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Section XIII : Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials; ceramic products; glass and glassware

Glass and glassware

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Cullet and other waste and scrap of glass, excluding glass from cathode-ray tubes or other activated glass of heading 8549; glass in the mass
Glass in balls (other than microspheres of heading 7018), rods or tubes, unworked
Cast glass and rolled glass, in sheets or profiles, whether or not having an absorbent, reflecting or non-reflecting layer, but not otherwise worked
Drawn glass and blown glass, in sheets, whether or not having an absorbent, reflecting or non-reflecting layer, but not otherwise worked
Float glass and surface ground or polished glass, in sheets, whether or not having an absorbent, reflecting or non-reflecting layer, but not otherwise worked
Glass of heading 7003, 7004 or 7005, bent, edge-worked, engraved, drilled, enamelled or otherwise worked, but not framed or fitted with other materials
Safety glass, consisting of toughened (tempered) or laminated glass
Multiple-walled insulating units of glass
Glass mirrors, whether or not framed, including rear-view mirrors
Carboys, bottles, flasks, jars, pots, phials, ampoules and other containers, of glass, of a kind used for the conveyance or packing of goods; preserving jars of glass; stoppers, lids and other closures, of glass
Glass envelopes (including bulbs and tubes), open, and glass parts thereof, without fittings, for electric lamps and light sources, cathode-ray tubes or the like
Glassware of a kind used for table, kitchen, toilet, office, indoor decoration or similar purposes (other than that of heading 7010 or 7018)
Signalling glassware and optical elements of glass (other than those of heading 7015), not optically worked
Clock or watch glasses and similar glasses, glasses for non-corrective or corrective spectacles, curved, bent, hollowed or the like, not optically worked; hollow glass spheres and their segments, for the manufacture of such glasses
Paving blocks, slabs, bricks, squares, tiles and other articles of pressed or moulded glass, whether or not wired, of a kind used for building or construction purposes; glass cubes and other glass smallwares, whether or not on a backing, for mosaics or similar decorative purposes; leaded lights and the like; multicellular or foam glass in blocks, panels, plates, shells or similar forms
Laboratory, hygienic or pharmaceutical glassware, whether or not graduated or calibrated
Glass beads, imitation pearls, imitation precious or semi-precious stones and similar glass smallwares, and articles thereof other than imitation jewellery; glass eyes other than prosthetic articles; statuettes and other ornaments of lamp-worked glass, other than imitation jewellery; glass microspheres not exceeding 1 mm in diameter
Glass fibres (including glass wool) and articles thereof (for example, yarn, rovings, woven fabrics)
Other articles of glass

Chapter notes

  • 1. This chapter does not cover: - a. goods of heading [3207](/headings/3207) (for example, vitrifiable enamels and glazes, glass frit, other glass in the form of powder, granules or flakes); - b. articles of Chapter [71](/chapters/71) (for example, imitation jewellery); - c. optical fibre cables of heading [8544](/headings/8544), electrical insulators (heading [8546](/headings/8546)) or fittings of insulating material of heading [8547](/headings/8547); - d. front windscreens (windshields), rear windows and other windows, framed, for vehicles of Chapter [86](/chapters/86) to Chapter [88](/chapters/88); - e. front windscreens (windshields), rear windows and other windows, whether or not framed, incorporating heating devices or other electrical or electronic devices, for vehicles of Chapter [86](/chapters/86) to Chapter [88](/chapters/88); - f. optical fibres, optically worked optical elements, hypodermic syringes, artificial eyes, thermometers, barometers, hydrometers or other articles of Chapter [90](/chapters/90); - g. luminaires and lighting fittings, illuminated signs, illuminated nameplates or the like, having a permanently fixed light source, or parts thereof of heading [9405](/headings/9405); - h. toys, games, sports requisites, Christmas tree ornaments or other articles of Chapter [95](/chapters/95) (excluding glass eyes without mechanisms for dolls or for other articles of Chapter [95](/chapters/95)); or - ij. buttons, fitted vacuum flasks, scent or similar sprays or other articles of Chapter [96](/chapters/96). 2. For the purposes of heading [7003](/headings/7003), [7004](/headings/7004) and [7005](/headings/7005): - a. glass is not regarded as 'worked' by reason of any process it has undergone before annealing; - b. cutting to shape does not affect the classification of glass in sheets; - c. the expression 'absorbent, reflecting or non-reflecting layer' means a microscopically thin coating of metal or of a chemical compound (for example, metal oxide) which absorbs, for example, infra-red light or improves the reflecting qualities of the glass while still allowing it to retain a degree of transparency or translucency; or which prevents light from being reflected on the surface of the glass. 3. The products referred to in heading [7006](/headings/7006) remain classified in that heading, whether or not they have the character of articles. 4. For the purposes of heading [7019](/headings/7019), the expression 'glass wool' means: - a. mineral wools with a silica (SiO2) content not less than 60% by weight; - b. mineral wools with a silica (SiO2) content less than 60% but with an alkaline oxide (K2O or Na2O) content exceeding 5% by weight or a boric oxide (B2O3) content exceeding 2% by weight. Mineral wools which do not comply with the above specifications fall in heading [6806](/headings/6806). 5. Throughout the classification, the expression 'glass' includes fused quartz and other fused silica. ### Subheading note 1. For the purposes of subheadings [7013 22](/subheadings/7013220000-80), [7013 33](/subheadings/7013330000-80), [7013 41](/subheadings/7013410000-80) and [7013 91](/subheadings/7013910000-80), the expression 'lead crystal' means only glass having a minimum lead monoxide (PbO) content by weight of 24%.
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