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Section V : Mineral products

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According to the Council Regulation (EU) No 692/2014 (OJ L183, p. 9) it shall be prohibited to import into European Union goods originating in Crimea or Sevastopol.<br>The prohibition shall not apply in respect of: <br>(a) the execution until 26 September 2014, of trade contracts concluded before 25 June 2014, or of ancillary contracts necessary for the execution of such contracts, provided that the natural or legal persons, entity or body seeking to perform the contract have notified, at least 10 working days in advance, the activity or transaction to the competent authority of the Member State in which they are established. <br>(b) goods originating in Crimea or Sevastopol which have been made available to the Ukrainian authorities for examination, for which compliance with the conditions conferring entitlement to preferential origin has been verified and for which a certificate of origin has been issued in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 978/2012 and Regulation (EU) No 374/2014 or in accordance with the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.


According to the Council Regulation (EU) No 1351/2014 (OJ L365, p. 46), the export of goods and technologies suited for use in the sectors of transport; telecommunications; energy; prospection, exploatation and production of oil, gas and mineral resources is prohibited:<br>(a) to any natural or legal person, entity or body in Crimea or Sevastopol, or<br>(b) for use in Crimea or Sevastopol.<br>The prohibitions shall be without prejudice to the execution until 21 March 2015 of an obligation arising from a contract concluded before 20 December 2014, or by ancillary contracts necessary for the execution of such contracts, provided that the competent authority has been informed at least five working days in advance.<br>When related to the use in Crimea or Sevastopol, the prohibitions do not apply where there are no reasonable grounds to determine that the goods and technology or the services are to be used in Crimea or Sevastopol.

Chapter notes

  • 1 Except where their context or Note 4 to this chapter otherwise requires, the headings of this chapter cover only products which are in the crude state or which have been washed (even with chemical substances eliminating the impurities without changing the structure of the product), crushed, ground, powdered, levigated, sifted, screened, concentrated by flotation, magnetic separation or other mechanical or physical processes (except crystallisation), but not products which have been roasted, calcined, obtained by mixing or subjected to processing beyond that mentioned in each heading.
  • The products of this chapter may contain an added anti-dusting agent, provided that such addition does not render the product particularly suitable for specific use rather than for general use.
  • 2 This chapter does not cover:
  • (a) sublimed sulphur, precipitated sulphur or colloidal sulphur (heading 2802);
  • (b) earth colours containing 70% or more by weight of combined iron evaluated as Fe2O3 (heading 2821);
  • (c) medicaments or other products of Chapter 30;
  • (d) perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (Chapter 33);
  • (e) setts, curbstones or flagstones (heading 6801); mosaic cubes or the like (heading 6802); roofing, facing or damp course slates (heading 6803);
  • (f) precious or semi-precious stones (heading 7102 or 7103);
  • (g) cultured crystals (other than optical elements) weighing not less than 2.5g each, of sodium chloride or of magnesium oxide, of heading 3824; optical elements of sodium chloride or of magnesium oxide (heading 9001);
  • (h) billiard chalks (heading 9504); or
  • (ij) writing or drawing chalks or tailors' chalks (heading 9609).
  • 3 Any products classifiable in heading 2517 and any other heading of the Chapter are to be classified in heading 2517.
  • 4 Heading 2530 applies inter alia to: vermiculite, perlite and chlorites, unexpanded; earth colours, whether or not calcined or mixed together; natural micaceous iron oxides; meerschaum (whether or not in polished pieces); amber; agglomerated meerschaum and agglomerated amber, in plates, rods, sticks or similar forms, not worked after moulding; jet; strontianite (whether or not calcined), other than strontium oxide; broken pieces of pottery, brick or concrete. ## Additional chapter note ##
  • The term “denatured” as regards code 2501 00 51 and applies when:
  • the goods are homogeneously mixed with one of the denaturants shown in column 1 of the table below in the quantities indicated in column 2 and
  • separation of the goods and the denaturant is not economically viable. | Denaturant | | | Minimum quantity to be used (in g) per 100kg of denatured product | |-|-|-|-|-| | (1) | | | (2) | | Chemical name or description | Common name | Colour index | | | Sodium salt of 4-sulphobenzeneazo-resorcinol, or 2.4-dihydroxyazobenzene-4-sulphonic acid (colour: yellow) | Chrysoine S | 14270 | 6 | | Disodium salt of 1-(4-sulpho-1-phenylazo)-4-aminobenzene-5-sulphonic acid (colour: yellow) | Fast yellow AB | 13015 | 6 | | Tetrasodium salt of 1-(4-sulpho-1-naphthylazo)-2-naphthol-3.6.8-trisulphonic acid (colour: red) | Ponceau 6 R | 16290 | 1 | | Tetrabromofluorescein (colour: fluorescent yellow) | Eosine | 45380 | 0.5 | | Naphthalene | Naphthalene | - | 250 | | Powdered soap | Powdered soap | - | 1.000 | | Sodium or potassium dichromate | Sodium or potassium dichromate | - | 30 | | Iron oxide containing not less than 50% of Fe2O3 by weight. The iron oxide should be dark red to brown and should take the form of a fine powder of which at least 90 % passes through a sieve having a mesh of 0.10 mm | Iron oxide | - | 250 | Sodium hypochlorite | Sodium hypochlorite | | 3.000 |
  • The column entitled “Colour Index” contains the numbers corresponding to the Rewe Colour Index, third edition 1971.
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