Site Tour

HMRC tariff selection tool

Choose the commodity code below that best matches your goods to see more information

If your item is not listed by name, it may be shown under what it's used for, what it's made from or 'other'.

Section VI : Products of the chemical or allied industries

There are important notes for classifying your goods shown further down this page

Get guidance on this product area: Classification of goods or Discuss this chapter in the forums

Footnotes

Code Description
TN207

The export of arms and WMD-related items; Aviation fuels; Condensates and natural gas liquid; Curde oil; Helicopters and vessels; Industrial machinery, vehicles, iron, steel and other metals; luxury goods; Refined petroleum products; gold and precious metals or diamonds to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is controlled (as well as related activities). Please refer to the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/uk-sanctions-on-the-democratic-peoples-republic-of-korea">Sanctions</a> to determine whether your items are controlled and whether you need a licence from the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/export-control-organisation">Export Control Joint Unit</a>.

TN209

The export of nuclear and missile list items; graphite and relevant metals and other restricted goods to or for use in Iran may be controlled (as well as related activities). Please refer to the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/uk-sanctions-on-iran-relating-to-nuclear-weapons">Sanctions</a> to determine whether your items are controlled and whether you need a licence from the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/export-control-organisation">Export Control Joint Unit</a>.

TN701

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.

TN702

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 the context otherwise requires, the headings of this chapter apply only to:
  • (a) separate chemical elements and separate chemically defined compounds, whether or not containing impurities;
  • (b) the products mentioned in (a) above dissolved in water;
  • (c) the products mentioned in (a) above dissolved in other solvents provided that the solution constitutes a normal and necessary method of putting up these products adopted solely for reasons of safety or for transport and that the solvent does not render the product particularly suitable for specific use rather than for general use;
  • (d) the products mentioned in (a), (b) or (c) above with an added stabiliser (including an anti-caking agent) necessary for their preservation or transport;
  • (e) the products mentioned in (a), (b), (c) or (d) above with an added anti-dusting agent or a colouring substance added to facilitate their identification or for safety reasons, provided that the additions do not render the product particularly suitable for specific use rather than for general use.
  • 2 In addition to dithionites and sulphoxylates, stabilised with organic substances (heading 2831), carbonates and peroxocarbonates of inorganic bases (heading 2836), cyanides, cyanide oxides and complex cyanides of inorganic bases (heading 2837), fulminates, cyanates and thiocyanates, of inorganic bases (heading 2842), organic products included in headings 2843 to 2846 and 2852 and carbides (heading 2849), only the following compounds of carbon are to be classified in this chapter:
  • (a) oxides of carbon, hydrogen cyanide and fulminic, isocyanic, thiocyanic and other simple or complex cyanogen acids (heading 2811);
  • (b) halide oxides of carbon (heading 2812);
  • (c) carbon disulphide (heading 2813);
  • (d) thiocarbonates, selenocarbonates, tellurocarbonates, selenocyanates, tellurocyanates, tetrathiocyanatodiamminochromates (reineckates) and other complex cyanates, of inorganic bases (heading 2842);
  • (e) hydrogen peroxide, solidified with urea (heading 2847), carbon oxysulphide, thiocarbonyl halides, cyanogen, cyanogen halides and cyanamide and its metal derivatives (heading 2853) other than calcium cyanamide, whether or not pure (Chapter 31).
  • 3Subject to the provisions of note 1 to Section VI, this chapter does not cover:
  • (a) sodium chloride or magnesium oxide, whether or not pure, or other products of Section V;
  • (b) organo-inorganic compounds other than those mentioned in note 2 above;
  • (c) products mentioned in note 2, 3, 4 or 5 to Chapter 31;
  • (d) inorganic products of a kind used as luminophores, of heading 3206; glass frit and other glass in the form of powder, granules or flakes, of heading 3207;
  • (e) artificial graphite (heading 3801); products put up as charges for fire-extinguishers or put up in fire-extinguishing grenades, of heading 3813; ink removers put up in packings for retail sale, of heading 3824; cultured crystals (other than optical elements) weighing not less than 2.5 g each, of the halides of the alkali or alkaline-earth metals, of heading 3824;
  • (f) precious or semi-precious stones (natural, synthetic or reconstructed) or dust or powder of such stones (headings 7102 to 7105), or precious metals or precious-metal alloys of Chapter 71;
  • (g) the metals, whether or not pure, metal alloys or cermets, including sintered metal carbides (metal carbides sintered with a metal), of Section XV; or
  • (h) optical elements, for example, of the halides of the alkali or alkaline-earth metals (heading 9001).
  • 4 Chemically defined complex acids consisting of a non-metal acid of sub-chapter II and a metal acid of sub-chapter IV are to be classified in heading 2811.
  • 5 Headings 2826 to 2842 apply only to metal or ammonium salts or peroxysalts. Except where the context otherwise requires, double or complex salts are to be classified in heading 2842.
  • 6 Heading 2844 applies only to:
  • (a) technetium (atomic No 43), promethium (atomic No 61), polonium (atomic No 84) and all elements with an atomic number greater than 84;
  • (b) natural or artificial radioactive isotopes (including those of the precious metals or of the base metals of Sections XIV and XV), whether or not mixed together;
  • (c) compounds, inorganic or organic, of these elements or isotopes, whether or not chemically defined, whether or not mixed together;
  • (d) alloys, dispersions (including cermets), ceramic products and mixtures containing these elements or isotopes or inorganic or organic compounds thereof and having a specific radioactivity exceeding 74 Bq/g (0.002 μCi/g);
  • (e) spent (irradiated) fuel elements (cartridges) of nuclear reactors;
  • (f) radioactive residues whether or not usable. The term ‘isotopes’, for the purposes of this note and of the wording of headings 2844 and 2845, refers to:
  • \- individual nuclides, excluding, however, those existing in nature in the monoisotopic state,
  • \- mixtures of isotopes of one and the same element, enriched in one or several of the said isotopes, that is, elements of which the natural isotopic composition has been artificially modified.
  • 7 Heading 2853 includes copper phosphide (phosphor copper) containing more than 15 % by weight of phosphorus.
  • 8 Chemical elements (for example, silicon and selenium) doped for use in electronics are to be classified in this chapter, provided that they are in forms unworked as drawn, or in the form of cylinders or rods. When cut in the form of discs, wafers or similar forms, they fall in heading 3818. ## Subheading note ##
  • 1 For the purposes of subheading 2852 10, the expression ‘chemically defined’ means all organic or inorganic compounds of mercury meeting the requirements of paragraphs (a) to (e) of note 1 to Chapter 28 or paragraphs (a) to (h) of note 1 to Chapter 29. ## Additional note ##
  • 1 Unless provided otherwise, the salts specified in subheadings include acid salts and basic salts.

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.
SuperSearch or Ask an Expert