Chapter 59

Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use

Notes.

1.- Except where the context otherwise requires, for the purposes of this Chapter the expression “textile fabrics” applies only to the woven fabrics of Chapters 50 to 55 and headings 58.03 and 58.06, the braids and ornamental trimmings in the piece of heading 58.08 and the knitted or crocheted fabrics of headings 60.02 to 60.06.

2.- Heading 59.03 applies to :

(a)Textile fabrics, impregnated, coated, covered or laminated with plastics, whatever the weight per square metre and whatever the nature of the plastic material (compact or cellular), other than :

(1)Fabrics in which the impregnation, coating or covering cannot be seen with the naked eye (usually Chapters 50 to 55, 58 or 60); for the purpose of this provision, no account should be taken of any resulting change of colour;

(2)Products which cannot, without fracturing, be bent manually around a cylinder of a diameter of 7 mm, at a temperature between 15 °C and 30 °C (usually Chapter 39);

(3)Products in which the textile fabric is either completely embedded in plastics or entirely coated or covered on both sides with such material, provided that such coating or covering can be seen with the naked eye with no account being taken of any resulting change of colour (Chapter 39);

(4)Fabrics partially coated or partially covered with plastics and bearing designs resulting from these treatments (usually Chapters 50 to 55, 58 or 60);

(5)Plates, sheets or strip of cellular plastics, combined with textile fabric, where the textile fabric is present merely for reinforcing purposes (Chapter 39); or

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(6)Textile products of heading 58.11;

(b)Fabrics made from yarn, strip or the like, impregnated, coated, covered or sheathed with plastics, of heading 56.04.

3.- For the purposes of heading 59.05, the expression “textile wall coverings” applies to products in rolls, of a width of not less than 45 cm, suitable for wall or ceiling decoration, consisting of a textile surface which has been fixed on a backing or has been treated on the back (impregnated or coated to permit pasting).

This heading does not, however, apply to wall coverings consisting of textile flock or dust fixed directly on a backing of paper (heading 48.14) or on a textile backing (generally heading 59.07).

4.- For the purposes of heading 59.06, the expression “rubberised textile fabrics” means :

(a)Textile fabrics impregnated, coated, covered or laminated with rubber,

(i)Weighing not more than 1,500 g/m2; or

(ii)Weighing more than 1,500 g/m2 and containing more than 50 % by weight of textile material;

(b)Fabrics made from yarn, strip or the like, impregnated, coated, covered or sheathed with rubber, of heading 56.04;

and

(c)Fabrics composed of parallel textile yarns agglomerated with rubber, irrespective of their weight per square metre.

This heading does not, however, apply to plates, sheets or strip of cellular rubber, combined with textile fabric, where the textile fabric is present merely for reinforcing purposes (Chapter 40), or textile products of heading 58.11.

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5.- Heading 59.07 does not apply to :

(a)Fabrics in which the impregnation, coating or covering cannot be seen with the naked eye (usually Chapters 50 to 55, 58 or 60); for the purpose of this provision, no account should be taken of any resulting change of colour;

(b)Fabrics painted with designs (other than painted canvas being theatrical scenery, studio back-cloths or the like);

(c)Fabrics partially covered with flock, dust, powdered cork or the like and bearing designs resulting from these treatments; however, imitation pile fabrics remain classified in this heading;

(d)Fabrics finished with normal dressings having a basis of amylaceous or similar substances;

(e)Wood veneered on a backing of textile fabrics (heading 44.08);

(f)Natural or artificial abrasive powder or grain, on a backing of textile fabrics (heading 68.05);

(g)Agglomerated or reconstituted mica, on a backing of textile fabrics (heading 68.14); or

(h)Metal foil on a backing of textile fabrics (generally Section XIV or XV).

6.- Heading 59.10 does not apply to :

(a)Transmission or conveyor belting, of textile material, of a thickness of less than 3 mm; or

(b)Transmission or conveyor belts or belting of textile fabric impregnated, coated, covered or laminated with rubber or made from textile yarn or cord impregnated, coated, covered or sheathed with rubber (heading 40.10).

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7.- Heading 59.11 applies to the following goods, which do not fall in any other heading of Section XI :

(a)Textile products in the piece, cut to length or simply cut to rectangular (including square) shape (other than those having the character of the products of headings 59.08 to 59.10), the following only :

(i)Textile fabrics, felt and felt-lined woven fabrics, coated, covered or laminated with rubber, leather or other material, of a kind used for card clothing, and similar fabrics of a kind used for other technical purposes, including narrow fabrics made of velvet impregnated with rubber, for covering weaving spindles (weaving beams);

(ii)Bolting cloth;

(iii)Straining cloth of a kind used in oil presses or the like, of textile material or of human hair;

(iv)Flat woven textile fabrics with multiple warp or weft, whether or not felted, impregnated or coated, of a kind used in machinery or for other technical purposes;

(v)Textile fabrics reinforced with metal, of a kind used for technical purposes;

(vi)Cords, braids and the like, whether or not coated, impregnated or reinforced with metal, of a kind used in industry as packing or lubricating materials;

(b)Textile articles (other than those of headings 59.08 to 59.10) of a kind used for technical purposes (for example, textile fabrics and felts, endless or fitted with linking devices, of a kind used in paper-making or similar machines (for example, for pulp or asbestos-cement), gaskets, washers, polishing discs and other machinery parts).

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Textile fabrics coated with

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

gum

or

 

amylaceous

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

substances,

of

a

kind

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

used for the outer covers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

of books or the like;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tracing

cloth;

prepared

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

painting canvas; buckram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and

similar

stiffened

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

textile fabrics of a kind

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

used for hat foundations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5901.10.00.00

- Textile fabrics coated with

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

gum

or

 

amylaceous

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

substances, of a kind used

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

for the outer covers of books

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or the like

 

 

 

 

kg

20

 

7.5

 

 

 

 

 

5901.90.00.00

- Other

 

 

 

 

 

kg

20

 

7.5

 

 

 

 

59.02

 

Tyre cord

fabric of

high

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tenacity yarn of nylon or

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

other

 

 

polyamides,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

polyesters

or

viscose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rayon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5902.10.00.00

- Of

nylon or other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

polyamides

 

 

 

 

kg

10

 

7.5

 

 

 

 

 

5902.20.00.00

- Of polyesters

 

 

 

kg

10

 

7.5

 

 

 

 

 

5902.90.00.00

- Other

 

 

 

 

 

kg

10

 

7.5

 

 

 

 

59.03

 

Textile

 

 

 

fabrics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

impregnated,

 

coated,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

covered or laminated with

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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plastics, other than those

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

of heading 59.02.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5903.10.00.00

- With poly(vinyl chloride)

kg

20

7.5

 

 

 

 

 

5903.20.00.00

- With polyurethane

 

 

kg

20

7.5

 

 

 

 

 

5903.90.00.00

- Other

 

 

 

 

kg

20

7.5

 

 

 

 

59.04

 

Linoleum, whether or not

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cut

to

shape;

floor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

coverings consisting of a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

coating

or

covering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

applied

on

a

textile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

backing,

whether

or

not

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cut to shape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5904.10.00.00

- Linoleum

 

 

 

 

20

7.5

 

 

 

 

 

5904.90.00.00

- Other

 

 

 

 

20

7.5

 

 

 

 

59.05

5905.00.00.00

Textile wall coverings.

 

20

7.5

 

 

 

 

59.06

 

Rubberised

 

textile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

fabrics, other than those

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

of heading 59.02.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5906.10.00.00

- Adhesive tape of a width

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

not exceeding 20 cm

 

kg

20

7.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Other :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5906.91.00.00

-- Knitted or crocheted

 

kg

20

7.5

 

 

 

 

 

5906.99.00.00

-- Other

 

 

 

 

kg

20

7.5

 

 

 

 

59.07

5907.00.00.00

Textile fabrics

otherwise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

impregnated,

coated

or

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

covered;

painted

canvas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

being

theatrical scenery,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

kg

20

7.5

 

 

 

 

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studio back-cloths or the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

like.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

59.08

5908.00.00.00

Textile

wicks,

woven,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

plaited or knitted , for

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lamps,

stoves,

lighters,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

candles

or

the

like;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

incandescent gas mantles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and

tubular

knitted gas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mantle

fabric

therefor,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

whether

 

or

 

not

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

impregnated.

 

 

 

kg

20

7.5

 

 

 

 

59.09

5909.00.00.00

Textile

hosepiping

and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

similar textile tubing, with

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or without lining, armour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or accessories

of

other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

materials.

 

 

 

kg

20

7.5

 

 

 

 

59.10

5910.00.00.00

Transmission

 

 

or

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

conveyor belts or belting,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

of

textile

 

material,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

whether

 

or

 

not

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

impregnated,

 

coated,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

covered or laminated with

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

plastics,

or

reinforced

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

with

metal

or

other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

material.

 

 

 

kg

10

7.5

 

 

 

 

59.11

 

Textile

products

and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

articles,

for

 

technical

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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uses, specified in Note 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

to this Chapter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5911.10.00.00

- Textile fabrics, felt and felt-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lined woven fabrics, coated,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

covered

or

laminated

with

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rubber,

leather

or

other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

material, of a kind used for

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

card

clothing,

and

similar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

fabrics of a kind used for

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

other

technical

purposes,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

including

 

narrow

fabrics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

made of velvet impregnated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

with

rubber,

for

covering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

weaving spindles (weaving

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

beams)

 

 

 

 

 

 

kg

10

7.5

 

 

 

 

 

5911.20.00.00

- Bolting cloth, whether or

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

not made up

 

 

 

 

kg

10

7.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Textile fabrics and felts,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

endless or fitted with linking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

devices, of a kind used in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

paper-making or similar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

machines (for example, for

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pulp or asbestos-cement) :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5911.31.00.00

--

Weighing

less

than

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

650 g/m2

 

 

 

 

 

kg

10

7.5

 

 

 

 

 

5911.32.00.00

--

Weighing

650 g/m2 or

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

kg

10

7.5

 

 

 

 

 

5911.40.00.00

-

Straining

cloth

of

a

kind

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

used

in

oil

presses or

the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

kg

10

7.5

 

 

 

 

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like, including that of human

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5911.90.00.00

- Other

kg

10

7.5

 

 

 

 

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