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THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

CUSTOMS TARIFF AMENDMENT
(2007 harmonized system changes) BILL 2006

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(C irculated by authority of the

Minister for Justice and Customs

Senator the Honourable Christopher Martin Ellison )

 



CUSTOMS TARIFF AMENDMENT (2007 Harmonized system changes) BILL 2006

 

 

OUTLINE

 

The Customs Tariff Amendment (2007 Harmonized System Changes) Bill 2006 (the Bill) contains amendments to the Customs Tariff Act 1995 (Customs Tariff).  These amendments will implement changes resulting from the third review of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, commonly referred to as the Harmonized System (HS).  The HS forms the basis of the Australian Customs Tariff.

 

As a signatory to the International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, Australia’s commodity classifications for traded goods have been based on the HS since 1988.  Nearly all countries in the world have now adopted the HS.

 

The HS provides a hierarchical system of headings and subheadings in the form of a numerical classification based on six digits and set out in Chapters to uniquely identify all traded goods and commodities.  These six digits are uniform across all countries that have adopted the HS.  Signatory parties may also use additional digits for their own domestic purposes. 

 

In Australia, the HS based classifications are contained in the Customs Tariff for imports and the Australian Harmonized Export Commodity Classification (AHECC) for exports.  The Customs Tariff is an eight-digit classification, with the six digit international classification supplemented by two digits for domestic tariff purposes.  The further two digits are used for statistical purposes.  The AHECC is based on the six digit international classification, supplemented by two digits for statistical purposes.

 

The HS has been developed and maintained by the World Customs Organization (WCO) and is subject to periodic review.  Amendments resulting from the last major review were implemented in 2002.  The present review (the third) has focused on deleting those headings and subheadings where there are low levels of international trade, amending the system to reflect changes in industry practices and technological developments and providing new subheadings to allow signatory parties to separately identify new products for community protection reasons.  Many amendments are designed to clarify the existing descriptions and terminology.

 

In the present review, there are approximately 600 changes at the six digit level of the HS, which translates to some 1,200 changes in the Customs Tariff, affecting approximately 20 percent of tariff headings and subheadings.

 

Australia and other signatory countries are required to implement the changes arising from the third review, with effect from 1 January 2007.

 

Extensive consultation has taken place with relevant Government Departments and, where necessary, with industry associations.  As a result of these consultations, the Bill has been designed to give effect to the HS changes while maintaining, to the greatest extent possible, existing levels of tariff protection and margins of tariff preference accorded to Australia’s trading partners. 



Where necessary, the option available under the HS to create new domestic tariff splits at the seven and eight digit levels has been used to preserve duty rates and margins of preference. 

 

The 2007 HS changes are spread throughout the Customs Tariff and have at least some impact on most industries and commodity groups.  In some cases, for example plywood, veneered panels and related products of heading 4412, the resulting domestic tariff structure is complex.  However, the established rules of tariff classification will continue to apply and the description of those goods will simply lead to classification in a different tariff subheading.

 

Goods for which duty rates have not been maintained

 

To the greatest extent possible, existing duty rates and margins of preference accorded to Australia’s trading partners have been maintained.  It has not, however, been possible to preserve existing duty rates for the following goods:

 

(1)    Certain plywood and veneered panels containing bamboo classified in Chapter 44 of the HS;

(2)           Certain carbonising base paper classified in Chapter 48; and

(3)           Adhesive paper classified in Chapter 48 (heading 4823).

 

For certain plywood and veneered panels containing bamboo, the general rate of duty will move from Free to 5%, on implementation of the changes.  The total declared value of importations for goods potentially affected by this change was approximately $1,350 in the three years to 30 June 2005. 

 

For certain carbonising base paper, the general rate of duty of 5% is preserved.  However, if imported from Canada, these goods will attract a rate of duty of either 2.5% or Free, instead of the present 5%.  There were no importations of these goods from Canada in the past three years.  For carbonising base paper imported from certain developing countries, the preferential rate will move from 4% to either 5% or Free, depending on the nature of the goods.  Imports from these developing countries in the three years to 30 June 2005 have totalled approximately $10,000.

 

For adhesive paper classified in heading 4823, the general rate of duty of 5% is preserved.  Goods imported from Canada are also currently dutiable at 5% but will attract a rate of duty of Free on implementation of the changes.  The total importations of these goods from Canada was approximately $868,000 in the three years to 30 June 2005.

 

The Rotterdam Convention

 

A number of the amendments, particularly to Chapters 28 and 29 (organic and inorganic chemicals) and other Chapters of Section VI of the HS, have been implemented as a result of the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (the Rotterdam Convention).

 

The Rotterdam Convention is a multilateral environmental agreement designed to promote shared responsibility and co-operation among parties in the international trade of certain hazardous industrial chemicals and pesticides .  The aim of this Convention is to protect human health and the environment from potential harm and to contribute to the environmentally sound use of these hazardous products.

 

The core of the Rotterdam Convention is the facilitation of information exchange, thus ensuring that governments have the information they require about hazaradous chemicals, in order to assess the risks and to take informed decisions on chemical imports.  Decision-making on whether or not to import a chemical included in the Convention lies with each party participating in the Convention.  The Convention enables the parties to monitor and control the trade in certain hazardous chemicals but it is not a recommendation to ban the global trade or use of specific chemicals.

 

The amendments to the HS have resulted in the separate identification of many hazardous chemicals and pesticides, for example asbestos and goods containing asbestos, and mercury compounds.  This will allow the Australian Customs Service and other regulatory agencies in Australia and throughout the world to identify and monitor the types of chemicals and pesticides being traded, thereby having greater control on the movement of those goods.

 

Customs (Prohibited Imports) and Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations

 

Many goods, particularly chemicals and pesticides, are subject to the provisions of the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956 and the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958.   These Regulations may prohibit, or permit, subject to specified conditions, the importation or exportation of particular goods or substances.  The Regulations do not use tariff classification numbers to identify goods and therefore do not require amendment as a consequence of the changes to tariff classification numbers contained in this Bill.

 

However, the third review of the HS creates new tariff classifications to separately identify a number of hazardous chemicals and pesticides that are currently specified in the above Regulations.  The separate identification of these goods will assist Australia and the international community in the monitoring and regulation of trade in these goods. 

 

For example, the pesticides aldrin, chlordane and heptachlor are subject to Schedule 9 of the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956 and require a permit for their importation.  These goods are not currently separately identified in the Customs Tariff.  Following implementation of the amendments contained in the Bill, a new tariff classification (subheading 2903.52.00) will be created to separately identify these goods, which will assist in monitoring the levels of trade.



FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT

 

The Department of the Treasury has advised that the financial implications of the above changes are negligible in each year of the forward estimates. 

 

 



CUSTOMS TARIFF AMENDMENT (2007 HARMONIZED SYSTEM CHANGES) BILL 2006
 

 

NOTES ON CLAUSES

 

Clause 1 - Short title

 

This clause provides for the Act, when enacted, to be cited as the Customs Tariff Amendment (2007 Harmonized System Changes) Act 2006 .

 

Clause 2 - Commencement

 

This clause provides that the Act will commence on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent. 

 

However, in accordance with item 599 of the Schedule to the Bill (Application), the changes set out in the Schedule do not take effect until 1 January 2007.

 

Clause 3 - Schedule(s)

 

This clause is the formal enabling provision for the Schedule to the Bill, providing that each Act specified in the Schedule is amended in accordance with the applicable items of that Schedule.  The clause also provides that other items of the Schedule have effect according to their own terms.

 



INTRODUCTORY COMMENTS

 

The Customs Tariff Amendment (2007 Harmonized System Changes) Bill 2006 is one of two Bills to implement changes to the Customs Tariff resulting from the third review of the Harmonized System by the World Customs Organization.  The other Bill is the Customs Amendment (2007 Harmonized System Changes) Bill 2006 that will permit the re-issue of Tariff Concession Orders (TCOs), consequential to amendments contained in the Customs Tariff Amendment (2007 Harmonized System Changes) Bill 2006.

 

In this Explanatory Memorandum, unless otherwise indicated, duty rates set out in Schedule 3 apply to all sources.  The Customs Tariff provides a customs duty rate of “Free” for goods covered by the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA) or the Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA), unless a duty rate for those goods is specified in Schedule 5 or 6, respectively, of the Customs Tariff.

 

In this Explanatory Memorandum, the following abbreviations are used:

 

ADP - Automatic Data Processing

 

AHECC - Australian Harmonized Export Commodity Classification

 

AUSFTA - Australia-US Free Trade Agreement

 

Customs Tariff - Customs Tariff Act 1995

 

HS - Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System

 

HS Convention - Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System done at Brussels on 14 June 1983

 

INN - International Non-Proprietary Name

The use of INN indicates that a commonly accepted term is being used for particular substances, often chemicals and pesticides, rather than the formal chemical name, for example “pethidine (INN)”.

 

ISO - International Standards Organization

 

Rotterdam Convention - Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade

 

TAFTA - Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement

 

The Bill - Customs Tariff Amendment (2007 Harmonized System Changes) Bill 2006

 

WCO - World Customs Organization

 



Schedule 1 - Amendments

 

Customs Tariff Act 1995

 

Item 1 - At the end of section 7 (to the Customs Tariff Act 1995 )

 

This item inserts two explanatory notes to Section 7 of the Customs Tariff Act 1995 .  Note 1 specifies that the text of Schedule 3 in the Customs Tariff is based on the wording used in the HS that is referred to in the International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System done at Brussels on 14 June 1983 (HS Convention). 

 

Note 2 provides that the text of the HS Convention is available in the Australian Treaty Series and accessible through the Australian Treaties Library on the AustLII Internet site (www.austlii.edu.au).

 

Amendments to Schedule 3 of the Customs Tariff - Classification of Goods and General and Special Rates of Duty

 

Item 2 - Schedule 3 (note to Schedule heading)

 

This item adds two explanatory notes to the Schedule 3 heading.  New Note 2 specifies that the text of Schedule 3 in the Customs Tariff is based on the wording in the HS that is referred to in the HS Convention done at Brussels on 14 June 1983.

 

New Note 3 provides that the text of the HS Convention is available in the Australian Treaty Series and accessible through the Australian Treaties Library on the AustLII Internet site (www.austlii.edu.au).

 

Amendments to Chapter 1 (Live animals)

 

Item 3 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 0105.92.00 and 0105.93.00)

 

This item repeals subheadings 0105.92.00 and 0105.93.00 (fowls of the species Gallus domesticus , weighing not more than 2,000 grams and more than 2,000 grams, respectively).

 

A new subheading 0105.94.00 is created without further subdivision based on weight as the weight criterion is no longer considered to be economically or commercially viable.

 

Amendments to Chapter 2 (Meat and edible meat offal)

 

Item 4 - Schedule 3 (subheading 0208.20.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 0208.20.00 (fresh, chilled or frozen frogs’ legs).  These goods transfer to subheading 0208.90.00 (other fresh, chilled or frozen meat).

 

Item 5 - Schedule 3 (subheading 0210.9, the description of goods in column 2)

 

This item amends the text of subheading 0210.9 to read “Other, including edible flours and meals of meat or meat offal”. 

 



The amendment clarifies the intent that the subheading applies to both edible flours and meals of meat or meat offal. The present text is misleading as it requires that edible flour and meals be of both meat and meat offal.

 

Amendments to Chapter 3 (Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates)

 

Item 6 - Schedule 3 (after subheading 0301.93.00)

 

This item creates new subheadings, 0301.94.00 and 0301.95.00, to separately identify live bluefin tunas and southern bluefin tunas, respectively.

 

The separate identification of these fish will facilitate the monitoring and control of trade in these species.

 

Item 7 - Schedule 3 (after subheading 0302.66.00)

 

This item creates new subheadings, 0302.67.00 and 0302.68.00, to separately identify fresh, chilled or frozen swordfish and toothfish, respectively.

 

The separate identification of these fish will facilitate the monitoring and control of trade in these species.

 

Item 8 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 0303.50.00 and 0303.60.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 0303.50.00 (frozen herrings) and creates new subheadings, 0303.51.00 and 0303.52.00, applicable to frozen herrings and frozen cod, respectively.  These frozen fish were previously classified in subheadings 0303.50.00 and 0303.60.00.

 

Item 8 also repeals subheading 0303.60.00 (frozen cod) and creates new subheadings, 0303.61.00 and 0303.62.00, to separately identify frozen swordfish and toothfish, respectively.  These fish were previously classified in subheading 0303.79.00 (other frozen fish).

 

The separate identification of these fish will facilitate the monitoring and control of trade in these species.

 

Item 9 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 0304.10.00 to 0304.90.00)

 

This item splits the subheadings of heading 0304 (fresh, chilled or frozen fish fillets or other fish meat) to separately identify these goods as swordfish, toothfish and other.

 

Item 9 also splits subheading 0304.10.00 (fresh or chilled fish fillets and other fish meat) to separately identify swordfish (0304.11.00), toothfish (0304.12.00) and other (0304.19.00).

 

Item 9 also splits subheading 0304.20.00 (frozen fish fillets) to separately identify swordfish (0304.21.00), toothfish (0304.22.00) and other (0304.29.00).

 



Item 9 also splits subheading 0304.90.00 (other frozen meat of fish) to separately identify swordfish (0304.91.00), toothfish (0304.92.00) and other (0304.99.00).

 

The separate identification of products of these fish will facilitate the monitoring and control of trade in these species.

 

Amendments to Chapter 4 (Dairy produce; birds’ eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included)

 

Item 10 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 4, Subheading Note 1)

 

This item replaces the abbreviation “i.e.”, in Chapter 4 Subheading Note 1, with “that is”, to ensure consistency of terminology throughout the Customs Tariff. This amendment has no effect on the classification of goods.

 

Item 11 - Schedule 3 (subheading 0406.40, the description of goods in column 2)

 

Subheading 0406.40 applies to blue-veined cheese.  Item 11 amends the text of the subheading to clarify the intent that the subheading applies to blue-veined cheese and other cheese containing veins produced by Penicillium roqueforti .

 

Subheading 0406.40.10 currently applies to blue-veined cheese of the roquefort and stilton types that are duty free.  Other cheeses containing veins produced by Penicillium roqueforti are classified in subheading 0406.40.90 and are subject to quota controls. 

 

The amendment to subheading 0406.40 does not affect the classification of cheese in subheadings 0406.40.10 or 0406.40.90 and does not impact on the existing quota arrangements for these goods.

 

Amendments to Chapter 5 (Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included)

 

Item 12 - Schedule 3 (heading 0503.00.00)

 

This item repeals heading 0503.00.00 (horsehair and horsehair waste).  These goods transfer to new subheading 0511.99.10.  Item 14 refers.

 

Item 13 - Schedule 3 (heading 0509.00.00)

 

This item repeals heading 0509.00.00 (natural sponges of animal origin).  These goods transfer to new subheading 0511.99.90.  Item 14 refers.

 

Item 14 - Schedule 3 (subheading 0511.99.00)

 

This item splits subheading 0511.99.00 (other products of animal origin) to separately identify horsehair and horsehair waste (0511.99.10) and other, including natural sponges of animal origin, and other goods of animal origin (0511.99.90).

 



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

 

Item 15 - Schedule 3 (subheading 0603.10.00)

 

Subheading 0603.10.00 applies to fresh cut flowers and flower buds, suitable for ornamental purposes.

 

Item 15 splits subheading 0603.10.00 to separately identify roses (0603.11.00), carnations (0603.12.00), orchids (0603.13.00), chrysanthemums (0603.14.00) and other (0603.19.00).

 

Amendments to Chapter 7 (Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers)

 

Item 16 - Schedule 3 (subheading 0709.10.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 0709.10.00 (fresh or chilled globe artichokes).  These goods transfer to subheading 0709.90.00 (other vegetables, fresh or chilled).

 

Item 17 - Schedule 3 (subheading 0709.52.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 0709.52.00 (fresh or chilled truffles).  These goods transfer to subheading 0709.59.00 (other mushrooms and truffles, fresh or chilled).

 

Item 18 - Schedule 3 (subheading 0711.30.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 0711.30.00 (provisionally preserved capers).  These goods transfer to subheading 0711.90.00 (other vegetables or mixtures of vegetables provisionally preserved, but unsuitable for immediate consumption).

 

Amendments to Chapter 8 (Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons)

 

Items 19 and 20 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 8, paragraphs (a) and (b) of Note 3)

 

These items replace the abbreviation “e.g.”, in paragraphs (a) and (b) of Note 3 to Chapter 8, with “for example”, to ensure consistency of terminology throughout the Customs Tariff.  These amendments have no effect on the classification of goods.

 

Item 21 - Schedule 3 (after subheading 0802.50.00)

 

This item creates a new subheading 0802.60.00 to separately identify macadamia nuts, fresh or dried.  These goods transfer from subheading 0802.90.00.

 

Item 22 - Schedule 3 (subheading 0805.40.00, the description of goods in

column 2)

 

This item amends the text of subheading 0805.40.00 (fresh or dried grapefruit) to include the words “including pomelos”. 

 

This amendment clarifies the intent that, for the purposes of the Customs Tariff, grapefruit also includes pomelos. See related item 46.

 



Item 23 - Schedule 3 (subheading 0810.30.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 0810.30.00 (fresh currants and gooseberries).  These goods transfer to subheading 0810.90.00 (other fruit, fresh).

 

Amendments to Chapter 9 (Coffee, tea, mate and spices)

 

Item 24 - Schedule 3 (subheading 0906.10.00)

 

This item splits subheading 0906.10.00 (cinnamon and cinnamon tree-flowers, neither crushed nor ground) to separately identify cinnamon ( Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume ) (0906.11.00) and other (0906.19.00).

 

Item 25 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 0910.40.00 and 0910.50.00)

 

This item repeals subheadings 0910.40.00 and 0910.50.00 (thyme and curry, respectively).  These goods transfer to subheading 0910.99.00 (other spices, not including mixtures referred to in Note 1(b) to Chapter 9).

 

Amendments to Chapter 10 (Cereals)

 

Item 26 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 10, paragraphs (a) and (b) of Note 1)

 

This item replaces lower case (a) and (b) in the above paragraphs of Note 1 to Chapter 10 with upper case letters, to ensure consistency of terminology throughout the Customs Tariff.  These amendments have no effect on the classification of goods.

 

Amendments to Chapter 11 (Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten)

 

Item 27 - Schedule 3 (subheading 1102.30.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 1102.30.00 (rice flour).  These goods transfer to subheading 1102.90.00 (other cereal flours other than of wheat or meslin).

 

Amendments to Chapter 12 (Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder)

 

Items 28, 29 and 30 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 1207.10.00, 1207.30.00 and 1207.60.00)

 

These items repeal subheadings 1207.10.00 (palm nuts and kernels), 1207.30.00 (castor oil seeds) and 1207.60.00 (safflower seeds).  These goods transfer to subheading 1207.99.00 (other oil seeds and oleaginous fruits).

 

Item 31 - Schedule 3 (subheading 1209.26.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 1209.26.00 (Timothy grass seed).  These goods transfer to subheading 1209.29.00 (other seeds of forage plants).

 



Item 32 - Schedule 3 (subheading 1211.10.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 1211.10.00 (liquorice roots).  These goods transfer to subheading 1211.90.00 (other plants and parts of plants of a kind used in perfumery, in pharmacy or for insecticidal, fungicidal or similar purposes).

 

Item 33 - Schedule 3 (subheading 1212.10.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 1212.10.00 (locust beans).  These goods transfer to subheading 1212.99.00 (other goods of heading 1212).

 

Item 34 - Schedule 3 (subheading 1212.30.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 1212.30.00 (apricot, peach and plum stones and kernels).  These goods transfer to subheading 1212.99.00 (other goods of heading 1212).

 

Amendments to Chapter 13 (Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts)

 

Item 35 - Schedule 3 (subheading 1301.10.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 1301.10.00 (lac).  These goods transfer to subheading 1301.90.00 (other natural gums, resins, gum-resins and oleoresins (including lac)).

 

Item 36 - Schedule 3 (subheading 1302.14.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 1302.14.00 (vegetable saps and extracts of pyrethrum or of the roots of plants containing rotenone).  These goods transfer to subheading 1302.19.90 (other vegetable saps and extracts).

 

Amendments to Chapter 14 (Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included)

 

Item 37 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 14, Notes 3 and 4)

 

This item repeals Notes 3 and 4 to Chapter 14 and substitutes a reworded Note 3.  This amendment reflects the repeal of headings 1402.00.00 and 1403.00.00 from Chapter 14.  Item 38 refers.

 

Current Note 3 to Chapter 14 specifies that heading 1402.00.00 does not apply to wood wool.  Current Note 4 to Chapter 14 specifies that heading 1403.00.00 does not apply to prepared knots or tufts for broom or brush making.

 

The revised Note 3 to Chapter 14 contains the provisions of both of these Notes, but with reference to heading 1404, which will now apply to the goods of headings 1402.00.00 and 1403.00.00.

 

Item 38 - Schedule 3 (headings 1402.00.00 and 1403.00.00)

 

This item repeals headings 1402.00.00 (vegetable materials used as stuffing or padding) and 1403.00.00 (vegetable materials used in brooms and brushes).  These goods transfer to subheading 1404.90.00 (other vegetable products not elsewhere specified).

 



Item 39 - Schedule 3 (subheading 1404.10.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 1404.10.00 (raw vegetable materials of a kind used in dyeing or tanning).  These goods transfer to subheading 1404.90.00 (other vegetable products not elsewhere specified).

 

Amendments to Chapter 15 (Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes)

 

Item 40 - Schedule 3 (subheading 1515.40.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 1515.40.00 (tung oil and its fractions).  These goods transfer to subheading 1515.90.00 (other fixed vegetable fats and oils and their fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified).

 

Amendments to Chapter 19 (Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; pastrycooks’ products )

 

Item 41 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 19, Note 3)

 

Heading 1904 applies to prepared foods obtained by the swelling or roasting of cereals or cereal products and cereals in the form of grains or flakes, otherwise prepared.  Chapter 19 Note 3 specifies, inter alia , that heading 1904 does not apply to these products when they are coated with chocolate.  In this case, heading 1806 applies.

 

Item 41 amends the text of this Note to incorporate the word “completely” after the word ‘basis’, to clarify that heading 1904 does not cover preparations completely covered in chocolate. 

 

This amendment has been made to accurately align the English and French versions of the HS.  The amendment to Chapter 19 Note 3 does not affect the the classification of goods in either Chapter 18 or 19.

 

Amendments to Chapter 20 (Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants)

 

Items 42, 43 and 44 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 20, paragraphs (b) and (c) of Note 1)

 

Paragraphs (a) to (c) of Note 1 to Chapter 20 list those products that are excluded from Chapter 20 in the HS.

 

Item 42 amends paragraph (b) by removing “or” from the end of the paragraph.

 

Item 43 inserts a new paragraph (c) to this Note.  The new paragraph explicitly specifies that Chapter 20 does not apply to bakers’ wares and other products that are described in heading 1905.  This amendment is a re-statement of existing arrangements relating to these goods and does not affect the classification of goods.

 

Item 44 re-letters existing paragraph (c) as paragraph (d).

 



Item 45 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2005.90.00)

 

This item splits subheading 2005.90.00 (other (prepared) vegetables and mixtures of vegetables) to separately identify bamboo shoots (2005.91.00) and other (2005.99.00).

 

Item 46 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2009.2, the description of goods in column 2)

 

This item amends the text of subheading 2009.2 (grapefruit juice) to include the words “including pomelo”.  This amendment clarifies the intent that, for the purposes of the Customs Tariff, grapefruit juice also includes pomelo juice. See related item 22.

 

Amendments to Chapter 22 (Beverages, spirits and vinegar )

 

Item 47 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 22, paragraph (c) of Note 1)

 

This item amends the reference to heading 2851.00.00 in paragraph (c) of Note 1 to Chapter 22 and replaces this with 2853.00.00.

 

Note 1 to Chapter 22 lists those products that are excluded from Chapter 22 of the Customs Tariff.  Note 1(c) excludes distilled water from Chapter 22.  The new reference to heading 2853.00.00 reflects a restructure of relevant headings of Chapter 28.  Item 89 refers.

 

Item 48 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2208.40.00, the description of goods in column 2)

 

This item amends the present text of subheading 2208.40.00 (rum and tafia) to read “rum and other spirits obtained by distilling fermented sugar-cane products”.  This amendment does not affect the classification of goods in heading 2208 or subheading 2208.40.00.

 

Amendments to Chapter 23 (Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal fodder)

 

Item 49 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2302.20.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 2302.20.00 (bran, sharps and other residues of rice).  These goods transfer to subheading 2302.40.00 (other bran, sharps and other residues derived from the sifting, milling or other working of cereals).

 

Item 50 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2306.70.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 2306.70.00 (oil-cake and other solid residues of maize (corn) germ).  These goods transfer to subheading 2306.90.00 (other oil-cake and other solid residues resulting from the extraction of vegetable fats or oils).

 



Amendments to Chapter 25 (Salt; sulphur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement)

 

Item 51 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 2506.2 to 2506.29.00)

 

This item repeals subheadings 2506.21.00 (crude or roughly trimmed quartzite) and 2506.29.00 (other quartzite) and combines them into a new subheading 2506.20.00 (quartzite).

 

Item 52 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2508.20.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 2508.20.00 (decolourising earths and fuller’s earth).  These goods transfer to subheading 2508.40.00 (other clays).

 

Item 53 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 2513.1 to 2513.19.00)

 

This item repeals subheadings 2513.11.00 (pumice stone, crude or in irregular pieces) and 2513.19.00 (other pumice stone) and combines them into a new subheading 2513.10.00 (pumice stone).

 

Item 54 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 2516.2 to 2516.22.00)

 

This item restructures subheading 2516.2 (sandstone).  Goods of present subheading 2516.21.00 (sandstone, crude or roughly trimmed) transfer to new subheading 2516.20.10 (crude or roughly trimmed sandstone). 

 

Goods of present subheading 2516.22.00 (sandstone, cut into blocks) transfer to new subheading 2516.20.20 (sandstone merely cut, by sawing or otherwise, into blocks or slabs of a rectangular (including square) shape). 

 

Item 55 - Schedule 3 (heading 2524.00.00)

 

This item splits heading 2524.00.00 (mineral asbestos) to separately identify crocidolite (2524.10.00) and other asbestos (2524.90.00).  The WCO advises that crocidolite is the most harmful form of asbestos.

 

This amendment has been made in accordance with the Rotterdam Convention.

 

Item 56 - Schedule 3 (heading 2529, the description of goods in column 2)

 

This item amends the text of heading 2529 (felspar (and other minerals)) to read “feldspar”. This reflects the accepted international spelling of this mineral.  The classification of goods in heading 2529 is not affected.

 

Item 57 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2529.10.00, the description of goods in

column 2)

 

This item amends the text of subheading 2529.10.00 (felspar) to read “feldspar”.  The classification of goods in subheading 2529.10.00 is not affected.

 



Amendments to Chapter 26 (Ores, slag and ash)

 

Item 58 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 26, paragraphs (a) and (b) of Note 3)

 

This item amends paragraphs (a) and (b) of Note 3 to Chapter 26 to replace “Ash” with “Slag, ash”.  This is simply a clarification; there is no movement of goods.

 

Item 59 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 26, Subheading Note 2)

 

This item amends Subheading Note 2 to Chapter 26 to replace “Ash” with “Slag, ash”.  This is simply a clarification; there is no movement of goods.

 

Item 60 - Schedule 3 (heading 2620, the description of goods in column 2)

 

This item amends the text of heading 2620 (ash and residues (other than from the manufacture of iron or steel), containing arsenic, metals or their compounds) to read “Slag, ash and residues (other than from the manufacture of iron or steel) containing metals, arsenic or their compounds”.  The classification of goods in heading 2620 is not affected.

 

Amendments to Chapter 27 (Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes)

 

Item 61 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 27, Subheading Note 3)

 

This item repeals Subheading Note 3 to Chapter 27 and substitutes a reworded Note 3.  The amended Note reflects the repeal of subheading 2707.60.00 from Chapter 27.  Items 62 and 63 refer.

 

Item 62 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 27, at the end of the Additional Notes)

 

This item inserts new Additional Note 4 to Chapter 27.  The new note refers to goods covered by Subheading Note 3 and subheading 2707.60.00 (phenols).  This subheading is repealed and the goods transferred to subheading 2707.99.10 (other (phenols)). 

 

This note ensures that these goods are defined in the same way as previously provided for in Subheading Note 3 to Chapter 27. 

 

Item 63 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2707.60.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 2707.60.00 (phenols).  These goods transfer to subheading 2707.99.10 (other (phenols)).

 

Item 64 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2707.99.00)

 

This item restructures subheading 2707.99.00 (other products of the distillation of high temperature coal tar).  Goods of the present 2707.60.00 transfer to new subheading 2707.99.10 (other (phenols)).  The remainder of the goods of the present 2707.99.00 transfer to new subheading 2707.99.90. 

 



Amendments to Section VI (Products of the chemical or allied industries )

 

Introductory comments

 

Section VI of the HS applies to a large range of chemicals and other products of the chemical and related industries.  In particular, Chapter 28 within Section VI applies to inorganic chemical compounds (chemical compounds not based on carbon) and Chapter 29 applies to organic compounds (chemical compounds based on carbon).  In each case, a Chapter Note requires that, unless otherwise specified, these chemicals must be separate chemical elements or separate chemically defined compounds.  Chemically defined compounds have a consistent composition that can be expressed in a chemical formula.

 

Chapter 38 and, in particular, heading 3824 apply to mixtures of chemical compounds and to compounds that are not chemically defined.

 

Items 65 and 66 - Schedule 3 (Section VI, paragraphs (a) and (b) of Note 1)

 

These items replace lower case letters in the above paragraphs with upper case letters, to ensure consistency of terminology throughout the Customs Tariff. These amendments have no effect on the classification of goods.

 

Paragraph (B) (re-lettered) of Note 1 to Section VI specifies that goods answering to a description in heading 2843 (precious metals) or 2846 (compounds of rare-earth metals) are to be classified in those headings and in no other heading of the Customs Tariff.

 

Item 66 also amends the text of this Note by including an additional reference to heading 2852 that will apply to compounds of mercury.  This amendment provides that all chemically defined compounds of mercury, whether inorganic or organic, will be classified in a single heading, 2852, rather than in the large number of headings and subheadings as at present.  Item 89 refers.

 

Amendments to Chapter 28 (Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes)

 

Items 67 and 68 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 28, Note 2)

 

This Note provides that certain chemical compounds containing carbon are to be classified as inorganic chemicals in Chapter 28.

 

Item 67 repeals the reference to heading 2838.00.00 and replaces it with heading 2842, to reflect the repeal of heading 2838.00.00 (fulminates etc) and the transfer of these goods to heading 2842 (subheading 2842.90.00).  Item 84 refers.

 

Item 68 amends the introductory text of Chapter 28 Note 2 by including an additional reference to heading 2852 that will apply to compounds of mercury.  This amendment will allow compounds of mercury and carbon to be classified in heading 2852, rather than as organic compounds in Chapter 29.  This is consistent with the identification of all mercury compounds in a single heading, 2852.  Item 89 refers.

 



Item 69 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 28, paragraph (e) of Note 2)

 

This item replaces a reference to heading 2851.00.00 in paragraph (e) of Note 2 to Chapter 28 with a reference to 2853.00.00.  This paragraph specifies that certain chemical compounds containing carbon are to be classified in heading 2851.00.00 (other inorganic compounds).  This amendment reflects the restructure of Chapter 28, with reference to new heading 2852 applicable to mercury compounds.  Item 89 refers.

 

Item 70 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 28, paragraph (u) of Additional Note 1)

 

Chapter 28 Additional Note 1 and paragraph (u) to the Note specify that certain chemical compounds are to be classified in Chapter 28, even when not chemically defined.  In this case, paragraph (u) refers to liquid air and amalgams that are classified in the present heading 2851.00.00 (other inorganic compounds). 

 

Item 70 replaces the reference to heading 2851.00.00 in paragraph (u) of Additional Note 1 with a reference to 2853.00.00.  This amendment reflects the restructure of Chapter 28, in connection with the new heading 2852 applicable to mercury compounds.  Item 89 refers.

 

Item 71 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2811.23.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 2811.23.00 (sulphur dioxide).  These goods transfer to subheading 2811.29.00 (other inorganic oxygen compounds of non-metals).

 

Item 72 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2824.20.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 2824.20.00 (red lead and orange lead).  These goods transfer to subheading 2824.90.00 (other lead oxides).

 

Item 73 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2826.11.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 2826.11.00 (fluorides of ammonium or of sodium).  These goods transfer to subheading 2826.19.00 (other fluorides).

 

Item 74 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2826.20.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 2826.20.00 (fluorosilicates of sodium or of potassium).  These goods transfer to subheading 2826.90.00 (other fluorosilicates, fluoroaluminates and other complex fluorine salts).

 

Item 75 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 2827.33.00 and 2827.34.00)

 

This item repeals subheadings 2827.33.00 (chlorides of iron) and 2827.34.00 (chlorides of cobalt).  These goods transfer to subheading 2827.39.00 (other chlorides).

 

Item 76 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2827.36.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 2827.36.00 (chlorides of zinc).  These goods transfer to subheading 2827.39.00 (other chlorides).

 



Item 77 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 2830.20.00 and 2830.30.00)

 

This item repeals subheadings 2830.20.00 (zinc sulphide) and 2830.30.00 (cadmium sulphide).  These goods transfer to subheading 2830.90.00 (other sulphides; polysulphides).

 

Item 78 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2833.23.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 2833.23.00 (sulphates of chromium).  These goods transfer to subheading 2833.29.90 (other sulphates).  Item 80 refers.

 

Item 79 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2833.26.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 2833.26.00 (sulphates of zinc).  These goods transfer to subheading 2833.29.10 (other sulphates (of zinc)).  Item 80 refers.

 

Item 80 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2833.29.00)

 

This item restructures subheading 2833.29.00 (other sulphates).  Goods of the present 2833.26.00 transfer to new subheading 2833.29.10 (sulphates of zinc).  Goods of the present 2833.23.00 transfer to new subheading 2833.29.90 (other sulphates).

 

Item 81 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2835.23.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 2835.23.00 (phosphates of trisodium).  These goods transfer to subheading 2835.29.00 (other phosphates).

 

Item 82 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2836.10.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 2836.10.00 (commercial ammonium carbonate and other ammonium carbonates).  These goods transfer to subheading 2836.99.00 (other carbonates; peroxocarbonates).

 

Item 83 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2836.70.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 2836.70.00 (lead carbonates).  These goods transfer to subheading 2836.99.00 (other carbonates; peroxocarbonates).

 

Item 84 - Schedule 3 (heading 2838.00.00)

 

This item repeals heading 2838.00.00 (fulminates, cyanates and thiocyanates).   These goods transfer to subheading 2842.90.00 (other salts of inorganic acids or peroxoacids, other than azides).

 

Item 85 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2839.20.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 2839.20.00 (silicates; commercial alkali metal silicates, of potassium).  These goods transfer to subheading 2839.90.00 (other silicates; commercial alkali metal silicates).

 



Item 86 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 2841.10.00 and 2841.20.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 2841.10.00 (aluminates).   These goods transfer to subheading 2841.90.10 (other, aluminates).  Item 88 refers.

 

Item 86 also repeals subheading 2841.20.00 (chromates of zinc or of lead).   These goods transfer to subheading 2841.50.20 (chromates of zinc or of lead; potassium dichromate).  Item 87 refers.

 

Item 87 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2841.50.10)

 

This item repeals subheading 2841.50.10 (potassium dichromate).  These goods transfer to new subheading 2841.50.20 (chromates of zinc or of lead; potassium dichromate).

 

Item 88 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2841.90.00)

 

This item restructures subheading 2841.90.00 (other salts of oxometallic or peroxometallic acids).  Goods of the present 2841.10.00 transfer to new subheading 2841.90.10 (aluminates).  Goods covered by the present 2841.90.00 transfer to new subheading 2841.90.90 (other salts of oxometallic or peroxometallic acids).

 

Item 89 - Schedule 3 (heading 2851.00.00)

 

This item repeals heading 2851.00.00 (other inorganic compounds; liquid air and amalgams) and creates new headings 2852 (compounds, inorganic or organic, of mercury, excluding amalgams), and heading 2853.00.00 that replaces 2851.00.00.

 

Mercury compounds are presently classified in a range of headings and subheadings of Chapters 28 and 29, and other Chapters, of Section VI of the Customs Tariff.  For example, mercury salts of lactic acid are classified in subheading 2918.11.00, but with other salts and esters of lactic acid.  The mercury compounds are therefore not separately identified in the Customs Tariff.

 

The creation of new heading 2852 will separately identify mercury compounds, in the same way that heading 2843 currently identifies compounds of precious metals.

 

This amendment has been made in accordance with the Rotterdam Convention.

 

Within the various headings and subheadings in Section VI that apply to mercury compounds, a rate of duty of Free, all sources, usually applies.  In a small number of instances, mercury compounds may be classified in subheadings to which a general rate of duty of 5% applies. 

 

For example, subheading 2840.30.00 applies to compounds known as “peroxoborates”, with a rate of duty of 5% and these goods can include mercury compounds.  Within heading 2852, new subheadings have been created to specify these goods.  Subheading 2852.00.10 lists a number of compounds of mercury that presently have a 5% duty rate, including peroxoborates, ensuring that the duty rate applicable to these goods is preserved.

 

New subheading 2852.00.20 applies to certain mercury compounds for which the duty rate is 5%, Canada Free.



Subheading 2852.00.30 applies to certain preparations for use in photography that contain mercury compounds.  Such goods are presently classified in heading 3707 (chemical preparations for photographic uses).  Because of the distinct nature of these goods, they continue to be separately identified in this subheading.

 

Salts of the carboxylic acids of subheading 2918.90.00 (other carboxylic acids with additional oxygen function and their derivatives), containing mercury, have been separately identified in subheading 2852.00.40.  The separate identification of these goods in Schedule 3 allows new item 97A to be created in Schedule 5 of the Customs Tariff and the preservation of duty rates applicable to these goods under the AUSFTA. Items 117 and 485 refer.

 

Salts of triethanolamine, containing mercury, have been separately identified in subheading 2852.00.50.  The separate identification of these goods in Schedule 3 allows new item 100A to be created in Schedule 6 of the Customs Tariff and the preservation of duty rates applicable to these goods under the TAFTA.

 

Subheading 2852.00.90 applies to other chemically defined compounds of mercury that are currently classified in various subheadings of Chapters 28 and 29.  The subheading also applies to certain tanning extracts, containing mercury, of heading 3201, certain inorganic products of a kind used as luminophores, of subheading 3206.50.00, certain derivatives of albumins containing mercury, of subheading 3502.90.00, certain derivatives of protein substances, containing mercury, of heading 3504.00.00 and certain diagnostic or laboratory reagents of subheading 3822.00.90.

 

Chapter 28 Note 1(a) applies to the new heading 2852 and requires goods classified in this heading to be chemically defined.

 

Item 89 also repeals heading 2851.00.00 (other inorganic compounds; liquid air and amalgams) and creates a new heading 2853.00.00.  Present heading 2851.00.00 is a residual heading in Chapter 28 that applies to those inorganic compounds that are not specified elsewhere in the Chapter.  The heading has been re-numbered to include it in the Customs Tariff after new heading 2852.

 

Goods of heading 2851.00.00, including amalgams (solutions of metals in mercury), transfer to heading 2853.00.00.

 

Amendments to Chapter 29 (Organic chemicals)

 

Item 90 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 29, paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of Note 5)

 

This item replaces lower case (a) to (c) in the above paragraphs of Note 5 to Chapter 29 with upper case letters, to ensure consistency of terminology throughout the Customs Tariff. This amendment has no effect on the classification of goods.

 

Items 91 and 92 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 29, paragraph (c) of Note 5)

 

Note 5 to Chapter 29 provides rules for the classification of certain organic chemicals in Chapter 29 of the Customs Tariff.

 



These items insert a new subparagraph (c)(3) to this Note.  The new subparagraph specifies rules for the classification of co-ordination compounds in Chapter 29.  These amendments are a re-statement of existing arrangements relating to these goods and do not affect the classification of goods.

 

Item 93 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 29, paragraphs (d) and (e) of Note 5)

 

This item replaces lower case (d) and (e) in the above paragraphs of Note 5 to Chapter 29 with upper case letters, to ensure consistency of terminology throughout the Customs Tariff. This amendment has no effect on the classification of goods.

 

Item 94 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 29, Note 6)

 

Chapter 29 Note 6 specifies that the organic compounds of headings 2930 and 2931 (organo-sulphur and organo-inorganic compounds) may contain certain non-metals and metals, including mercury.

 

Item 94 amends Note 6 to Chapter 29 to remove the reference to mercury.  This amendment allows organo-inorganic compounds containing mercury to be classified in heading 2852, rather than in headings 2930 or 2931.  This is consistent with the identification of all mercury compounds in a single heading, 2852.  Item 89 refers.

 

Item 95 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 29, title “Subheading Note.”)

 

This item pluralises the title “Subheading Note” to Chapter 29 to reflect the addition of new Subheading Note 2.

 

Item 96 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 29, at the end of the Subheading Note)

 

This item adds a new Subheading Note 2 to Chapter 29 to specify that the provisions of Note 3 to Chapter 29 do not apply to the subheadings of Chapter 29.  Note 3 specifies that where goods could be classified in two or more headings of Chapter 29, the last occurring heading applies.  However, for subheadings within a heading, classification is made on the basis of the description of goods in the relevant subheadings.

 

This amendment is a re-statement of existing arrangements relating to organic chemicals and does not affect the classification of goods.

 

Item 97 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2903.15.00, the description of goods in column 2)

 

This item amends the text of subheading 2903.15.00 to replace “1,2-dichloroethane (ethylene dichloride)” with “ethylene dichloride (ISO) (1,2-dichloroethane)”, to reflect current terminology.

 

Item 98 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2903.30.00)

 

This item splits subheading 2903.30.00 (fluorinated, brominated or iodinated derivatives of acyclic hydrocarbons) to separately identify ethylene dibromide (ISO) (1,2-dibromoethane) (2903.31.00) and other (2903.39.00).

 

This amendment has been made in accordance with the Rotterdam Convention.

 



Item 99 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2903.51.00, the description of goods in column 2)

 

This item amends the text of subheading 2903.51.00 (1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachlorocyclohexane) to read “1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH (ISO)), including lindane (ISO, INN)”. 

 

The amendment clarifies the intent that the item applies to lindane, an isomer of 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachlorocyclohexane, commonly used as a pesticide.  The abbreviation “HCH” is an abbreviation for 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachlorocyclohexane, approved by the International Standards Organization (ISO).  The abbreviation “INN” stands for International Non-proprietary Name and indicates that lindane is the commonly used term for this particular pesticide.

 

Item 100 - Schedule 3 (after subheading 2903.51.00)

 

This item creates a new subheading 2903.52.00, to separately identify aldrin, chlordane and heptachlor.  These substances are commonly used as pesticides. These goods transfer from subheading 2903.59.00.

 

This amendment has been made in accordance with the Rotterdam Convention.

 

Item 101 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2903.62.00, the description of goods in column 2)

 

This item amends the text of subheading 2903.62.00 to read “Hexachlorobenzene (ISO) and DDT (ISO) (clofenotane (INN), 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis( p -chlorophenyl) ethane)”.  The amended terminology includes the INN for DDT, clofenotane.

 

Item 102 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2905.15.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 2905.15.00 (pentanol and its isomers).  These goods transfer to subheading 2905.19.90 (other saturated monohydric alcohols).

 

Item 103 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2906.14.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 2906.14.00 (terpineols).  These goods transfer to subheading 2906.19.00 (other cyclanic, cyclenic or cycloterpenic alcohols).

 

Item 104 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2907.14.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 2907.14.00 (xylenols and their salts).  These goods transfer to subheading 2907.19.00 (other monophenols).

 

Item 105 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2908.10.00)

 

This item splits subheading 2908.10.00 (derivatives (of phenols) containing only halogen substituents and their salts) to separately identify pentachlorophenol (ISO) (2908.11.00) and other (2908.19.00).

 

This amendment has been made in accordance with the Rotterdam Convention.

 



Item 106 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2908.20.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 2908.20.00 (derivatives (of phenols) containing only sulpho groups and their salts).  These goods transfer to subheading 2908.99.00 (other halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives of phenols or phenol-alcohols).

 

Item 107 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2908.90.00)

 

This item splits subheading 2908.90.00 (other derivatives of phenols) to separately identify dinoseb (ISO) and its salts (2908.91.00) and other (2908.99.00).

 

This amendment has been made in accordance with the Rotterdam Convention.

 

Item 108 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2909.42.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 2909.42.00 (monomethyl ethers of ethylene glycol or of diethylene glycol).  These goods transfer to subheading 2909.44.00 (other monoalkylethers of ethylene glycol or of diethylene glycol).

 

Item 109 - Schedule 3 (after subheading 2910.30.00)

 

This item creates a new subheading 2910.40.00 to separately identify dieldrin (ISO, INN).  This substance is commonly used as a pesticide. These goods transfer from subheading 2910.90.00 (other epoxides, epoxyalcohols, epoxyphenols and epoxyethers, with a three membered ring, and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives).

 

This amendment has been made in accordance with the Rotterdam Convention.

 

Item 110 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2912.13.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 2912.13.00 (butanal (butyraldehyde, normal isomer)).  These goods transfer to subheading 2912.19.00 (other acyclic aldehydes without other oxygen function).

 

Item 111 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 2915.22.00 and 2915.23.00)

 

This item repeals subheadings 2915.22.00 (sodium acetate) and 2915.23.00 (cobalt acetates).  These goods transfer to subheading 2915.29.00 (other acetic acids and its salts).

 

Item 112 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 2915.34.00 and 2915.35.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 2915.34.00 (isobutyl acetate).  These goods transfer to subheading 2915.39.90 (other esters of acetic acid).

 

Item 112 also repeals subheading 2915.35.00 (2-ethoxyethyl acetate).  These goods transfer to new subheading 2915.39.20 (2-ethoxyethyl acetate).  Item 113 refers. 

 

Item 112 also creates new subheading 2915.36.00 to separately identify dinoseb (ISO) acetate.  This chemical transfers from subheading 2915.39.90 (other esters of acetic acid).  This amendment has been made in accordance with the Rotterdam Convention.



Item 113 - Schedule 3 (after subheading 2915.39.10)

 

This item inserts new subheading 2915.39.20 (2-ethoxyethyl acetate).  These goods transfer from subheading 2915.35.00 (2-ethoxyethyl acetate).

 

Item 114 - Schedule 3 (after subheading 2916.35.00)

 

This item creates new subheading 2916.36.00 to separately identify binapacryl (ISO).  This chemical transfers from subheading 2916.39.00 (other aromatic monocarboxylic acids).

 

This amendment has been made in accordance with the Rotterdam Convention.

 

Item 115 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2917.31.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 2917.31.00 (dibutyl orthophthalates).  These goods transfer to subheading 2917.34.00 (other esters of orthophthalic acid).

 

Item 116 - Schedule 3 (after subheading 2918.16.00)

 

This item creates new subheading 2918.18.00 to separately identify chlorobenzilate (ISO).  This substance is commonly used as a pesticide. These goods transfer from subheading 2918.19.00 (other).

 

This amendment has been made in accordance with the Rotterdam Convention.

 

Item 117 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2918.90.00)

 

This item splits subheading 2918.90.00 (other carboxylic acids with additional oxygen function) to separately identify 2,4,5-T (ISO) (2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid), its salts and esters (2918.91.00).  These substances are commonly used as pesticides.  Other goods of subheading 2918.90.00 transfer to subheading 2918.99.00 (other).

 

This amendment has been made in accordance with the Rotterdam Convention.

 

Item 118 - Schedule 3 (heading 2919.00.00)

 

This item splits heading 2919.00.00 (phosphoric esters, their salts and derivatives) to separately identify tris(2,3-dibromopropyl) phosphate (2919.10.00) and other (2919.90.00).

 

This amendment has been made in accordance with the Rotterdam Convention.

 

Item 119 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2920.10.00)

 

This item splits subheading 2920.10.00 (thiophosphoric esters, their salts and derivatives) to separately identify parathion (ISO) and parathion-methyl (ISO) (methyl-parathion) (2920.11.00) and other (2920.19.00).

 

This amendment has been made in accordance with the Rotterdam Convention.

 



Item 120 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2921.12.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 2921.12.00 (diethylamine and its salts).  These goods transfer to subheading 2921.19.00 (other acyclic monoamines and their derivatives; salts thereof).  Salts of diethylamine containing mercury transfer to subheading 2852.00.20 (compounds of mercury, salts and derivatives of acyclic monoamines of 2921.1; salts of acetic acid).

 

Item 121 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2922.22.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 2922.22.00 (anisidines, dianisidines, phenetidines, and their salts).  These goods transfer to subheading 2922.29.00 (other).

 

Item 122 - Schedule 3 (after subheading 2924.11.00)

 

This item creates new subheading 2924.12.00 to separately identify fluoroacetamide (ISO), monocrotophos (ISO) and phosphamidon (ISO).  These goods transfer from subheading 2924.19.00 (other acyclic amides and their derivatives and salts thereof).

 

This amendment has been made in accordance with the Rotterdam Convention.

 

Item 123 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2925.20.00)

 

This item splits subheading 2925.20.00 (imines and their derivatives; salts thereof) to separately identify chlordimeform (ISO) (2925.21.00) and other (2925.29.00).

 

This amendment has been made in accordance with the Rotterdam Convention.

 

Item 124 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2930.10.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 2930.10.00 (dithiocarbonates (xanthates)).  These goods transfer to subheading 2930.90.00 (other organo-sulphur compounds).

 

This amendment has been made in accordance with the Rotterdam Convention.

 

Item 125 - Schedule 3 (after subheading 2930.40.00)

 

This item creates new subheading 2930.50.00 to separately identify captafol (ISO) and methamidophos (ISO). These goods transfer from subheading 2930.90.00.

 

This amendment has been made in accordance with the Rotterdam Convention.

 

Item 126 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2936.10.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 2936.10.00 (unmixed provitamins).  These goods transfer to subheading 2936.90.00 (other, including natural concentrates).

 

Item 127 - Schedule 3 (subheading 2937.50.10, the description of goods in column 2)

 

This item amends the text of subheading 2937.50.10 to replace the reference to carboxylic acids of “2918.90.00” with carboxylic acids of “2918.9”.  This amendment reflects the amendment to subheading 2918.90.00.  Item 117 refers.



Item 128 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 2939.2 to 2939.29.00)

 

This item repeals subheadings 2939.21.00 (quinine and its salts) and 2939.29.00 (alkaloids of cinchona and their derivatives and salts).

 

Item 128 also creates new subheading 2939.20.00 for the goods previously contained in subheadings 2939.21.00 and 2939.29.00.

 

Amendments to Chapter 30 (Pharmaceutical products)

 

Item 129 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 30, paragraph (a) of Note 4)

 

Note 4 to Chapter 30 lists a number of pharmaceutical products (for example, sterile surgical catgut and blood-grouping reagents) that are to be classified in heading 3006.

 

Item 129 amends paragraph (a) of this Note to include the words “including sterile absorbable surgical or dental yarns” to clarify the intent that these goods are covered by this Note and are classified in heading 3006.

 

Item 130 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 30, paragraph (c) of Note 4)

 

Item 130 amends paragraph (c) of Note 4 to Chapter 30 to include “sterile surgical or dental adhesion barriers, whether or not absorbable” in the terms of this Note.

 

Item 135 below amends subheading 3006.10.00 to accommodate these products.

 

Items 131 and 132 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 30, at the end of Note 4)

 

These items amend Note 4 to Chapter 30 to allow the inclusion of a new paragraph (l).

 

New paragraph (l) applies to “appliances identifiable for ostomy use, that is, colostomy, ileostomy and urostomy pouches cut to shape and their adhesive wafers or faceplates” and includes these goods in the terms of this Note and therefore in heading 3006.

 

Item 136 below creates a new subheading 3006.91.00 to accommodate these products.

 

Item 133 - Schedule 3 (subheading 3001.10.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 3001.10.00 (glands and other organs, dried, whether or not powdered).  These goods transfer to subheading 3001.90.00 (other).

 

Item 134 - Schedule 3 (subheading 3004.32.00, the description of goods in column 2)

 

This item amends the text of subheading 3004.32.00 ((medicaments) containing adrenal corticosteroid hormones, their derivatives and structural analogues) to clarify the terms of the subheading.

 



Item 135 - Schedule 3 (subheading 3006.10.00)

 

Heading 3006 applies to those pharmaceutical products that are listed in Note 4 to Chapter 30 (for example, sterile surgical catgut and blood-grouping reagents).

 

Item 135 amends subheading 3006.10.00 to accommodate the new products, sterile surgical or dental adhesion barriers.

 

These goods are used mainly by surgeons and dentists to prevent adhesion of the tissues of the body, and subsequent scarring, following surgery or other medical procedures.  These barriers may be designed to be absorbed into the body, over time, or require removal in a subsequent surgical procedure.

 

Sterile surgical or dental adhesion barriers may be in the form of plastic film, classified in headings 3920 or 3921 of the Customs Tariff, or of textile fabrics, classified in Chapter 61.

 

Item 135 provides new subheadings in 3006.10 (sterile products for use in surgical procedures) to specify surgical or dental adhesion barriers, of plastics (3006.10.1) or of textile fabrics (3006.10.2).  These subheadings are further subdivided to ensure that the rates of duty applicable to these products when currently classified in Chapters 39 or 61 will continue to apply to these goods.

 

Item 136 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 3006.80 to 3006.80.90)

 

Heading 3006 applies to those pharmaceutical products that are listed in Note 4 to Chapter 30 (for example, sterile surgical catgut and blood-grouping reagents). 

New paragraph (l) to this Note includes “appliances identifiable for ostomy use, that is, colostomy, ileostomy and urostomy pouches cut to shape and their adhesive wafers or faceplates” in this Note and therefore in heading 3006.

 

Item 136 creates a new subheading 3006.91.00 (appliances identifiable for ostomy use) to separately identify the above goods that transfer from subheading 3926.90.90.

 

Existing subheadings 3006.80 to 3006.80.90 apply to waste pharmaceuticals, that is pharmaceutical products that are unfit for their original intended purpose, due to, for example, expiry of shelf life. 

 

Item 136 creates a new subheading 3006.92 for the above goods and renumbers the existing subheadings, as a consequence of the creation of new subheading 3006.91.00.

 

Amendments to Chapter 31 (Fertilisers)

 

Items 137 to 149 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 31, Notes 1, 2, 3 and 4)

 

These items replace upper case letters in the above Notes to Chapter 31, wherever occurring, with lower case letters, to ensure consistency of terminology throughout the Customs Tariff.  These amendments have no effect on the classification of goods.

 

 



Item 150 - Schedule 3 (subheading 3102.70.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 3102.70.00 (calcium cyanamide).  These goods transfer to subheading 3102.90.00 (other mineral or chemical fertilisers, nitrogenous (including mixtures not specified in the foregoing subheadings)).

 

Item 151 - Schedule 3 (subheading 3103.20.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 3103.20.00 (basic slag).  These goods transfer to subheading 3103.90.00 (other mineral or chemical fertilisers, phosphatic).

 

Item 152 - Schedule 3 (subheading 3104.10.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 3104.10.00 (carnallite, sylvite and other crude natural potassium salts).  These goods transfer to subheading 3104.90.00 (other mineral or chemical fertilisers, potassic).

 

Amendments to Chapter 32 (Tanning or dyeing extracts; tannins and their derivatives; dyes, pigments and other colouring matter; paints and varnishes; putty and other mastics; inks)

 

Item 153 - Schedule 3 (subheading 3206.30.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 3206.30.00 (pigments and preparations based on cadmium compounds).  These goods transfer to new subheading 3206.49.10 (which includes pigments and preparations based on cadmium compounds).  Item 155 refers.

 

Item 154 - Schedule 3 (subheading 3206.43.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 3206.43.00 (pigments and preparations based on hexacyanoferrates (ferrocyanides and ferricyanides)).  These goods transfer to new subheading 3206.49.10 (which includes pigments and preparations based on hexacyanoferrates (ferrocyanides and ferricyanides)).  Item 155 refers.

 

Item 155 - Schedule 3 (subheading 3206.49.00)

 

This item splits subheading 3206.49.00 (other colouring matter) to separately identify pigments and preparations based on cadmium compounds, and pigments and preparations based on hexacyanoferrates (ferrocyanides and ferricyanides) (3206.49.10).  These goods transfer from subheadings 3206.30.00 and 3206.43.00, respectively. 

 

Goods of the present subheading 3206.49.00 transfer to subheading 3206.49.90 (other colouring matter and other preparations).

 

Amendments to Chapter 33 (Essential oils, and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetics or toilet preparations)

 

Item 156 - Schedule 3 (subheading 3301.11.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 3301.11.00 (essential oils of bergamot).  These goods transfer to subheading 3301.19.00 (other essential oils of citrus fruit).



Item 157 - Schedule 3 (subheading 3301.14.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 3301.14.00 (essential oils of lime).  These goods transfer to subheading 3301.19.00 (other essential oils of citrus fruit).

 

Item 158 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 3301.21.00 to 3301.23.00)

 

This item repeals subheadings 3301.21.00 (essential oils of geranium), 3301.22.00 (essential oils of jasmin) and 3301.23.00 (essential oils of lavender).  These goods transfer to subheading 3301.29.00 (other essential oils other than those of citrus fruit).

 

Item 159 - Schedule 3 (subheading 3301.26.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 3301.26.00 (essential oils of vetiver).  These goods transfer to subheading 3301.29.00 (other essential oils other than those of citrus fruit).

 

Amendments to Chapter 34 ( Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modelling pastes, “dental waxes” and dental preparations with a basis of plaster )

 

Item 160 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 34, paragraphs (A), (B) and (C) of Note 5)

 

This item replaces upper case letters in the above paragraphs of Note 5 to Chapter 34, wherever occurring, with lower case letters, to ensure consistency of terminology throughout the Customs Tariff.  These amendments have no effect on the classification of goods.

 

Item 161 - Schedule 3 (subheading 3404.10.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 3404.10.00 (waxes of chemically modified lignite).  These goods transfer to subheading 3404.90.00 (other artificial waxes and prepared waxes).

 

Amendments to Chapter 37 (Photographic or cinematographic goods)

 

Item 162 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 3702.20.00 to 3702.44.00)

 

Heading 3702 applies to unexposed photographic film, including instant print film (subheading 3702.20.00).  Most goods in this heading have a rate of duty of 5%, with the exception of instant print film, which has a duty rate of Free.

 

Item 162 repeals the above subheadings including subheading 3702.20.00 (instant print film). 

 

As a consequence, instant print film transfers to a number of the other subheadings of 3702, for example, to current subheading 3702.31.00 (film for colour photography).  New subheadings have also been created within 3702 to separately identify instant print film. 

 

Item 163 - Schedule 3 (subheading 3705.20.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 3705.20.00 (microfilms).  These goods transfer to new subheading 3705.90.20 (other (microfilms)).  Item 164 refers.

 



Item 164 - Schedule 3 (subheading 3705.90.10)

 

This item repeals subheading 3705.90.10 (filmstrips, slides and transparencies).  A new subheading 3705.90.20 is created to accommodate both these goods and microfilms that transfer from subheading 3705.20.00.

 

Amendments to Chapter 38 (Miscellaneous chemical products)

 

Item 165 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 38, paragraph (c) of Note 1)

 

Note 1 to Chapter 38 lists goods that are excluded from Chapter 38.  Item 165 amends paragraph (c) of Note 1 to Chapter 38 to clarify the intent that the term “ash” includes both “slag and ash”, and that these goods are to be classified in Chapter 26.

 

Item 166 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 38, the title “Subheading Note.”)

 

This item pluralises the title “Subheading Note” to Chapter 38 to reflect the addition of a new Subheading Note.

 

Item 167 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 38, before Subheading Note 1)

 

This item inserts a new Subheading Note 1 to Chapter 38.

 

Heading 3808 applies to insecticides, rodenticides, herbicides and similar products.  Subheading Note 1 specifies that new subheading 3808.50 applies to the products of heading 3808, when these products contain one or more of a number of chemicals listed in the Note.  These chemicals include lindane, clofenotane and 2,4,5-T (ISO).

 

This amendment has been made in accordance with the Rotterdam Convention.

 

Item 168 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 38, Subheading Note 1)

 

This item renumbers existing Subheading Note 1 as Subheading Note 2 to Chapter 38.

 

Item 169 - Schedule 3 (subheading 3805.20.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 3805.20.00 (pine oil).  These goods transfer to subheading 3805.90.00 (other).

 

Item 170 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 3808.10 to 3808.90.00)

 

Heading 3808 applies to insecticides, rodenticides, herbicides, disinfectants, and similar products, when put up in forms or packings for retail sale, or as articles such as

fly-papers.

 

Item 170 restructures the subheadings of heading 3808.  A new subheading 3808.50 is created to identify goods when they contain, or are based on, one or more of the chemicals listed in Subheading Note 1 to Chapter 38.  Item 167 refers.

 

The existing subheadings of heading 3808 (3808.10 to 3808.90.00), applicable to the above products, but not containing the chemicals listed in Subheading Note 1, have been regrouped under new subheading 3808.9 (other).



These amendments have been made in accordance with the Rotterdam Convention.

 

Item 171 - Schedule 3 (heading 3821.00.00)

 

This item amends the text of heading 3821.00.00 (prepared culture media for the development of micro-organisms).  The revised text includes references to culture media for the development of viruses and human, plant or animal cells. 

 

Heading 3821.00.00 is split to accommodate the above additional goods that transfer from subheading 3824.90.90 (products of the chemical or allied industries, not elsewhere specified) to new subheading 3821.00.10.  Goods presently classified in heading 3821.00.00 transfer to subheading 3821.00.90.

 

Item 172 - Schedule 3 (subheading 3824.20.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 3824.20.00 (naphthenic acids, their water-insoluble salts and their esters).  These goods transfer to subheading 3824.90.10; that has been amended to include these goods.  Item 174 refers.

 

Item 173 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 3824.7 to 3824.79.00)

 

This item amends the text of subheading 3824.7 and restructures the subheading.  Prior to amendment, the subheading referred to mixtures containing perhalogenated derivatives of acyclic hydrocarbons containing two or more different halogens.

 

A halogenated derivative of a hydrocarbon is a hydrocarbon in which one or more hydrogen atoms has been replaced by a halogen atom (fluorine, chlorine, bromine or iodine).  When all hydrogen atoms have been replaced, the derivative is referred to as perhalogenated.  For the purposes of subheading 3824.7, “containing” means that a particular mixture must simply contain a chemical: there is no specified percentage that has to be achieved for the subheading to apply.

 

The revised text of subheading 3824.7 refers to mixtures containing halogenated derivatives of methane, ethane or propane.

 

The effect of these amendments is first to increase the coverage of subheading 3824.7.  The new text refers to halogenated derivatives, rather than being limited to perhalogenated derivatives.  This change results in a transfer of goods from subheading 3824.90.90 (mixtures of chemical compounds not elsewhere specified) to subheading 3824.7. 

 

A further change to subheading 3824.7 specifies that the subheading will apply only to mixtures of the acyclic halogenated hydrocarbons methane, ethane and propane, rather than all acyclic halogenated hydrocarbons.  This causes a transfer of certain goods (acyclic halogenated hydrocarbons other than methane, ethane or propane) to new subheading 3824.90.40 (mixtures containing perhalogenated derivatives of acyclic hydrocarbons containing two or more different halogens, other than goods of subheading 3824.7).  Item 175 refers.

 

Within revised subheading 3824.7, a number of subheadings are created to identify goods containing particular halogenated derivatives of methane, ethane and propane.  Where required, new subheadings at the seven and eight figure levels have been created to ensure that duty rates are maintained in each case.



The above changes are designed to separately identify a number of substances that are considered to be responsible for the depletion of the ozone layer.  The separate identification of these goods will assist in Australia’s monitoring and regulation of trade in these goods, as well as assisting customs and regulatory authorities in other countries. 

 

Item 173 also creates new subheadings 3824.8, 3824.81.00, 3824.82.00 and 3824.83.00 to separately identify mixtures and preparations containing oxirane (ethylene oxide) (3824.81.00), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polychlorinated terphenyls (PCTs), polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) (3824.82.00), and tris(2,3-dibromopropyl) phosphate (3824.83.00).

 

These goods transfer from subheading 3824.90.90 (products of the chemical or allied industries, not elsewhere specified).

 

These amendments have been made in accordance with the Rotterdam Convention.

 

Item 174 - Schedule 3 (subheading 3824.90.10, at the end of the description of goods in column 2)

 

This item amends subheading 3824.90.10 to add a new paragraph (e) (naphthenic acids, their water-insoluble salts and their esters) to the list of goods covered by the subheading.  These goods transfer from subheading 3824.20.00, following the repeal of that subheading.

 

Item 175 - Schedule 3 (after subheading 3824.90.30)

 

This item creates a new subheading 3824.90.40 (mixtures containing perhalogenated derivatives of acyclic hydrocarbons containing two or more different halogens, other than goods of 3824.7).  The subheading applies to those mixtures of acyclic halogenated hydrocarbons, other than those based on methane, ethane or propane, that were previously classified in subheading 3824.7.  These goods transfer from subheading 3824.7, as a result of changes to that subheading.  Item 173 refers.

 

Amendments to Chapter 39 (Plastics and articles thereof)

 

Item 176 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 39, before paragraph (a) of Note 2)

 

Note 2 to Chapter 39 lists those goods and products that are not classified in that Chapter.

 

Item 176 inserts a new paragraph (a) to this Note to specify that lubricating preparations are not classified in Chapter 39.  This amendment is a clarification of the Customs Tariff and does not affect the classification of these goods.

 

Item 177 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 39, paragraphs (a) to (f) of Note 2)

 

As a consequence of the insertion of new paragraph (a) to Note 2 to Chapter 39, item 177 reletters present paragraphs (a) to (f) of the Note as (b) to (g), respectively.

 



Item 178 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 39, after paragraph (f) of Note 2)

 

This item inserts a new paragraph (h) to this Note to specify that prepared additives for mineral oils (including gasoline) or for other liquids used for the same purposes as mineral oils are not classified in Chapter 39.  This amendment is a clarification of the Customs Tariff and does not affect the classification of these goods.

 

Item 178 also inserts a new paragraph (ij) to Note 2 to Chapter 39 to specify that prepared hydraulic fluids based on polyglycols, silicones or other polymers of Chapter 39 are not classified in Chapter 39.  This amendment is a clarification of the Customs Tariff and does not affect the classification of these goods.

 

Item 179 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 39, paragraphs (g) to (w) of Note 2)

 

As a consequence of the insertion of new paragraphs (h) and (ij) to Note 2 to Chapter 39, item 179 reletters present paragraphs (g) to (w) of the Note as (k) to (z), respectively.

 

Item 180 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 39, subparagraph (a)(1) of Subheading Note 1)

 

This item replaces the abbreviation “e.g.”, in subparagraph (a)(1) of Subheading Note 1 to Chapter 39, with “for example”, to ensure consistency of terminology throughout the Customs Tariff.

 

Item 181 - Schedule 3 (after subheading 3907.60.00)

 

This item creates a new subheading 3907.70.00 to separately identify poly(lactic acid), a polymer of lactic acid, in the form of powders, granules etc.  These goods transfer from subheading 3907.99.90 (other polyesters in primary forms).

 

Item 182 - Schedule 3 (subheading 3920.72.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 3920.72.00 (plates, sheets and film of cellulose or its chemical derivatives, of vulcanised fibre).  These goods transfer to subheading 3920.79.00 (other plates, sheets and film of other cellulose derivatives).

 

Item 183 - Schedule 3 (heading 3924, the description of goods in column 2)

 

This item amends the text of heading 3924 (tableware, kitchenware, other household articles and toilet articles, of plastics) to include a reference to hygienic articles.  This amendment is a clarification of the Customs Tariff and does not affect the classification of goods in heading 3924.

 

Amendments to Chapter 40 (Rubber and articles thereof)

 

Items 184 to 187 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 40, Notes 4 and 5)

 

Items 184 to 187 replace lower case letters, wherever occurring, in the paragraphs of Notes 4 and 5 to Chapter 40 with upper case letters.

 

These amendments ensure consistency of terminology throughout the Customs Tariff and have no effect on the classification of goods.



Item 188 - Schedule 3 (subheading 4010.13.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 4010.13.00 (conveyor or transmission belts or belting, of vulcanised rubber reinforced only with plastics).  These goods transfer to subheading 4010.19.00 (other conveyor belts or belting of vulcanised rubber).

 

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

 

Item 189 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 41, paragraph (c) of Note 1)

 

Note 1(c) to Chapter 41 specifies certain hides and skins that are classified in

Chapter 41, with the hair or wool on.

 

Item 189 amends Note 1(c) to Chapter 41 to include in that list “camels (including dromedaries)”.  The effect of this change is to allow the classification of hides or skins of camels, with the hair on, in Chapter 41.  Item 191 refers.

 

Item 190 - Schedule 3 (subheading 4103.10.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 4103.10.00 (raw hides of goats or kids).  These goods transfer to new subheading 4103.90.20 (other raw hides and skins (of goats or kids)).

 

Item 191 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 4103.90 to 4103.90.90)

 

Heading 4103 applies to raw hides and skins, other than bovine, equine, or those of sheep or lambs.  Subheading 4103.90 applies to other hides and skins not elsewhere specified.

 

Item 191 restructures subheading 4103.90 to provide a new subheading 4103.90.20 for hides and skins of goats or kids (transferred from subheading 4103.10.00) and a new subheading 4103.90.30 for hides and skins of camels (including dromedaries) (transferred from subheadings 4301.80.00 and 4301.90.00).  Goods presently classified in subheadings 4103.90.10 (goods without hair on, which have undergone a tanning (including pre-tanning) process which is reversible) and 4103.90.90 (other) transfer to new subheadings 4103.90.91 and 4103.90.99, respectively.

 

Amendments to Chapter 42 (Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silk-worm gut))

 

Item 192 - Schedule 3 (heading 4204.00.00)

 

This item repeals heading 4204.00.00 (articles of leather or of composition leather, of a kind used in machinery or mechanical appliances or for other technical uses).  These goods transfer to new subheading 4205.00.20.  Item 193 refers.

 

Item 193 - Schedule 3 (after subheading 4205.00.10)

 

This item creates a new subheading 4205.00.20 to apply to articles of leather or of composition leather, of a kind used in machinery or mechanical appliances or for other technical uses, that transfer from heading 4204.00.00.



Item 194 - Schedule 3 (heading 4206 and subheadings 4206.10.00 and 4206.90.00)

 

This item repeals subheadings 4206.10.00 (catgut) and 4206.90.00 (other articles of gut).  These goods transfer to heading 4206.00.00 (articles of gut (other than silk-worm gut) of goldbeater’s skin of bladders or of tendons).

 

Amendments to Chapter 43 (Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof)

 

Item 195 - Schedule 3 (subheading 4301.70.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 4301.70.00 (raw furskins of seal).  These goods transfer to subheading 4301.80.00 (other raw furskins whole).

 

Item 196 - Schedule 3 (subheading 4302.13.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 4302.13.00 (whole skins of lamb).  These goods transfer to subheading 4302.19.90 (other whole skins, not assembled).

 

Amendments to Chapter 44 (Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal)

 

Items 197 and 198 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 44, Subheading Note 1)

 

Chapter 44 Subheading Note 1 lists those woods that are defined as “tropical wood”, for the purposes of a number of subheadings in Chapter 44.  The list includes Balsa, Mahogany, Okoume and Teak.

 

Item 197 replaces the reference to subheading 4407.24.00 with 4407.21.00, to reflect a change in the structure of heading 4407.  Item 201 refers.

 

Item 198 replaces the reference to subheadings 4412.13.00 and 4412.99 with 4412.31.00, to reflect a change in the structure of heading 4412.  Item 209 refers.

 

Item 199 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 44, after the Subheading Note)

 

This item inserts the title “Additional Note.” and a new Additional Note 1 to Chapter 44.

 

The new Additional Note provides a reference to Chapter 44 Subheading Note 1 for the purposes of subheadings 4412.10.21, 4412.10.30, 4412.94.2 and 4412.99.2.  These domestic subheadings are created in the restructure of heading 4412 and refer to the tropical woods listed in Subheading Note 1.  Item 209 refers. 

 

The new Additional Note is required because of the deletion of references to heading 4412 in Subheading Note 1.  The new Additional Note therefore ensures that the definition of tropical wood continues to apply, where required, in heading 4412.

 

Item 200 - Schedule 3 (heading 4402.00.00)

 

This item splits heading 4402.00.00 (wood charcoal) to separately identify wood charcoal of bamboo (4402.10.00) and other (4402.90.00).

 



Item 201 - Schedule 3 (subheading 4407.24.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 4407.24.00 (Virola, Mahogany, Imbuia and Balsa (sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled, whether or not planed, sanded or end-jointed, of a thickness exceeding 6 mm)).  The item creates new subheadings to separately identify these goods of Mahogany (4407.21.00) and Virola, Imbuia and Balsa (4407.22.00).

 

Item 202 - Schedule 3 (after subheading 4407.26.00)

 

This item creates new subheadings 4407.27 and 4407.28.  These subheadings allow the separate identification of Sapelli and Iroko (sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled, whether or not planed, sanded or end-jointed, of a thickness exceeding 6 mm), respectively.  Further domestic splits are provided in each case, for goods planed or sanded and other.  These goods transfer from subheading 4407.29.

 

Item 203 - Schedule 3 (after subheading 4407.92.00)

 

This item creates new subheadings 4407.93, 4407.94 and 4407.95.  These subheadings allow the separate identification of maple, cherry and ash (sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled, whether or not planed, sanded or end-jointed, of a thickness exceeding 6 mm), respectively.  Further domestic splits are provided in each case, for goods planed or sanded and other.  These goods transfer from subheading 4407.99. 

 

Item 204 - Schedule 3 (heading 4408, the description of goods in column 2)

 

Heading 4408 applies to sheets for veneering.

 

Item 204 clarifies the text of heading 4408 by replacing the words “for other similar laminated wood” with “for similar laminated wood”.

 

Item 205 - Schedule 3 (subheading 4409.20.00)

 

This item splits subheading 4409.20.00 (non-coniferous wood, grooved, rebated, chamfered etc) to separately identify this wood of bamboo (4409.21.00) and other (4409.29.00).

 

Item 206 - Schedule 3 (heading 4410, the description of goods in column 2)

 

Heading 4410 applies to particle board and similar board of wood or other ligneous materials.

 

Item 206 amends the description of heading 4410 to clarify the text of the heading.

 

The revised text of the heading allows for the separate identification of oriented strand board.

 

Item 207 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 4410.2 to 4410.90.00)

 

This item restructures the subheadings of heading 4410 (particle board and similar board of wood or other ligneous materials).

 



New subheadings are created to identify specific goods of wood: particle board (4410.11.00), oriented strand board (OSB) (4410.12.00) and other (4410.19.00).  New subheading 4410.90.00 applies to goods of other ligneous materials.

 

Item 208 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 4411.1 to 4411.99.00)

 

This item restructures the subheadings of heading 4411 (fibreboard of wood or other ligneous materials).

 

New subheadings are created to separately identify medium density fibreboard (MDF) (4411.1) and other (4411.9).

 

Within the above subheadings, further subdivisions are provided on the basis of thickness and density.  There are no subdivisions on the basis of whether goods are mechanically worked or surface covered, as at present.

 

These amendments reflect the increasing usage of MDF for building and other applications.

 

Item 209 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 4412.1 to 4412.99.90)

 

Heading 4412 applies to plywood, veneered panels and similar laminated wood.

 

Item 209 restructures the subheadings of heading 4412 to separately identify goods containing bamboo, and to specify new products such as blockboard, laminboard and battenboard.

 

New subheading 4412.10 has been created to separately identify goods containing bamboo.  Currently, such goods may be classified in most of the existing subheadings.  The existing tariff structure for heading 4412 is complicated, being based on whether goods contain particle board, one of the tropical woods, Mandioqueira, Pau Amarelo, Quaruba or Tauari, or are described as plywood.

 

In order to produce a simplified and workable structure for subheading 4412.10, provision has not been made for the circumstance where plywood, veneered panels and similar laminated wood contain both bamboo and one of the tropical woods - Mandioqueira, Pau Amarelo, Quaruba or Tauari.

 

The structure for subheading 4412.10 provides subheadings for plywood (4412.10.10), for goods containing at least one layer of particle board (4412.10.2), other goods containing at least one ply of tropical woods (4412.10.30) and other goods (4412.10.90).

 

With the exception of certain goods containing one of the following tropical woods: Mandioqueira, Pau Amarelo, Quaruba or Tauari, existing duty rates are preserved.

 

New subheading 4412.3 has been created to apply to plywood, that does not contain bamboo and consists solely of sheets of wood, each ply not exceeding 6 mm in thickness. 

 

New subheading 4412.94 has been created to separately identify blockboard, laminboard and battenboard.  These goods consist of a thick core composed of blocks, laths, strips or battens of wood glued under pressure and surfaced with decorative outer plies.  Panels of this kind are increasingly used for building and other purposes. 



Further subheadings are provided in subheading 4412.94 to specify blockboard, laminboard and battenboard containing at least one ply tropical wood (4412.94.2), with outer plies of non-coniferous wood (4412.94.30) and other (4412.94.90).

 

Subheading 4412.99 applies to other goods of heading 4412, for example veneered panels, goods containing particle board and panels in which the wooden core is replaced by other materials, for example cork.  Further subheadings are provided in subheading 4412.99 to specify goods containing tropical wood (4412.99.2), with outer plies of non-coniferous wood (4412.99.3) and other (4412.99.9).

 

Item 210 - Schedule 3 (heading 4418, the description of goods in column 2)

 

Heading 4418 applies to builders’ joinery and carpentry of wood, including cellular wood panels, assembled parquet panels, shingles and shakes. 

 

Item 210 amends the text of the heading to replace “assembled parquet panels” with “assembled flooring panels” as the term ‘parquet panel’ is subject to different interpretations but all parquet panels are used for flooring.  This amendment does not affect the classification of goods in heading 4418.

 

Item 211 - Schedule 3 (subheading 4418.30.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 4418.30.00 (parquet panels for flooring).  These goods transfer to new subheadings 4418.71.00, 4418.72.10 and 4418.79.10.  Item 212 refers.

 

Item 212 - Schedule 3 (after subheading 4418.50.00)

 

This item restructures the subheadings of heading 4418 (builders’ joinery and carpentry of wood) to separately identify posts and beams (4418.60.00).  New subheading 4418.7 refers to assembled flooring panels, to reflect the terminology of amended heading 4418.  (Item 210 refers).  This subheading is further subdivided to specify flooring panels for mosaic floors (4418.71.00), multilayer flooring panels (4418.72) and other flooring panels (4418.79).

 

Amendments to Chapter 46 ( Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork )

 

Item 213 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 46, Note 1)

 

Subheading Note 1 to Chapter 46 specifies those goods that are used as “plaiting materials”, for the purposes of Chapter 46.  The Note lists a number of examples of plaiting materials, including straw, osier and bamboo.

 

Item 213 amends the examples of plaiting materials in this Note to include rattans.  Rattans are the tough stems of certain species of palms, commonly used for wickerwork.

 

This amendment does not affect the classification of goods in Chapter 46.

 



Item 214 - Schedule 3 (subheading 4601.20.00)

 

This item splits subheading 4601.20.00 (mats, matting and screens of vegetable materials) to separately identify goods of bamboo (4601.21.00), of rattan (4601.22.00) and other (4601.29.00).

 

Item 215 - Schedule 3 (subheading 4601.91.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 4601.91.00 (other products of (vegetable) plaiting materials) to separately identify goods of bamboo (4601.92.00), of rattan (4601.93.00) and of other vegetable materials (4601.94.00).

 

Item 216 - Schedule 3 (subheading 4602.10.00)

 

This item splits subheading 4602.10.00 (basketwork, wickerwork and other articles, made to shape from vegetable plaiting materials) to separately identify goods of bamboo (4602.11.00), of rattan (4602.12.00) and other (4602.19.00).

 

Amendments to Chapter 47 ( Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; recovered (waste and scrap) paper or paperboard )

 

Item 217 - Schedule 3 (after subheading 4706.20.00)

 

This item creates new subheading 4706.30.00 (pulps of fibres derived from recovered waste and scrap of bamboo).  These goods transfer from subheadings 4706.91.00, 4706.92.00 and 4706.93.00.

 

Amendments to Chapter 48 ( Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard )

 

Item 218 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 48, paragraph (n) of Note 2)

 

Note 2 to Chapter 48 lists those goods that are excluded from Chapter 48. 

Paragraph (n) of Note 2 specifies that metal foil backed with paper or paperboard is excluded from Chapter 48, and is correctly classified in Section XV (articles of base metal). 

 

Item 218 amends this Note to clarify that this product may also be classified in

Section XIV (articles of precious metal).

 

Item 219 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 48, Note 4)

 

Note 4 to Chapter 48 provides the definition of newsprint for the purposes of Chapter 48. 

 

This Note specifies, inter alia , that newsprint means uncoated paper of which not less than 65% by weight of the total fibre content consists of wood fibres obtained by a mechanical or chemi-mechanical process.

 

Item 219 amends this definition by replacing the reference to 65% with 50%.  This has the effect of broadening the definition of newsprint and will allow additional paper, including paper recovered from waste or scrap, to be included in the definition.

 

 



Newsprint, in strips or rolls of a width exceeding 36 cm, or in rectangular sheets with one side exceeding 36 cm and the other side exceeding 15 cm is classified in heading 4801 (newsprint in rolls or sheets).  Other newsprint, falling outside these size specifications, is classified in heading 4802 (uncoated paper of a kind used for writing, printing or other graphic purposes).

 

The effect of the broadening of the definition of newsprint is that certain paper will transfer from relevant subheadings of heading 4802 to the subheadings of 4801, and also to those subheadings of 4802 that apply to newsprint.  The reclassification of this paper does not affect the duty rates applicable to this paper, or to newsprint as currently specified in heading 4801.

 

Item 220 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 48, subparagraph (a)(i) of Note 9)

 

This item replaces the abbreviation “e.g.”, in subparagraph (a)(i) of Note 9 with “for example”, to ensure consistency of terminology throughout the Customs Tariff. This amendment has no effect on the classification of goods.

 

Items 221 and 222 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 48, Note 9 and Additional Note 9)

 

Item 221 replaces the reference to heading 4815.00.00 in the last paragraph of Note 9 to Chapter 48 with a reference to heading 4823.  The paragraph specifies that products on a base of paper or paperboard that are suitable for use both as floor coverings and wall coverings are to be classified in heading 4815.00.00.  As this heading is being repealed (item 228 refers), the above paragraph is being amended to direct that such goods are to be classified in heading 4823 (other paper and paperboard etc).

 

Further to item 221, item 222 adds new Additional Note 9 to Chapter 48 to specify that products on a base of paper or paperboard that are suitable for use both as floor coverings and wall coverings are to be classified in subheading 4823.90.90. 

 

This Additional Note ensures that no other subheading of heading 4823 applies to these goods and thereby preserves the existing duty rate of 5% for these goods.

 

Item 223 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 4802.30 to 4802.30.89)

 

This item repeals subheading 4802.30 (carbonising base paper - paper used for conversion into various kinds of carbon paper) because of low levels of international trade in this product.

 

The effect of repealing subheading 4802.30 is to cause carbonising base paper to transfer to other subheadings in heading 4802 (uncoated paper of a kind used for writing, printing or other graphic purposes), depending on the size, weight and composition of the paper concerned.  In most cases, existing duty rates for this product are preserved, with the exception of certain paper classified in subheadings 4802.30.81 and 4802.30.89.  Because of the low level of Australian imports of carbonising base paper in recent years and the already complex structure of heading 4802, it has not been possible to create new subheadings, where necessary, to separately identify carbonising base paper and thereby preserve its existing duty rates.

 

 



In each case, the general rate of duty of 5% is preserved.  However, on implementation of the changes, certain carbonising base paper, if imported from Canada, will attract a rate of duty of either 2.5% or Free, instead of the present 5%.  There were no importations of carbonising base paper from Canada in the past three years.  For certain carbonising base paper imported from certain developing countries, the preferential rate will move from 4% to either 5% or Free, depending on the nature of the goods.  Importations for goods affected by this change were minimal in the 3 years to 30 June 2005.

 

Item 224 - Schedule 3 (subheading 4809.10.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 4809.10.00 (carbon or similar copying papers).  These goods transfer to subheading 4809.90.90 (other).

 

Item 225 - Schedule 3 (after subheading 4811.59.10)

 

This item inserts new subheading 4811.59.20 (floor coverings on a base of paper or of paperboard, whether or not cut to size).  The subheading has been created to specify these goods and preserve the duty rate of 5%, when these goods transfer from heading 4815.00.00, which is being repealed.  Item 228 refers.

 

Item 226 - Schedule 3 (after subheading 4811.90)

 

This item inserts new subheading 4811.90.10 (floor coverings on a base of paper or of paperboard, whether or not cut to size).  The subheading has been created to specify these goods and preserve the duty rate of 5%, when these goods transfer from heading 4815.00.00, which is being repealed.  Item 228 refers.

 

Item 227 - Schedule 3 (subheading 4814.30.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 4814.30.00 (wallpaper and similar wall coverings).  These goods transfer to subheading 4814.90.00 (other wallpaper and similar wall coverings; window transparencies of paper).

 

Item 228 - Schedule 3 (heading 4815.00.00)

 

This item repeals heading 4815.00.00 (floor coverings on a base of paper or paperboard).  These goods transfer to a number of subheadings in heading 4811 (paper and paperboard, surface coloured or decorated, etc).  Products on a base of paper or paperboard that are suitable for use both as floor coverings and wall coverings transfer to subheading 4823.90.90.  Item 222 refers.

 

Item 229 - Schedule 3 (subheading 4816.10.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 4816.10.00 (carbon or similar copying papers).  These goods transfer to subheading 4816.90.90 (other goods of heading 4816).

 

Item 230 - Schedule 3 (subheading 4816.30.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 4816.30.00 (duplicator stencils).  These goods transfer to subheading 4816.90.90 (other goods of heading 4816).

 



Item 231 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 4823.1 to 4823.19.00)

 

This item repeals subheadings 4823.1 (gummed or adhesive paper, in strips or rolls), 4823.12.00 (self-adhesive paper) and 4823.19.00 (other gummed or adhesive paper).  These goods are already fully described in the Customs Tariff in subheading 4811.4 (gummed or adhesive paper and paperboard).  Subheadings 4823.1 to 4823.19.00 are therefore being deleted to remove duplication in the Customs Tariff.  Goods classified in these subheadings will transfer to subheading 4811.4.

 

For adhesive paper affected by this change, the general rate of duty of 5% is preserved.  However, certain goods imported from Canada, when classified in subheadings 4823.12.00 and 4823.19.00 are also currently dutiable at 5% but will attract a rate of duty of Free when these goods transfer to subheading 4811.4.  This change will impact on duty paid on certain adhesive paper imported from Canada.

 

Item 232 - Schedule 3 (subheading 4823.60.00)

 

This item splits subheading 4823.60.00 (trays, dishes, plates etc of paper or paperboard) to separately identify goods of bamboo (4823.61.00) and other (4823.69.00).

 

Amendments to Section XI (Textiles and textile articles

 

Item 233 - Schedule 3 (Section XI, paragraph (a) of Note 1)

 

This item amends the reference to heading 0503.00.00 in paragraph (a) of Note 1 to Section XI and replaces this with heading 0511.  Note 1(a) to Section XI specifies that horsehair is not classified in Section XI but in Chapter 5.  This change reflects the amendments made to heading 0503.00.00.  Item 12 refers.  Heading 0503.00.00 is repealed and the above goods transfer to heading 0511 (animal products not elsewhere specified or included; dead animals of Chapters 1 or 3, unfit for human consumption).

 

Item 234 - Schedule 3 (Section XI, paragraph (d) of Note 1)

 

This item amends the reference to heading 2524.00.00 in paragraph (d) of Note 1 to Section XI and replaces it with 2524.  Note 1(d) to Section XI specifies that asbestos or articles of asbestos are not classified in Section XI.  This change reflects the amendments made to heading 2524.00.00 (asbestos).  Item 55 refers.

 

Item 235 - Schedule 3 (Section XI, paragraph (e) of Note 1)

 

Paragraph (e) of Note 1 to Section XI specifies that certain articles for medical, surgical or dental use are not classified in Section XI, but in headings 3005, 3006 or 3306.  The Note contains examples of such goods, for example, gauze, wadding and bandages. 

 

Item 235 clarifies the Note by removing the list of examples.

 

Item 236 - Schedule 3 (Section XI, after Note 12)

 

This item inserts a new Note 13 into Section XI to define “elastomeric yarn” for the purposes of Schedule 3.  The terms of the definition have been transferred from paragraph (a) of Subheading Note 1 to Section XI.



Item 237 - Schedule 3 (Section XI, Note 13)

 

This item renumbers existing Note 13 as Note 14, as a consequence of the insertion of new Note 13.

 

Item 238 - Schedule 3 (Section XI, paragraph (a) of Subheading Note 1)

 

This item repeals paragraph (a) of Subheading Note 1 to Section XI. 

 

This Note provides the definition of elastomeric yarn.  The terms of this definition transfer to new Section XI Note 13.  Item 236 refers.

 

Item 239 - Schedule 3 (Section XI, paragraphs (b) to (ij) of Subheading Note 1)

 

As a consequence of the repeal of paragraph (a) of Subheading Note 1 to Section XI, item 239 reletters the remaining paragraphs of the Note as (a) to (h).

 

Item 240 - Schedule 3 (Section XI, sentence before paragraph (k) of Subheading Note 1)

 

This sentence specifies that the definitions of fabrics contained in paragraphs (e) to (ij) of Subheading Note 1 to Section XI apply also to knitted and crocheted fabrics.

 

Item 240 amends the reference from “(e) to (ij)”, to “(d) to (h)”, to reflect the relettering of the paragraphs of Subheading Note 1, by item 239.

 

Item 241 - Schedule 3 (Section XI, paragraph (k) of Subheading Note 1)

 

As a consequence of the repeal of paragraph (a) of Subheading Note 1 to Section XI, item 241 reletters paragraph (k) of the Note as paragraph (ij).

 

Amendments to Chapter 50 (Silk) 

 

Item 242 - Schedule 3 (heading 5003 and subheadings 5003.10.00 and 5003.90.00)

 

This item repeals subheadings 5003.10.00 (silk waste, not carded or combed) and 5003.90.00 (other silk waste) and creates new heading 5003.00.00 (silk waste).

 

Amendments to Chapter 51 (Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric) 

 

Item 243 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 51, paragraph (b) of Note 1)

 

This item amends paragraph (b) of Note 1 to Chapter 51 to clarify the intent that the term “camel” includes “dromedary”.

 

Item 244 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 51, paragraph (c) of Note 1)

 

This item amends the reference to heading 0503.00.00 in paragraph (c) of Note 1 to Chapter 51 and replaces this with heading 0511.  Note 1(c) to Chapter 51 specifies that horsehair is not classified in Chapter 51 but in Chapter 5. 



This change reflects the amendments made to heading 0503.00.00.  This heading is repealed and the above goods transfer to heading 0511 (animal products not elsewhere specified or included; dead animals, unfit for human consumption).  Item 12 refers

 

Amendments to Chapter 52 (Cotton)

 

Item 245 - Schedule 3 (subheading 5208.53.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 5208.53.00 (certain woven fabrics of cotton, printed

3-thread or 4-thread twill).  These goods transfer to subheading 5208.59.00 (other fabrics of cotton (printed)).

 

Item 246 - Schedule 3 (subheading 5210.12.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 5210.12.00 (certain woven fabrics of cotton, unbleached 3-thread or 4-thread twill).  These goods transfer to subheading 5210.19.00 (other woven fabrics of cotton, unbleached).

 

Item 247 - Schedule 3 (subheading 5210.22.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 5210.22.00 (certain woven fabrics of cotton, bleached

3-thread or 4-thread twill).  These goods transfer to subheading 5210.29.00 (other woven fabrics of cotton, bleached).

 

Item 248 - Schedule 3 (subheading 5210.42.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 5210.42.00 (certain woven fabrics of cotton, of yarns of different colours, 3-thread or 4-thread twill).  These goods transfer to subheading 5210.49.00 (other woven fabrics of cotton, of yarn of different colours).

 

Item 249 - Schedule 3 (subheading 5210.52.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 5210.52.00 (certain woven fabrics of cotton, printed

3-thread or 4-thread twill).  These goods transfer to subheading 5210.59.00 (other woven fabrics of cotton, printed).

 

Item 250 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 5211.2 to 5211.29.00)

 

This item repeals subheadings 5211.21.00, 5211.22.00 and 5211.29.00 (woven fabrics of cotton, bleached).  These goods transfer to new subheading 5211.20.00 (woven fabrics of cotton, bleached).

 

Amendments to Chapter 53 (Other vegetable textile fibres; paper yarn and woven fabrics of paper yarn)

 

Item 251 - Schedule 3 (heading 5304 and subheadings 5304.10.00 and 5304.90.00)

 

This item repeals heading 5304 (sisal and other textile fibres of the genus Agave , raw or processed) and subheadings 5304.10.00 (raw) and 5304.90.00 (other).  These goods transfer to heading 5305.00.00 (coconut, abaca (manila hemp or Musa textilis Nee ), ramie and other vegetable textile fibres, not elsewhere specified or included, raw or processed but not spun; tow noils and waste of these fibres).



Item 252 - Schedule 3 (heading 5305 and subheadings 5305.1 to 5305.90.00)

 

This item repeals subheadings 5305.1 (fibres of coconut), 5305.2 (fibres of abaca) and 5305.90.00 (other vegetable textile fibres).  These goods transfer to new heading 5305 .00.00 (coconut, abaca (manila hemp or Musa textilis Nee ), ramie and other vegetable textile fibres, not elsewhere specified or included, raw or processed but not spun; tow, noils and waste of these fibres).

 

Amendments to Chapter 54 (Man-made filaments)

 

Item 253 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 54, heading)

 

This item amends the description of Chapter 54 to include strip and the like of man-made textile materials.  This is a clarification of the Customs Tariff as these goods are currently classified in this Chapter.

 

Items 254 and 255 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 54, Note 1)

 

Note 1 to Chapter 54 provides the definition of man-made fibres for the purposes of Schedule 3.

 

Item 254 amends the description of the paragraphs to include other processes by which these man-made fibres can be produced.  This is a clarification of the Customs Tariff.

 

Item 255 amends the Note to clarify that strip and the like of heading 5404 (synthetic monofilament of 67 decitex or more) or of heading 5405.00.00 (artificial monofilament of

67 decitex or more) are not defined as man-made fibres. 

 

Item 256 - Schedule 3 (subheading 5402.10.00)

 

This item splits subheading 5402.10.00 (high tenacity yarn of nylon or other polyamides) to separately identify goods of aramids (5402.11.00) and other (5402.19.00).

 

Item 257 - Schedule 3 (after subheading 5402.33.00)

 

This item creates a new subheading 5402.34.00 to separately identify textured yarn of polypropylene.  These goods transfer from subheading 5402.39.00 (other textured yarn).

 

Item 258 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 5402.41.00 to 5402.43.00)

 

This item restructures subheading 5402.4.  Subheading 5402.4 applies to other synthetic yarn, single, untwisted or with a twist not exceeding 50 turns per metre.

 

Existing subheadings 5402.41.00, 5402.42.00 and 5402.43.00 are repealed.  New subheadings are created to separately identify goods of elastomeric yarn (5402.44.00), yarn of nylon or other polyamides (5402.45.00), other yarn of polyesters, partially oriented (5402.46.00), other yarn of polyesters (5402.47.00) and other yarn of polypropylene (5402.48.00).

 

 



Item 259 - Schedule 3 (subheading 5403.20.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 5403.20.00 (textured artificial filament yarn).  These goods transfer to subheadings 5403.31.00, 5403.32.00, 5403.33.00, 5403.39.00, 5403.41.00, 5403.42.00 and 5403.49.00 (other artificial filament yarn, multiple (folded) or cabled).

 

Item 260 - Schedule 3 (subheading 5404.10.00)

 

This item splits subheading 5404.10.00 (synthetic monofilament) to separately identify elastomeric monofilament goods (5404.11.00), other monofilament goods of polypropylene (5404.12.00) and other monofilament goods (5404.19.00).

 

Item 261 - Schedule 3 (heading 5406 and subheadings 5406.10.00 and 5406.20.00)

 

This item repeals subheadings 5406.10.00 (synthetic filament yarn) and 5406.20.00 (artificial filament yarn).  These goods transfer to heading 5406 .00.00 (man-made filament yarn (other than sewing thread), put up for retail sale).

 

Amendments to Chapter 55 (Man-made staple fibres)

 

Item 262 - Schedule 3 (after subheading 5501.30.90)

 

This item creates a new subheading 5501.40.10 (synthetic filament tow of polypropylene coated or covered with plastics or encased within a sheath of braided or plaited natural or synthetic fibres).  These goods transfer from subheading 5501.90.10 (other synthetic filament tow coated or covered with plastics, or encased within a sheath of braided or plaited natural or synthetic fibres).

 

Item 262 also creates a new subheading 5501.40.90 (other synthetic filament tow of polypropylene).  These goods transfer from subheading 5501.90.90 (other synthetic filament tow).

 

Item 263 - Schedule 3 (subheading 5503.10.00)

 

This item splits subheading 5503.10.00 (synthetic staple fibres of nylon or other polyamides) to separately identify goods of aramids (5503.11.00) and other (5503.19.00).

 

Item 264 - Schedule 3 (subheading 5513.22.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 5513.22.00 (woven fabrics of synthetic staple fibres, dyed, 3-thread or 4-thread twill).  These goods transfer to subheading 5513.23.00 (other woven fabrics of polyester staple fibres, dyed).

 

Item 265 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 5513.32.00 and 5513.33.00)

 

This item repeals subheadings 5513.32.00 (woven fabrics of polyester staple fibres of yarns of different colours, 3-thread or 4-thread twill) and 5513.33.00 (other woven fabrics of yarns of different colours of polyester staple fibres).  These goods transfer to subheading 5513.39.00 (other woven fabrics of yarns of different colours).

 



Item 266 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 5513.42.00 and 5513.43.00)

 

This item repeals subheadings 5513.42.00 (woven fabrics of polyester staple fibres, printed, 3-thread or 4-thread twill) and 5513.43.00 (other woven fabrics printed, of polyester staple fibres).  These goods transfer to subheading 5513.49.00 (other woven fabrics, printed).

 

Item 267 - Schedule 3 (subheading 5514.13.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 5514.13.00 (woven fabrics, unbleached or bleached of polyester staple fibres).  These goods transfer to subheading 5514.19.00 (other woven fabrics, unbleached or bleached).

 

Item 268 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 5514.3 to 5514.39.00)

 

This item repeals subheadings 5514.31.00, 5514.32.00, 5514.33.00 and 5514.39.00 (woven fabrics of synthetic staple fibres of yarns of different colours) and creates new subheading 5514.30.00.

 

Item 269 - Schedule 3 (subheading 5515.92.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 5515.92.00 (other woven fabrics of synthetic staple fibres, mixed mainly or solely with wool or fine animal hair).  These goods transfer to subheading 5515.99.00 (other woven fabrics of synthetic staple fibres).

 

Amendments to Chapter 56 (Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns; twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof)

 

Item 270 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 56, paragraph (e) of Note 1)

 

Note 1 to Chapter 56 lists those goods that are excluded from Chapter 56. 

Paragraph (e) of Note 1 specifies that metal foil that is on a backing of felt or nonwovens is excluded from Chapter 56, and is classified in Section XV (articles of base metal). 

 

Item 270 amends this Note to clarify that this product may also be classified in

Section XIV (articles of precious metal).

 

Item 271 - Schedule 3 (subheading 5604.20.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 5604.20.00 (high tenacity yarn of polyesters or polyamides, impregnated or coated).  These goods transfer to subheading 5604.90.00 (other).

 

Item 272 - Schedule 3 (subheading 5607.10.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 5607.10.00 (twine, cordage, ropes and cables of jute or other textile bast fibres).  These goods transfer to new subheading 5607.90.10.

 

Item 273 - Schedule 3 (subheading 5607.90.00)

 

This item splits subheading 5607.90.00 (other twine, cordage, ropes and cables) to separately identify cordage and rope of jute or other textile bast fibres that transfer from subheading 5607.10.00 (5607.90.10) and other (5607.90.90).



Amendments to Chapter 57 (Carpets and other textile floor coverings)

 

Item 274 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 5702.5 to 5702.59.90)

 

This item restructures subheading 5702.5.  Subheading 5702.5 applies to certain carpets and textile floor coverings, not of pile construction, not made up.

 

New subheadings are created to separately identify goods of sisal or jute, or of 100% cotton (5702.50.10) and other (5702.50.90).

 

Amendments to Chapter 58 (Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace; tapestries; trimmings; embroidery )

 

Item 275 - Schedule 3 (heading 5803 and subheadings 5803.10.00 to 5803.90.90)

 

This item restructures heading 5803.  Heading 5803 applies to gauze.  New subheadings are created to specify goods of cotton (5803.00.10), of other textile materials containing 20% or more by weight of man-made fibres (5803.00.91) and of other textile materials (5803.00.99).

 

Amendments to Chapter 59 (Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use)

 

Item 276 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 59, paragraph (h) of Note 5)

 

Note 5 to Chapter 59 lists those goods that are excluded from heading 5907.00.00 (coated textile fabrics).  Paragraph (h) of Note 5 specifies that metal foil on a backing of textile fabrics is excluded from heading 5907.00.00 and is classified in Section XV (articles of base metal). 

 

Item 276 amends this Note to clarify that this product may also be classified in Section XIV (articles of precious metal).

 

Amendments to Chapter 60 (Knitted or crocheted fabrics)

 

Item 277 - Schedule 3 (subheading 6005.10.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 6005.10.00 (warp knit fabrics of wool or fine animal hair).  These goods transfer to subheading 6005.90.00 (other warp knit fabrics).

 

Amendments to Chapter 61 (Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted)

 

Item 278 - Schedule 3 (subheading 6101.10.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 6101.10.00 (men’s or boys’ overcoats, car-coats, etc, of wool or fine animal hair).  These goods transfer to subheading 6101.90.00 (men’s or boys’ overcoats, car-coats, etc, of other textile materials).

 

 



Item 279 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 6103.1 to 6103.19.00)

 

This item repeals subheadings 6103.11.00 (suits of wool or fine animal hair), subheading 6103.12.00 (suits of synthetic fibres) and subheading 6103.19.00 (suits of other textile materials) and creates new subheading 6103.10 .00 (suits).

 

Item 280 - Schedule 3 (subheading 6103.21.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 6103.21.00 (men’s or boys’ ensembles of wool or fine animal hair).  These goods transfer to subheading 6103.29.00 (ensembles of other textile materials).

 

Item 281 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 6104.11.00 and 6104.12.00)

 

This item repeals subheadings 6104.11.00 (women’s or girls’ suits of wool or fine animal hair) and 6104.12.00 (women’s suits of cotton).  These goods transfer to subheading 6104.19.00 (suits of other textile materials).

 

Item 282 - Schedule 3 (subheading 6104.21.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 6104.21.00 (women’s or girls’ ensembles of wool or fine animal hair).  These goods transfer to subheading 6104.29.00 (ensembles of other textile materials).

 

Item 283 - Schedule 3 (subheading 6107.92.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 6107.92.00 (men’s or boys’ bathrobes, dressing gowns and similar knitted or crocheted articles of man-made fibres).  These goods transfer to subheading 6107.99.00 (men’s or boys’ bathrobes, dressing gowns and similar knitted or crocheted articles of other textile materials).

 

Item 284 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 6111.10 to 6111.10.90)

 

Heading 6111 applies to babies’ garments and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted.

 

Item 284 repeals subheading 6111.10.10 (stockings and understockings of wool or fine animal hair).   These goods transfer to subheading 6111.90.10 (goods of other textile materials).

 

Item 284 repeals subheading 6111.10.20 (clothing accessories, of wool or fine animal hair).  These goods transfer to subheading 6111.90.20.

 

This item also repeals subheading 6111.10.90 (other babies’ garments of wool or fine animal hair).  These goods transfer to subheading 6111.90.90 (other).

 

Item 285 - Schedule 3 (subheading 6114.10.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 6114.10.00 (other garments knitted or crocheted of wool or fine animal hair).  These goods transfer to subheading 6114.90.00 (other garments, knitted or crocheted, of other textile materials).

 



Item 286 - Schedule 3 (heading 6115 and subheadings 6115.1 to 6115.99.90)

 

This item restructures heading 6115.  Heading 6115 applies to panty hose, tights, stockings, socks and other hosiery.

 

Item 286 repeals subheadings 6115.1 to 6115.99.90.  A new subheading is created to separately identify graduated compression hosiery (6115.10).  Other new subheadings have been created to incorporate goods from the repealed subheadings. 

 

Subheading 6115.21 (other panty hose and tights, of synthetic fibres, measuring per single yarn less than 67 decitex) covers goods that were previously classified in subheading 6115.11.

 

Subheading 6115.22.00 (other panty hose and tights, of synthetic fibres, measuring per single yarn 67 decitex or more) covers goods that were previously classified in subheading 6115.12.00.

 

Subheading 6115.30.00 (other women’s full-length or knee-length hosiery, measuring per single yarn less than 67 decitex) covers goods that were previously classified in subheading 6115.20.00.

 

Subheadings 6115.91, 6115.92 and 6115.93 have been renumbered as 6115.94, 6115.95 and 6115.96, respectively.

 

Item 287 - Schedule 3 (subheading 6117.20.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 6117.20.00 (ties, bow ties and cravats).  These goods transfer to new subheading 6117.80.10.

 

Item 288 - Schedule 3 (subheading 6117.80.00)

 

This item splits subheading 6117.80.00 (other knitted or crocheted accessories) to separately identify ties, bow ties and cravats (6117.80.10) that transfer from subheading 6117.20.00.  Goods presently classified in subheading 6117.80.00 (other accessories) transfer to new subheading 6117.80.90 (other).

 

Amendments to Chapter 62 (Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted)

 

Item 289 - Schedule 3 (subheading 6203.21.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 6203.21.00 (men’s and boys’ ensembles of wool or fine animal hair).  These goods transfer to subheading 6203.29.00 (ensembles of other textile materials).

 

Item 290 - Schedule 3 (subheading 6205.10.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 6205.10.00 (men’s or boys’ shirts of wool or fine animal hair).  These goods transfer to subheading 6205.90.00 (men’s or boys’ shirts of other textile materials).

 



Item 291 - Schedule 3 (subheading 6207.92.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 6207.92.00 (men’s or boys’ bathrobes, dressing gowns and similar articles).  These goods transfer to subheading 6207.99.00 (other men’s or boys’ singlets and other vests, bathrobes, dressing gowns and similar articles, of other textile materials).

 

Item 292 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 6209.10 to 6209.10.90)

 

Heading 6209 applies to babies’ garments and clothing accessories not knitted or crocheted.

 

Item 292 repeals subheading 6209.10.10 (certain garments, of wool or fine animal hair).  These goods transfer to subheading 6209.90.10 (certain garments of other textile materials).

 

Item 292 also repeals subheading 6209.10.20 (clothing accessories of wool or fine animal hair).  These goods transfer to subheading 6209.90.20 (clothing accessories of other textile materials).

 

Item 292 also repeals subheading 6209.10.90 (other babies’ garments and clothing accessories of wool or fine animal hair).  These goods transfer to subheading 6209.90.90 (other babies’ garments and clothing accessories of other textile materials).

 

Item 293 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 6211.31 to 6211.31.90)

 

This item repeals subheadings 6211.31.10 (men’s or boys’ collars, cuffs and shirt fronts of wool or fine animal hair) and 6211.31.90 (other garments of wool or fine animal hair).  These goods transfer to subheadings 6211.39.10 (collars, cuffs and shirt fronts of other textile materials) and 6211.39.90 (other garments of other textile materials), respectively.

 

Item 294 - Schedule 3 (subheading 6213.10.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 6213.10.00 (handkerchiefs of silk or silk waste).  These goods transfer to subheading 6213.90.00 (handkerchiefs of other textile materials).

 

Item 295 - Schedule 3 (subheading 6217.90.20, the description of goods in

column 2)

 

This item amends the text of subheading 6217.90.20 (parts of clothing accessories and of certain goods specified in heading 6211) to remove the reference to subheading 6211.31.10.  This amendment reflects the repeal of subheading 6211.31.10.  Item 293 refers.

 

Amendments to Chapter 63 (Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags)

 

Item 296 - Schedule 3 (subheading 6302.52.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 6302.52.00 (other table linen of flax).  These goods transfer to subheading 6302.59.00 (other table linen of other textile materials).

 



Item 297 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 6302.92 to 6302.92.90)

 

This item repeals subheading 6302.92.10 (tea towels of flax).  These goods transfer to new subheading 6302.99.10.  Item 298 refers.

 

Item 297 also repeals subheading 6302.92.90 (kitchen linen of flax).  These goods transfer to subheading 6302.99.90.  Item 298 refers.

 

Item 298 - Schedule 3 (subheading 6302.99.00)

 

This item splits subheading 6302.99.00 (kitchen linen of other textile materials) to separately identify tea towels of flax (6302.99.10) that transfer from subheading 6302.92.10. 

 

Other goods of subheading 6302.99.00 transfer to new subheading 6302.99.90, which also includes goods of subheading 6302.92.90.

 

Item 299 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 6303.11 to 6303.11.90)

 

This item repeals subheading 6303.11.10 (knitted or crocheted cotton curtains).  These goods transfer to subheading 6303.19.10 (curtains of other textile materials).

 

Item 299 also repeals subheading 6303.11.90 (knitted or crocheted cotton interior blinds, curtain or bed valances).  These goods transfer to subheading 6303.19.90 (interior blinds, curtain or bed valances, knitted or crocheted of other textile materials).

 

Item 300 - Schedule 3 (subheading 6306.11.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 6306.11.00 (tarpaulins, awnings and sunblinds of cotton).  These goods transfer to subheading 6306.19.00 (tarpaulins, awnings and sunblinds of other textile materials).

 

Item 301 - Schedule 3 (subheading 6306.21.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 6306.21.00 (tents of cotton).  These goods transfer to subheading 6306.29.00 (tents of other textile materials).

 

Item 302 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 6306.3 to 6306.49.00)

 

This item repeals subheadings 6306.31.00 (sails of synthetic fibres) and 6306.39.00 (sails of other textile materials).  These goods transfer to new subheading 6306.30.00 (sails) which is created by this item.

 

Item 302 also repeals subheading 6306.41.00 (pneumatic mattresses of cotton) and subheading 6306.49.00 (pneumatic mattresses of other textile materials).  These goods transfer to new subheading 6306.40.00 (pneumatic mattresses) which is also created by this item.

 



Amendments to Chapter 64 (Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles)

 

Item 303 - Schedule 3 (subheading 6401.91.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 6401.91.00 (waterproof footwear of rubber or plastics, covering the knee).  These goods transfer to new subheading 6401.99.20 (footwear covering the knee).  Item 305 refers.

 

Item 304 - Schedule 3 (subheading 6401.99.10, the description of goods in column 2)

 

Subheading 6401.99.10 applies to certain waterproof footwear of rubber or plastics of a kind used solely or principally in conjunction with diving dress or wetsuits, ski boots, cross-country ski footwear and snowboards.

 

Item 304 amends the text of the subheading to include the words “not covering the knee”.  This amendment ensures that goods transferring from the repealed

subheading 6401.91.00 are classified in subheading 6401.99.20 and not in subheading 6401.99.10.

 

Item 305 - Schedule 3 (after subheading 6401.99.10)

 

This item creates new subheading 6401.99.20 (waterproof footwear of rubber or plastics, covering the knee).  These goods transfer from subheading 6401.91.00 (other footwear covering the knee).

 

Item 306 - Schedule 3 (subheading 6402.30.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 6402.30.00 (footwear with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics, incorporating a protective metal toe-cap).  These goods transfer to subheadings 6402.91.90 and 6402.99.90.  Items 307 and 308 refer.

 

Item 307 - Schedule 3 (subheading 6402.91.10, at the end of the description of goods in column 2)

 

Subheading 6402.91.10 applies to certain footwear of rubber or plastics, covering the ankle, of a kind used solely or principally in conjunction with diving dress or wetsuits.

 

Item 307 amends the text of the subheading to include the words “other than footwear incorporating a protective metal toe-cap”.  This amendment ensures that goods transferring from the repealed subheading 6402.30.00 are classified in subheading 6402.91.90 (other footwear covering the ankle, other than for diving dress or wetsuits) and not in subheading 6402.91.10.

 

Item 308 - Schedule 3 (subheading 6402.99.10, at the end of the description of goods in column 2)

 

Subheading 6402.99.10 applies to certain footwear of rubber or plastics, not covering the ankle, of a kind used solely or principally in conjunction with diving dress or wetsuits.

 

Item 308 amends the text of the subheading to include the words “other than footwear incorporating a protective metal toe-cap”. 

 



This amendment ensures that goods transferring from the repealed subheading 6402.30.00 are classified in subheading 6402.99.90 and not in subheading 6402.99.10.

 

Item 309 - Schedule 3 (subheading 6403.30.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 6403.30.00 (footwear with outer soles of rubber, plastics or leather made on a base or platform of wood).  These goods transfer to subheadings 6403.91.00 (other footwear covering the ankle) and 6403.99.00 (other footwear not covering the ankle).

 

Amendments to Chapter 65 (Headgear and parts thereof)

 

Item 310 - Schedule 3 (heading 6503.00.00)

 

This item repeals heading 6503.00.00 (felt hats and other felt headgear).  These goods transfer to subheading 6505.90.10 (other hats and headgear, of nonwovens).

 

Item 311 - Schedule 3 (subheading 6506.92.00 )

 

This item repeals subheading 6506.92.00 (other headgear of furskin).  These goods transfer to subheading 6506.99.90 (other headgear of other materials).

 

Amendments to Chapter 66 (Umbrellas, sun-umbrellas, walking-sticks, seat-sticks, whips, riding-crops, and parts thereof)

 

Item 312 - Schedule 3 (subheading 6603.10.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 6603.10.00 (handles and knobs for umbrellas,

sun-umbrellas, walking-sticks, seat-sticks, whips, riding-crops and the like).  These goods transfer to subheading 6603.90.00 (other parts, trimmings and accessories).

 

Amendments to Chapter 68 (Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials)

 

Item 313 - Schedule 3 (subheading 6802.22.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 6802.22.00 (certain monumental or calcareous building stone).  These goods transfer to subheading 6802.29.00 (other stone).

 

Item 314 - Schedule 3 (heading 6811 and subheadings 6811.10.00 to 6811.90.00)

 

This item restructures the subheadings of heading 6811 to separately identify the goods of heading 6811, when containing asbestos .   Heading 6811 applies to articles of asbestos-cement, of cellulose fibre-cement or the like.

 

New subheadings are created to separately identify goods containing and not containing asbestos: articles of asbestos-cement, of cellulose fibre-cement or the like containing asbestos (6811.40.00), corrugated sheets not containing asbestos (6811.81.00), other sheets, panels, tiles and similar articles not containing asbestos (6811.82.00), tubes, pipes and tube or pipe fittings not containing asbestos (6811.83.00) and other articles not containing asbestos (6811.89.00).

 



Item 315 - Schedule 3 (heading 6812 and subheadings 6812.50.00 to 6812.90.90)

 

This item restructures the subheadings of heading 6812 to separately identify the goods of 6812, when containing crocidolite.  The WCO has indicated that crocidolite is considered to be the most dangerous form of asbestos.  Heading 6812 applies to fabricated asbestos fibres; mixtures with a basis of asbestos or with a basis of asbestos and magnesium carbonate, articles of such mixtures or of asbestos. 

 

New subheadings are created to identify goods containing crocidolite: goods such as clothing, clothing accessories, footwear and headgear; compressed fibre jointing, in sheets or rolls; cords and string etc of crocidolite (6812.80.10), goods containing crocidolite of a kind used as components in passenger motor vehicles (6812.80.20) and other goods containing crocidolite (6812.80.90).

 

Item 315 also restructures other subheadings in heading 6812 to identify those goods containing other forms of asbestos.  Subheading 6812.91.00 identifies clothing, clothing accessories, footwear and headgear containing other forms of asbestos. 

Subheading 6812.92.00 applies to paper, millboard and felt containing asbestos.  Subheading 6812.93.00 applies to compressed asbestos fibre jointing in sheets or rolls.  Subheading 6812.99 applies to other articles that transfer from subheading 6812.90.

 

These amendments have been made in accordance with the Rotterdam Convention.

 

Item 316 - Schedule 3 (heading 6813 and subheadings 6813.10 to 6813.90.90)

 

This item restructures the subheadings of heading 6813.  Heading 6813 covers friction material and articles thereof, not mounted, for brakes, for clutches or the like.

 

New subheading 6813.20 is created to separately identify these products when containing asbestos.  The rest of heading 6813 is renumbered.  Subheading 6813.8 (goods not containing asbestos) covers goods classified in subheading 6813.90.

 

Amendments to Chapter 70 (Glass and glassware)

 

Item 317 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 70, Subheading Note 1)

 

Subheading Note 1 to Chapter 70 defines “lead crystal” for the purposes of

subheadings 7013.21.00, 7013.31.00 and 7013.91.00.

 

This item replaces the reference to subheadings “7013.21.00, 7013.31.00 and 7013.19.00” with “7013.22.00, 7013.33.00 and 7013.41.00”, to reflect a change in the structure of heading 7013.  Item 319 refers.

 

Item 318 - Schedule 3 (heading 7012.00.00)

 

This item repeals heading 7012.00.00 (glass inners for vacuum flasks or for other vacuum vessels).  These goods transfer to subheading 7020.00.90 (other articles of glass).

 

Item 319 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 7013.2 to 7013.39.00)

 

This item restructures heading 7013 (glassware of a kind used for table, kitchen, toilet, office or indoor decoration or similar purposes)..



New subheadings are also created to separately identify stemware drinking glasses: other than of glass-ceramics, of lead crystal (7013.22.00) and other composition (7013.28.00).

 

New subheadings are also created to specify other drinking glasses, other than of glass-ceramics, of lead crystal (7013.33.00) and other (7013.37.00).

 

Existing subheadings 7013.31.00 (glassware of a kind used for table or kitchen purposes of lead crystal), 7013.32.00 (glassware of a particular temperature range) and 7013.39.00 (other) have been renumbered respectively as 7013.41.00, 7013.42.00 and 7013.49.00. 

 

Amendments to Chapter 71 (Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal, and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coin)

 

Item 320 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 71, paragraphs (a) and (b) of Note 2)

 

This item replaces lower case letters in the above Notes to Chapter 71, wherever occurring, with upper case letters, to ensure consistency of terminology throughout the Customs Tariff. These amendments have no effect on the classification of goods.

 

Item 321 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 71, paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of Note 4)

 

This item replaces lower case letters in the above Notes to Chapter 71, wherever occurring, with upper case letters, to ensure consistency of terminology throughout the Customs Tariff.  These amendments have no effect on the classification of goods.

 

Item 322 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 71, Note 9)

 

Note 9 to Chapter 71 provides the definition of articles of jewellery for the purposes of heading 7113 (articles of jewellery and parts thereof, of precious metals or of metal clad with precious metal).  Paragraphs (a) and (b) of Note 9 apply to objects of personal adornment (e.g. rings, tie-pins, cuff-links, medals) or articles of personal use (e.g. chain purses).

 

Item 322 amends the Note to clarify that the articles provided for in paragraphs (a) and (b) of the Note may be combined or set with natural or cultured pearls, precious or

semi-precious stones, synthetic or reconstructed precious or semi-precious stones, tortoise shell, mother-of-pearl, ivory, natural or reconstituted amber, jet or coral.

 

Item 322 also removes the words “(gem-set or not)” from paragraph (a) of the Note.

 

Item 322 also provides additional examples of articles for personal use in paragraph (b), including “snuff boxes, pill boxes and prayer beads”.

 

These amendments do not affect the classification of goods in heading 7113.

 

Item 323 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 71, Subheading Note 2)

 

This item replaces “Note 4(b)” in Chapter 71 Subheading Note 2 with “Note 4(B)” to ensure consistency of terminology throughout the Customs Tariff.  Item 321 refers.



Amendments to Chapter 72 (Iron and steel)

 

Item 324 - Schedule 3 (subheading 7225.20.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 7225.20.00 (flat-rolled products of other alloy steel, of high speed steel).  These goods transfer to subheadings 7225.30.00, 7225.40.00, 7225.50.00, 7225.91.00, 7225.92.00 and 7225.99.00.  These subheadings apply to other flat-rolled products of other alloy steel, hot-rolled, cold-rolled etc.

 

Item 325 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 7226.93.00 and 7226.94.00)

 

This item repeals subheadings 7226.93.00 (flat-rolled products of other alloy steel, of a width less than 600 mm, electrolytically plated or coated with zinc) and 7226.94.00 (flat-rolled products of other alloy steel, less than 600 mm width, otherwise plated or coated with zinc).  These goods transfer to subheading 7226.99.00 (other).

 

Item 326 - Schedule 3 (subheading 7229.10.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 7229.10.00 (wire of other alloy steel, of high speed steel).  These goods transfer to new subheading 7229.90.10.  Item 327 refers.

 

Item 327 - Schedule 3 (subheading 7229.90.00)

 

This item splits subheading 7229.90.00 (wire of other alloy steel, other) to separately identify wire of high speed steel (7229.90.10) that transfers from subheading 7229.10.00.  Goods presently classified in subheading 7229.90.00 transfer to subheading 7229.90.90.

 

Amendments to Chapter 73 (Articles of iron or steel)

 

Item 328 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 7304.10.00 to 7304.29.00)

 

This item splits subheading 7304.10.00 to separately identify line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines of stainless steel (7304.11.00) and other line pipes (7304.19.00). 

 

Item 328 also restructures subheading 7304.2 to create a new subheading for drill pipe of stainless steel (7304.22.00), other drill pipe (7304.23.00), other casing or tubing of stainless steel (7304.24.00) and other casing or tubing (7304.29.00).

 

Item 329 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 7306.10.00 and 7306.20.00)

 

This item splits subheading 7306.10.00 (line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines) to separately identify welded line pipe of stainless steel (7306.11.00) and other line pipe (7306.19.00).

 

Item 329 also splits subheading 7306.20.00 (casing and tubing of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas) to separately identify welded casing and tubing of stainless steel (7306.21.00) and other casing and tubing (7306.29.00).

 

 



Item 330 - Schedule 3 (subheading 7306.60.00)

 

This item splits subheading 7306.60.00 (other tubes, pipes and hollow profiles of iron or steel, welded, of non-circular cross-section) to separately identify goods of square or rectangular cross-section (7306.61.00) and other of non-circular cross-section (7306.69.00).

 

Item 331 - Schedule 3 (subheading 7314.13.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 7314.13.00 (woven cloth of iron or steel, being non-stainless steel, being endless bands for machinery).  These goods transfer to subheading 7314.19.00 (other woven cloth).

 

Item 332 - Schedule 3 (subheading 7319.10.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 7319.10.00 (sewing, darning or embroidery needles).  These goods transfer to subheading 7319.90.00 (other).

 

Item 333 - Schedule 3 (subheading 7321.13.00)

 

Item 333 repeals subheading 7321.13.00 (non-electric cooking appliances and plate warmers of iron or steel, using solid fuel).  These goods transfer to new subheading 7321.19.00 (other, including appliances for solid fuel).

 

Item 334 - Schedule 3 (subheading 7321.83.00)

 

This item creates a new subheading 7321.89.00 (other such appliances including appliances for solid fuel).

 

Item 334 also repeals subheading 7321.83.00 (other cooking appliances for solid fuel). 

 

These goods transfer to new subheading 7321.89.00. 

 

Amendments to Chapter 74 (Copper and articles thereof)

 

Item 335 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 74, last sentence of paragraph (f) of Note 1)

 

The above sentence specifies wire to which heading 7414 (cloth, grill and netting of copper wire; expanded metal of copper) applies.

 

Item 335 repeals this sentence, as heading 7414 is repealed and there is no requirement to specify wire that is classified in the heading.  Products of heading 7414 transfer to subheading 7419.99.00.  Item 339 refers.

 

Item 336 - Schedule 3 (heading 7401 and subheadings 7401.10.00 and 7401.20.00)

 

This item repeals heading 7401 and subheadings 7401.10.00 (copper mattes) and 7401.20.00 (cement copper (precipitated copper)) and creates new heading 7401.00.00 (copper mattes; cement copper (precipitated copper)).

 



Item 337 - Schedule 3 (subheading 7403.23.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 7403.23.00 (copper-nickel base alloys (cupro-nickel) or copper-nickel-zinc base alloys (nickel silver)).  These goods transfer to

subheading 7403.29.00 (other copper alloys).

 

Item 338 - Schedule 3 (subheading 7407.22.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 7407.22.00 (copper bars, rods and profiles, of

copper-nickel base alloys (cupro-nickel) or copper-nickel-zinc base alloys (nickel silver)).  These goods transfer to subheading 7407.29.00 (other).

 

Item 339 - Schedule 3 (heading 7414 and subheadings 7414.20.00 and 7414.90.00)

 

This item repeals heading 7414 (cloth (including endless bands), grill and netting of copper wire; expanded metal, of copper) and subheadings 7414.20.00 (cloth) and 7414.90.00 (other).  These goods transfer to subheading 7419.99.00 (other articles of copper).

 

Item 340 - Schedule 3 (headings 7416.00.00 and 7417.00.00)

 

This item repeals heading 7416.00.00 (copper springs).  These goods transfer to subheading 7419.99.00 (other articles of copper).

 

Item 340 also repeals heading 7417.00.00 (cooking or heating apparatus of a kind used for domestic purposes, non-electric, and parts thereof, of copper).  These goods transfer to subheadings 7418.19.00 (other household articles of copper) and 7419.99.00 (other articles of copper).

 

Amendments to Chapter 78 (Lead and articles thereof)

 

Item 341 - Schedule 3 (heading 7803.00.00)

 

This item repeals heading 7803.00.00 (lead bars, rods, profiles and wire).  These goods transfer to new subheading 7806.00.10.  Item 343 refers.

 

Item 342 - Schedule 3 (heading 7805.00.00)

 

This item repeals heading 7805.00.00 (lead tubes, pipes and tube or pipe fittings).  These goods transfer to new subheading 7806.00.10.  Item 343 refers.

 

Item 343 - Schedule 3 (heading 7806.00.00)

 

This item splits heading 7806.00.00 (other articles of lead) to separately identify lead bars, rods, profiles, wire, tubes, pipes and tube or pipe fittings (7806.00.10) that transfer from headings 7803.00.00 and 7805.00.00.  Other goods classified in heading 7806.00.00 transfer to subheading 7806.00.90 (other).

 

 



Amendments to Chapter 79 (Zinc and articles thereof)

 

Item 344 - Schedule 3 (heading 7906.00.00)

 

This item repeals heading 7906.00.00 (zinc tubes, pipes and tube or pipe fittings).  These goods transfer to new subheading 7907.00.10.  Item 345 refers.

 

Item 345 - Schedule 3 (heading 7907.00.00)

 

This item splits heading 7907.00.00 (other articles of zinc) to separately identify zinc tubes, pipes and tube or pipe fittings (7907.00.10) that transfer from heading 7906.00.00.  Other articles of zinc of heading 7907.00.00 transfer to new

subheading 7907.00.90.

 

Amendments to Chapter 80 (Tin and articles thereof)

 

Item 346 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 80, last sentence of paragraph (d) of Note 1)

 

The above sentence specifies goods to which headings 8004.00.00 and 8005.00.00 apply (tin plates and tin foil).

 

This item repeals this sentence as headings 8004.00.00 and 8005.00.00 have been repealed.  Item 347 refers.

 

Item 347 - Schedule 3 (headings 8004.00.00 to 8006.00.00)

 

This item repeals headings 8004.00.00 (tin plates, sheets and strip, of a thickness exceeding 0.2 mm), 8005.00.00 (tin foil, tin powders and flakes, not exceeding 0.2 mm) and 8006.00.00 (tin tubes, pipes and tube or pipe fittings).  These goods transfer to heading 8007.00.00 (other articles of tin).

 

Amendments to Chapter 81 (Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof)

 

Item 348 - Schedule 3 (subheading 8101.95.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 8101.95.00 (bars, rods, profiles, plates, sheets, strip and foil, of tungsten).  These goods transfer to subheading 8101.99.00 (other).

 

Item 349 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 8112.30.00 and 8112.40.00)

 

T his item repeals subheadings 8112.30.00 (articles of germanium) and 8112.40.00 (articles of vanadium).  These goods transfer to subheadings 8112.92.00 (unwrought; waste and scrap; powders) and 8112.99.00 (other).

 

Amendments to Chapter 83 (Miscellaneous articles of base metal)

 

Item 350 - Schedule 3 (subheading 8311.90.00, the description of goods in

column 2)

 

Heading 8311 applies to wires, rods and similar products of base metal used in soldering, brazing etc.

 



Item 350 amends the text of subheading 8311.90.00 to remove the reference to “parts”. A reference to parts of goods of heading 8311 is generally not meaningful.  Any parts of goods of heading 8311 remain under subheading 8311.90.00.

 

Amendments to 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)

 

Introductory comments

 

Section XVI of the Harmonized System applies to machinery (Chapter 84) and electrical equipment (Chapter 85).  These Chapters apply to a diverse range of goods, from vacuum cleaners to telephones and ADP equipment (Information Technology equipment).  Amendments are being made to Section XVI to reflect technological developments, to group together related products and to clarify existing provisions.

 

Item 351 - Schedule 3 (Section XVI, paragraph (b) of Note 1)

 

Note 1 to Section XVI specifies goods that are not classified in this Section. 

Paragraph 1(b) includes articles of leather or composition leather (4204.00.00) or of furskin (4303) in this list.

 

Item 351 amends paragraph (b) of Note 1 to Section XVI to replace the reference to heading 4204.00.00 with heading 4205.  This amendment reflects the deletion of heading 4204.00.00 and the transfer of these articles of leather to heading 4205. 

Item 192 refers.

 

Items 352 and 353 - Schedule 3 (Section XVI, paragraphs (a) and (c) of Note 2)

 

Note 2 to Section XVI specifies rules for the classification of parts of machines.  In this context, paragraphs 2(a) and 2(c) of this Note refer, inter alia , to heading 8485 (machinery parts not specified elsewhere in Chapter 84).

 

Item 352 amends paragraph (a) of Note 2 to Section XVI to replace the present reference to heading 8485 with heading 8487.

 

Item 353 amends paragraph (c) of Note 2 to Section XVI to replace the present reference to heading 8485 with 8487.

 

These amendments reflect the deletion of heading 8485 and the transfer of those goods to heading 8487.  Item 390 refers.

 

Amendments to Chapter 84 ( Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof )

 

Items 354 and 355 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 84, after paragraph (d) of Note 1)

 

Note 1 to Chapter 84 specifies goods that are not classified in Chapter 84. Item 354 inserts a new paragraph (e) to this Note to specify that vacuum cleaners are not classified in Chapter 84 but in new heading 8508, created to apply to all vacuum cleaners.  Item 402 refers.  Item 355 reletters existing paragraphs (e) and (f) of Note 1 as (f) and (g), respectively. 



Item 356 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 84, first sentence of Note 2)

 

Note 2 to Chapter 84 specifies rules for the classification of goods in Chapter 84 when those goods are described by two or more of the headings of Chapter 84.

 

Item 356 extends the coverage of Note 2 to include new heading 8486 (machines and apparatus of a kind used solely or principally for the manufacture of semiconductor boules or wafers, semiconductor devices, electronic integrated circuits or flat panel displays; parts and accessories thereof).  The amended Note provides that where these goods are described in multiple headings of Chapter 84, heading 8486 is to take precedence. 

 

Item 357 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 84, Note 2)

 

Note 2 to Chapter 84 also specifies that heading 8424 (mechanical appliances for projecting liquids) does not apply to ink-jet printing machines, that are correctly classified in heading 8443 (printing machinery) or in heading 8471 (units of ADP equipment).

 

Item 357 amends this paragraph to delete the reference to heading 8471, reflecting the classification of all printing machines in heading 8443.  Item 372 refers.

 

Item 358 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 84, Note 5)

 

Note 5 to Chapter 84 provides the definition of “automatic data processing machines” (ADP machines) for the purposes of heading 8471 of the Customs Tariff.

 

Item 358 amends this definition to clarify the provisions relating to the classification of ADP equipment and to reflect developments in information technology and ADP equipment.  While there is some reformatting of the Note, most of the existing provisions (relating to units of ADP equipment, keyboards, X-Y co-ordinate input devices and disk storage units and machines working in conjunction with ADP machines) are retained.

 

The Note is amended to refer to “automatic data processing machines”, deleting previous references to “digital”, “hybrid” and “analogue” machines that are covered by this term.

 

Paragraph (D) of the Note lists a number of new exclusions to the definition of ADP equipment, and therefore from classification in heading 8471.  These goods include:

 

·          Printers, copying machines, facsimile machines, whether or not combined;

·          Apparatus for the transmission or reception of voice, images or other data, including apparatus for communication in a wired or wireless network (such as a local or wide area network);

·          Loud speakers and microphones;

·          Television cameras, digital cameras and video camera recorders;

·          Monitors and projectors not incorporating television reception.

 

As a consequence, many of the above goods will be reclassified from heading 8471 to other applicable headings.

 

 



Item 359 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 84, after Note 8)

 

This item inserts a new Note 9 to Chapter 84 to define goods of new heading 8486 (machines and apparatus of a kind used solely or principally for the manufacture of semiconductor boules or wafers, semiconductor devices, electronic integrated circuits or flat panel displays; parts and accessories thereof).

 

Paragraph (A) of this Note, defining “semiconductor devices” and “electronic integrated circuits” refers to Note 8 of Chapter 85.  This Note was renumbered from Note 5. 

Item 395 refers.

 

Note 9 also includes photosensitive semiconductor devices and light emitting diodes in the definition of semiconductor devices.

 

Paragraph (B) defines the term “manufacture of flat panel displays”.

 

Paragraph (C) refers to goods for use in the manufacture or repair of masks or reticles, assembling semiconductor devices and lifting and handling equipment.

 

Paragraph (D) specifies that machines and apparatus answering to the description in heading 8486 are to be classified in that heading and in no other heading of Schedule 3.

 

(The operation of Note 2 to Section XVI also provides that parts of the above machines are classified in heading 8486).

 

Item 360 - Schedule 3 (subheading 8418.22.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 8418.22.00 (electrical absorption-type refrigerators).  These goods transfer to subheading 8418.29.00 (other household refrigerators).

 

Item 361 - Schedule 3 (subheading 8418.50.00, the description of goods in column 2)

 

This item clarifies the text of subheading 8418.50.00 (refrigerating equipment and furniture used with refrigerating equipment).  The amendment does not affect the classification of goods in subheading 8418.50.00.

 

Item 362 - Schedule 3 (subheading 8418.61.00, the description of goods in column 2)

 

Subheading 8418.61.00 applies to compression type refrigerating equipment whose condensers are heat exchangers.

 

Item 362 clarifies the text of the subheading, replacing the description “compression type units whose condensers are heat exchangers” with “heat pumps other than air conditioning machines of 8415”.  The amendment does not affect the classification of goods in subheading 8418.61.00.

 

Item 363 - Schedule 3 (subheading 8419.89.10)

 

This item repeals subheading 8419.89.10 (chemical vapour deposition apparatus for semiconductor production). 



In accordance with new Note 9 to Chapter 84, these goods transfer to subheading 8486.20.10 (machines and apparatus for the manufacture of semiconductor devices).  Item 359 refers.

 

Item 364 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 8419.90 to 8419.90.90)

 

This item repeals subheadings 8419.90.20 (parts for chemical vapour deposition apparatus for semiconductor production) and 8419.90.90 (other parts of the goods of heading 8419).

 

Parts classified in subheading 8419.90.20 transfer to subheading 8486.90.10, in accordance with new Note 9 to Chapter 84.  Item 359 refers.

 

A new subheading 8419.90.00 is created for other parts of the goods of heading 8419.

 

Item 365 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 8421.19 to 8421.19.90)

 

This item repeals subheadings 8421.19.10 (spin dryers for semiconductor wafer processing) and 8421.19.90 (other centrifugal dryers).

 

Goods classified in subheading 8421.19.10 transfer to subheading 8486.10.10, in accordance with new Note 9 to Chapter 84.  Item 359 refers.

 

A new subheading 8421.19.00 is created for other centrifugal dryers.

 

Item 366 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 8421.91 to 8421.91.90)

 

This item repeals subheadings 8421.91.10 (parts for spin dryers for semiconductor wafer processing) and 8421.91.90 (parts for other centrifugal dryers).

 

Parts classified in subheading 8421.91.10 transfer to subheading 8486.90.10 in accordance with new Note 9 to Chapter 84.  Items 359 and 390 refer.

 

A new subheading 8421.91.00 is created for parts for other centrifugal dryers of

heading 8421.

 

Item 367 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 8424.89.20 and 8424.89.30)

 

This item repeals subheadings 8424.89.20 (deflash machines for cleaning and removing contaminants from the metal leads of semiconductor packages prior to the electroplating process) and 8424.89.30 (spraying appliances for etching, stripping or cleaning semiconductor wafers).  In accordance with new Note 9 to Chapter 84, these goods transfer, respectively, to subheadings 8486.40.40 and 8486.20.10.  Items 359 and 390 refer.

 

Item 368 - Schedule 3 (subheading 8424.90.10)

 

This item repeals subheading 8424.90.10 (parts for spraying appliances for etching, stripping or cleaning semiconductor wafers).  Parts classified in subheading 8424.90.10 transfer to subheading 8486.90.10, in accordance with new Note 9 to Chapter 84. 

Items 359 and 390 refer.



(Parts for deflash machines for cleaning and removing contaminants from the metal leads of semiconductor packages prior to the electroplating process are classified in subheading 8424.90.90 and transfer to subheading 8486.90.60).

 

Item 369 - Schedule 3 (subheading 8425.20.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 8425.20.00 (pit-head winding gear and underground winches).  These goods transfer to subheadings 8425.31.00 (other winches; capstans, electric motor powered) and 8425.39.00 (other winches; capstans).

 

Item 370 - Schedule 3 (subheading 8428.50.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 8428.50.00 (mine wagon pushers and similar equipment).  These goods transfer to subheading 8428.90.00 (other machinery for lifting, handling or loading).

 

Item 371 - Schedule 3 (heading 8442 and subheadings 8442.10.00 to 8442.50.00)

 

Heading 8442 applies to machinery for type-founding or type-setting, for preparing or making printing blocks and other printing components, including plates, cylinders etc.

 

Item 371 clarifies the text of heading 8442 and restructures the subheadings of that heading.  Revised subheading 8442.30.00 applies to machinery, apparatus and equipment, subheading 8442.40.00 applies to parts of this equipment and subheading 8442.50.00 applies to plates, cylinders etc.

 

Item 372 - Schedule 3 (heading 8443 and subheadings 8443.1 to subheading 8443.90.90)

 

Heading 8443 applies to printing machinery.

 

Item 372 amends the text of heading 8443 to include, in addition to printing machinery used for printing by means of the plates, cylinders etc of heading 8442, other printers, copying machines and facsimile machines (combined or otherwise), and their parts. 

 

The text of subheading 8443.1 has been revised to read “printing machinery used for printing by means of plates, cylinders and other printing components of 8442”.  This revised subheading therefore accommodates most of the printers that were previously classified in heading 8443.  A number of subheadings are provided to separately identify, for example, reel-fed offset printing machinery (8443.11.00) and flexographic printing machinery (8443.16.00).

 

New subheading 8443.3 applies to “other printers, copying machines and facsimile machines, whether or not combined”.  Within this subheading, 8443.31.00 applies to “machines that perform two or more of the functions of printing, copying or facsimile transmission, capable of connecting to an automatic data processing machine or to a network”.  Subheading 8443.31.00 therefore applies to certain printers previously classified in heading 8443, to printers capable of connection to an ADP network previously classified in subheading 8471.60.00, certain multifunction office machines (for example, a machine that can print, copy and fax) previously classified in subheading 8472.90.90, and facsimile machines previously classified in subheading 8517.21.00.

 



Subheading 8443.32.00 applies to “other (machines), capable of connecting to an automatic data processing machine or to a network”, but does not cover machines capable of performing two or more of the functions of printing, copying or facsimile transmission.  Subheading 8443.32.00 applies to certain printers previously classified in heading 8443, to printers capable of connection to an ADP network previously classified in subheading 8471.60.00, facsimile machines previously classified in subheading 8517.21.00 and teleprinters previously classified in subheading 8517.22.00.

 

Subheading 8443.39.00 applies to “other (machines) that are not capable of connecting to an automatic data processing machine or to a network”.  These goods include certain printers previously classified in heading 8443, certain office machines previously classified in subheading 8472.90.90, electrostatic photocopying apparatus previously classified in subheadings 9009.11.00 and 9009.12.00 and other photocopying apparatus previously classified in subheadings 9009.21.00, 9009.22.00 and 9009.30.00.

 

New subheading 8443.9 applies to parts and accessories of the above-mentioned printing machinery.

 

Item 373 - Schedule 3 (subheading 8448.41.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 8448.41.00 (shuttles for weaving machines).  These goods transfer to subheading 8448.49.00 (other parts and accessories).

 

Item 374 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 8456.9 to 8456.99.00)

 

This item repeals subheadings 8456.91.00 (machine-tools for dry-etching patterns on semiconductor materials) and 8456.99.00 (other machine-tools for working materials by electron beam, ionic-beam, electro-chemical or plasma-arc processes).

 

Goods classified in subheading 8456.91.00 transfer to subheading 8486.20.10, (machines and apparatus for the manufacture of semiconductor devices), in accordance with new Note 9 to Chapter 84.  Item 359 refers.

 

This item creates a new subheading 8456.90.00 for goods of subheading 8456.99.00.

 

Item 375 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 8464.10 to 8464.90.90)

 

Heading 8464 applies to machine-tools for working ceramics and like mineral materials.

 

Item 375 repeals subheadings 8464.10.10 (machines for sawing monocrystal semiconductor boules into slices, or wafers into chips) and 8464.10.90 (other sawing machines).  Goods classified in subheading 8464.10.10 transfer to subheadings 8486.10.10 and 8486.20.10 (machines and apparatus for the manufacture of semiconductor devices).  A new subheading 8464.10.00 (sawing machines) is created for goods of subheading 8464.10.90.

 

Item 375 also repeals subheadings 8464.20.10 (grinding, polishing or lapping machines for the processing of semiconductor wafers) and 8464.20.90 (other grinding or polishing machines).  Goods classified in subheading 8464.20.10 transfer to subheading 8486.10.10 (machines and apparatus for the manufacture of semiconductor devices).  A new subheading 8464.20.00 is created for goods of subheading 8464.20.90.

 



Item 375 also repeals subheadings 8464.90.10 (dicing machines for scribing or scoring semiconductor wafers) and 8464.90.90 (other machines of heading 8464).  Goods classified in subheading 8464.90.10 transfer to subheading 8486.20.10, (machines and apparatus for the manufacture of semiconductor devices).  A new subheading 8464.90.00 is created for goods of subheading 8464.90.90.

 

Certain goods of subheadings 8464.10.90, 8464.20.90 and 8464.90.90 also transfer to heading 8486 (machines and apparatus for the manufacture of semiconductor devices). Item 390 refers.

 

In this case, existing duty rates are preserved.

 

These amendments reflect new Note 9 to Chapter 84.  Item 359 refers.

 

Item 376 - Schedule 3 (heading 8469 and subheadings 8469.1 to 8469.30.00)

 

Heading 8469 applies to typewriters other than printers of heading 8471 and

word-processing machines.

 

Item 376 amends the text of existing heading 8469 to replace the reference to “printers of 8471” with “printers of 8443”, to reflect the change of classification of printers.  Item 372 refers.

 

Item 376 also repeals the existing subheadings 8469.11.00 (word-processing machines), automatic typewriters (8469.12.00), other electric typewriters (8469.20.00) and

non-electric typewriters (8469.30.00) and creates the new heading 8469.00.00 to cover these goods.

 

Item 377 - Schedule 3 (subheading 8470.40.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 8470.40.00 (accounting machines).  These goods transfer to subheading 8470.90.00 (other calculating machines).

 

Item 378 - Schedule 3 (subheading 8471.10.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 8471.10.00 (analogue or hybrid automatic data processing machines).  These goods transfer to subheadings 8471.30.00, 8471.41.00, 8471.49.00 and 8471.50.00, applicable to ADP machines.

 

Item 379 - Schedule 3 (subheading 8471.30.00, the description of goods in column 2)

 

This item amends the text of subheading 8471.30.00 (ADP machines weighing less than 10 kg) to delete the reference to “digital” machines.  This amendment is consistent with the amended definition of ADP machines in Note 5 to Chapter 84.  Item 358 refers.

 

Item 380 - Schedule 3 (subheading 8471.4, the description of goods in column 2)

 

This item amends the text of subheading 8471.4 (other digital automatic data processing machines) to delete the reference to “digital”.  This amendment is consistent with the amended definition of ADP machines in Note 5 to Chapter 84.  Item 358 refers.

 



Item 381 - Schedule 3 (subheading 8471.50.00, the description of goods in column 2)

 

This item amends the text of subheading 8471.50.00 (digital processing units) to delete the reference to “digital”.  This amendment is consistent with the amended definition of ADP machines in Note 5 to Chapter 84.  Item 358 refers.

 

Item 382 - Schedule 3 (subheading 8472.20.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 8472.20.00 (addressing machines and address plate embossing machines).  These goods transfer to subheading 8472.90.90 (other office machines).

 

Item 383 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 8477.10 to 8477.10.90)

 

Heading 8477 applies to machinery for working rubber or plastics or for the manufacture of products from these materials.

 

This item repeals subheadings 8477.10.10 (encapsulation equipment for the assembly of semiconductors) and 8477.10.90 (other injection-moulding machines).  Goods classified in subheading 8477.10.10 transfer to subheading 8486.40.10 (machines and apparatus for the manufacture of semiconductor devices) in accordance with new Note 9 to Chapter 84.  Item 359 refers.

 

A new subheading 8477.10.00 (injection-moulding machines) is created for the goods of subheading 8477.10.90.

 

Item 384 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 8477.90 to 8477.90.90)

 

This item repeals subheadings 8477.90.10 (parts for encapsulation equipment for the assembly of semiconductors) and 8477.90.90 (other parts for machinery for working rubber or plastics).  Parts classified in subheading 8477.90.10 transfer to subheading 8486.90.10 (parts of machines and apparatus for the manufacture of semiconductor devices).  Item 359 refers.

 

A new subheading 8477.90.00 is created for parts of subheading 8477.90.90.

 

Item 385 - Schedule 3 (subheading 8479.50.30)

 

This item repeals subheading 8479.50.30 (automated machines for transport, handling and storage of semiconductor wafers, wafer cassettes, wafer boxes and other materials for semiconductor devices).  These goods transfer to subheading 8486.40.10 (machines and apparatus for the manufacture of semiconductor devices) in accordance with new Note 9 to Chapter 84.  Items 359 and 390 refer.

 

Item 386 - Schedule 3 (subheading 8479.89.20)

 

This item repeals subheading 8479.89.20.  The subheading lists a range of goods that are used for the manufacture of semiconductor devices and related goods. 

 

 



These goods transfer to various subheadings of heading 8486 (machines and apparatus for the manufacture of semiconductor devices) in accordance with new Note 9 to Chapter 84.  Items 359 and 390 refer.

 

These goods transfer to various subheadings of heading 8486 (machines and apparatus for the manufacture of semiconductor devices) in accordance with new Note 9 to Chapter 84.  Items 359 and 390 refer.

 

Item 387 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 8479.90 to 8479.90.90)

 

This item repeals subheading 8479.90.10 (parts for goods of subheadings 8479.50.30 or 8479.89.20).  Items 385 and 386 refer.  Parts classified in subheading 8479.90.10 transfer to subheading 8486.90.10 (parts of machines and apparatus for the manufacture of semiconductor devices).  Item 390 refers.

 

This item creates a new subheading 8479.90.00 for other parts of the goods of

heading 8479, previously classified in subheading 8479.90.90.

 

Item 388 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 8480.71 to 8480.71.90)

 

This item repeals subheadings 8480.71.10 (injection or compression moulds for rubber or plastics for the manufacture of semiconductor devices) and 8480.71.90 (other injection or compression moulds for rubber or plastics).

 

Certain goods of the remaining subheadings of heading 8480 also transfer to heading 8486 (machines and apparatus for the manufacture of semiconductor devices).

Items 359 and 390 refer.

 

Goods classified in subheading 8480.71.10 transfer to subheading 8486.40.10 (machines and apparatus for the manufacture of semiconductor devices) in accordance with new Note 9 to Chapter 84.  Items 359 and 390 refer.

 

This item creates new subheading 8480.71.00 for goods of subheading 8480.71.90.

 

Item 389 - Schedule 3 (heading 8485 and subheadings 8485.10.00 and 8485.90.00)

 

Heading 8485 applies to machinery parts that are not specified elsewhere in Chapter 84.

 

Item 389 repeals the heading and its two subheadings 8485.10.00 and 8485.90.00.  The heading and subheadings are re-created as 8487, 8487.10.00 and 8487.90.00 respectively, as a result of the insertion of new heading 8486 (machines and apparatus for the manufacture of semiconductor devices).  Item 390 refers.

 

Item 390 - Schedule 3 (at the end of Chapter 84)

 

This item inserts new heading 8486 (machines and apparatus of a kind used solely or principally for the manufacture of semiconductor boules or wafers, semiconductor devices, electronic integrated circuits or flat panel displays; machines and apparatus specified in Note 9(C) to Chapter 84; parts and accessories).

 

These goods are further defined in Note 9 to Chapter 84.  Item 359 refers.

 



Heading 8486 is divided into five subheadings, 8486.10 (machines and apparatus for the manufacture of boules or wafers), 8486.20 (machines and apparatus for the manufacture of semiconductor devices or of electronic integrated circuits), 8486.30 (machines and apparatus for the manufacture of flat panel displays), 8486.40 (machines and apparatus specified in Note 9(C) to Chapter 84 (including machines for the manufacture or repair of masks and reticles and machines for assembling, lifting, handling, loading or unloading of boules, wafers and semiconductor devices)) and 8486.90 (parts and accessories). 

 

Note 9(D) to Chapter 84 requires that all machines and apparatus for the manufacture of semiconductor devices are to be classified in heading 8486.  This Explanatory Memorandum has noted the amendment of a number of existing headings and subheadings and the transfer of certain goods to heading 8486.  However, in other cases, a transfer of goods occurs without amendment of an existing heading or subheading.  The five subheadings of heading 8486 listed above have therefore been further subdivided to specify particular goods that transfer to heading 8486.

 

For example, new subheading 8543.70.00 will apply to electrical machines and equipment that are not specified elsewhere in Chapter 85 (see item 427).  It is recognised that this subheading could apply to machines and equipment used for the manufacture of semiconductor devices, if the nature of those goods were not specified.  New subheadings 8486.10.20, 8486.20.20, 8486.30.20 and 8486.40.20 have been created to apply to such goods and impose the appropriate rate of duty of Free.

 

A similar consideration applies to goods of subheading 8479.89.90 (machines not specified or included elsewhere in Chapter 84) that may transfer to heading 8486.  In this case, the imposed rate of duty is 5% and subheadings 8486.10.90, 8486.20.90, 8486.30.90 and 8486.40.90 have been created for these goods.

 

Further subheadings have been created in subheading 8486.90 (parts and accessories) to apply the appropriate rates of duty for parts and accessories of the goods mentioned above.

 

Item 390 also creates new heading 8487 (machinery parts, not containing electrical connectors, insulators, coils, contacts or other electrical features, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter) and subheadings 8487.10.00 (ships’ or boats’ propellers and blades therefor) and 8487.90.00 (other parts) to apply to goods previously classified in heading 8485.  Item 389 refers.

 

Amendments to 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)

 

Item 391 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 85, paragraphs (b) and (c) of Note 1)

 

Note 1 to Chapter 85 specifies goods that are not classified in Chapter 85.

 

Item 391 inserts a new paragraph (c) to this Note to specify that machines and apparatus for the manufacture of semiconductor devices to which heading 8486 applies are not classified in Chapter 85.

 



A new paragraph (d) also specifies that vacuum apparatus of a kind used for medical or surgical purposes is to continue to be classified in Chapter 90 (scientific equipment, including medical or surgical instruments and apparatus), and not in new heading 8508 applicable to domestic and industrial vacuum cleaners.

 

Item 391 also reletters the existing paragraph (c) of Note 1 as (e).

 

Item 392 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 85, paragraph (a) of Note 3)

 

Note 3 to Chapter 85 specifies certain electro-mechanical machines, commonly used for domestic purposes, that are to be classified in heading 8509.  Paragraph (a) of the Note contains a reference to domestic vacuum cleaners.

 

Item 392 deletes this reference, thus excluding domestic vacuum cleaners from classification in heading 8509.  These goods, and other industrial vacuum cleaners will be classified in new heading 8508.  Item 402 refers.

 

Item 393 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 85, after Note 3)

 

This item inserts a new Note 4 to Chapter 85 to define “solid-state non-volatile storage devices” and “smart cards”. 

 

The definition of “smart cards” was previously contained in Chapter 85 Subheading Note 2.  That definition required that smart cards have embedded in them an electronic integrated circuit of any type in the form of a chip.  While retaining the essential features of the earlier definition, the new definition in paragraph 4(b) clarifies that these cards may contain contacts, a magnetic stripe or an embedded antenna but not any other active or passive circuit elements.

 

Note 4 specifies that solid-state non-volatile storage devices and smart cards are to be classified in heading 8523 (media for the recording of sound and other phenomena).  Item 413 refers.

 

Item 394 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 85, Note 4)

 

This item renumbers existing Note 4 to Chapter 85 as Note 5, as a consequence of the insertion of new Note 4.

 

Item 395 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 85, Notes 5 and 6)

 

This item repeals existing Notes 5 and 6 to Chapter 85.

 

Present Note 5 to Chapter 85 provides the definition of “diodes, transistors and similar semiconductor devices” and “electronic integrated circuits and microassemblies” for the purposes of headings 8541 and 8542 of the Customs Tariff.  The provisions of this Note transfer to new Note 8 to Chapter 85. 

 

Present Note 6 to Chapter 85 provides that records, tapes and other media of headings 8523 and 8524 remain classified in those headings when presented with the apparatus (tape recorders etc) for which they are intended.  The repeal of Note 6 to Chapter 85 is not considered to affect the existing provisions relating to the classification of such media.  These goods will continue to be classified in heading 8523, which combines both recorded and unrecorded media.  Items 413 and 414 refer.



Item 395 inserts a new Note 6 to Chapter 85 to define “connectors for optical fibres, optical fibre bundles or cables” being connectors that simply mechanically align optical fibres end to end in a digital line system.  The Note specifies that these goods are to be classified in heading 8536, which has been amended to specify these goods.  Item 420 also refers.

 

Item 395 inserts new Note 7 to Chapter 85 to specify that heading 8537 (boards and panels etc for electric control or distribution) does not apply to cordless infrared devices for the remote control of television receivers or other electrical equipment.  Such goods continue to be classified in heading 8543 (electrical machines and apparatus not elsewhere specified).  This is a clarification of the Customs Tariff and does not affect the classification of goods.

 

Item 395 also inserts a new Note 8 to Chapter 85 that replaces present Chapter Note 5 that defines “diodes, transistors and similar semiconductor devices” and “electronic integrated circuits”.  The definition of microassemblies in the previous Note 5 has been transferred to new Additional Note 3.  Items 429 and 431 refer

 

The revised definitions of “diodes, transistors and similar semiconductor devices” and “electronic integrated circuits” are reformatted but contain the essential elements of the previous Note 5.  In addition, the Note defines “multichip integrated circuits”, as two or more interconnected monolithic integrated circuits combined to all intents and purposes indivisibly.

 

Item 396 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 85, Note 7)

 

This item renumbers existing Note 7 to Chapter 85 as Note 9, as a consequence of the insertion of new Notes 7 and 8.

 

Item 397 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 85, the title “Subheading Notes.”)

 

This item amends the title “Subheading Notes.” in Chapter 85 to read “Subheading Note.” to reflect the deletion of Subheading Note 2.  Item 399 refers.

 

Item 398 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 85, Subheading Note 1)

 

Subheading Note 1 to Chapter 85 defines pocket-size cassette players of present subheadings 8519.92.00 and 8527.12.00.

 

Because of the restructure of heading 8519 (sound recording or reproducing apparatus), pocket-size cassette players are no longer separately identified in heading 8519.  The reference to subheading 8519.92.00 is not therefore required in this Subheading Note. 

 

Item 398 amends Subheading Note 1 to remove the reference to 8519.92.00.  Item 411 refers.

 

Item 399 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 85, Subheading Note 2)

 

Subheading Note 2 to Chapter 85 defines “smart cards”.

 

Item 399 repeals this Subheading Note.  The definition of “smart cards” is incorporated in Chapter 85 Note 4.  Item 393 refers.



Item 400 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 85, at the end of the Additional Notes)

 

This item inserts a new Additional Note 3 to Chapter 85 to continue to provide a definition of “microassemblies”.  That definition was contained in subparagraph (B)(c) of Note 5 to Chapter 85.  However, with the renumbering of that Note to Note 8 and the amendment of its provisions, the definition of microassemblies has been removed from that Note.  Microassemblies are presently classified in subheading 8542.70.00 and will transfer to subheading 8543.90.20 (electrical machinery not elsewhere specified) or subheading 8548.90.10 (parts of machines not elsewhere specified).  New Additional Note 3 continues to provide the definition of microassemblies and has references to these subheadings.

 

Item 401 - Schedule 3 (subheading 8505.30.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 8505.30.00 (electro-magnetic lifting heads).  These goods transfer to subheading 8505.90.00 (other electro-magnets, including parts).

 

Item 402 - Schedule 3 (after subheading 8507.90.90)

 

This item inserts a new heading 8508 (vacuum cleaners).  The heading includes both domestic and industrial vacuum cleaners and parts thereof.  These goods transfer from their present classifications in headings 8509 (domestic vacuum cleaners) and 8479 (other vacuum cleaners).

 

Item 403 - Schedule 3 (heading 8509, the description of goods in column 2)

 

This item amends the text of heading 8509 (electro-mechanical domestic appliances) to insert the words “other than vacuum cleaners of 8508”, to reflect the transfer of vacuum cleaners to heading 8508.

 

Item 404 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 8509.10.00 to 8509.30.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 8509.10.00 (vacuum cleaners, including dry and wet vacuum cleaners).  These goods transfer to new heading 8508 (vacuum cleaners). 

Item 402 refers.

 

This item also repeals subheadings 8509.20.00 (floor polishers) and 8509.30.00 (kitchen waste disposers).  These goods transfer to new subheadings 8509.80.10 and 8509.80.90, respectively.  Item 405 refers.

 

Item 405 - Schedule 3 (subheading 8509.80.00)

 

This item splits subheading 8509.80.00 (other electro-mechanical domestic appliances) to separately identify floor polishers (8509.80.10) and other goods, including kitchen waste disposers (8509.80.90).

 

Item 406 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 8514.10 to 8514.30.90)

 

Heading 8514 applies to industrial or laboratory electric furnaces and ovens.

 

Item 406 repeals subheadings 8514.10.10 (resistance heated furnaces and ovens for the manufacture of semiconductor devices on semiconductor wafers) and 8514.10.90 (other resistance heated furnaces and ovens). 



Goods classified in subheading 8514.10.10 transfer to subheadings 8486.10.10 and 8486.20.10 (machines and apparatus for the manufacture of semiconductor devices).  This item also creates a new subheading 8514.10.00 for goods of subheading 8514.10.90.

 

Item 406 also repeals subheadings 8514.20.10 (furnaces and ovens functioning by induction or dielectric loss for the manufacture of semiconductor devices on semiconductor wafers) and 8514.20.90 (other furnaces and ovens functioning by induction or dielectric loss).  Goods classified in subheading 8514.20.10 transfer to subheadings 8486.10.10 and 8486.20.10 (machines and apparatus for the manufacture of semiconductor devices).  This item also creates a new subheading 8514.20.00 for goods of subheading 8514.20.90.

 

Item 406 also repeals subheadings 8514.30.10 (other furnaces and ovens for the rapid heating of semiconductor wafers) and 8514.30.90 (other furnaces and ovens).  Goods classified in subheading 8514.30.10 transfer to subheadings 8486.10.10 and 8486.20.10 (machines and apparatus for the manufacture of semiconductor devices).  This item creates a new subheading 8514.30.00 for goods of subheading 8514.30.90.

 

Item 407 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 8514.90 to 8514.90.90)

 

This item repeals subheadings 8514.90.10 (parts for the furnaces of subheadings 8514.10.10, 8514.20.10 or 8514.30.10) and 8514.90.90 (parts for other furnaces and ovens).  Parts classified in subheading 8514.90.10 transfer to subheading 8486.90.10 (parts for machines and apparatus for the manufacture of semiconductor devices).  This item creates a new subheading 8514.90.00 for the parts of goods of heading 8514.

 

Item 408 - Schedule 3 (heading 8517 and subheadings 8517.1 to 8517.90.00)

 

This item restructures heading 8517 (electrical apparatus for line telephony or line telegraphy, and related equipment).  The amendments to the heading and its subheadings reflect technological progress in the area of telecommunications equipment.

 

While the heading continues to apply to telephones and other line telephony equipment and apparatus, its coverage has been extended to include other apparatus for the transmission or reception of voice, images or other data, including apparatus for communication in a wired or wireless network (such as a local or wide area network).  The following goods are excluded: goods described in headings 8443 (printers, including facsimile machines etc), 8525 (transmission apparatus for radio-broadcasting or television), 8527 (reception apparatus for radio-broadcasting) and 8528 (reception apparatus for television).

 

Subheading 8517.11.00 (line telephone sets with cordless handsets) has not been affected by the changes.

 

New subheading 8517.12.00 has been created to specify telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks.  These goods transfer from subheading 8525.20.00.  New subheading 8517.18.00 applies to other telephone sets, which transfer from subheading 8517.19.00.

 



Subheading 8517.21.00 (facsimile machines) is repealed.  These goods transfer to subheadings 8443.31.00 and 8443.32.00 (other printers, copying machines and facsimile machines, whether or not combined).  Item 372 refers.

 

Subheading 8517.22.00 (teleprinters) is repealed.  These goods transfer to

subheading 8443.31.00 (other printers, copying machines and facsimile machines) or to subheading 8517.62.00 (machines for the reception, conversion and transmission or regeneration of voice, images or other data).  Item 372 refers.

 

Subheading 8517.30.00 (telephonic or telegraphic switching apparatus) is repealed.  These goods transfer to subheading 8517.62.00 (machines for the reception, conversion and transmission or regeneration of voice, images or other data, including switching or routing apparatus).

 

Subheading 8517.50.00 (other apparatus for carrier-current line systems or for digital line systems) is repealed.  These goods transfer to subheading 8517.61.00 (base stations) or 8517.62.00 (machines for the reception, conversion and transmission or regeneration of voice, images or other data).

 

This item creates a new subheading 8517.6 (other apparatus for transmission or reception of voice, images or other data, including apparatus for communication in a wired or wireless network (such as a local or wide area network)).  New subheading 8517.61.00 applies to “base stations”, for example base stations for cellular networks that receive and transmit radio waves from cellular telephones.

 

New subheading 8517.69 (other apparatus) is split to separately identify reception apparatus for radio-telephony or radio-telegraphy, other than portable receivers for calling, alerting or paging (8517.69.10) that transfer from subheading 8527.90.90.  Other goods, including portable receivers for calling, alerting or paging fall to subheading 8517.69.90.

 

Subheading 8517.70 has been created by this item to provide for parts for the goods of heading 8517.

 

Item 409 - Schedule 3 (subheading 8518.10.10, the description of goods in column 2)

 

This item amends the text of subheading 8518.10.10 (certain microphones for telecommunication use) to also include in this subheading cordless microphones incorporating or combined with radio-transmission apparatus.  These microphones transfer from subheading 8525.10.10, as a consequence of the restructure of heading 8525.  Item 415 refers. 

 

Item 410 - Schedule 3 (subheading 8518.30.10, the description of goods in column 2)

 

This item amends the text of subheading 8518.30.10 (line telephone headsets) to include in this subheading line telephone handsets incorporating or combined with radio-transmission apparatus, and headsets incorporating or combined with radio-transmission apparatus.  These goods transfer from subheading 8525.20.00, as a consequence of the restructure of heading 8525.  Item 415 refers. 

 



Item 411 - Schedule 3 (heading 8519 and subheadings 8519.10.00 to 8519.99.00)

 

Heading 8519 applies to turntables (record-decks), record-players, cassette-players and other sound reproducing apparatus, not incorporating a sound recording device.  Heading 8520 applies to magnetic tape recorders and other sound recording apparatus.

 

Item 411 combines both headings into a single heading 8519 (sound recording or reproducing apparatus) and also restructures the existing subheadings.

 

The revised heading includes new subheadings that apply to turntables (record-decks) (8519.30.00), telephone answering machines (8519.50.00), dictating machines (8519.81.30) and record-players (8519.89.20).

 

Item 412 - Schedule 3 (heading 8520 and subheadings 8520.10.00 to 8520.90.00)

 

Heading 8520 and its subheadings apply to magnetic tape recorders and other sound recording apparatus. 

 

Item 412 repeals this heading and its subheadings, which are incorporated into revised heading 8519 (sound recording or reproducing apparatus).  Item 411 refers.

 

Item 413 - Schedule 3 (heading 8523 and subheadings 8523.1 to 8523.90.00)

 

Present heading 8523 applies to prepared unrecorded media for sound recording or similar recording of other phenomena, other than products of Chapter 37.  Heading 8524 applies to records, tapes and other recorded media for sound or other similarly recorded phenomena.

 

Item 413 combines both headings into a single heading 8523 (discs, tapes, solid-state non-volatile storage devices, “smart cards” and other media for the recording of sound or of other phenomena, whether or not recorded), and also restructures the existing subheadings.

 

The revised heading includes new subheadings that apply to magnetic media (8523.2), optical media (8523.40.00), semiconductor media (8523.5) and other (8523.80.00).

 

Solid-state non-volatile storage devices and “smart cards”, as defined in new Note 4 to Chapter 85, are separately identified in subheadings 8523.51.00 and 8523.52.00, respectively.

 

Item 414 - Schedule 3 (heading 8524 and subheadings 8524.10.00 to 8524.99.00)

 

Heading 8524 and its subheadings apply to records, tapes and other recorded media. 

 

Item 414 repeals heading 8524 and its subheadings, which are incorporated into revised heading 8523 (recorded and unrecorded media).  Item 413 refers.

 

Item 415 - Schedule 3 (heading 8525 and subheadings 8525.10 to 8525.40.90)

 

Heading 8525 applies to transmission apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, radio-broadcasting or television; television cameras; still image video cameras and other video camera recorders and digital cameras.



Item 415 amends the text of the heading description to read “transmission apparatus for radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras, digital cameras and video camera recorders”.  This amendment reflects the reduced coverage of the heading as a result of transfers of apparatus for radio-telephony and radio-telegraphy to heading 8517.  Item 408 refers.

 

The item also restructures the existing subheadings of this heading.  Subheading 8525.10 (transmission apparatus) is repealed.  Goods of subheading 8525.10.10 (transmission apparatus for radio-telephony or radio-telegraphy including paging alert devices) generally transfer to subheadings 8517.61.00 or 8517.62.00 (other apparatus for transmission or reception of voice, images or other data).  However, cordless microphones that are presently classified in subheading 8525.10.10 will transfer to heading 8518 (microphones, headphones and related goods), and in particular, to subheading 8518.10.10.  The text of this subheading has been modified to specify these goods.  Item 409 refers.

 

Goods of subheading 8525.10.90 (other transmission apparatus) transfer to

subheading 8525.50.00.

 

Goods of subheading 8525.20.00 (transmission apparatus incorporating reception apparatus) generally also transfer to subheading 8517.6.  However, telephones for cellular or wireless networks transfer to new subheading 8517.12.00.   Certain handsets and headsets, whether for use with telephones or for other purposes that incorporate or are combined with radio-transmission apparatus transfer to subheading 8518.30 (headphones and earphones) and in particular to subheading 8518.30.10.  This subheading has been amended to specify these goods.  Item 410 refers.  Other goods classified in subheading 8525.20.00 transfer to subheading 8525.60.00 (transmission apparatus incorporating reception apparatus).

 

The reference to “digital still image video cameras” in subheading 8525.40.10 has been clarified as “digital cameras”, of new subheading 8525.80.10.  Subheading 8525.80.90 applies to other cameras of this heading.

 

Item 416 - Schedule 3 (heading 8527 and subheadings 8527.1 to 8527.90.90)

 

Heading 8527 applies to reception apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy or radio-broadcasting.

 

Item 416 amends the text of the heading description to delete the reference to apparatus for radio-telephony or radio-telegraphy.  This amendment reflects the reduced coverage of the heading as a result of the transfer of certain reception apparatus for

radio-telephony and radio-telegraphy to heading 8517.

 

The text of subheadings 8527.1 and 8527.2 that apply to radio-broadcast receivers is also amended to remove this reference. 

 

Other radio broadcast receivers of subheading 8527.3 transfer to new subheading 8527.9 (other).

 

Goods of the present subheading 8527.90 (other apparatus, including portable receivers for calling, alerting or paging) transfer to subheading 8517.69.10 and 8517.69.90 (other apparatus for transmission or reception of voice, images or other data).



Item 417 - Schedule 3 (heading 8528 and subheadings 8528.1 to 8528.30.00)

 

Heading 8528 applies to television receivers, video monitors and projectors.

 

Item 417 restructures this heading to separately identify cathode-ray tube monitors (8528.4), other monitors (8528.5) and projectors (8528.6).  Within these subheadings, goods of a kind solely or principally used in an automatic data processing system of heading 8471 are separately identified (subheadings 8528.41.00, 8528.51.00 and 8528.61.00).  These goods transfer from subheading 8471.60.00, as a result of the amendment of Note 5 to Chapter 84.  Item 358 refers.  Television receivers are classified in new subheading 8528.7.

 

Item 418 - Schedule 3 (heading 8529 and subheadings 8529.10 to 8529.90.90)

 

Heading 8529 applies to parts for the goods of headings 8525 to 8528 (transmission apparatus, reception apparatus and television receivers etc).

 

Item 418 amends the text of the subheadings of heading 8529 to reflect the restructure that has occurred in the above headings.  In some instances, parts of certain goods have transferred to subheading 8517.70 to reflect the movement of complete goods to heading 8517 (electrical apparatus for the transmission or reception of voice, images or other data) and to subheading 8518.90.00 to reflect the movement of certain microphones to heading 8518 (microphones and related products).

 

This item creates a new subheading 8529.90.40 to apply a free rate of duty for parts of computer monitors and projectors that transfer to subheadings 8528.41.00, 8528.51.00 and 8528.61.00 from subheading 8471.60.00.  The above parts transfer from subheading 8473.30.00.

 

Item 419 - Schedule 3 (heading 8535, the description of goods in column 2)

 

This item amends the text of heading 8535 (electrical switch gear and apparatus for making connections in electrical circuits, for a voltage exceeding 1,000 volts) to clarify the intent that a reference to plugs includes both plugs and other connectors.

 

Item 420 - Schedule 3 (heading 8536, the description of goods in column 2)

 

This item amends the text of heading 8536 (electrical switch gear and apparatus for making connections in electrical circuits, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 volts) to clarify the intent that a reference to plugs includes both plugs and other connectors.

 

The text of the heading is also amended to include connectors for optical fibres, optical fibre bundles or cables.  Items 395 and 421 refer.

 

Item 421 - Schedule 3 (after subheading 8536.69.90)

 

This item creates a new subheading 8536.70 to specify connectors for optical fibres, optical fibre bundles or cables.  Fibre optic connectors are used to align and join two or more fibres together to provide a means for attaching to or decoupling from a transmitter, receiver or other optical fibre equipment.  Optical fibre connectors are not separately identified in the Customs Tariff and are classified on the basis of their composition. 



New subheadings have therefore been created within subheading 8536.70 to specify those materials (plastics, iron or steel, glass, ceramics etc) of which optical fibres may be made.

 

Item 422 - Schedule 3 (subheading 8538.90.00)

 

This item splits subheading 8538.90.00 (other parts for goods of headings 8535, 8536 and 8537) to provide new subheadings for parts of optical fibre connectors of subheading 8536.70.  Other parts presently classified in subheading 8538.90.00 transfer to new subheading 8538.90.90.

 

Item 423 - Schedule 3 (heading 8542 and subheadings 8542.10.00 to 8542.90.00)

 

Heading 8542 applies to integrated circuits.  Item 423 restructures the heading to separately identify electronic integrated circuits (subheading 8542.3) and parts thereof (8542.90.00).  Within subheading 8542.3, subheading 8542.31.00 applies to processors and controllers; subheading 8542.32.00 to memories; subheading 8542.33.00 to amplifiers and subheading 8542.39.00 to other integrated circuits.

 

“Smart cards” of the present subheading 8542.10.00 transfer to subheading 8523.52.00.  Electronic microassemblies of subheading 8542.70.00 transfer to subheadings 8543.90.20 and 8548.90.10.  Item 393 refers.

 

Item 424 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 8543.1 to 8543.19.00)

 

This item repeals subheadings 8543.11.00 (ion implanters for doping semiconductor materials) and 8543.19.00 (other particle accelerators).  Goods classified in

subheading 8543.11.00 transfer to subheading 8486.20.10 (machines and apparatus for the manufacture of semiconductor devices).  Item 390 refers.  This item creates a new subheading 8543.10.00 for goods of subheading 8543.19.00.

 

Item 425 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 8543.30 to 8543.30.90)

 

This item repeals subheadings 8543.30.10 (apparatus for wet-etching, developing, stripping or cleaning semiconductor wafers and flat panel displays) and 8543.30.90 (other machines and apparatus for electroplating etc).  Goods classified in

subheading 8543.30.10 transfer to subheading 8486.10.10 (machines and apparatus for the manufacture of semiconductor devices).  Item 390 refers.  This item creates a new subheading 8543.30.00 for goods of subheading 8543.30.90.

 

Item 426 - Schedule 3 (subheading 8543.40.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 8543.40.00 (electric fence energisers).  These goods transfer to subheading 8543.70.00.  Item 427 refers.

 

Item 427 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 8543.8 to 8543.89.00)

 

Subheading 8543.8 applies to electrical equipment that is not classified elsewhere in Chapter 85.

 



Item 427 repeals subheading 8543.81.00 (proximity cards and tags) that transfer to subheading 8523.59.00.  This item also repeals subheading 8543.89.00 (other) and goods of that subheading transfer to new subheading 8543.70.00, which is created by the item.

 

Item 428 - Schedule 3 (subheading 8543.90.10, the description of goods in column 2)

 

This item amends the description of subheading 8543.90.10 to refer only to parts of flat panel display devices.

 

Subheading 8543.90.10 applies to parts of goods of subheadings 8543.11.00 (ion implanters for doping semiconductor materials) and 8543.30.10 (apparatus for

wet-etching, developing, stripping or cleaning semiconductor wafers and flat panel displays) as well as parts of flat panel display devices.  Items 424 and 425 refer.  As the complete goods transfer to subheading 8486.10 (machines and apparatus for the manufacture of semiconductor devices etc), parts for these goods transfer to subheading 8486.90. 

 

There is therefore no requirement to refer to parts of these goods in subheading 8543.90.10 and the subheading has been amended accordingly.

 

Item 429 - Schedule 3 (after subheading 8543.90.10)

 

This item creates a new subheading 8543.90.20 to specify electronic microassemblies.  These goods transfer from subheading 8542.70.00.  Item 400 refers.

 

Item 430 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 8544.4 to 8544.59.00)

 

Subheading 8544.4 applies to electrical conductors for a voltage not exceeding 80 volts and subheading 8544.5 applies to conductors for a voltage exceeding 80 volts and not exceeding 1,000 volts.

 

Item 430 combines these subheadings to create a new subheading 8544.4.

 

Within this subheading, further subheadings are created to continue to separately identify cable fitted with connectors, telecommunication and thermo-couple cable and other cable, to ensure that existing duty rates are preserved.

 

Item 431 - Schedule 3 (subheading 8548.90.00)

 

This item splits subheading 8548.90.00 (other parts of electrical machinery not elsewhere specified in Chapter 85) to separately identify electronic microassemblies (8548.90.10) that transfer from subheading 8542.70.00 (item 400 refers) and other goods (8548.90.90).

 



Amendments to Section XVII ( Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment )

 

Item 432 - Schedule 3 (Section XVII, Note 1)

 

Section XVII Note 1 specifies that Section XVII does not apply to toys, for example bicycles etc, that are classified in heading 9501.00.00.

 

Item 432 deletes the reference to heading 9501.00.00 to reflect a restructure of headings 9501.00.00 to 9503 that apply to toys.  Goods of heading 9501.00.00 transfer to

heading 9503, and the continuing reference to this heading in the Note maintains the provisions of the Note.  Item 475 refers.

 

Amendments to 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)

 

Item 433 - Schedule 3 (subheading 8606.20.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 8606.20.00 (insulated or refrigerated railway vans and wagons).  These goods transfer to subheading 8606.91.00 (other covered or closed railway or tramway goods vans and wagons, not self-propelled).

 

Item 434 - Schedule 3 (subheading 8606.30.00, the description of goods in column 2)

 

Subheading 8606.30.00 refers to self-discharging railway vans and wagons, other than those of subheading 8606.10.00 or subheading 8606.20.00.  This item amends the text of the subheading to delete the reference to “or 8606.20.00” to reflect the repeal of that subheading.  Item 433 refers.

 

Amendments to Chapter 87 ( Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling-stock, and parts and accessories thereof )

 

Item 435 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 87, Note 4)

 

Chapter 87 Note 4 specifies that children’s bicycles are classified in heading 9501.00.00. 

 

Item 435 replaces the reference to heading 9501.00.00 with 9503 to reflect a restructure of headings 9501.00.00 to 9503 that apply to toys.  Goods of heading 9501.00.00 transfer to heading 9503.  Item 475 refers.

 

Item 436 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 8708.3 to 8708.99.99)

 

Heading 8708 applies to parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of Chapter 87.

 

Item 436 restructures heading 8708 to separately identify various vehicle parts.

 

In subheading 8708.3 (brakes and servo-brakes and parts thereof), mounted brake linings transfer to new subheading 8708.30.1.  Other goods transfer to new subheading 8708.30.9 (other).

 



Subheading 8708.40 (gear boxes) has been amended to include parts thereof.  Complete gear boxes transfer to subheading 8708.40.4.  Parts of these goods transfer from subheading 8708.99 (other parts and accessories) to new subheading 8708.40.5.

 

Subheading 8708.50 (drive-axles with differential, whether or not provided with other transmission components) has been amended to include non-driving axles and parts thereof.  Drive-axles with differential transfer to subheading 8708.50.4.  Parts of these goods transfer from subheading 8708.99 (other parts and accessories) to new subheading 8708.50.5.  Non-driving axles and parts thereof transfer from subheading 8708.60 to new subheading 8708.50.6.  Subheading 8708.60 is repealed.

 

Subheading 8708.70 (road wheels and parts and accessories thereof) and its subheadings are not amended.

 

Subheading 8708.80 (suspension shock-absorbers) has been amended to apply to suspension systems and parts thereof (including shock-absorbers).  Suspension

shock-absorbers transfer to new subheading 8708.80.4.  Other goods covered by the revised subheading transfer from subheading 8708.99 (other parts and accessories) to new subheading 8708.80.9.

 

Subheading 8708.91 (radiators) has been amended to include parts thereof.  Complete radiators transfer to subheading 8708.91.3.  Parts of these goods transfer from subheading 8708.99 (other parts and accessories) to new subheading 8708.91.4.

 

Subheading 8708.92 (silencers and exhaust pipes) has been amended to include parts thereof.  Complete silencers and exhaust pipes transfer to subheading 8708.92.4.  Parts of these goods transfer from subheading 8708.99 (other parts and accessories) to new subheading 8708.92.5.

 

Subheading 8708.93 (clutches and parts thereof) is not amended.

 

Subheading 8708.94 (steering wheels, steering columns and steering boxes) has been amended to include parts thereof.  Complete steering wheels, steering columns and steering boxes transfer to subheading 8708.94.4.  Parts of these goods transfer from subheading 8708.99 (other parts and accessories) to new subheading 8708.94.5.

 

A new subheading 8708.95 has been added to separately identify safety airbags and parts thereof.  These goods transfer from subheading 8708.99.  Subheading 8708.99 (other parts and accessories) is not amended.

 

Within each subheading above, further subheadings have been created to refer to goods for tractors, goods of a kind used as components in passenger motor vehicles, goods for use in the assembly or manufacture of passenger motor vehicles and other.

 

Amendments to Chapter 88 (Aircraft, spacecraft and parts thereof)

 

Item 437 - Schedule 3 (heading 8801 and subheadings 8801.10.00 and 8801.90.00)

 

This item repeals heading 8801 (balloons and dirigibles and non-powered aircraft), subheadings 8801.10.00 (gliders and hang gliders) and 8801.90.00 (other) and creates new heading 8801.00.00 which covers all such non-powered aircraft and which is also created by this item.



Amendments to Chapter 90 (Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof)

 

Item 438 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 90, paragraph (a) of Note 1)

 

Chapter 90 Note 1 lists those goods not classified in Chapter 90.

 

Item 438 replaces the reference, in paragraph (a) of Note 1, to heading 4204.00.00 (articles of leather or of composition leather used in machinery or for technical uses) with heading 4205, to reflect the transfer of these goods to heading 4205.  Item 193 refers.

 

Item 439 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 90, paragraph (g) of Note 1)

 

This item inserts a new exclusion to Chapter 90, of machines and apparatus (including apparatus for the projection or drawing of circuit patterns on sensitised semiconductor materials).  This amendment reflects the classification of these and similar goods in heading 8486 (machines and apparatus for the manufacture of semiconductor devices), in accordance with new Note 9 to Chapter 84.  Item 359 refers.

 

Item 440 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 90, paragraph (h) of Note 1)

 

This item amends the reference to sound recording or reproducing apparatus by deleting “or 8520”.  This amendment reflects the integration of headings 8519 and 8520.

Item 412 refers.

 

Item 441 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 90, Note 1 to paragraph (h) of Note 1)

 

This item amends paragraph (h) to Chapter 90 that excludes various cameras from Chapter 90 and directs their classification in heading 8525 (television cameras, digital cameras and video camera recorders).  The amendment reflects the changed terminology in heading 8525.  Item 415 refers.

 

Item 442 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 90, paragraph (h) of Note 1)

 

This item inserts a new exclusion to Chapter 90, of connectors for optical fibres, optical fibre bundles or cables (8536).  This amendment reflects the classification of these goods in heading 8536 that includes connectors for optical fibres, optical fibre bundles or cables.  Items 420 and 421 refer.

 

Item 443 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 90, paragraph (a) of Note 2)

 

This item replaces the reference to heading 8485 with heading 8487 to reflect the repeal of heading 8485.  Item 390 refers.

 

Item 444 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 90, Note 3)

 

This item replaces the reference to “Note 4” in the Note with “Notes 3 and 4”.  Notes 3 and 4 of Section XVI relate to machinery designed for the purpose of performing two or more complementary or alternative functions.  This amendment reflects changes made to such machinery throughout Section XVI and in Chapter 90 and is included to allow the provisions of Note 3 to Section XVI to also apply to Chapter 90.  The amendment does not result in a movement of goods, as it is a clarification.



Item 445 - Schedule 3 (subheading 9006.20.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 9006.20.00 (cameras of a kind used for recording documents on microfilm, microfiche or other microforms).  These goods transfer to subheadings 9006.52.00 (other photographic cameras, for roll film of a width less than 35 mm), 9006.53.00 (other photographic cameras, for roll film of a width of 35 mm) and 9006.59.00 (other photographic cameras).

 

Item 446 - Schedule 3 (subheading 9006.62.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 9006.62.00 (flashbulbs and the like).  These goods transfer to subheading 9006.69.00 (other photographic apparatus).

 

Item 447 - Schedule 3 (heading 9009 and subheadings 9009.1 to 9009.99.00)

 

This item repeals heading 9009 (photocopying apparatus incorporating an optical system or of the contact type and thermo-copying apparatus) and its associated subheadings.

 

Goods from subheading 9009.11.00 (photocopying apparatus operating by reproducing the original image directly onto the copy (direct process)) transfer to subheadings 8443.31.00, 8443.32.00 and 8443.39.00 (printing machines).  Item 372 refers.

 

Goods from subheading 9009.12.00 (photocopying apparatus operating by reproducing the original image via an intermediate onto the copy (indirect process)) transfer to subheadings 8443.31.00, 8443.32.00 and 8443.39.00 (printing machines).  Item 372 refers.

 

Goods from subheading 9009.21.00 (other photocopying apparatus, incorporating an optical system) transfer to subheading 8443.39.00 (printing machines).  Item 372 refers.

 

Goods from subheading 9009.22.00 (other photocopying apparatus, of the contact type) transfer to subheading 8443.39.00 (printing machines).  Item 372 refers.

 

Goods from subheading 9009.30.00 (thermo-copying apparatus) transfer to subheading 8443.39.00 (printing machines).  Item 372 refers.

 

Goods from subheading 9009.91.00 (parts and accessories, automatic document feeders) transfer to subheading 8443.99.00 (other parts and accessories).  Item 372 refers.

 

Goods from subheading 9009.92.00 (parts and accessories, paper feeders) transfer to subheading 8443.99.00 (other parts and accessories).  Item 372 refers.

 

Goods from subheading 9009.93.00 (parts and accessories, sorters) transfer to subheading 8443.99.00 (other parts and accessories).  Item 372 refers.

 

Goods from subheading 9009.99.00 (other parts and accessories) transfer to subheading 8443.99.00 (other parts and accessories).  Item 372 refers.

 

 



Item 448 - Schedule 3 (heading 9010, the description of goods in column 2)

 

This item amends the text of heading 9010 (apparatus and equipment for photographic (including cinematographic) laboratories (including apparatus for the projection or drawing of circuit patterns on sensitised semiconductor materials), negatoscopes; projection screens) to remove references to apparatus relating to the manufacture of semiconductor materials.  Goods relating to semiconductors transfer to heading 8486.  Item 390 refers.

 

Item 449 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 9010.4 to 9010.49.00)

 

Item 449 repeals subheadings 9010.41.00 (apparatus for the projection or drawing of circuit patterns on sensitised semiconductor materials: direct write-on-wafer apparatus).  These goods transfer to subheading 8486.20.10.  Item 390 refers.

 

This item also repeals subheading 9010.42.00 (apparatus for the projection or drawing of circuit patterns on sensitised semiconductor materials: step and repeat aligners).  These goods transfer to subheading 8486.20.10.  Item 390 refers.

 

This item also repeals subheading 9010.49.00 (apparatus for the projection or drawing of circuit patterns on sensitised semiconductor materials: other).  These goods transfer to subheading 8486.20.10.  Item 390 refers.

 

Item 450 - Schedule 3 (subheading 9010.90.10, the description of goods in column 2)

 

Subheading 9010.90.10 applies to parts of goods of subheadings 9010.4 and 9010.50.90 (other apparatus and certain equipment for photographic laboratories).  As the goods of subheading 9010.4 transfer to subheading 8486.20.10 (machines and apparatus for the manufacture of semiconductor devices or electronic integrated circuits), parts for these goods transfer to subheading 8486.90.10.  Item 390 refers.

 

Item 450 amends the description of subheading 9010.90.10 to refer only to parts of other apparatus and equipment for photographic laboratories.

 

Item 451 - Schedule 3 (subheading 9027.40.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 9027.40.00 (exposure meters).  These goods transfer to subheading 9027.80.00 (other instruments and apparatus).

 

Item 452 - Schedule 3 (subheading 9030.20.00, the description of goods in column 2)

 

Subheading 9030.20.00 applies to cathode-ray oscilloscopes and cathode-ray oscillographs.  Item 417 refers.

 

Item 452 amends the description of subheading 9030.20.00 to expand the subheading to cover all kinds of oscilloscopes and oscillographs.  As a consequence, certain oscilloscopes and oscillographs transfer to the subheading from subheadings 9030.83.00 and 9030.89.00.

 



Item 453 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 9030.3 to 9030.39.00)

 

This item restructures subheadings 9030.31.00 (multimeters) and 9030.39.00 (other instruments and apparatus for measuring or checking voltage, current, resistance or power, without a recording device).

 

These goods transfer to newly created subheadings.  The new structure expands the type of goods eligible for classification in this subheading to include instruments and apparatus with a recording device.

 

Goods from the previous subheading 9030.31.00 remain in this subheading.  An additional subheading is created for multimeters with a recording device (9030.32.00).

 

An additional subheading is created for other instruments and apparatus for measuring or checking voltage, current, resistance or power, without a recording device (9030.33.00).  These goods were previously classified in subheading 9030.39.00.

 

New subheading 9030.39.00 now contains other instruments and apparatus for measuring or checking voltage, current, resistance or power, with a recording device.

 

Item 454 - Schedule 3 (subheading 9030.83.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 9030.83.00 (other instruments and apparatus, with a recording device).  These goods transfer to subheading 9030.84.00 (other parts for musical instruments), which is also created by this item.

 

Item 455 - Schedule 3 (subheading 9031.30.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 9031.30.00 (profile projectors).  These goods transfer to subheading 9031.49.00 (other optical instruments and appliances).

 

Amendments to Chapter 91 (Clocks and watches and parts thereof)

 

Item 456 - Schedule 3 (subheading 9101.12.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 9101.12.00 (wrist-watches, electrically operated, whether or not incorporating a stop-watch facility, with opto-electronic display only).  These goods transfer to subheading 9101.19.00 (other wrist-watches, electronically operated).

 

Item 457 - Schedule 3 (subheading 9106.20.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 9106.20.00 (parking meters).  These goods transfer to subheading 9106.90.00 (other time of day recording apparatus).

 

Amendments to Chapter 92 ( Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles )

 

Item 458 - Schedule 3 (heading 9203.00.00)

 

This item repeals heading 9203.00.00 (keyboard pipe organs; harmoniums and similar keyboard instruments with free metal reeds).  These goods transfer to subheading 9205.90.00 (other wind musical instruments).



Item 459 - Schedule 3 (heading 9204 and subheadings 9204.10.00 and 9204.20.00)

 

This item repeals heading 9204 (accordions and similar instruments; mouth organs) and subheadings 9204.10.00 (accordions and similar instruments) and 9204.20.00 (mouth organs).  These goods transfer to subheading 9205.90.00 (other wind musical instruments).

 

Item 460 - Schedule 3 (subheadings 9209.10.00 and 9209.20.00)

 

This item repeals subheadings 9209.10.00 (metronomes, tuning forks and pitch pipes) and 9209.20.00 (mechanisms for musical boxes).  These goods transfer to

subheading 9209.99.00 (other parts and accessories for musical instruments).

 

Item 461 - Schedule 3 (subheading 9209.93.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 9209.93.00 (parts and accessories for the musical instruments of heading 9203.00.00).  These goods transfer to subheading 9209.99.00 (other parts and accessories for musical instruments).

 

Amendments to Chapter 93 (Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof)

 

Item 462 - Schedule 3 (subheading 9306.10.00)

 

This item repeals subheading 9306.10.00 (cartridges for riveting or similar tools or for captive-bolt humane killers and parts thereof).  These goods transfer to subheading 9306.30.00 (other cartridges and parts thereof).

 

Amendments to Chapter 94 (Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated signs, illuminated name-plates and the like; prefabricated buildings )

 

Item 463 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 94, paragraphs (a) and (b) of Note 3)

 

This item replaces lower case (a) and (b) in paragraphs (a) and (b) of Note 3 with upper case letters to ensure consistency of terminology in the Customs Tariff.

 

Item 464 - Schedule 3 (subheading 9401.50.00)

 

This item splits subheading 9401.50.00 (seats of cane, osier, bamboo or similar materials) and creates new subheadings separately identifying seats of bamboo or rattan (9401.51.00) and other seats (9401.59.00).

 

Item 465 - Schedule 3 (subheading 9403.80.00)

 

This item splits subheading 9403.80.00 (furniture of other materials, including cane, osier, bamboo or similar materials) to separately identify furniture of bamboo or rattan (9403.81.00) and other material (9403.89.00).

 



Amendments to Chapter 95 (Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof)

 

Item 466 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 95, paragraph (a) of Note 1)

 

Note 1 to Chapter 95 specifies those goods that are not classified in Chapter 95. 

 

Item 466 replaces the reference to “Christmas tree candles (3406.00.00)” with “Candles (3406.00.00)”.  This amendment is a clarification of the Customs Tariff.

 

Item 467 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 95, paragraph (c) of Note 1)

 

This item replaces the reference to “4206” with “4206.00.00” to reflect the amendment of heading 4206.  Item 194 refers.

 

Item 468 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 95, paragraph (t) of Note 1)

 

This item removes the reference to “or” at the end of paragraph (t).  This amendment reflects the inclusion of a new paragraph to Note 1.  Item 469 refers.

 

Item 469 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 95, at the end of Note 1)

 

Note 1 to Chapter 95 specifies those goods that are not classified in Chapter 95.  This item includes the addition of a new paragraph to Note 1. New paragraph (v) excludes tableware, kitchenware, toilet articles, carpet and other textile floor coverings, apparel, bed linen, table linen, toilet linen, kitchen linen and similar articles having a utilitarian function.  This is a clarification of the Customs Tariff.

 

Item 470 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 95, after Note 3)

 

This item inserts a new Note 4 to Chapter 95, in reference to the classification of goods in heading 9503 (wheeled and other toys, their parts and accessories).

 

The Note provides clarification that where articles are put up together for retail sale and the combinations have the essential character of toys, then these goods are to be classified as toys under heading 9503.  These arrangements apply even if the particular article, combined with one or more other items, cannot be considered as a set under the terms of General Interpretative Rule 3(b).

 

Item 471 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 95, Note 4)

 

This item renumbers the present Note 4 as Note 5.  This amendment reflects the inclusion of a new note preceding this Note.

 

Item 472 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 95, Note 4)

 

This item replaces the abbreviation “e.g.” in Note 4 to Chapter 95 (this Note is renumbered as Note 5) with “for example” to ensure consistency of terminology throughout the Customs Tariff.

 



Item 473 - Schedule 3 (heading 9501.00.00)

 

This item repeals heading 9501.00.00 (wheeled toys designed to be ridden by children (for example, tricycles, scooters, pedal cars) and dolls’ carriages).  These goods transfer to new subheading 9503.00.10.  Item 475 refers.

 

Item 474 - Schedule 3 (heading 9502 and subheadings 9502.10.00 to 9502.99.00)

 

This item repeals heading 9502 (dolls representing only human beings) and subheadings 9502.10.00 (dolls whether or not dressed), 9502.91.00 (garments and accessories thereof, footwear and headgear) and 9502.99.00 (other parts and accessories for dolls).  These goods transfer to new subheading 9503.00.20 (dolls representing only human beings, including parts and accessories for those dolls). 

Item 475 refers.

 

Item 475 - Schedule 3 (heading 9503 and subheadings 9503.10.00 to 9503.90.99)

 

The changes to heading 9503 result from a proposal to simplify the existing HS nomenclature for toys.

 

Item 475 repeals the current heading 9503 (other toys; reduced-size (“scale”) models and similar recreational models, working or not; puzzles of all kinds) and its subsequent subheadings.  These goods transfer to a revised heading 9503 (tricycles, scooters, pedal cars and similar wheeled toys; dolls’ carriages; dolls; other toys; reduced-size models and similar recreational models, working or not; puzzles of all kinds).  This heading is drafted to cover all kinds of toys: existing subheadings are repealed and new subheadings created within heading 9503.

 

New subheading 9503.00.10 applies to wheeled toys designed to be ridden by children (for example, tricycles, scooters and pedal cars) and similar wheeled toys and dolls’ carriages.  These goods transfer from heading 9501.00.00.

 

New subheading 9503.00.20 applies to dolls representing only human beings, including parts and accessories for those dolls.  These goods transfer from heading 9502 and its subheadings.

 

New subheading 9503.00.30 applies to toys representing animals or non-human creatures, stuffed.  These goods transfer from subheadings 9503.41.00 and 9503.49.00.

 

New subheading 9503.00.40 applies to toy musical instruments and apparatus and books.  These goods transfer from subheadings 9503.30.10, 9503.50.00, 9503.60.10 and 9503.90.10.

 

New subheading 9503.00.50 applies to puzzles, other than books.  These goods transfer from subheading 9503.60.90.

 

New subheading 9503.00.60 applies to electric trains, including tracks, signals and other accessories and reduced-size model assembly kits, whether or not working models.  These goods transfer from subheadings 9503.10.00 and 9503.20.00.

 

New subheading 9503.00.70 applies to construction sets and constructional toys and toys, put up in sets or outfits.  These goods transfer from subheadings 9503.30.90 and 9503.70.00.



New subheading 9503.00.80 applies to other toys and models, incorporating a motor.  These goods transfer from subheading 9503.80.00.

 

New subheading 9503.00.91 applies to other toys, of metal.  These goods transfer from subheading 9503.90.91.

 

New subheading 9503.00.99 applies to other toys.  These goods transfer from subheading 9503.90.99.

 

Item 476 - Schedule 3 (subheading 9504.20.00, the description of goods in column 2)

 

Subheading 9504.20.00 applies to articles and accessories for billiards. 

 

Item 476 amends the description of subheading 9504.20.00 to expand the subheading to cover all articles and accessories for billiards of all kinds.  This is a clarification of the Customs Tariff.

 

Item 477 - Schedule 3 (subheading 9504.30.00, the description of goods in column 2)

 

Subheading 9504.30.00 applies to games operated by coins, banknotes (paper currency), discs or similar articles. 

 

Item 477 amends the description of subheading 9504.30.00 to allow payment by other means, such as bank cards and tokens. 

 

Amendments to Chapter 96 (Miscellaneous manufactured articles )

 

Item 478 - Schedule 3 (heading 9614 and subheadings 9614.20.00 and 9614.90.00)

 

This item repeals heading 9614 (smoking pipes, cigar or cigarette holders, and parts thereof), and subheadings 9614.20.00 (pipes and pipe bowls) and 9614.90.00 (other goods).  These goods transfer to new heading 9614.00.00 (smoking pipes and cigar or cigarette holders, and parts thereof), which is created by this item.

 

Amendments to Chapter 97 (Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques)

 

Item 479 - Schedule 3 (Chapter 97, paragraphs (a) and (b) of Note 4)

 

This item replaces lower case (a) and (b) in paragraphs (a) and (b) of Note 4 with upper case letters to ensure consistency of the terminology in the Customs Tariff.

 

Amendments to Schedule 4 (Concessional rates of duty)

 

Introductory comments

 

Schedule 4 to the Customs Tariff provides concessional importation for a range of specified goods and classes or kinds of goods.  In a number of instances, approximately 100 items, in Schedule 4 make reference to the tariff classifications specified in Schedule 3.  The amendments to the items of Schedule 4 contained in the Bill are designed to update those references to reflect changes being made to Schedule 3.



Items 480 to 482 - Schedule 4 (item 36, table)

 

Item 36 provides a Free rate of duty for certain chemicals and photographic film, as prescribed by by-law.  The Table to the item lists those tariff subheadings to which the item applies.

 

Items 480 to 482 of the Bill amend the subheadings in the Table to reflect amendments to those subheadings contained in this Bill.  Item 162 refers.  These amendments ensure that item 36 will continue to apply to the same range of goods as previously.

 

Item 483 - Schedule 4 (item 38, the description of goods in column 2)

 

Item 38 provides a Free rate of duty for certain plastics in primary forms, as prescribed by by-law.  The item specifies that these plastics must be classified in tariff

subheadings 3907.60.00, 3907.9 or heading 3908 of Schedule 3.

 

Item 483 of the Bill amends the text of item 38 to include a further subheading 3907.70.00 (poly(lactic acid)) that is created from subheading 3907.90.90.  Item 181 of the Bill refers.  This amendment ensures that item 38 will continue to apply to the same range of goods as previously.

 

Item 484 - Schedule 4 (item 53C, list)

 

This item amends the list of headings and subheadings to which item 53C of Schedule 4 to the Customs Tariff applies.

 

A number of headings and subheadings in Schedule 3 of the Customs Tariff apply to various components for passenger motor vehicles (PMV) and have a rate of duty of 10%.  Where these headings and subheadings also cover non-PMV goods, item 53C can be used to reduce that duty from 10% to 5%, which is the rate of duty that would have been applicable had the rate of 10% for these goods phased with other duty rates in Schedule 3.

 

Item 53C contains a list of tariff headings and subheadings (mainly applicable to textiles, clothing and footwear goods), which are specified to have a general rate of duty of 10%.  As these goods are not components for PMV, the list prevents the application of item 53C to these subheadings to incorrectly obtain a rate of duty of 5%.

 

The list for item 53C has been amended to reflect changes to the headings and subheadings contained in this Bill.  The amendments will ensure that the list accurately reflects the Customs Tariff from 1 January 2007.

 

Amendments to Schedule 5 (Rates of duty for US originating goods)

 

Introductory comments

 

In accordance with the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA), the Customs Tariff provides a customs duty rate of “Free” for US originating goods, unless a rate of customs duty is specified for those goods.  Schedule 5 to the Customs Tariff specifies those alternative rates of duty.

 



Items 485 to 536 of the Bill amend the table items in Schedule 5 to the Customs Tariff to ensure that:

 

(1)  references to headings and subheadings in Schedule 5 reflect the amendments to Schedule 3 made by this Bill; and

 

(2) customs duty applicable to those products affected by the WCO changes will continue to be imposed at the rate that applied before the implementation of the changes, in accordance with the AUSFTA.

 

As a result of the HS 2007 tariff changes, the Rules of Origin in the AUSFTA which are based on the current (2002) HS will require amendment.  Relevant documents have been submitted by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) to progress these changes.  Subject to the JSCOT report, amendments to the Customs (Australia-US Free Trade Agreement) Regulations 2004 pertaining to the Agreement will then be required.

 

Item 485 - Schedule 5 (after table item 97)

 

This item creates a new table item 97A in Schedule 5 to the Customs Tariff to impose rates of duty for US originating goods classified to new subheading 2852.00.40 (derivatives of certain carboxylic acids, that contain mercury).  These goods transfer from subheading 2918.90.00.  Table item 97A ensures that the rates of duty specified in Schedule 5 for the above goods will continue to apply when these goods are classified in subheading 2852.00.40.  Item 89 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 486 - Schedule 5 (table item 121)

 

This item repeals table item 121 in Schedule 5 to the Customs Tariff.  New table items 121 and 121A are created by this item to reflect the creation of new subheadings 2918.91.00 and 2918.99.00, from subheading 2918.90.00.  Items 121 and 121A impose rates of duty for US originating goods that previously applied to subheading 2918.90.00.  Item 117 of the Bill refers.

 

New table items 121B, 121C and 121D reflect the creation of new subheadings 3006.10.21, 3006.10.22 and 3006.10.29 that apply to certain surgical or dental adhesion barriers.  These goods transfer from various subheadings in Chapter 60.  Items 121B, 121C and 121D impose rates of duty for US originating goods that previously applied to these goods when classified in Chapter 60.  Item 135 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 487 - Schedule 5 (table item 228)

 

This item repeals table item 228 in Schedule 5 to reflect the repeal of subheading 5208.53.00.  Item 245 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 488 - Schedule 5 (table item 247)

 

This item repeals table item 247 in Schedule 5 to reflect the repeal of subheading 5210.12.00.  Item 246 of the Bill refers.

 



Item 489 - Schedule 5 (table item 250)

 

This item repeals table item 250 in Schedule 5 to reflect the repeal of subheading 5210.22.00.  Item 247 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 490 - Schedule 5 (table item 256)

 

This item repeals table item 256 in Schedule 5 to reflect the repeal of subheading 5210.42.00.  Item 248 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 491 - Schedule 5 (table item 259)

 

This item repeals table item 259 in Schedule 5 to reflect the repeal of subheading 5210.52.00.  Item 249 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 492 - Schedule 5 (table items 264 to 266)

 

This item repeals table items 264 to 266 in Schedule 5 and creates new table item 264 to reflect the combining of subheadings 5211.21.00, 5211.22.00 and 5211.29.00 to subheading 5211.20.00.  Table item 264 now refers to subheading 5211.20.00.  Item 250 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 493 - Schedule 5 (after table item 294)

 

This item inserts a new table item 294A in Schedule 5 to reflect the creation of new subheading 5402.34.00 (textured yarn of polypropylene).  Item 257 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 494 - Schedule 5 (table items 296 to 298)

 

This item repeals table items 296 to 298 in Schedule 5 and creates new table items 296 to 298B to reflect the amendments to subheadings 5402.41.00 to 5402.43.00.  Item 258 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 495 - Schedule 5 (table item 306)

 

This item repeals table item 306 in Schedule 5 to reflect the repeal of subheading 5403.20.00.  Item 259 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 496 - Schedule 5 (table item 314)

 

This item repeals table item 314 in Schedule 5 and creates new table items 314, 314A and 314B to reflect the amendments to subheading 5404.10.00.  Item 260 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 497 - Schedule 5 (table items 317 and 318)

 

This item repeals the above table items 317 and 318 in Schedule 5 and creates new table item 317 to refer to heading 5406.00.00 to reflect the amendments to heading 5406.  Item 261 of the Bill refers.

 



Item 498 - Schedule 5 (after table item 355)

 

This item inserts a new table item 355A in Schedule 5 to reflect the creation of new subheading 5501.40.10 (goods of polypropylene coated or covered with plastic, encased within a sheath of braided or plaited natural or synthetic fibres).  Item 262 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 499 - Schedule 5 (table item 392)

 

This item repeals table item 392 in Schedule 5 to reflect the repeal of

subheading 5513.22.00.  Item 264 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 500 - Schedule 5 (table items 396 and 397)

 

This item repeals table items 396 and 397 in Schedule 5 to reflect the repeal of subheadings 5513.32.00 and 5513.33.00.  Item 265 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 501 - Schedule 5 (table items 400 and 401)

 

This item repeals table items 400 and 401 in Schedule 5 to reflect the repeal of subheadings 5513.42.00 and 5513.43.00.  Item 266 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 502 - Schedule 5 (table item 405)

 

This item repeals table item 405 in Schedule 5 to reflect the repeal of

subheading 5514.13.00.  Item 267 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 503 - Schedule 5 (table items 411 to 414)

 

This item repeals table items 411 to 414 in Schedule 5 and creates new table item 411 to refer to subheading 5514.30.00 to reflect the amendments to subheading 5514.3.  Item 268 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 504 - Schedule 5 (table item 427)

 

This item repeals table item 427 in Schedule 5 to reflect the repeal of subheading 5515.92.00.  Item 269 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 505 - Schedule 5 (table item 463)

 

This item repeals table item 463 in Schedule 5 to reflect the repeal of subheading 5604.20.00.  Item 271 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 506 - Schedule 5 (table item 465)

 

This item repeals table item 465 in Schedule 5 to reflect the repeal of subheading 5607.10.00.  Item 272 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 507 - Schedule 5 (table item 471)

 

This item repeals table item 471 in Schedule 5 and creates new table items 471 and 471A to reflect the restructure of subheading 5607.90.00.  Item 273 of the Bill refers.



Item 508 - Schedule 5 (table items 483 to 485)

 

This item repeals table items 483 to 485 in Schedule 5 and creates new table item 483 with reference to subheading 5702.50.90 to reflect the amendments to subheading 5702.5.  Item 274 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 509 - Schedule 5 (cell at table item 520, column 2)

 

This item replaces the reference to subheading 5803.90.10 in table item 520 in Schedule 5 with subheading 5803.00.91 to reflect the restructure of heading 5803.  Item 275 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 510 - Schedule 5 (table item 577)

 

This item repeals table item 577 in Schedule 5 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6005.10.00.  Item 277 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 511 - Schedule 5 (table item 604)

 

This item repeals table item 604 in Schedule 5 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6101.10.00.  Item 278 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 512 - Schedule 5 (table items 612 to 614)

 

This item repeals table items 612 to 614 in Schedule 5 and creates new table item 612 with reference to subheading 6103.10.00 to reflect the amendments to subheading 6103.1.  Item 279 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 513 - Schedule 5 (table item 615)

 

This item repeals table item 615 in Schedule 5 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6103.21.00.  Item 280 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 514 - Schedule 5 (table items 627 and 628)

 

This item repeals table items 627 and 628 in Schedule 5 to reflect the repeal of subheadings 6104.11.00 and 6104.12.00.  Item 281 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 515 - Schedule 5 (table item 631)

 

This item repeals table item 631 in Schedule 5 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6104.21.00.  Item 282 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 516 - Schedule 5 (table item 665)

 

This item repeals table item 665 in Schedule 5 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6107.92.00.  Item 283 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 517 - Schedule 5 (table items 686 and 687)

 

This item repeals table items 686 and 687 in Schedule 5 to reflect the repeal of subheadings 6111.10.10 and 6111.10.90.  Item 284 of the Bill refers.

 



Item 518 - Schedule 5 (table item 706)

 

This item repeals table item 706 in Schedule 5 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6114.10.00.  Item 285 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 519 - Schedule 5 (table items 710 to 720)

 

This item repeals table items 710 to 720 in Schedule 5 and creates new table items 710 to 720B to reflect the restructure of heading 6115 (panty hose, tights etc).  Item 286 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 520 - Schedule 5 (cell at table item 723, column 2)

 

This item replaces the reference to subheading 6117.20.00 in table item 723 in

Schedule 5 with subheading 6117.80.10 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6117.20.00 (ties, bow ties and cravats) and the transfer of goods covered by this subheading to new subheading 6117.80.10.  Item 288 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 521 - Schedule 5 (table item 746)

 

This item repeals table item 746 in Schedule 5 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6203.21.00.  Item 289 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 522 - Schedule 5 (table item 783)

 

This item repeals table item 783 in Schedule 5 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6205.10.00.  Item 290 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 523 - Schedule 5 (table item 798)

 

This item repeals table item 798 in Schedule 5 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6207.92.00.  Item 291 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 524 - Schedule 5 (table items 808 and 809)

 

This item repeals table items 808 and 809 in Schedule 5 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6209.10.  Item 292 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 525 - Schedule 5 (table item 829)

 

This item repeals table item 829 in Schedule 5 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6211.31.90.  Item 293 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 526 - Schedule 5 (table item 842)

 

This item repeals table item 842 in Schedule 5 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6213.10.00.  Item 294 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 527 - Schedule 5 (table item 864)

 

This item repeals table item 864 in Schedule 5 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6302.52.00.  Item 296 of the Bill refers.



Item 528 - Schedule 5 (table item 870)

 

This item repeals table item 870 in Schedule 5 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6302.92.90.  Item 297 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 529 - Schedule 5 (cell at table item 872, column 2)

 

This item replaces the reference to subheading 6302.99.00 in table item 872 in

Schedule 5 with subheading 6302.99.90 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6302.99.00 (kitchen linen of other textile materials) and the transfer of goods covered by this subheading to new subheading 6302.99.90.  Item 298 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 530 - Schedule 5 (table items 873 and 874)

 

This item repeals the above table items to reflect the repeal of subheadings 6303.11.10 and 6303.11.90.  Item 299 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 531 - Schedule 5 (table item 895)

 

This item repeals table item 895 in Schedule 5 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6306.11.00.  Item 300 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 532 - Schedule 5 (table item 898)

 

This item repeals table item 898 in Schedule 5 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6306.21.00.  Item 301 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 533 - Schedule 5 (table items 901 to 904)

 

This item repeals table items 901 to 904 and creates new table items 901 and 902 in Schedule 5 to reflect the restructure of subheadings 6306.3 and 6306.4.  Item 302 of the Bill refers.

 

Items 534 and 535 - Schedule 5 (table item 920 and after table item 921)

 

Item 534 repeals table item 920 in Schedule 5 to the Customs Tariff to reflect the repeal of subheading 6401.91.00 (waterproof footwear of rubber or plastics, covering the knee).  These goods transfer to new subheading 6401.99.20.  Item 305 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 535 inserts a new table item 921A to reflect the transfer of goods covered by subheading 6401.91.00 to new subheading 6401.99.20.

 

Item 536 - Schedule 5 (table item 923)

 

This item repeals table item 923 in Schedule 5 to the Customs Tariff to reflect the repeal of subheading 6402.30.00.  Item 306 of the Bill refers.

 

 



Amendments to Schedule 6 (Rates of duty for Thai originating goods )

 

Introductory comments

 

In accordance with the Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA), the Customs Tariff provides a “Free” rate of customs duty for Thai originating goods, unless a rate of customs duty is specified for those goods.  Schedule 6 to the Customs Tariff specifies those alternative rates of duty.

 

Items 537 to 598 of the Bill amend the table items in Schedule 6 to the Customs Tariff to ensure that:

 

(1)  references to headings and subheadings in Schedule 6 reflect the amendments to Schedule 3 made by the Bill; and

 

(2) customs duty applicable to those products affected by the WCO changes will continue to be imposed at the rate that applied before the implementation of the changes, in accordance with the TAFTA.

 

As a result of the HS 2007 tariff changes, the Rules of Origin in the TAFTA which are based on the current (2002) HS will require amendment.  Relevant documents have been submitted by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) to progress these changes.  Subject to the JSCOT report, amendments to the Customs (Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement) Regulations 2004 pertaining to the Agreement will then be required.

 

Item 537 - Schedule 6 (after table item 100)

 

This item creates a new table item 100A in Schedule 6 to the Customs Tariff to impose rates of duty for Thai originating goods classified to new subheading 2852.00.50 (salts of triethanolamine, that contain mercury).  These goods transfer from subheading 2922.13.00.  Table item 100A ensures that the rates of duty specified in Schedule 6 for the above goods will continue to apply when these goods are classified in

subheading 2852.00.50.  Item 89 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 538 - Schedule 6 (table item 145)

 

This item repeals table item 145 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of subheading 2909.42.00.  Item 108 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 539 - Schedule 6 (after table item 152)

 

This item inserts new table items 152A, 152B, 152C and 152D in Schedule 6 to reflect the creation of new subheadings 3006.10.11, 3006.10.21, 3006.10.22 and 3006.10.29 that apply to certain surgical or dental adhesion barriers.  These goods transfer from various subheadings in Chapters 39 and 60.  Items 152A, 152B, 152C and 152D impose rates of duty for Thai originating goods that previously applied to these goods when classified in Chapters 39 and 60.  Item 135 of the Bill refers.

 

 



Item 540 - Schedule 6 (after table item 209)

 

This item inserts a new table item 209A in Schedule 6 to reflect the creation of new subheading 3907.70.00 (poly(lactic acid )) .  Item 181 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 541 - Schedule 6 (table item 257)

 

This item repeals table item 257 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of heading 4204.00.00.  Item 192 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 542 - Schedule 6 (after table item 258)

 

This item inserts a new table item 258A in Schedule 6 to reflect the creation of new subheading 4205.00.20 (articles of leather for technical uses ) .  Item 193 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 543 - Schedule 6 (table item 359)

 

This item repeals table item 359 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of subheading 5208.53.00.  Item 245 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 544 - Schedule 6 (table item 378)

 

This item repeals table item 378 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of subheading 5210.12.00.  Item 246 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 545 - Schedule 6 (table item 381)

 

This item repeals table item 381 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of subheading 5210.22.00.  Item 247 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 546 - Schedule 6 (table item 387)

 

This item repeals table item 387 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of subheading 5210.42.00.  Item 248 of the Bill refers

 

Item 547 - Schedule 6 (table item 390)

 

This item repeals table item 390 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of subheading 5210.52.00.  Item 249 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 548 - Schedule 6 (table items 395 to 397)

 

This item repeals table items 395 to 397 in Schedule 6 and creates new table item 395 to reflect the combining of subheadings 5211.21.00, 5211.22.00 and 5211.29.00 to subheading 5211.20.00.  Item 250 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 549 - Schedule 6 (after table item 425)

 

This item inserts a new table item 425A in Schedule 6 to reflect the creation of new subheading 5402.34.00 (textured yarn of polypropylene).  Item 257 of the Bill refers.



Item 550 - Schedule 6 (table items 427 to 429)

 

This item repeals table items 427 to 429 in Schedule 6 and creates new table items 427 to 429B to reflect the amendments to subheadings 5402.41.00 to 5402.43.00.  Item 258 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 551 - Schedule 6 (table item 437)

 

This item repeals table item 437 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of subheading 5403.20.00.  Item 259 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 552 - Schedule 6 (table item 445)

 

This item repeals table item 445 in Schedule 6 and creates new table items 445 to 445B to reflect the amendments to subheading 5404.10.00.  Item 260 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 553 - Schedule 6 (table items 448 and 449)

 

This item repeals table items 448 and 449 in Schedule 6 and creates new table item 448 to refer to heading 5406.00.00 to reflect the amendments to heading 5406.  Item 261 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 554 - Schedule 6 (after table item 486)

 

This item inserts a new table item 486A in Schedule 6 to reflect the creation of new subheading 5501.40.10 (goods of polypropylene coated or covered with plastic, encased within a sheath of braided or plaited natural or synthetic fibres).  Item 262 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 555 - Schedule 6 (table item 527)

 

This item repeals table item 527 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of subheading 5513.22.00.  Item 264 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 556 - Schedule 6 (table items 531 and 532)

 

This item repeals table items 531 and 532 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of subheadings 5513.32.00 and 5513.33.00.  Item 265 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 557 - Schedule 6 (table items 535 and 536)

 

This item repeals table items 535 and 536 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of subheadings 5513.42.00 and 5513.43.00.  Item 266 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 558 - Schedule 6 (table item 540)

 

This item repeals table item 540 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of subheading 5514.13.00.  Item 267 of the Bill refers.

 



Item 559 - Schedule 6 (table items 546 to 549)

 

This item repeals table items 546 to 549 in Schedule 6 and creates new table item 546 to refer to subheading 5514.30.00 to reflect the amendments to subheading 5514.3.  Item 268 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 560 - Schedule 6 (table item 562)

 

This item repeals table item 562 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of subheading 5515.92.00.  Item 269 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 561 - Schedule 6 (table item 598)

 

This item repeals table item 598 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of subheading 5604.20.00.  Item 271 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 562 - Schedule 6 (table item 601)

 

This item repeals table item 601 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of subheading 5607.10.00.  Item 272 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 563 - Schedule 6 (after table item 606)

 

This item inserts a new table item 606A in Schedule 6 to reflect the creation of new subheading 5607.90.10 (yarn of jute or other textile bast fibres).  Item 273 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 564 - Schedule 6 (table items 616 to 618)

 

This item repeals table items 616 to 618 in Schedule 6 and creates new table item 616 with reference to subheading 5702.50.90 to reflect the amendments to subheading 5702.5.  Item 274 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 565 - Schedule 6 (cell at table item 653, column 2)

 

This item replaces the reference to subheading 5803.90.10 in table item 653 with subheading 5803.00.91 to reflect the restructure of heading 5803.  Item 275 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 566 - Schedule 6 (table item 710)

 

This item repeals table item 710 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6005.10.00.  Item 277 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 567 - Schedule 6 (table item 738)

 

This item repeals table item 738 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6101.10.00.  Item 278 of the Bill refers.

 



Item 568 - Schedule 6 (table items 746 to 748)

 

This item repeals table items 746 to 748 and creates new table item 746 with reference to subheading 6103.10.00 to reflect the amendments to subheading 6103.1.  Item 279 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 569 - Schedule 6 (table item 749)

 

This item repeals table item 749 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6103.21.00.  Item 280 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 570 - Schedule 6 (table items 761 and 762)

 

This item repeals table items 761 and 762 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of subheadings 6104.11.00 and 6104.12.00.  Item 281 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 571 - Schedule 6 (table item 765)

 

This item repeals table item 765 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6104.21.00.  Item 282 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 572 - Schedule 6 (table item 799)

 

This item repeals table item 799 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6107.92.00.  Item 283 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 573 - Schedule 6 (table items 820 and 821)

 

This item repeals table items 820 and 821 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6111.10.  Item 284 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 574 - Schedule 6 (table item 840)

 

This item repeals table item 840 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6114.10.00.  Item 285 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 575 - Schedule 6 (table items 844 to 854)

 

This item repeals table items 844 to 854 in Schedule 6 and creates new table items 844 to 854B to reflect the restructure of heading 6115.  Item 286 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 576 - Schedule 6 (cell at table item 857, column 2)

 

This item replaces the reference to subheading 6117.20.00 in table item 857 with subheading 6117.80.10 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6117.20.00 and the transfer of goods covered by this subheading to new subheading 6117.80.10.  Item 288 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 577 - Schedule 6 (table item 880)

 

This item repeals table item 880 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6203.21.00.  Item 289 of the Bill refers.



Item 578 - Schedule 6 (table item 917)

 

This item repeals table item 917 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6205.10.00.  Item 290 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 579 - Schedule 6 (table item 932)

 

This item repeals table item 932 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6207.92.00.  Item 291 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 580 - Schedule 6 (table items 942 and 943)

 

This item repeals table items 942 and 943 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6209.10.  Item 292 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 581 - Schedule 6 (table item 963)

 

This item repeals table item 963 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6211.31.90.  Item 293 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 582 - Schedule 6 (table item 976)

 

This item repeals table item 976 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6213.10.00.  Item 294 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 583 - Schedule 6 (table item 999)

 

This item repeals table item 999 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6302.52.00.  Item 296 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 584 - Schedule 6 (table item 1005)

 

This item repeals table item 1005 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6302.92.90.  Item 297 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 585 - Schedule 6 (cell at table item 1007, column 2)

 

This item replaces the reference to subheading 6302.99.00 in table item 1007 in Schedule 6 with subheading 6302.99.90 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6302.99.00 and the transfer of goods covered by this subheading to new subheading 6302.99.90.  Item 298 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 586 - Schedule 6 (table items 1008 and 1009)

 

This item repeals table items 1008 and 1009 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6303.11.  Item 299 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 587 - Schedule 6 (table item 1030)

 

This item repeals table item 1030 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6306.11.00.  Item 300 of the Bill refers.

 



Item 588 - Schedule 6 (table item 1033)

 

This item repeals table item 1033 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6306.21.00.  Item 301 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 589 - Schedule 6 (table items 1036 to 1039)

 

This item repeals table items 1036 to 1039 in Schedule 6 and creates new table items 1036 and 1037 to reflect the restructure of subheadings 6306.3 and 6306.4.  Item 302 of the Bill refers.

 

Items 590 and 591 - Schedule 6 (table item 1055 and after table item 1056)

 

Item 590 repeals table item 1055 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6401.91.00.  These goods transfer to new subheading 6401.99.20.  Items 303 and 305 of the Bill refer.

 

Item 591 inserts a new table item 1056A in Schedule 6 to reflect the transfer of goods covered by subheading 6401.91.00 to new subheading 6401.99.20.

 

Item 592 - Schedule 6 (table item 1060)

 

This item repeals table item 1060 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6402.30.00.  Item 306 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 593 - Schedule 6 (table item 1064)

 

This item repeals table item 1064 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of subheading 6403.30.00.  Item 309 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 594 - Schedule 6 (table item 1079)

 

This item repeals table item 1079 in Schedule 6 to reflect the repeal of heading 6503.00.00.  Item 310 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 595 - Schedule 6 (table item 1093)

 

This item repeals table item 1093 in Schedule 6 and creates new table items 1093 and 1093A to reflect the splitting of subheading 7306.60.00 into subheadings 7306.61.00 and 7306.69.00.  Item 330 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 596 - Schedule 6 (after table item 1127)

 

This item inserts a new table item 1127A in Schedule 6 to reflect the creation of new subheading 8486.90.60.  Item 390 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 597 - Schedule 6 (table items 1139 to 1141)

 

This item repeals table items 1139 to 1141 and creates new table items 1139, 1140 and 1141 to reflect the restructure of heading 8519.  Item 411 of the Bill refers. 

 



Item 598 - Schedule 6 (table items 1152 to 1165)

 

This item repeals the above table items in Schedule 6 and creates new table items to reflect the restructure of subheading 8708.  Item 436 of the Bill refers.

 

Item 599 - Application

 

This item provides that the amendments in the Schedule to the Bill apply both to goods that are imported into Australia on or after 1 January 2007 and also to goods that were imported before that date but on which the time for working out the rate of import duty on those goods had not occurred before that date.  For example, this application provision will apply to goods that were warehoused on importation before 1 January 2007 and not entered into home consumption until on or after 1 January 2007.