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2011 Schedule B - Chapter 40

                                   Section VII - Chapter 40

                                  Rubber and Articles Thereof

Notes
1.   Except where the context otherwise requires, throughout the export schedule the
      expression "rubber" means the following products, whether or not vulcanized or hard:
      natural rubber, balata, gutta-percha, guayule, chicle and similar natural gums, synthetic
      rubber, factice derived from oils, and such substances reclaimed.
2.   This chapter does not cover:
     (a). Goods of section XI (textiles and textile articles);
     (b). Footwear or parts thereof of chapter 64;
     (c). Headgear of parts thereof (including bathing caps) of chapter 65;
     (d). Mechanical or electrical appliances or parts thereof of section XVI (including
           electrical goods of all kinds), of hard rubber;
     (e). Articles of chapters 90, 92, 94 or 96; or
     (f). Articles of chapter 95 (other than sports gloves, mittens and mitts and articles of
           headings 4011 to 4013).
3.   In headings 4001 to 4003 and 4005 the expression "primary forms" applies only to the
       following forms:
     (a). Liquids and pastes (including latex, whether or not prevulcanized, and other
           dispersions and solutions);
     (b). Blocks of irregular shape, lumps, bales, powders, granules, crumbs and similar
           bulk forms.
4.   In note 1 to this chapter and in heading 4002, the expression "synthetic rubber" applies
      to:
     (a). Unsaturated synthetic substances which can be irreversibly transformed by
           vulcanization with sulfur into non-thermoplastic substances which, at a
           temperature between 18 degrees C and 29 degrees C, will not break on being
           extended to three times their original length and will return, after being
           extended to twice their original length, within a period of five minutes, to a
           length not greater than one and a half times their original length.  For the
           purposes of this test, substances necessary for the cross-linking, such as
           vulcanizing activators or accelerators, may be added; the presence of substances
           as provided for by note 5 (b) (ii) and (iii) is also permitted.  However, the presence
           of any substances not necessary for the cross-linking, such as extenders,
           plasticizers and fillers, is not permitted;
     (b). Thioplasts (TM); and
     (c). Natural rubber modified by grafting or mixing with plastics, depolymerized
           natural rubber, mixtures of unsaturated synthetic substances with saturated
           synthetic high polymers provided that all the above-mentioned products comply
           with the requirements concerning vulcanization, elongation and recovery in (a)
           above.
5.   As follows:
     (a). Headings 4001 and 4002 do not apply to any rubber or mixture of rubbers which
           has been compounded, before or after coagulation, with:
          (i). Vulcanizing agents, accelerators, retarders or activators (other than those
                added for the preparation of prevulcanized rubber latex);
          (ii).     Pigments or other coloring matter other than those added solely for the
                     purpose of identification;
          (iii).    Plasticizers or extenders (except mineral oil in the case of oil-extended
                     rubber), fillers, reinforcing agents, organic solvents or any other
                     substances, except those permitted under (b);
     (b). The presence of the following substances in any rubber or mixture of rubbers
           shall not affect its classification in heading 4001 or 4002 as the case may be,
           provided that such rubber or mixture of rubbers retains its essential character as
           a raw material:
          (i). emulsifiers or antitack agents;
          (ii).     small amounts of breakdown products of emulsifiers;
          (iii).    very small amounts of the following: heat-sensitive agents (generally for
                     latexes), cationic surface-active agents (generally for obtaining
                     electro-positive rubber latexes), agents, peptizers, preservatives,
                     stabilizers, viscosity-control agents, or similar special-purpose additives.
6.   For the purposes of heading 4004 the expression "waste, parings and scrap" means
      rubber waste, parings and scrap from the manufacture or working of rubber and rubber
      goods definitely not usable as such because of cutting-up, wear or other reasons.
7.   Thread wholly of vulcanized rubber, of which any cross-sectional dimension exceeds 5
      mm (0.2 in.), is to be classified as strip, rods or profile shapes, of heading 4008.
8.   Heading 4010 includes conveyor or transmission belts or belting of textile fabric
      impregnated, coated, covered or laminated with rubber or made from textile yarn or
      cord impregnated, coated, covered or sheathed with rubber.
9.   In headings 4001, 4002, 4003, 4005, and 4008, the expressions "plates", "sheets" and
      "strip" apply only to plates, sheets, strip and to blocks of regular geometric shape, uncut
      or simply cut to rectangular (including square) shape, whether or not having the
      character of articles and whether or not printed or otherwise surface-worked, but not
      otherwise cut to shape or further worked.
     In heading 4008, the expressions "rods" and "profile shapes" apply only to such
      products, whether or not cut to length or surface-worked but not otherwise worked.

4001        Natural rubber, balata, gutta-percha, guayule, chicle and similar
             natural gums, in primary forms or in plates, sheets or strip:
4001100000    Natural rubber latex, whether or not pre-vulcanized kg*
               Natural rubber in other forms:
4001210000       Smoked sheets  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
4001220000       Technically specified natural rubber (TSNR) kg
4001290000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
4001300000    Balata, gutta-percha, guayule, chicle and similar natural
               gums  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
4002        Synthetic rubber and factice derived from oils, in primary forms
             or in plates, sheets or strip; mixtures of any product of heading
             4001 with any product of this heading, in primary forms or in
             plates, sheets or strip:
               Styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR); carboxylated styrene-
               butadiene rubber (XSBR):
4002110000       Latex  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
400219           Other:
4002191400            Styrene-butadiene-styrene block copolymers
                    produced by solution polymerization (SBS,
                    thermoplastic elastomers), in granules, crumbs
                    or powders  ....................................................................
4002191600            Styrene-butadiene rubber produced by solution
                        polymerization (S-SBR), in bales  ..................................... kg
4002199000            Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg

4002200000    Butadiene rubber (BR) . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
               Isobutene-isoprene (butyl) rubber (IIR); halo-isobutene-
               isoprene rubber (CIIR or BIIR):
4002310000       Isobutene-isoprene (butyl) rubber (IIR)  . X
4002390000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
               Chloroprene (chlorobutadiene) rubber (CR):
4002410000       Latex  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
4002490000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
                             * Kilograms dry rubber content.

                      Revised 01/01/10

               Acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber (NBR):
4002510000       Latex  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
4002590000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
4002600000    Isoprene rubber (IR)  . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
4002700000    Ethylene-propylene-nonconjugated diene rubber (EPDM) kg
4002800000    Mixtures of any product of heading 4001 with any product of
               this heading  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
               Other:
4002910000       Latex  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
4002990000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
4003000000  Reclaimed rubber in primary forms or in plates, sheets or strip kg
4004000000  Waste, parings and scrap of rubber (other than hard rubber) and
             powders and granules obtained therefrom . . . .kg
4005        Compounded rubber, unvulcanized, in primary forms or in plates,
             sheets or strip:
4005100000    Compounded with carbon black or silica  . . .kg
4005200000    Solutions; dispersions other than those of subheading
               4005.10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
               Other:
4005910000       Plates, sheets and strip . . . . . . . . .kg
4005990000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg

4006        Other forms (for example, rods, tubes and profile shapes) and
             articles (for example, discs and rings), of unvulcanized rubber:
4006100000    "Camel-back" strips for retreading rubber tires kg
4006900000    Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
4007000000  Vulcanized rubber thread and cord . . . . . . .kg
4008        Plates, sheets, strip, rods and profile shapes of vulcanized rubber
             other than hard rubber:
               Of cellular rubber:
4008110000       Plates, sheets and strip . . . . . . . . .kg
4008190000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
               Of noncellular rubber:
4008210000       Plates, sheets and strip . . . . . . . . .kg
4008290000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
4009        Tubes, pipes and hoses, of vulcanized rubber other than hard
             rubber, with or without their fittings (for example, joints, elbows,
             flanges):
               Not reinforced or otherwise combined with other materials:
4009110000       Without fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
400912           With fittings:
4009120020         Brake hoses for the vehicles of subheading 8701.20
                    or headings 8702, 8703, 8704, 8705, or 8711 kg
4009120050         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
               Reinforced or otherwise combined only with metal:
4009210000       Without fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
400922           With fittings:
4009220020         Brake hoses for the vehicles of subheading 8701.20
                    or headings 8702, 8703, 8704, 8705, or 8711 kg
4009220050         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg

               Reinforced or otherwise combined only with textile materials:
4009310000       Without fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
400932           With fittings:
4009320020            Brake hoses for the vehicles of subheading 8701.20
                    or headings 8702, 8703, 8704, 8705, or 8711kg
4009320050         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
               Reinforced or otherwise combined with other materials:
4009410000       Without fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
400942           With fittings:
4009420020         Brake hoses for the vehicles of subheading 8701.20
                    or headings 8702, 8703, 8704, 8705, or 8711 kg
4009420050         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
4010        Conveyor or transmission belts or belting of vulcanized rubber:
               Conveyor belts or belting:
4010110000       Reinforced only with metal . . . . . . . .kg
4010120000       Reinforced only with textile materials . .kg
4010190100       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
               Transmission belts or belting:
4010310000       Endless transmission belts of trapezoidal cross-section
                  (V-belts), V-ribbed, of an outside circumference exceed-
                  ing 60 cm but not exceeding 180 cm . . . .kg
4010320000       Endless transmission belts of trapezoidal cross-section
                  (V-belts), other than V-ribbed, of an outside
                  circumference exceeding 60 cm but not exceeding
                  180 cm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
4010330000       Endless transmission belts of trapezoidal cross-section
                  (V-belts), V-ribbed, of an outside circumference exceed-
                  ing 180 cm but not exceeding 240 cm  . . .kg
4010340000       Endless transmission belts of trapezoidal cross-section
                  (V-belts), other than V-ribbed, of an outside
                  circumference exceeding 180 cm but not exceeding
                  240 cm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
4010350000       Endless synchronous belts, of an outside circumference
                   exceeding 60 cm but not exceeding 150 cm . . . . . . . . . .kg
4010360000       Endless synchronous belts, of an outside circumference
                   exceeding 150 cm but not exceeding 198 cm  . . . . . . . . .kg
4010390000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
4011        New pneumatic tires, of rubber:
401110        Of a kind used on motor cars (including station wagons
               and racing cars):
4011101000       Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
4011105000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
401120        Of a kind used on buses or trucks:
                  Radial:
                    On-the-highway:
4011201005            Light truck . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
4011201015            Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
                    Off-the-highway:
4011201025            For use on a rim measuring 40.6 cm or more
                       in diameter . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
4011201035            Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
                  Other:
                    On-the-highway:
4011205010            Light truck . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
4011205020            Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
                    Off-the-highway:
4011205030            For use on a rim measuring 40.6 cm or more in
                       diameter  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
4011205050            Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
4011300000    Of a kind used on aircraft  . . . . . . . . .No.
4011400000    Of a kind used on motorcycles . . . . . . . .No.
4011500000    Of a kind used on bicycles  . . . . . . . . .No.
               Other, having a "herring-bone" or similar tread:
4011610000       Of a kind used on agricultural or forestry vehicles and
                  machines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
4011620000       Of a kind used on construction or industrial handling
                  vehicles and machines and having a rim size not
                  exceeding 61 cm  . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
4011630000       Of a kind used on construction or industrial handling
                  vehicles and machines and having a rim size exceeding
                  61 cm  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
4011690000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
               Other:
4011920000       Of a kind used on agricultural or forestry vehicles and
                  machines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
401193           Of a kind used on construction or industrial handling
                  vehicles and machines and having a rim size not
                  exceeding 61 cm:
4011934000         Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
4011938000         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
401194           Of a kind used on construction or industrial handling
                  vehicles and machines and having a rim size exceeding
                  61 cm:
4011944000         Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
4011948000         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
401199           Other:
4011994500         Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
4011998500         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
4012        Retreaded or used pneumatic tires, of rubber; solid or cushion
             tires, tire treads and tire flaps, of rubber:
               Retreaded tires:
4012110000       Of a kind used on motor cars (including station wagons
                  and racing cars) . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
4012120000       Of a kind used on buses or trucks  . . . .No.
4012130000       Of a kind used on aircraft . . . . . . . .No.
4012190000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
4012200000    Used pneumatic tires  . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
4012901000    Solid or cushion tires  . . . . . . . . . . .No.
4012906000    Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
4013        Inner tubes, of rubber:
401310        Of a kind used on motor cars (including station wagons
               and racing cars), buses or trucks:
4013100010       Motor car  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
4013100020       Truck and bus  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
4013200000    Of a kind used on bicycles  . . . . . . . . .No.
4013900000    Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
4014        Hygienic or pharmaceutical articles (including nursing nipples),
             of vulcanized rubber, other than hard rubber, with or without
             fittings of hard rubber:
4014100000    Sheath contraceptives . . . . . . . . . . . . X
401490        Other:
4014901000       Nursing nipples  . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gross
4014905000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
4015        Articles of apparel and clothing accessories (including gloves,
             mittens or mitts), for all purposes, of vulcanized rubber other
             than hard rubber:
               Gloves, mittens and mitts:
4015110100       Surgical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dz prs.
4015190002       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dz prs.
4015900000    Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
4016        Other articles of vulcanized rubber other than hard rubber:
4016100000    Of cellular rubber  . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
               Other:
4016910000       Floor coverings and mats . . . . . . . . . X
4016920000       Erasers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
4016930000       Gaskets, washers and other seals . . . . . X
4016940000       Boat or dock fenders, whether or not inflatable X
4016950000       Other inflatable articles  . . . . . . . . X
401699           Other:
4016990500         Household articles not elsewhere specified or
                    included . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
4016995010         Mechanical articles for motor vehicles . X
4016996000         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
4017000000  Hard rubber (for example, ebonite) in all forms, including
             waste and scrap; articles of hard rubber  . . . X

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Created: Dec. 23, 2009
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