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Section V : Mineral products

  • Ores, slag and ash
    • Slag, dross (other than granulated slag), scalings and other waste from the manufacture of iron or steel

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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 This chapter does not cover:
  • (a) slag or similar industrial waste prepared as macadam (heading 2517);
  • (b) natural magnesium carbonate (magnesite), whether or not calcined (heading 2519);
  • (c) sludges from the storage tanks of petroleum oils, consisting mainly of such oils (heading 2710);
  • (d) basic slag of Chapter 31;
  • (e) slag wool, rock wool or similar mineral wools (heading 6806);
  • (f) waste or scrap of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal; other waste or scrap containing precious metal or precious metal compounds, of a kind used principally for the recovery of precious metal (heading 7112); or
  • (g) copper, nickel or cobalt mattes produced by any process of smelting (Section XV).
  • 2 For the purposes of headings 2601 to 2617, the term 'ores' means minerals of mineralogical species actually used in the metallurgical industry for the extraction of mercury, of the metals of heading 2844 or of the metals of Section XIV or XV, even if they are intended for non-metallurgical purposes. Headings 2601 to 2617 do not, however, include minerals which have been submitted to processes not normal to the metallurgical industry.
  • 3 Heading 2620 applies only to:
  • (a) slag, ash and residues of a kind used in industry either for the extraction of metals or as a basis for the manufacture of chemical compounds of metals, excluding ash and residues from the incineration of municipal waste (heading 2621); and
  • (b) slag, ash and residues containing arsenic, whether or not containing metals, of a kind used either for the extraction of arsenic or metals or for the manufacture of their chemical compounds. ## Subheading notes ##
  • 1 For the purposes of subheading 2620 21, 'leaded gasoline sludges and leaded anti-knock compound sludges' mean sludges obtained from storage tanks of leaded gasoline and leaded anti-knock compounds (for example, tetraethyl lead), and consisting essentially of lead, lead compounds and iron oxide.
  • 2 Slag, ash and residues containing arsenic, mercury, thallium or their mixtures, of a kind used for the extraction of arsenic or those metals or for the manufacture of their chemical compounds, are to be classified in subheading 2620 60.
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