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2011 Schedule B - Chapter 69

Section XIII - Chapter 69

Ceramic Products

Notes

1.  This chapter applies only to ceramic products which have been fired after shaping.
     Headings 6904 to 6914 apply only to such products other than those classifiable in
     headings 6901 to 6903.

2.  This chapter does not cover:

  (a). Products of heading 2844;

  (b). Articles of heading 6804;

  (c). Articles of chapter 71 (for example, imitation jewelry);

  (d). Cermets of heading 8113;

  (e). Articles of chapter 82;

  (f). Electrical insulators, (heading 8546) or fittings of insulating material (heading 8547);

  (g). Artificial teeth (heading 9021);

  (h). Articles of chapter 91 (for example, clocks and clock cases);

  (i). Articles of chapter 94 (for example, furniture, lamps and lighting fittings,
        prefabricated buildings);

  (j). Articles of chapter 95 (for example, toys, games and sports equipment);

  (k). See (j) above.

  (l). Articles of heading 9606 (for example, buttons) or of heading 9614 (for example,
        smoking pipes); or

  (m). Articles of chapter 97 (for example, works of art).

Statistical Notes

1.  For the purposes of this chapter, a "ceramic article" is a shaped article having a glazed or
     unglazed body of crystalline or substantially crystalline structure, the body of which is
     composed essentially of inorganic nonmetallic substances and is formed and subsequently
     hardened by such heat treatment that the body, if reheated to pyrometric cone 020, would
     not become more dense, harder, or less porous, but does not include any glass articles.

2.  For the purpose of headings 6902 and 6903, the term "refractory" is applied to articles
     which have a pyrometric cone equivalent of at least 1500 degrees C when heated at 60
     degrees C per hour (pyrometric cone 18).  Refractory articles have special properties of
     strength and resistance to thermal shock and may also have, depending upon the particular
     uses for which designed, other special properties such as resistance to abrasion and
     corrosion.

3.  For the purpose of heading 6902, a brick which contains both chromium and magnesium is
     classifiable according to which of those components (expresses as Cr2O3 or MgO,
     respectively) is the greater by weight.

4.  For the purposes of headings 6905, 6907, and 6908, the term "tiles" does not include any
     article 3.2 cm (1.260 inch) or more in thickness.

5.  For the purposes of headings 6909 through 6914:

  (a). The terms "porcelain" and "china" embrace ceramic ware (other than stoneware),
        whether or not glazed or decorated, having a fired white body (unless artificially
        colored) which will not absorb more than 0.5 percent of its weight of water and is
        translucent in thickness of several millimeters.  The term "stoneware" as used in this
        note, embraces ceramic ware which contains clay as an essential ingredient, is not
        commonly white, will absorb not more than 3 percent of its weight of water, and is
        naturally opaque (except in very thin pieces) even when absorption is less than 0.1
        percent.

  (b). The term "earthenware" embraces ceramic ware, whether or not glazed or decorated,
        having a fired body which contains clay as an essential ingredient, and will absorb
        more than 3 percent of its weight of water.

  (c). The water absorption of a ceramic body shall be determined by ASTM test method
        designated C373 (except that test specimens may have a minimum weight of 10 g,
        and may have one large surface glazed).

6.  For the purposes of heading 6904:

  (a). The term "solid bricks" refers to bricks containing not more than 25 percent voids.

  (b). The term "hollow bricks" refers to bricks containing more than 25 percent voids.

             I. GOODS OF SILICEOUS FOSSIL MEALS OR OF SIMILAR
                SILICEOUS EARTHS, AND REFRACTORY GOODS
6901000000  Bricks, blocks, tiles and other ceramic goods of siliceous fossil
              meals (for example, kieselguhr, tripolite or diatomite) or of
              similar siliceous earths  . . . . . . . . . . . t
6902        Refractory bricks, blocks, tiles and similar refractory ceramic
              constructional goods, other than those of siliceous fossil
              meals or similar siliceous earths:
690210        Containing by weight, singly or together, more than 50
                percent of the elements magnesium, calcium, or chromium,
                expressed as MgO, CaO or Cr2O3:
6902101000       Magnesite bricks . . . . . . . . . . . . .Thsnds
6902105000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . t
690220        Containing by weight more than 50 percent of alumina
                (Al2O3), of silica (SiO2) or of a mixture or compound of
                these products:
                  Bricks:
6902201010         Alumina  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Thsnds
6902201020         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Thsnds
                  Other:
6902205010         Alumina  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . t
6902205020         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . t
690290        Other:
                  Bricks:
6902901010         Of clay  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Thsnds
6902901020         Nonclay  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . t
                  Other:
6902905010         Of clay  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . t
6902905020         Nonclay  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . t
6903        Other refractory ceramic goods (for example, retorts, crucibles,
              muffles, nozzles, plugs, supports, cupels, tubes, pipes, sheaths
              and rods), other than those of siliceous fossil meals or of similar
              siliceous earths:
6903100000    Containing by weight more than 50 percent of graphite or
                other carbon or of a mixture of these products kg
6903200000    Containing by weight more than 50 percent of alumina
                (Al2O3) or of a mixture or compound of alumina and of
                silica (SiO2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
690390        Other:
6903900010       Of clay  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
6903900050       Other (nonclay)  . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
             II. OTHER CERAMIC PRODUCTS
6904        Ceramic building bricks, flooring blocks, support or filler tiles
              and the like:
690410        Building bricks:
6904100015       Solid bricks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thsnds
6904100090       Hollow bricks  . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thsnds
6904900000    Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
6905        Roofing tiles, chimney pots, cowls, chimney liners, architectural
              ornaments and other ceramic constructional goods:
6905100000    Roofing tiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
6905900000    Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
6906000000  Ceramic pipes, conduits, guttering and pipe fittings kg
6907        Unglazed ceramic flags and paving, hearth or wall tiles; unglazed
              ceramic mosaic cubes and the like, whether or not on a backing:
6907100000    Tiles, cubes and similar articles, whether or not rectangular,
                the largest surface area of which is capable of being enclosed
                in a square the side of which is less than 7 cm (2.76 inches) m2
6907900000    Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .m2
6908        Glazed ceramic flags and paving, hearth or wall tiles; glazed
              ceramic mosaic cubes and the like, whether or not on a
              backing:
6908100000    Tiles, cubes and similar articles, whether or not rectangular,
                the largest surface area of which is capable of being enclosed
                in a square the side of which is less than 7 cm (2.76 inches) m2
6908900000    Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .m2
6909        Ceramic wares for laboratory, chemical or other technical uses;
              ceramic troughs, tubs and similar receptacles of a kind used in
              agriculture; ceramic pots, jars and similar articles of a kind used
              for the conveyance or packing of goods:
               Ceramic wares for laboratory, chemical or other technical
                uses:
6909110000       Of porcelain or china  . . . . . . . . . . X
6909120000       Articles having a hardness equivalent to 9 or more on
                   the Mohs scale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
690919           Other:
6909191000         Ferrite core memories  . . . . . . . . . X
6909195000         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
6909900000    Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
6910        Ceramic sinks, washbasins, washbasin pedestals, baths, bidets,
              water closet bowls, flush tanks, urinals and similar sanitary
              fixtures:
691010        Of porcelain or china:
6910100005       Water closet bowls, flushometer type . . .No.
6910100010       Water closet bowls with tanks, in one piece No.
6910100025       Other water closet bowls and flush tanks, whether or
                   not in sets  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
6910100030       Sinks and wash basins (lavatories) . . . .No.
6910100050       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No.
6910900000    Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
6911        Tableware, kitchenware, other household articles and toilet
              articles, of porcelain or china:
691110        Tableware and kitchenware:
6911101000       Hotel and restaurant ware and other ware not
                   household ware . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dz PCs
6911105500       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dz PCs
691190        Other:
6911900010       Toilet articles  . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
6911900050       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
6912        Ceramic tableware, kitchenware, other household articles and
              toilet articles, other than of porcelain or china:
               Tableware and kitchenware:
6912001000       Of coarse-grained earthenware, or of coarse-grained
                   stoneware; of fine-grained earthenware, whether or
                   not decorated, having a reddish-colored body and a
                   lustrous glaze which, on tea-pots may be any color, but
                   which, on other articles, must be mottled, streaked, or
                   solidly colored brown to black with metallic oxide or salt Dz PCs
6912002500       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dz PCs
6912005000    Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
6913        Statuettes and other ornamental ceramic articles:
6913100000    Of porcelain or china . . . . . . . . . . . . X
6913900000    Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
6914        Other ceramic articles:
6914100000    Of porcelain or china . . . . . . . . . . . . X
6914900000    Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X

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Created: 17 December 2008
Last modified: 13 July 2011 at 08:39:37 AM