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

reparations with a basis of plaster

Notes.

1.This Chapter does not cover :

(a)Edible mixtures or preparations of animal or vegetable fats or oils of a kind used as mould release preparations (heading 15.17);

(b)Separate chemically defined compounds; or

(c)Shampoos, dentifrices, shaving creams and foams, or bath preparations, containing soap or other organic surface- active agents (heading 33.05, 33.06 or 33.07).

2.For the purposes of heading 34.01, the expression “soap” applies only to soap soluble in water. Soap and the other products of heading 34.01 may contain added substances (for example, disinfectants, abrasive powders, fillers or medicaments). Products containing abrasive powders remain classified in heading 34.01 only if in the form of bars, cakes or moulded pieces or shapes. In other forms they are to be classified in heading 34.05 as “scouring powders and similar preparations”.

3.For the purposes of heading 34.02, “organic surface-active agents” are products which when mixed with water at a concentration of 0.5 % at 20 °C and left to stand for one hour at the same temperature :

(a)give a transparent or translucent liquid or stable emulsion without separation of insoluble matter; and

(b)reduce the surface tension of water to 4.5 x 10-2 N/m (45 dyne/cm) or less.

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4.In heading 34.03 the expression “petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals” applies to the products defined in Note 2 to Chapter 27.

5.In heading 34.04, subject to the exclusions provided below, the expression “artificial waxes and prepared waxes” applies only to :

(a)Chemically produced organic products of a waxy character, whether or not water-soluble;

(b)Products obtained by mixing different waxes;

(c)Products of a waxy character with a basis of one or more waxes and containing fats, resins, mineral substances or other materials.

The heading does not apply to :

(a)Products of heading 15.16, 34.02 or 38.23, even if having a waxy character;

(b)Unmixed animal waxes or unmixed vegetable waxes, whether or not refined or coloured, of heading 15.21;

(c)Mineral waxes or similar products of heading 27.12, whether or not intermixed or merely coloured; or

(d)Waxes mixed with, dispersed in or dissolved in a liquid medium (headings 34.05, 38.09, etc.).

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34.01

 

Soap;

organic

surface-

 

 

 

 

active

products

and

 

 

 

 

preparations for use as

 

 

 

 

soap, in the form of

 

 

 

 

bars,

cakes, moulded

 

 

 

 

pieces

 

or

shapes,

 

 

 

 

whether

or

 

not

 

 

 

 

containing

soap;

 

 

 

 

organic

surface-active

 

 

 

 

products

 

 

and

 

 

 

 

preparations

 

for

 

 

 

 

washing the skin, in the

 

 

 

 

form of liquid or cream

 

 

 

 

and put up for retail

 

 

 

 

sale,

whether

or

not

 

 

 

 

containing soap; paper,

 

 

 

 

wadding,

felt

and

 

 

 

 

nonwovens,

 

 

 

 

 

 

impregnated, coated or

 

 

 

 

covered

with

soap

or

 

 

 

 

detergent.

 

 

 

 

-Soap and organic surface-active products and preparations, in the form of bars, cakes,

moulded pieces or

shapes, and paper,

wadding, felt and nonwovens, impregnated, coated or covered with soap or detergent :

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-- For toilet use (including

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

medicated products):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3401.11.10.00

---

Medicated soaps

 

kg

10

7.5

 

 

 

 

 

3401.11.90.00

---

Other

 

 

 

kg

35

7.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

-- Other:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3401.19.10.00

---

Household soaps

 

kg

35

7.5

 

 

 

 

 

3401.19.20.00

---

 

Surface-active

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

products and preparations

kg

35

7.5

 

 

 

 

 

3401.19.90.00

---

Other

 

 

 

kg

35

7.5

 

 

 

 

 

3401.20.00.00

- Soap in other forms

 

kg

10

7.5

 

 

 

 

 

3401.30.00.00

-

Organic surface-active

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

products and preparations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

for washing the skin, in the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

form of liquid or cream

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and put up for retail sale,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

whether or not containing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

soap

 

 

 

kg

35

7.5

 

 

 

 

34.02

 

Organic

surface-active

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

agents

(other

than

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

soap);

surface-active

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

preparations,

washing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

preparations

(including

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

auxiliary

 

washing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

preparations)

 

and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cleaning

preparations,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

whether

 

or

not

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

containing soap, other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

than

those

of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

heading 34.01.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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- Organic surface-active

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

agents, whether or not put

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

up for retail sale :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-- Anionic:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3402.11.10.00

---

Put up for retail sale

kg

35

7.5

 

 

 

 

 

3402.11.90.00

---

Other

kg

20

7.5

15

 

 

 

 

 

-- Cationic:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3402.12.10.00

---

Put up for retail sale

kg

35

7.5

 

 

 

 

 

3402.12.90.00

---

Other

kg

20

7.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

-- Non-ionic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3402.13.10.00

---

Put up for retail sale

kg

35

7.5

 

 

 

 

 

3402.13.90.00

---

Other

kg

20

7.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

-- Other:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3402.19.10.00

---

Put up for retail sale

kg

35

7.5

 

 

 

 

 

3402.19.90.00

---

Other

kg

20

7.5

 

 

 

 

 

3402.20.00.00

- Preparations put up for

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

retail sale

kg

35

7.5

 

 

 

 

 

3402.90.00.00

- Other

kg

20

7.5

 

 

 

 

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34.03

 

Lubricating

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

preparations

(including

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cutting-oil preparations,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bolt

or

nut

release

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

preparations,

anti-rust

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or

 

 

 

anti-corrosion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

preparations and mould

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

release

 

preparations,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

based

on

lubricants)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and

preparations

of

a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

kind used for the oil or

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

grease

treatment

of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

textile

 

 

materials,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

leather,

 

furskins

or

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

other

 

materials,

but

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

excluding

preparations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

containing,

as

basic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

constituents,

70 %

or

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

more

 

by

weight

of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

petroleum oils or of oils

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

obtained

 

 

 

from

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bituminous minerals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

Containing

 

petroleum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

oils or oils obtained from

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bituminous minerals :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3403.11.00.00

--

Preparations for the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

treatment

 

of

 

textile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

materials,

 

 

leather,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

furskins or other materials

kg

10

7.5

 

 

 

 

 

3403.19.00.00

-- Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

kg

5

7.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Other :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3403.91.00.00

--

Preparations for the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

treatment

of

textile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

materials,

 

leather,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

furskins or other materials

kg

10

7.5

 

 

 

 

 

3403.99.00.00

-- Other

 

 

 

 

kg

10

7.5

 

 

 

 

34.04

 

Artificial

waxes

and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

prepared waxes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3404.20.00.00

-

Of

poly(oxyethylene)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(polyethylene glycol)

 

kg

10

7.5

 

 

 

 

 

3404.90.00.00

- Other

 

 

 

 

kg

10

7.5

 

 

 

 

34.05

 

Polishes

and

creams,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

for footwear,

furniture,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

floors,

 

coachwork,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

glass or metal, scouring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pastes and powders and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

similar

 

preparations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(whether or not in the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

form of paper, wadding,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

felt, nonwovens, cellular

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

plastics

or

cellular

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rubber,

 

impregnated,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

coated or covered with

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

such

 

preparations),

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

excluding

waxes

of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

heading 34.04.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3405.10.00.00

-

Polishes, creams

and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

similar

preparations

for

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

footwear or leather

 

kg

20

7.5

 

 

 

 

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3405.20.00.00

-

Polishes,

creams

 

and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

similar

preparations

for

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the

maintenance

 

of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

wooden furniture, floors or

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

other woodwork

 

 

kg

20

7.5

 

 

 

 

 

3405.30.00.00

-

Polishes

and similar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

preparations

 

 

for

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

coachwork,

other

than

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

metal polishes

 

 

kg

20

7.5

 

 

 

 

 

3405.40.00.00

-

Scouring

pastes and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

powders

 

and

other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

scouring preparations

 

kg

20

7.5

 

 

 

 

 

3405.90.00.00

- Other

 

 

 

 

 

kg

20

7.5

 

 

 

 

34.06

3406.00.00.00

Candles, tapers and the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

like.

 

 

 

 

 

kg

20

7.5

 

 

 

 

34.07

3407.00.00.00

Modelling

pastes,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

including those put up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

for

 

 

children's

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

amusement;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

preparations known

as

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“dental

wax” or

 

as

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“dental

 

impression

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

compounds”, put up in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sets,

in

packings

for

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

retail sale or in plates,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

horseshoe

shapes,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sticks or similar forms;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

other

preparations

for

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

use in dentistry, with a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

basis

of

plaster

 

(of

kg

20

7.5

 

 

 

 

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calcined gypsum or

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

calcium sulphate).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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