Natural or Cultured Pearls, Precious or Semiprecious Stones, Precious Metals, Metals Clad With Precious Metal, and Articles Thereof; Imitation Jewelry; Coin


Chapter 71    Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with

                      precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin


Section XV:

Base Metals and Articles of Base Metal


Chapter 72    Iron and steel

Chapter 73    Articles of iron or steel

Chapter 74    Copper and articles thereof

Chapter 75    Nickel and articles thereof

Chapter 76    Aluminum and articles thereof

Chapter 77    (Reserved for possible future use)

Chapter 78    Lead and articles thereof

Chapter 79    Zinc and articles thereof

Chapter 80    Tin and articles thereof

Chapter 81    Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof

Chapter 82    Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base me

Chapter 83    Miscellaneous articles of base metal


Section XVI:

Machinery and Mechanical Appliances; Electrical Equipment; Parts Thereof; Sound Recorders and Reproducers, Television Image and Sound Recorders and Reproducers, and Parts and Accessories of Such Articles


Chapter 84    Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

Chapter 85    Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers,

                      television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such



Section XVII:

Vehicles, Aircraft, Vessels and Associated Transport Equipment


Chapter 86    Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track

                      fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic

                      signaling equipment of all kinds

Chapter 87    Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof

Chapter 88    Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof

Chapter 89    Ships, boats and floating structures


Section XVIII:

Optical, Photographic, Cinematographic, Measuring, Checking, Precision, Medical or Surgical Instruments and Apparatus; Clocks and Watches; Musical Instruments; Parts and Accessories Thereof


Chapter 90    Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical

                      instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof

Chapter 91    Clocks and watches and parts thereof

Chapter 92    Musical instruments; parts and accessories


Section XIX:

Arms and Ammunition; Parts and Accessories Thereof


Chapter 93    Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof


Section XX:

Miscellaneous Manufactured Articles


Chapter 94    Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings;

                      lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated

                      nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings

Chapter 95    Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof

Chapter 96    Miscellaneous manufactured articles


Section XXI:

Works of Art, Collectors' Pieces and Antiques


Chapter 97   Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques


Section XXII:

Special Classification Provisions; Temporary Legislation; Temporary Modifications Proclaimed pursuant to Trade Agreements Legislation; Additional Import Restrictions Proclaimed Pursuant to Section 22 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act, As Amended


Chapter 98   Special classification provisions

Chapter 99   Temporary legislation; temporary modifications proclaimed pursuant to trade agreements

                     legislation; additional import restrictions proclaimed pursuant to section 22 of the Agricultural

                     Adjustment Act, as amended


Chemical Appendix to the Tariff Schedule


Pharmaceutical Appendix to the Tariff Schedule


Intermediate Chemicals for Dyes Appendix to the Tariff Schedule


Statistical Annexes

Annex A - Schedule C, Classification of Country and Territory Designations for US Import Statistics

Annex B - International Standard Country Codes

Annex C - Schedule D, Customs District and Port Codes


Alphabetical Index


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