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Section VIII : Raw hides and skins, leather, furskins and articles thereof; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut)

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Code Description

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.

Chapter notes

  • 1 For the purpose of this chapter, the term 'leather' includes chamois (including combination chamois) leather, patent leather, patent laminated leather and metallised leather.
  • 2 This chapter does not cover:
  • (a) sterile surgical catgut or similar sterile suture materials (heading 3006);
  • (b) articles of apparel and clothing accessories (except gloves, mittens and mitts), lined with furskin or artificial fur or to which furskin or artificial fur is attached on the outside except as mere trimming (heading 4303 or 4304);
  • (c) made up articles of netting (heading 5608);
  • (d) articles of Chapter 64;
  • (e) headgear or parts thereof of Chapter 65;
  • (f) whips, riding-crops or other articles of heading 6602;
  • (g) cuff-links, bracelets or other imitation jewellery (heading 7117);
  • (h) fittings or trimmings for harness, such as stirrups, bits, horse brasses and buckles, separately presented (generally, Section XV);
  • (ij) strings, skins for drums or the like, or other parts of musical instruments (heading 9209);
  • (k) articles of Chapter 94 (for example, furniture, lamps and lighting fittings);
  • (l) articles of Chapter 95 (for example, toys, games, sports requisites); or
  • (m) buttons, press-fasteners, snap-fasteners, press-studs, button moulds or other parts of these articles, button blanks, of heading 9606.
  • 3 (A) In addition to the provisions of note 2 above, heading 4202 does not cover:
  • (a) bags made of sheeting of plastics, whether or not printed, with handles, not designed for prolonged use (heading 3923);
  • (b) articles of plaiting materials (heading 4602).
  • (B) Articles of headings 4202 and 4203 which have parts of precious metal or metal clad with precious metal, of natural or cultured pearls, of precious or semi-precious stones (natural, synthetic or reconstructed) remain classified in those headings, even if such parts constitute more than minor fittings or minor ornamentation, provided that these parts do not give the articles their essential character. If, on the other hand, the parts give the articles their essential character, the articles are to be classified in Chapter 71.
  • 4 For the purposes of heading 4203, the expression 'articles of apparel and clothing accessories' applies, inter alia, to gloves, mittens and mitts (including those for sport or for protection), aprons and other protective clothing, braces, belts, bandoliers and wrist straps, but excluding watch straps (heading 9113). ## Additional chapter note ##
  • 1 For the purposes of the subheadings of heading 4202, the term 'outer surface' is to refer to the material of the outer surface of the container being visible to the naked eye, even where this material is the outer layer of a combination of materials which makes up the outer material of the container.
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