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By Chapter, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (2008)
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COVER

CHANGE RECORD

PREFACE

GENERAL NOTES; GENERAL RULES OF INTERPRETATION; GENERAL STATISTICAL NOTES

Notice to Exporters

SECTION I: LIVE ANIMALS; ANIMAL PRODUCTS

 

 

Section Notes

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

 

 

Section Notes

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

 

 

Section Notes

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 waxes

 

SECTION VI: PRODUCTS OF THE CHEMICAL OR ALLIED INDUSTRIES

 

 

Section Notes

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 preparations

Chapter 37

Photographic or cinematographic goods

Chapter 38

Miscellaneous chemical products

 

SECTION VII: PLASTICS AND ARTICLES THEREOF
RUBBER AND ARTICLES THEREOF

 

 

Section Notes

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)

 

 

Section Notes

 

 

 

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

 

 

Section Notes

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

 

 

Section Notes

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 thereof

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

 

 

Section Notes

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 metal

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

 

 

Section Notes

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 articles

 

SECTION XVII: VEHICLES, AIRCRAFT, VESSELS AND ASSOCIATED TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT

 

 

Section Notes

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 signalling 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 of such articles

 

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
PROCLAIMEDPURSUANT 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

 

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