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
1.-This Section does not cover :
(a) Transmission or conveyor belts or belting, of plastics of Chapter 39, or of vulcanised rubber
(heading 40.10); or other articles of a kind used in machinery or mechanical or electrical appliances or for other technical uses, of vulcanised rubber other than hard rubber (heading 40.16);
(b) Articles of leather or of composition leather (heading 42.04) or of furskin (heading 43.03), of a kind used in machinery or mechanical appliances or for other technical uses;
(c) Bobbins, spools, cops, cones, cores, reels or similar supports, of any material (for example, Chapter 39, 40, 44 or 48 or Section XV);
(d) Perforated cards for Jacquard or similar machines (for example, Chapter 39 or 48 or Section XV);
(e) Transmission or conveyor belts or belting of textile material (heading 59.10) or other articles of textile material for technical uses (heading 59.11);
(f) Precious or semi-precious stones (natural, synthetic or reconstructed) of headings 71.02 to 71.04, or articles wholly of such stones of heading 71.16, except unmounted worked sapphires and diamonds for styli (heading 85.22);
(g) Parts of general use, as defined in Note 2 to Section XV, of base metal (Section XV), or similar goods of plastics (Chapter 39);
(h) Drill pipe (heading 73.04);
(ij)Endless belts of metal wire or strip (Section XV);
(k) Articles of Chapter 82 or 83;
(l) Articles of Section XVII;
(m) Articles of Chapter 90;
(n) Clocks, watches or other articles of Chapter 91;
(o) Interchangeable tools of heading 82.07 or brushes of a kind used as parts of machines (heading 96.03); similar interchangeable tools are to be classified according to the constituent material of their working part (for example, in Chapter 40, 42, 43, 45 or 59 or heading 68.04 or 69.09);
(p) Articles of Chapter 95 or (q) Typewriter or similar ribbons, whether or not on spools or in cartridges (classified according to their constituent material, or in heading 96.12 if inked or otherwise prepared for giving impressions).
2.-Subject to Note 1 to this Section, Note 1 to Chapter 84 and Note 1 to Chapter 85, parts of machines (not being parts of the articles of heading 84.84, 85.44, 85.45, 85.46 or 85.47) are to be classified according to the following rules :
(a) Parts which are goods included in any of the headings of Chapter 84 or 85 (other than headings 84.09, 84.31, 84.48, 84.66, 84.73, 84.85, 85.03, 85.22, 85.29, 85.38 and 85.48) are in all cases to be classified in their respective headings;
(b) Other parts, if suitable for use solely or principally with a particular kind of machine, or with a number of
machines of the same heading (including a machine of heading 84.79 or 85.43) are to be classified with the machines of that kind or in heading 84.09, 84.31, 84.48, 84.66, 84.73, 85.03, 85.22, 85.29 or 85.38 as appropriate. However, parts which are equally suitable for use principally with the goods of headings 85.17 and 85.25 to 85.28 are to be classified in heading 85.17;
(c) All other parts are to be classified in heading 84.09, 84.31, 84.48, 84.66, 84.73, 85.03, 85.22, 85.29 or 85.38 as appropriate or, failing that, in heading 84.85 or 85.48.
3.-Unless the context otherwise requires, composite machines consisting of two or more machines fitted together to form a whole and other machines designed for the purpose of performing two or more complementary or alternative functions are to be classified as if consisting only of that component or as being that machine which performs the principal function.
4.-Where a machine (including a combination of machines) consists of individual components (whether separate or interconnected by piping, by transmission devices, by electric cables or by other devices) intended to contribute together to a clearly defined function covered by one of the headings in
Chapter 84 or Chapter 85, then the whole falls to be classified in the heading appropriate to that function.
5.-For the purposes of these Notes, the expression " machine " means any machine, machinery, plant, equipment, apparatus or appliance cited in the headings of Chapter 84 or 85.
1.-This Chapter does not cover :
(a) Millstones, grindstones or other articles of Chapter 68;
(b) Machinery or appliances (for example, pumps) of ceramic material and ceramic parts of machinery or appliances of any material (Chapter 69);
(c) Laboratory glassware (heading 70.17); machinery, appliances or other articles for technical uses or parts thereof, of glass (heading 70.19 or 70.20);
(d) Articles of heading 73.21 or 73.22 or similar articles of other base metals (Chapters 74 to 76 or 78 to 81);
(e) Electro-mechanical domestic appliances of heading 85.09; digital cameras of heading 85.25; or
(f) Hand-operated mechanical floor sweepers, not motorised (heading 96.03).
2.-Subject to the operation of Note 3 to Section XVI, a machine or appliance which answers to a description in one or more of the headings 84.01 to 84.24 and at the same time to a description in one or other of the headings 84.25 to 84.80 is to be classified under the appropriate heading of the former group and not the latter.
Heading 84.19 does not, however, cover :
(a) Germination plant, incubators or brooders (heading 84.36);
(b) Grain dampening machines (heading 84.37);
(c) Diffusing apparatus for sugar juice extraction (heading 84.38);
(d) Machinery for the heat-treatment of textile yarns, fabrics or made up textile articles (heading 84.51); or
(e) Machinery or plant, designed for a mechanical operation, in which a change of temperature, even if necessary, is subsidiary.
Heading 84.22 does not cover :
(a) Sewing machines for closing bags or similar containers (heading 84.52); or
(b) Office machinery of heading 84.72.
Heading 84.24 does not cover :
Ink-jet printing machines (heading 84.43 or 84.71).
3.-A machine-tool for working any material which answers to a description in heading 84.56 and at the same time to a description in heading 84.57, 84.58, 84.59, 84.60, 84.61, 84.64 or 84.65 is to be classified in heading 84.56.
4.-Heading 84.57 applies only to machine-tools for working metal, other than lathes (including turning centres), which can carry out different types of machining operations either :
(a) by automatic tool change from a magazine or the like in conformity with a machining programme (machining centres),
(b) by the automatic use, simultaneously or sequentially, of different unit heads working on a fixed position workpiece (unit construction machines, single station), or
(c) by the automatic transfer of the workpiece to different unit heads (multi-station transfer machines).
5.-(A)For the purposes of heading 84.71, the expression " automatic data processing machines " means : (a) Digital machines, capable of (1) storing the processing program or programs and at least the data immediately necessary for the execution of the program; (2) being freely programmed in accordance with the requirements of the user; (3) performing arithmetical computations specified by the user; and, (4) executing, without human intervention, a processing program which requires them to modify their execution, by logical decision during the processing run;
(b) Analogue machines capable of simulating mathematical models and comprising at least : analogue elements, control elements and programming elements;
(c) Hybrid machines consisting of either a digital machine with analogue elements or an analogue machine with digital elements.
(B) Automatic data processing machines may be in the form of systems consisting of a variable number of separate units. Subject to paragraph (E) below, a unit is to be regarded as being a part of a complete system if it meets all of the following conditions :
(a) It is of a kind solely or principally used in an automatic data processing system;
(b) It is connectable to the central processing unit either directly or through one or more other units; and
(c) It is able to accept or deliver data in a form (codes or signals) which can be used by the system.
(C) Separately presented units of an automatic data processing machine are to be classified in heading 84.71.
(D) Printers, keyboards, X-Y co-ordinate input devices and disk storage units which satisfy the conditions of paragraphs (B) (b) and (B) (c) above, are in all cases to be classified as units of heading 84.71.
(E) Machines performing a specific function other than data processing and incorporating or working in conjunction with an automatic data processing machine are to be classified in the headings appropriate to their respective functions or, failing that, in residual headings.
6.-Heading 84.82 applies, inter alia, to polished steel balls, the maximum and minimum diameters of which do not differ from the nominal diameter by more than 1 % or by more than 0.05 mm, whichever is less. Other steel balls are to be classified in heading 73.26.
7.-A machine which is used for more than one purpose is, for the purposes of classification, to be treated as if its principal purpose were its sole purpose.
Subject to Note 2 to this Chapter and Note 3 to Section XVI, a machine the principal purpose of which is not
described in any heading or for which no one purpose is the principal purpose is, unless the context otherwise requires, to be classified in heading 84.79. heading 84.79 also covers machines for making rope or cable (for example, stranding, twisting or cabling machines) from metal wire, textile yarn or any other material or from a combination of such materials.
8.-For the purposes of heading 84.70, the term " pocket-size " applies only to machines the dimensions of which do not exceed 170 mm x 100 mm x 45 mm.
1.-For the purposes of subheading 8471.49, the term " systems " means automatic data processing machines whose units satisfy the conditions laid down in Note 5 (B) to Chapter 84 and which comprise at least a central processing unit, one input unit (for example, a keyboard or a scanner), and one output unit (for example, a visual display unit or a printer).
2.-Subheading 8482.40 applies only to bearings with cylindrical rollers of a uniform diameter not exceeding 5 mm and having a length which is at least three times the diameter. The ends of the rollers may be rounded.
Nuclear reactors; fuel elements...; machinery for isotopic separation
Machinery and apparatus for isotopic separation, and parts thereof
Parts of nuclear reactors
Steam... boilers (excl. central heating...); super-heated water boilers
Watertube boilers with a steam production exceeding 45 t per hour
Watertube boilers with a steam production not exceeding 45 t per hour
Other vapour generating boilers, including hybrid boilers
Superheated water boilers
Central heating boilers
Auxiliary plant for use with boilers; condensers for vapour power units
.02 or 84.03
Condensers for steam or other vapour power units
Producer gas or water gas generators; acetylene gas generators, etc
Producer/acetylene gas or water gas generators, with or without their purifiers;