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2011 Schedule B - Chapter 34

Section VI - Chapter 34

Soap, Organic Surface-active Agents, Washing Preparations, Lubricating Preparations, Artificial
 Waxes, Prepared Waxes, Polishing or Scouring Preparations, Candles and Similar Articles,
 Modeling Pastes, "Dental Waxes" and Dental Preparations with a Basis of Plaster

Notes

1.  This chapter does not cover:

  (a). Edible mixtures or preparations of animal or vegetable fats or oils of a kind used as
        mold release preparations (heading 1517);

  (b). Separate chemically defined compounds; or

  (c). Shampoos, dentifrices, shaving creams and foams, or bath preparations,
        containing soap or other organic surface-active agents (heading 3305, 3306 or
        3307).

2.  For the purposes of heading 3401, the expression "soap" applies only to soap soluble in
     water.  Soap and the other products of heading 3401 may contain added substances (for
     example, disinfectants, abrasive powders, fillers or medicaments).  Products containing
     abrasive powders remain classified in heading 3401 only if in the form of bars, cakes or
     molded pieces or shapes.  In other forms they are to be classified in heading 3405 as
     "scouring powders and similar preparations".

3.  For the purposes of heading 3402, "organic surface-active agents" are products which when
     mixed with water at a concentration of 0.5 percent at 20 degrees C and left to stand for one
     hour at the same temperature:

  (a). Give a transparent or translucent liquid or stable emulsion without separation of
        insoluble matter; and

  (b). Reduce the surface tension of water to 4.5 x 10-2 N/m (45 dyne/cm) or less.

4.  In heading 3403 the expression "petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals"
     applies to the products defined in note 2 to chapter 27.

5.  In heading 3404, subject to the exclusions provided below, the expression "artificial waxes
     and prepared waxes" applies only to:

  (a). Chemically produced organic products of a waxy character, whether or not
        water-soluble;

  (b). Products obtained by mixing different waxes,

  (c). Products of a waxy character with a basis of one or more waxes and containing fats,
        resins, mineral substances or other materials.

    The heading does not apply to:

  (a). Goods of headings 1516, 3402 or 3823, even if having a waxy character;

  (b). Unmixed animal waxes and unmixed vegetable waxes, whether or not colored, of
        heading 1521;

  (c). Mineral waxes or similar products of heading 2712, whether or not intermixed or
        merely colored; or

  (d). Waxes mixed with, dispersed in or dissolved in a liquid medium (headings 3405,
        3809, etc.).

3401        Soap; organic surface-active products and preparations for use
              as soap, in the form of bars, cakes, molded pieces or shapes,
              whether or not containing soap; organic surface-active products
              and preparations for washing the skin, in the form of liquid or
              cream and put up for retail sale, whether or not containing soap;
              paper, wadding, felt and nonwovens, impregnated, coated or
              covered with soap or detergent:
               Soap and organic surface-active products and preparations,
                in the form of bars, cakes, molded pieces or shapes, and
                paper, wadding, felt and nonwovens, impregnated, coated
                or covered with soap or detergent:
3401110000       For toilet use (including medicated products) kg
3401190000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
3401200000    Soap in other forms . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
3401300000    Organic surface-active products and preparations for washing
                the skin, in the form of liquid or cream and put up for retail
                sale, whether or not containing soap  . . . .kg
3402        Organic surface-active agents (other than soap); surface-active
              preparations, washing preparations (including auxiliary washing
              preparations) and cleaning preparations, whether or not
              containing soap, other than those of heading 3401:
               Organic surface-active agents, whether or not put up for
                retail sale:
3402110000       Anionic  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
3402120000       Cationic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
3402130000       Nonionic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
340219           Other:
3402191000         Aromatic or modified aromatic  . . . . .kg
3402195000         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
340220        Preparations put up for retail sale:
3402201100       Containing any aromatic or modified aromatic surface-
                   active agent kg
3402205100       Other. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
340290        Other:
3402901000       Synthetic detergents . . . . . . . . . . .kg
                  Other:
3402903000         Containing any aromatic or modified aromatic surface-
                     active agent . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
                    Other:
3402905010            Washing preparations  . . . . . . . .kg
3402905030            Cleaning preparations . . . . . . . .kg
3402905050            Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
3403        Lubricating preparations (including cutting-oil preparations, bolt
              or nut release preparations, antirust or anticorrosion
              preparations and mold release preparations, based on lubricants)
              and preparations of a kind used for the oil or grease treatment
              of textile materials, leather, furskins or other materials, but
              excluding preparations containing, as basic constituents,
              70 percent or more by weight of petroleum oils or oils
              obtained from bituminous minerals:
               Containing petroleum oils or oils obtained from bituminous
                minerals:
340311           Preparations for the treatment of textile materials,
                   leather, furskins or other materials:
3403111000         Preparations for the treatment of textile materials kg
3403115000         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
3403190000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
               Other:
3403910000       Preparations for the treatment of textile materials,
                   leather, furskins or other materials kg
3403990000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
3404        Artificial waxes and prepared waxes:
3404200000    Of poly(oxyethylene) (polyethylene glycol)  .kg
340490        Other:
3404905110       Of chemically modified lignite . . . . . .kg
3404905160       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
3405        Polishes and creams, for footwear, furniture, floors, coachwork,
              glass or metal, scouring pastes and powders and similar
              preparations (whether or not in the form of paper, wadding,
              felt, nonwovens, cellular plastics or cellular rubber,
              impregnated, coated or covered with such preparations),
              excluding waxes of heading 3404:
3405100000    Polishes, creams and similar preparations, for footwear
                or leather  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
3405200000    Polishes, creams and similar preparations, for the
                maintenance of wooden furniture, floors or other woodworkX
3405300000    Polishes and similar preparations for coachwork, other than
                metal polishes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
3405400000    Scouring pastes and powders and other scouring
                preparations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
3405900000    Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
3406000000  Candles, tapers and the like  . . . . . . . . .kg
3407        Modeling pastes, including those put up for children's  amusement;
              preparations known as "dental wax" or as "dental
              impression compounds", put up in sets, in packings for retail
              sale or in plates, horseshoe shapes, sticks or similar forms;
              other preparations for use in dentistry, with a basis of plaster
              (of calcined gypsum or calcium sulfate):
3407002000    Modeling pastes, including those put up for children's
                amusement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
3407004000    Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg

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Source: FTDWebMaster, Foreign Trade Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, D.C. 20233
Location: MAIN: REFERENCE:CODES: SCHEDULE B 2009
Created: 22 December 2008
Last modified: 13 July 2011 at 08:39:36 AM