2011 Schedule B - Chapter 38

Section VI - Chapter 38
                                                                                                    
Miscellaneous Chemical Products

Notes
                                                         
1.   This chapter does not cover:

     (a). Separate chemically defined elements or compounds with the exception of the
           following:

          (1). Artificial graphite (heading 3801);

          (2). Insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, herbicides, antisprouting products and
                plant-growth regulators, disinfectants and similar products put up as
                described in heading 3808;

          (3). Products put up as charges for fire-extinquishers or put up in
                fire-extinguishing grenades (heading 3813);

          (4). Certified reference materials specified in note 2 below;

          (5). Products specified in note (3a) or (3c) below.

     (b). Mixtures of chemicals with foodstuffs or other substances with nutritive value, of a
           kind used in the preparation of human foodstuffs (generally, heading 2106);

     (c). Slag, ash and residues (including sludge, other than sewage sludge), containing
           metals, arsenic or their mixtures and meeting the requirements of note (3a) or (3b)
           to chapter 26 (heading 2620);

     (d). Medicaments (heading 3003 or 3004); or

     (e). Spent catalysts of a kind used for the extraction of base metals or for the
           manufacture of chemical compounds of base metals (heading 2620), spent catalysts
           of a kind used principally for the recovery of precious metal (heading 7112) or
           catalysts consisting of metals or metal alloys in the form of, for example, finely
           divided powder or woven gauze (section XIV or XV).

2.   (a). For the purposes of heading 3822, the expression "certified reference materials"
           means reference materials which are accompanied by a certificate which indicates
           the values of the certified properties, the methods used to determine these values
           and the degree of certainty associated with each value and which are suitable for
           analytical, calibrating or referencing purposes.

     (b). With the exception of the products of chapter 28 or 29, for the classifications of
           certified reference materials, heading 3822 shall take precedence over any other
           heading in the Schedule B.

3.   Heading 3824 includes the following goods which are not to be classified in any other
      heading of the export schedule:

     (a). Cultured crystals (other than optical elements) weighing not less than 2.5 g each, of
           magnesium oxide or of the halides of the alkali or alkaline-earth metals;

     (b). Fusel oil; Dippel's oil;

     (c). Ink removers put up in packings for retail sale;

     (d). Stencil correctors and other correcting fluids put up in packings for retail sale; and

     (e). Ceramic firing testers, fusible (for example, Seger cones).

4.   Throughout the Schedule B, "municipal waste" means waste of a kind collected from
      households, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, shops, offices, etc., road and pavement
      sweepings, as well as construction and demolition waste.  Municipal waste generally
      contains a large variety of materials such as plastics, rubber, wood, paper, textiles, glass,
      metals, food materials, broken furniture and other damaged or discarded articles.  The term
      "municipal waste", however, does not cover:

     (a). Individual materials or articles segregated from the waste, such as wastes of plastics,
           rubber, wood, paper, textiles, glass or metals and spent batteries, which fall in their
           appropriate headings of the Schedule B;

     (b). Industrial waste;

     (c). Waste pharmaceuticals, as defined in note 4(k) to chapter 30; or

     (d). Clinical waste, as defined in note 6(a) below.

5.   For the purposes of heading 3825, "sewage sludge" means sludge arising from urban
      effluent treatment plants and includes pre-treatment waste, scouring and unstabilized
      sludge.  Stabilized sludge, when suitable for use as fertilizer, is excluded (chapter 31).

6.   For the purposes of heading 3825, the expression "other wastes" applies to:

     (a). Clinical waste, that is, contaminated waste arising from medical research, diagnosis,
           treatment or other medical, surgical, dental or veterinary procedures, which often
           contain pathogens and pharmaceutical substances and require special disposal
           procedures (for example, soiled dressings, used gloves and used syringes);

     (b). Waste organic solvents;

     (c). Wastes of metal pickling liquors, hydraulic fluids, brake fluids and anti-freezing
           fluids; and 

     (d). Other wastes from chemical or allied industries.

     The expression "other wastes" does not, however, cover wastes which contain mainly
      petroleum oils or oils obtained from bituminous minerals (heading 2710).

Subheading Notes

1.   Subheading 3808.50 covers only goods of heading 3808, containing one or more of the
      following substances: aldrin (ISO); binapacryl (ISO); camphechlor (ISO) (toxaphene); captafol
      (ISO); chlordane (ISO); chlordimeform (ISO); chlorobenzilate (ISO); DDT (ISO) (clofenotane
      (INN), 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethane); dieldrin (ISO, INN); dinoseb (ISO), its
      salts or its esters; ethylene dibromide (ISO) (1,2-dibromoethane); ethylene dichloride (ISO)
      (1,2-dichloroethane); fluoroacetamide (ISO); heptachlor (ISO); hexachlorobenzene (ISO);
      1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH (ISO)), including lindane (ISO, INN); mercury
      compounds; methamidophos (ISO); monocrotophos (ISO); oxirane (ethylene oxide);
      parathion (ISO); parathion-methy (ISO) (methy-parathion); pentachlorophenol (ISO);
      phosphamidon (ISO); 2,4,5-T (ISO) (2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid), its salts or its esters.

2.   For the purposes of subheadings 3825.41 and 3825.49, "waste organic solvents" are wastes
      containing mainly organic solvents, not fit for further use as presented as primary products,
      whether or not intended for recovery of the solvents.

Statistical Note

1.   For the purposes of heading 3824, the term "biodiesel" means fatty acid esters of a kind
      used as fuel, derived from animal or vegetable fats and oils, whether or not used.  

3801         Artificial graphite; colloidal or semi-colloidal graphite;
              preparations based on graphite or other carbon in the form 
              of pastes, blocks, plates or other semimanufactures:
3801100000      Artificial graphite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3801200000      Colloidal or semi-colloidal graphite  . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3801300000      Carbonaceous pastes for electrodes and similar pastes
                 for furnace linings  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3801900000      Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3802         Activated carbon; activated natural mineral products; animal
              black, including spent animal black:
3802100000      Activated carbon  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
380290          Other:
3802901000         Bone black . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3802902000         Activated clays and activated earths . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3802905000         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3803000000   Tall oil, whether or not refined . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3804         Residual lyes from the manufacture of wood pulp, whether or
              not concentrated, desugared or chemically treated, including
              lignin sulfonates, but excluding tall oil of heading 3803:
3804001000      Lignin sulfonic acid and its salts  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3804005000      Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3805         Gum, wood or sulfate turpentine and other terpenic oils
              produced by the distillation or other treatment of coniferous
              woods; crude dipentene; sulfite turpentine and other crude 
              para-cymene; pine oil containing alpha-terpineol as the main
              constituent:
3805100000      Gum, wood or sulfate turpentine oils  . . . . . . . . . . . . . liter 
380590          Other:
3805901000         Pine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3805905000         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3806         Rosin and resin acids, and derivatives thereof; rosin spirit
              and rosin oils; run gums:
380610          Rosin and resin acids:
3806100010         Gum rosin  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3806100050         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3806200000      Salts of rosin, of resin acids or of derivatives of rosin or
                 resin acids, other than salts of rosin adducts . . . . . . . . kg
3806300000      Ester gums  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3806900000      Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3807000000   Wood tar; wood tar oils; wood creosote; wood naphtha;  
              vegetable pitch; brewers' pitch and similar preparations based
              on rosin, resin acids or on vegetable pitch . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3808         Insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, herbicides, antisprouting
              products and plant-growth regulators, disinfectants and similar
              products, put up in forms or packings for retail sale or as
              preparations or articles (for example, sulfur-treated bands, 
              wicks and candles, and flypapers):
3808500000      Goods specified in subheading note 1 to this chapter  . . . . . kg
                Other:
3808910000         Insecticides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3808920000         Fungicides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3808930000         Herbicides, antisprouting products and plant-growth
                    regulators  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3808940000         Disinfectants  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3808990000         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3809         Finishing agents, dye carriers to accelerate the dyeing or fixing
              of dyestuffs and other products and preparations (for example, 
              dressings and mordants), of a kind used in the textile, paper, 
              leather or like industries, not elsewhere specified or included:
3809100000      With a basis of amylaceous substances . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
                Other:
3809910000         Of a kind used in the textile or like industries . . . . . . kg
3809920000         Of a kind used in the paper or like industries . . . . . . . kg
3809930000         Of a kind used in the leather or like industries . . . . . . kg
3810         Pickling preparations for metal surfaces; fluxes and other
              auxiliary preparations for soldering, brazing or welding;
              soldering, brazing or welding powders and pastes consisting
              of metal and other materials; preparations of a kind used
              as cores or coatings for welding electrodes or rods:
3810100000      Pickling preparations for metal surfaces; soldering, brazing
                 or welding powders and pastes consisting of metal and
                 other materials  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3810900000      Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3811         Antiknock preparations, oxidation inhibitors, gum inhibitors,
              viscosity improvers, anticorrosive preparations and other
              prepared additives, for mineral oils (including gasoline) or for
              other liquids used for the same purposes as mineral oils:
                Antiknock preparations:
3811110000         Based on lead compounds  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3811190000         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
                Additives for lubricating oils:
3811210000         Containing petroleum oils or oils obtained from
                    bituminous minerals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3811290000         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3811900000      Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3812         Prepared rubber accelerators; compound plasticizers for rubber
              or plastics not elsewhere specified or included, antioxidizing
              preparations and other compound stabilizers for rubber or
              plastics:
3812100000      Prepared rubber accelerators  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3812200000      Compound plasticizers for rubber or plastics  . . . . . . . . . kg
3812300000      Antioxidizing preparations and other compound stabilizers
                 for rubber or plastics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3813000000   Preparations and charges for fire-extinguishers; charged
              fire-extinguishing grenades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3814000000   Organic composite solvents and thinners, not elsewhere
              specified or included; prepared paint or varnish removers . . . . kg
3815         Reaction initiators, reaction accelerators and catalytic
              preparations, not elsewhere specified or included:
                Supported catalysts:
3815110000         With nickel or nickel compounds as the active substance  . . kg
3815120000         With precious metal or precious metal compounds as the 
                    active substance  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3815190000         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3815900000      Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3816         Refractory cements, mortars, concretes, and similar compositions,
              other than products of heading 3801:
3816000010      Of clay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3816000050      Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3817         Mixed alkylbenzenes and mixed alkylnaphthalenes, other than
              those of heading 2707 or 2902:                   
3817001250      Mixed alkylbenzenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3817002000      Mixed alkylnaphthalenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3818000000   Chemical elements doped for use in electronics, in the form of
              discs, wafers or similar forms; chemical compounds doped for
              use in electronics  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3819000000   Hydraulic brake fluids and other prepared liquids for hydraulic
              transmission, not containing or containing less than 70
              percent by weight of petroleum oils or oils obtained from
              bituminous minerals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3820000000   Antifreezing preparations and prepared deicing fluids  . . . . . . kg
3821000000   Prepared culture media for development or maintenance of
              microorganisms (including viruses and the like) or of plant,
              human or animal cells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3822000002   Diagnostic or laboratory reagents on a backing, prepared
              diagnostic or laboratory reagents whether or not on a
              backing, other than those of heading 3002 or 3006; certified 
              reference materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X 
3823         Industrial monocarboxylic fatty acids; acid oils from refining;
              industrial fatty alcohols:
                Industrial monocarboxylic fatty acids; acid oils from
                 refining:
3823110000         Stearic acid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3823120000         Oleic acid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3823130000         Tall oil fatty acids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
382319             Other:
3823192000            Derived from coconut, palm-kernel or palm oil . . . . . . kg
3823194000            Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
382370          Industrial fatty alcohols:
                   Derived from fatty substances of animal or vegetable
                    origin:
3823702000            Oleyl alcohol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3823704000            Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3823706000         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3824         Prepared binders for foundry molds or cores; chemical products
              and preparations of the chemical or allied industries (including 
              those consisting of mixtures of natural products), not elsewhere
              specified or included:
3824100000      Prepared binders for foundry molds or cores . . . . . . . . . . kg
3824300000      Nonagglomerated metal carbides mixed together or with
                 metallic binders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3824400000      Prepared additives for cements, mortars or concretes  . . . . . kg
382450          Nonrefractory mortars and concretes:
3824500010         Wet  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . t
3824500050         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . t
3824600000      Sorbitol other than that of subheading 2905.44  . . . . . . . . kg
                Mixtures containing perhalogenated derivatives of acyclic
                 hydrocarbons containing two or more different halogens:
3824710100         Containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), whether or not 
                    containing hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), 
                    perfluorocarbons (PFCs) or hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)  . . . kg
3824720000         Containing bromochlorodifluoromethane, 
                    bromotrifluoromethane or dibromotetrafluoroethanes  . . . . kg
3824730000         Containing hydrobromofluorocarbons (HBFCs) . . . . . . . . . kg
3824740000         Containing hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), whether 
                    or not containing perfluorocarbons (PFCs) or
                    hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), but not containing
                    chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3824750000         Containing carbon tetrachloride  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3824760000         Containing 1,1,1-trichloroethane (methyl chloroform) . . . . kg
3824770000         Containing bromomethane (methyl bromide) or
                    bromochloromethane  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3824780000         Containing perfluorocarbons (PFCs) or hydrofluorocarbons 
                    (HFCs), but not containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) or
                    hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3824790002         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
                Mixtures and preparations containing oxirane (ethylene oxide),
                 polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs),
                 polychlorinated terphenyls (PCTs) or tris(2,3-dibromopropyl)
                 phosphate:
3824810000         Containing oxirane (ethylene oxide)  . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3824820000         Containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), 
                    polychlorinated terphenyls (PCTs) or polybrominated 
                    biphenyls (PBBs)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3824830000         Containing tris (2,3-dibromopropyl) phosphate  . . . . . . . kg
382490          Other:
                   Cultured crystals (other than optical elements of
                    chapter 90), weighing not less than 2.5 g each:
3824901100            In the form of ingots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3824901900            Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
                   Fatty substances of animal or vegetable origin and
                    mixtures thereof:
3824904030            Biodiesel and mixtures thereof, not containing
                       or containing less than 70% by weight of
                       petroleum oils or oils obtained from bituminous
                       materials  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3824904050            Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
                   Other: 
                      Mixtures of halogenated hydrocarbons:
3824905000               Chlorinated but not otherwise halogenated  . . . . . . kg
3824905595               Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
                      Other:  
3824907500               Naphthenic acids, their water insoluble salts and
                          their esters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
                         Mixtures of acyclic, monohydric, unsubstituted
                          alcohols:
3824909210                  Containing C11 or lower alcohols only . . . . . . . kg
3824909240                  Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3824909261               Mixtures consisting mainly of chemicals
                          containing a phosphorus atom to which is
                          bonded one methyl, ethyl, n-propyl or isopropyl
                          group, but no other carbon atoms  . . . . . . . . . . kg
3824909270               Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
3825         Residual products of the chemical or allied industries, not 
              elsewhere specified or included; municipal waste; sewage 
              sludge; other wastes specified in note 6 to this chapter:
3825100000      Municipal waste . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
3825200000      Sewage sludge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
3825300000      Clinical waste  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
                Waste organic solvents:
3825410000         Halogenated  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
3825490000         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
3825500000      Waste of metal-pickling liquors, hydraulic fluids, brake 
                 fluids, and anti-freeze fluids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
                Other wastes from the chemical or allied industries:
3825610000         Mainly containing organic constituents . . . . . . . . . . . X
3825690000         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
3825900000      Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X

                                                                      
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