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Heading 01: Sheet piling of iron or steel, whether or not drilled, punched or made from assembled elements; welded angles, shapes and sections, of iron or steel
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Heading 02: Railway or tramway track construction material of iron or steel, the following: rails, check-rails and rack rails, switch blades, crossing frogs, point rods and other crossing pieces, sleepers (cross-ties), fish-plates, chairs, chair wedges, sole plates (base plates), rail clips, bedplates, ties and other material specialised for jointing or fixing rails
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Heading 03: Tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, of cast iron
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Heading 04: Tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, seamless, of iron (other than cast iron) or steel
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Heading 05: Other tubes and pipes (for example, welded, riveted or similarly closed), having circular cross-sections, the external diameter of which exceeds 406,4 mm, of iron or steel
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Heading 06: Other tubes, pipes and hollow profiles (for example, open seam or welded, riveted or similarly closed), of iron or steel
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Heading 07: Tube or pipe fittings (for example, couplings, elbows, sleeves), of iron or steel
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Heading 08: Structures (excluding prefabricated buildings of heading 9406) and parts of structures (for example, bridges and bridge-sections, lock-gates, towers, lattice masts, roofs, roofing frameworks, doors and windows and their frames and thresholds for doors, shutters, balustrades, pillars and columns), of iron or steel; plates, rods, angles, shapes, sections, tubes and the like, prepared for use in structures, of iron or steel
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Heading 09: Reservoirs, tanks, vats and similar containers for any material (other than compressed or liquefied gas), of iron or steel, of a capacity exceeding 300 l, whether or not lined or heat-insulated, but not fitted with mechanical or thermal equipment
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Heading 10: Tanks, casks, drums, cans, boxes and similar containers, for any material (other than compressed or liquefied gas), of iron or steel, of a capacity not exceeding 300 l, whether or not lined or heat-insulated, but not fitted with mechanical or thermal equipment
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Heading 11: Containers for compressed or liquefied gas, of iron or steel
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Heading 12: Stranded wire, ropes, cables, plaited bands, slings and the like, of iron or steel, not electrically insulated
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Heading 13: Barbed wire of iron or steel; twisted hoop or single flat wire, barbed or not, and loosely twisted double wire, of a kind used for fencing, of iron or steel
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Heading 14: Cloth (including endless bands), grill, netting and fencing, of iron or steel wire; expanded metal of iron or steel
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Heading 15: Chain and parts thereof, of iron or steel
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Heading 16: Anchors, grapnels and parts thereof, of iron or steel
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Heading 17: Nails, tacks, drawing pins, corrugated nails, staples (other than those of heading 8305) and similar articles, of iron or steel, whether or not with heads of other material, but excluding such articles with heads of copper
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Heading 18: Screws, bolts, nuts, coach screws, screw hooks, rivets, cotters, cotter pins, washers (including spring washers) and similar articles, of iron or steel
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Heading 19: Sewing needles, knitting needles, bodkins, crochet hooks, embroidery stilettos and similar articles, for use in the hand, of iron or steel; safety pins and other pins of iron or steel, not elsewhere specified or included
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Heading 20: Springs and leaves for springs, of iron or steel
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Heading 21: Stoves, ranges, grates, cookers (including those with subsidiary boilers for central heating), barbecues, braziers, gas rings, plate warmers and similar non-electric domestic appliances, and parts thereof, of iron or steel
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Heading 22: Radiators for central heating, not electrically heated, and parts thereof, of iron or steel; air heaters and hot-air distributors (including distributors which can also distribute fresh or conditioned air), not electrically heated, incorporating a motor-driven fan or blower, and parts thereof, of iron or steel
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Heading 23: Table, kitchen or other household articles and parts thereof, of iron or steel; iron or steel wool; pot scourers and scouring or polishing pads, gloves and the like, of iron or steel
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Heading 24: Sanitary ware and parts thereof, of iron or steel
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Heading 25: Other cast articles of iron or steel
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Heading 26: Other articles of iron or steel

Chapter notes

  • 1. In this chapter, the expression ‘cast iron’ applies to products obtained by casting in which iron predominates by weight over each of the other elements and which do not comply with the chemical composition of steel as defined in Note 1(d) to Chapter 72.
  • 2. In this chapter, the word ‘wire’ means hot- or cold-formed products of any cross-sectional shape, of which no cross-sectional dimension exceeds 16mm.

Section notes

  • 1. This section does not cover:
    • (a) prepared paints, inks or other products with a basis of metallic flakes or powder (headings 3207 to 3210, 3212, 3213 or 3215);
    • (b) ferro-cerium or other pyrophoric alloys (heading 3606);
    • (c) headgear or parts thereof of heading 6506 or 6507;
    • (d) umbrella frames or other articles of heading 6603;
    • (e) goods of Chapter 71 (for example, precious-metal alloys, base metal clad with precious metal, imitation jewellery);
    • (f) articles of Section XVI (machinery, mechanical appliances and electrical goods);
    • (g) assembled railway or tramway track (heading 8608) or other articles of Section XVII (vehicles, ships and boats, aircraft);
    • (h) instruments or apparatus of Section XVIII, including clock or watch springs;
    • (ij) lead shot prepared for ammunition (heading 9306) or other articles of Section XIX (arms and ammunition);
    • (k) articles of Chapter 94 (for example, furniture, mattress supports, lamps and lighting fittings, illuminated signs, prefabricated buildings);
    • (l) articles of Chapter 95 (for example, toys, games, sports requisites);
    • (m) hand sieves, buttons, pens, pencil-holders, pen nibs or other articles of Chapter 96 (miscellaneous manufactured articles); or
    • (n) articles of Chapter 97 (for example, works of art).
  • 2. Throughout the classification, the expression ‘parts of general use’ means:
    • (a) articles of heading 7307, 7312, 7315, 7317 or 7318 and similar articles of other base metal;
    • (b) springs and leaves for springs, of base metal, other than clock or watch springs (heading 9114); and
    • (c) articles of headings 8301, 8302, 8308, 8310 and frames and mirrors, of base metal, of heading 8306.
  • In Chapters 73 to 76 and 78 to 82 (but not in heading 7315), references to parts of goods do not include references to parts of general use as defined above.
  • Subject to the preceding paragraph and to note 1 to Chapter 83, the articles of Chapter 82 or 83 are excluded from Chapters 72 to 76 and 78 to 81.

  • 3. Throughout the classification, the expression ‘base metals’ means: iron and steel, copper, nickel, aluminium, lead, zinc, tin, tungsten (wolfram), molybdenum, tantalum, magnesium, cobalt, bismuth, cadmium, titanium, zirconium, antimony, manganese, beryllium, chromium, germanium, vanadium, gallium, hafnium, indium, niobium (columbium), rhenium and thallium.

  • 4. Throughout the classification, the term ‘cermets’ means products containing a microscopic heterogeneous combination of a metallic component and a ceramic component. The term ‘cermets’ includes sintered metal carbides (metal carbides sintered with a metal).

  • 5. Classification of alloys (other than ferro-alloys and master alloys as defined in Chapters 72 and 74):
    • (a) An alloy of base metals is to be classified as an alloy of the metal which predominates by weight over each of the other metals.
    • (b) An alloy composed of base metals of this section and of elements not falling within this section is to be treated as an alloy of base metals of this section if the total weight of such metals equals or exceeds the total weight of the other elements present.
    • (c) In this section, the term ‘alloys’ includes sintered mixtures of metal powders, heterogeneous intimate mixtures obtained by melting (other than cermets) and intermetallic compounds.
  • 6. Unless the context otherwise requires, any reference in the classification to a base metal includes a reference to alloys which, by virtue of note 5 above, are to be classified as alloys of that metal.

  • 7. Classification of composite articles: Except where the headings otherwise require, articles of base metal (including articles of mixed materials treated as articles of base metal under the Interpretative rules) containing two or more base metals are to be treated as articles of the base metal predominating by weight over each of the other metals.
  • For this purpose:
    • (a) Iron and steel, or different kinds of iron or steel, are regarded as one and the same metal.
    • (b) An alloy is regarded as being entirely composed of that metal as an alloy of which, by virtue of note 5, it is classified.
    • (c) A cermet of heading 8113 is regarded as a single base metal.
  • 8. In this section, the following expressions have the meanings hereby assigned to them:
    • (a) Waste and scrap
    • Metal waste and scrap from the manufacture or mechanical working of metals, and metal goods definitely not usable as such because of breakage, cutting-up, wear or other reasons.
    • (b) Powders
    • Products of which 90% or more by weight passes through a sieve having a mesh aperture of 1mm.

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