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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; glass in the mass
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Glass in balls (other than microspheres of heading 7018), rods or tubes, unworked
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Cast glass and rolled glass, in sheets or profiles, whether or not having an absorbent, reflecting or non-reflecting layer, but not otherwise worked
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Drawn glass and blown glass, in sheets, whether or not having an absorbent, reflecting or non-reflecting layer, but not otherwise worked
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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
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Glass of heading 7003, 7004 or 7005, bent, edge-worked, engraved, drilled, enamelled or otherwise worked, but not framed or fitted with other materials
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Safety glass, consisting of toughened (tempered) or laminated glass
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Multiple-walled insulating units of glass
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Glass mirrors, whether or not framed, including rear-view mirrors
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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
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Glass envelopes (including bulbs and tubes), open, and glass parts thereof, without fittings, for electric lamps, cathode ray tubes or the like
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Glassware of a kind used for table, kitchen, toilet, office, indoor decoration or similar purposes (other than that of heading 7010 or 7018)
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Signalling glassware and optical elements of glass (other than those of heading 7015), not optically worked
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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
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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
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Laboratory, hygienic or pharmaceutical glassware, whether or not graduated or calibrated
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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
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Glass fibres (including glass wool) and articles thereof (for example, yarn, woven fabrics)
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Other articles of glass

Chapter notes

  • 1 This chapter does not cover:
  • (a) goods of heading 3207 (for example, vitrifiable enamels and glazes, glass frit, other glass in the form of powder, granules or flakes);
  • (b) articles of Chapter 71 (for example, imitation jewellery);
  • (c) optical fibre cables of heading 8544, electrical insulators (heading 8546) or fittings of insulating material of heading 8547;
  • (d) optical fibres, optically worked optical elements, hypodermic syringes, artificial eyes, thermometers, barometers, hydrometers or other articles of Chapter 90;
  • (e) lamps or lighting fittings, illuminated signs, illuminated nameplates or the like, having a permanently fixed light source, or parts thereof of heading 9405;
  • (f) toys, games, sports requisites, Christmas tree ornaments or other articles of Chapter 95 (excluding glass eyes without mechanisms for dolls or for other articles of Chapter 95); or
  • (g) buttons, fitted vacuum flasks, scent or similar sprays or other articles of Chapter 96.
  • 2 For the purposes of headings 7003, 7004 and 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 remain classified in that heading, whether or not they have the character of articles.
  • 4 For the purposes of heading 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.
  • 5 Throughout the classification, the expression 'glass' includes fused quartz and other fused silica. ## Subheading note ##
  • 1 For the purposes of subheadings 7013 22, 7013 33, 7013 41 and 7013 91, the expression 'lead crystal' means only glass having a minimum lead monoxide (PbO) content by weight of 24%.
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