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Section VI : Products of the chemical or allied industries

Tanning or dyeing extracts; tannins and their derivatives; dyes, pigments and other colouring matter; paints and varnishes; putty and other mastics; inks
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Tanning extracts of vegetable origin; tannins and their salts, ethers, esters and other derivatives
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Synthetic organic tanning substances; inorganic tanning substances; tanning preparations, whether or not containing natural tanning substances; enzymatic preparations for pre-tanning
3
Colouring matter of vegetable or animal origin (including dyeing extracts but excluding animal black), whether or not chemically defined; preparations as specified in note 3 to this chapter based on colouring matter of vegetable or animal origin
4
Synthetic organic colouring matter, whether or not chemically defined; preparations as specified in note 3 to this chapter based on synthetic organic colouring matter; synthetic organic products of a kind used as fluorescent brightening agents or as luminophores, whether or not chemically defined
5
Colour lakes; preparations as specified in note 3 to this chapter based on colour lakes
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Other colouring matter; preparations as specified in note 3 to this chapter, other than those of heading 3203, 3204 or 3205; inorganic products of a kind used as luminophores, whether or not chemically defined
7
Prepared pigments, prepared opacifiers and prepared colours, vitrifiable enamels and glazes, engobes (slips), liquid lustres and similar preparations, of a kind used in the ceramic, enamelling or glass industry; glass frit and other glass, in the form of powder, granules or flakes
8
Paints and varnishes (including enamels and lacquers) based on synthetic polymers or chemically modified natural polymers, dispersed or dissolved in a non-aqueous medium; solutions as defined in note 4 to this chapter
9
Paints and varnishes (including enamels and lacquers) based on synthetic polymers or chemically modified natural polymers, dispersed or dissolved in an aqueous medium
10
Other paints and varnishes (including enamels, lacquers and distempers); prepared water pigments of a kind used for finishing leather
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Prepared driers
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Pigments (including metallic powders and flakes) dispersed in non-aqueous media, in liquid or paste form, of a kind used in the manufacture of paints (including enamels); stamping foils; dyes and other colouring matter put up in forms or packings for retail sale
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Artists', students' or signboard painters' colours, modifying tints, amusement colours and the like, in tablets, tubes, jars, bottles, pans or in similar forms or packings
14
Glaziers' putty, grafting putty, resin cements, caulking compounds and other mastics; painters' fillings; non-refractory surfacing preparations for façades, indoor walls, floors, ceilings or the like
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Printing ink, writing or drawing ink and other inks, whether or not concentrated or solid

Chapter notes

  • 1 This chapter does not cover:
  • (a) separate chemically defined elements or compounds (except those of heading 3203 or 3204, inorganic products of a kind used as luminophores (heading 3206), glass obtained from fused quartz or other fused silica in the forms provided for in heading 3207, and also dyes and other colouring matter put up in forms or packings for retail sale of heading 3212);
  • (b) tannates or other tannin derivatives of products of headings 2936 to 2939, 2941 or 3501 to 3504; or
  • (c) mastics of asphalt or other bituminous mastics (heading 2715)
  • 2 Heading 3204 includes mixtures of stabilised diazonium salts and couplers for the production of azo dyes.
  • 3 Headings 3203, 3204, 3205 and 3206 apply also to preparations based on colouring matter (including, in the case of heading 3206, colouring pigments of heading 2530 or Chapter 28, metal flakes and metal powders), of a kind used for colouring any material or used as ingredients in the manufacture of colouring preparations. The headings do not apply, however, to pigments dispersed in non-aqueous media, in liquid or paste form, of a kind used in the manufacture of paints, including enamels (heading 3212), or to other preparations of headings 3207, 3208, 3209, 3210, 3212, 3213 and 3215.
  • 4 Heading 3208 includes solutions (other than collodions) consisting of any of the products specified in headings 3901 to 3913 in volatile organic solvents when the weight of the solvent exceeds 50% of the weight of the solution.
  • 5 The expression `colouring matter' in this Chapter does not include products of a kind used as extenders in oil paints, whether or not they are also suitable for colouring distempers.
  • 6 The expression `stamping foils' in heading 3212 applies only to thin sheets of a kind used for printing, for example book covers or hat bands, and consisting of:
  • (a) metallic powder (including powder of precious metal) or pigment, agglomerated with glue, gelatin or other binder; or
  • (b) metal (including precious metal) or pigment, deposited on a supporting sheet of any material.

Section notes

  • 1 (A) Goods (other than radioactive ores) answering to a description in heading 2844 or 2845 are to be classified in those headings and in no other heading of the classification.
  • (B) Subject to paragraph (A) above, goods answering to a description in heading 2843, 2846 or 2852 are to be classified in those headings and in no other heading of this section.
  • 2 Subject to Note 1 above, goods classifiable in heading 3004, 3005, 3006, 3212, 3303, 3304, 3305, 3306, 3307, 3506, 3707 or 3808 by reason of being put up in measured doses or for retail sale are to be classified in those headings and in no other heading of the classification.
  • 3 Goods put up in sets consisting of two or more separate constituents, some or all of which fall in this section and are intended to be mixed together to obtain a product of Section VI or VII, are to be classified in the heading appropriate to that product, provided that the constituents are:
  • (a) having regard to the manner in which they are put up, clearly identifiable as being intended to be used together without first being repacked;
  • (b) presented together; and
  • (c) identifiable, whether by their nature or by the relative proportion in which they are present, as being complementary one to another.
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