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2011 Schedule B - Chapter 71

                          Section XIV

Natural or Cultured Pearls, Precious or Semiprecious Stones, Precious Metals,
    Metals Clad with Precious Metal, and Articles Thereof;
                    Imitation Jewelry; Coin


Notes

1.  Subject to note 1(a) to section VI and except as provided below, all articles consisting wholly
     or partly:

  (a). Of natural or cultured pearls or of precious or semiprecious stones (natural, synthetic
        or reconstructed), or

  (b). Of precious metal, or of metal clad with precious metal, are to be classified in this
        chapter.

2.  (a). Headings 7113, 7114 and 7115 do not cover articles in which precious metal or
          metal clad with precious metal is present as minor constituents only, such as minor
          fittings or minor ornamentation (for example, monograms, ferrules and rims), and
          paragraph (b) of the foregoing note does not apply to such articles.

    (b). Heading 7116 does not cover articles containing precious metal or metal clad with
          precious metal (other than as minor constituents).

3.  This chapter does not cover:

  (a). Amalgams of precious metal, or colloidal precious metal (heading 2843);

  (b). Sterile surgical suture materials, dental fillings or other goods of chapter 30;

  (c). Goods of chapter 32 (for example, lustres);

  (d). Supported catalysts (heading 3815);

  (e). Articles of heading 4202 or 4203 referred to in note 2(b) to chapter 42;

  (f). Articles of heading 4303 or 4304;

  (g). Goods of section XI (textiles and textile articles);

  (h). Footwear, headgear or other articles of chapter 64 or 65;

  (i). Umbrellas, walking-sticks or other articles of chapter 66;

  (j). Abrasive goods of heading 6804 or 6805 or chapter 82, containing dust or powder
        of precious or semiprecious stones (natural or synthetic); articles of chapter 82 with
        a working part of precious or semiprecious stones (natural, synthetic or
        reconstructed); machinery, mechanical appliances or electrical goods, or parts
        thereof, of section XVI.  However, articles and parts thereof, wholly of precious or
        semiprecious stones (natural, synthetic or reconstructed) remain classified in this
        chapter, except unmounted worked sapphires and diamonds for styli (heading 8522);

  (k). See (j) above.

  (l). Articles of chapter 90, 91 or 92 (scientific instruments, clocks and watches, musical
        instruments);

  (m). Arms or parts thereof (chapter 93);

  (n). Articles covered by note 2 to chapter 95;

  (o). Articles classified in chapter 96 by virtue of note 4 to that chapter; or

  (p). Original sculptures or statuary (heading 9703), collectors' pieces (heading 9705) or
        antiques of an age exceeding one hundred years (heading 9706), other than natural
        or cultured pearls or precious or semiprecious stones.

4.  (a). The expression "precious metal" means silver, gold and platinum.

    (b). The expression "platinum" means platinum, iridium, osmium, palladium, rhodium
          and ruthenium.

    (c). The expression "precious or semiprecious stones" does not include any of the
          substances specified in note 2(b) to chapter 96.

5.  For the purposes of this chapter, any alloy (including a sintered mixture and an intermetallic
     compound) containing precious metal is to be treated as an alloy of precious metal if any
     one precious metal constitutes as much as 2 percent, by weight, of the alloy.  Alloys of
     precious metal are to be classified according to the following rules:

  (a). An alloy containing 2 percent or more, by weight, of platinum is to be treated as an
        alloy of platinum;

  (b). An alloy containing 2 percent or more, by weight, of gold but no platinum, or less
        than 2 percent, by weight, of platinum is to be treated as an alloy of gold;

  (c). Other alloys containing 2 percent or more, by weight, of silver are to be treated as
        alloys of silver.

6.  Except where the context otherwise requires, any reference in the nomenclature to precious
     metal or to any particular precious metal includes a reference to alloys treated as alloys of
     precious metal or of the particular metal in accordance with the rules in note 5 above, but
     not to metal clad with precious metal or to base metal or non-metals coated or plated with
     precious metal.

7.  Throughout the nomenclature, the expression "metal clad with precious metal" means
     material made with a base of metal upon one or more surfaces of which there is affixed by
     soldering, brazing, welding, hot-rolling or similar mechanical means a covering of precious
     metal.  Except where the context otherwise requires, the expression also covers base metal
     inlaid with precious metal.

8.  Subject to note 1(a) to Section VI, goods answering to a description in heading 7112 are
     to be classified in that heading and in no other heading of the tariff schedule.

9.  For the purposes of heading 7113, the expression "articles of jewelry" means:

  (a). Any small objects of personal adornment (gem-set or not) (for example, rings,
        bracelets, necklaces, brooches, earrings, watch chains, fobs, pendants, tie pins, cuff
        links, dress studs, religious or other medals and insignia); and

  (b). Articles of personal use of a kind normally carried in the pocket, in the handbag or
        on the person (for example, cigar or cigarette cases, snuff boxes, ca chou or
        pillboxes, powder boxes, chain purses or prayer beads).

    These articles may be combined or set, for example, with natural or cultured pearls,
     precious or semiprecious stones, synthetic or reconstructed precious or semiprecious
     stones, tortoise shell, mother-of-pearl, ivory, natural or reconstituted amber, jet or coral.

10 For the purposes of heading 7114, the expression "articles of goldsmiths' or silversmiths'
     wares" includes such articles as ornaments, tableware, toilet-ware, smokers' articles and
     other articles of household, office or religious use.


11 For the purposes of heading 7117, the expression "imitation jewelry" means articles
     of jewelry within the meaning of paragraph (a) of note 9 above (but not including
     buttons or other articles of heading 9606, or dress combs, hair slides or the like, or
     hair-pins, of heading 9615), not incorporating natural or cultured pearls, precious or
     semiprecious stones (natural, synthetic or reconstructed) nor (except as plating or as
     minor constituents) precious metal or metal clad with precious metal.

Subheading Notes

1.  For the purposes of subheadings 7106.10, 7108.11, 7110.11, 7110.21, 7110.31 and
     7110.41, the expressions "powder" and "in powder form" mean products of which 90
     percent or more by weight passes through a sieve having a mesh aperture of 0.5 mm.
     (0.020 inch).

2.  Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter note 4(b), for the purposes of subheadings
     7110.11 and 7110.19, the expression "platinum" does not include iridium, osmium,
     palladium, rhodium or ruthenium.

3.  For the classification of alloys in the subheadings of heading 7110, each alloy is to be
     classified with that metal, platinum, palladium, rhodium, iridium, osmium or ruthenium,
     which predominates by weight over each other of these metals.

Statistical Note

1.  For the purposes of subchapter II, unless the context otherwise requires:

  (a). The term "unwrought" refers to metals, whether or not refined, in the form of ingots,
        blocks, lumps, billets, cakes, slabs, pigs, cathodes, anodes, briquettes, cubes, sticks,
        grains, sponge, pellets, shot, and similar manufactured primary forms, but does not
        cover rolled, forged, drawn, or extruded products, tubular products or cast or
        sintered forms which have been machined or processed otherwise than by simple
        trimming, scalping or descaling;

  (b). The term "semimanufactured" refers to wrought metal products in the form of bars,
        rods, sections, plates, sheets, strips, wire, tubes, pipes, and hollow bars, and to
        powder (other than primary metals in powder form);

  (c). The term "waste and scrap" refers to materials and articles of metals which are
        second-hand or waste or refuse, or are obsolete, defective, or damaged, and which
        are fit only for the recovery of the metal content or for use in the manufacture of
        chemicals, and does not include metals in unwrought form or metal-bearing
        materials provided for in heading 2616.

             I. NATURAL OR CULTURED PEARLS AND PRECIOUS OR
                   SEMIPRECIOUS STONES
7101        Pearls, natural or cultured, whether or not worked or graded but
              not strung, mounted or set; pearls, natural or cultured,
              temporarily strung for convenience of transport:
7101100000    Natural pearls  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
               Cultured pearls:
7101210000       Unworked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
7101220000       Worked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
7102        Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set:
7102100000    Unsorted  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . carat
               Industrial:
7102210000       Unworked or simply sawn, cleaved or bruted carat
7102290000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . carat
               Nonindustrial:
7102310000       Unworked or simply sawn, cleaved or bruted carat
710239           Other:
7102390010         Weighing not over 0.5 carat each . . . carat
7102390050         Weighing over 0.5 carat each . . . . . carat
7103        Precious stones (other than diamonds) and semiprecious stones,
              whether or not worked or graded but not strung, mounted or set;
              ungraded precious stones (other than diamonds) and semi-
              precious stones, temporarily strung for convenience of transport:
710310        Unworked or simply sawn or roughly shaped:
7103102000       Unworked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . carat
7103104000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . carat
               Otherwise worked:
7103910000       Rubies, sapphires and emeralds . . . . . . X
710399           Other:
7103991000         Cut but not set, and suitable for use in the
                     manufacture of jewelry . . . . . . . . . X
7103995000         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
7104        Synthetic or reconstructed precious or semiprecious stones,
              whether or not worked or graded but not strung, mounted or set;
              ungraded synthetic or reconstructed precious or semiprecious
              stones, temporarily strung for convenience of transport:
7104100000    Piezo-electric quartz . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
7104200000    Other, unworked or simply sawn or roughly shaped X
710490        Other:
7104901000       Cut but not set, and suitable for use in the
                   manufacture of jewelry . . . . . . . . . .No.
7104905000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
7105        Dust and powder of natural or synthetic precious or semiprecious
              stones:
710510        Of diamonds:
7105100010       Natural  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . carat
7105100025       Synthetic  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . carat
7105900000    Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
             II. PRECIOUS METALS AND METALS CLAD WITH PRECIOUS METAL
7106        Silver (including silver plated with gold or platinum), unwrought
              or in semimanufactured forms, or in powder form:
7106100000    Powder  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . g
               Other:
710691           Unwrought:
                    Bullion and dore:
7106911010            Bullion (silver content)  . . . . . .Ag g
7106911020            Dore (silver content) . . . . . . .  Ag g
7106915000         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . g
7106920000       Semimanufactured . . . . . . . . . . . . . g
7107000000  Base metals clad with silver, not further worked than
              semimanufactured  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . g
7108        Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in
              semimanufactured forms, or in powder form:
               Nonmonetary:
7108110000       Powder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . g
710812           Other unwrought forms:
                    Bullion and dore:
7108121010            Bullion (gold content)  . . . . . .  Au g
7108121020            Dore (gold content) . . . . . . . .  Au g
7108125000         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . g
710813           Other semimanufactured forms:
7108131000         Gold leaf  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . cm2
7108135000         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . g
7108200000    Monetary  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . g
7109000000  Base metals or silver, clad with gold, not further worked than
              semimanufactured . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . g
7110        Platinum, unwrought or in semimanufactured forms, or in
              powder form:
               Platinum:
7110110000       Unwrought or in powder form (platinum content) Pt g
7110190000       Other (platinum content) . . . . . . . . .Pt g
               Palladium:
7110210000       Unwrought or in powder form (palladium content) Pd g
7110290000       Other (palladium content)  . . . . . . . .Pd g
               Rhodium:
7110310000       Unwrought or in powder form (rhodium content) Rh g
7110390000       Other (rhodium content)  . . . . . . . . .Rh g
               Iridium, osmium and ruthenium:
7110410000       Unwrought or in powder form  . . . . . . . g
7110490000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . g
7111000000  Base metals, silver or gold, clad with platinum, not further
              worked than semimanufactured  . . . . . . . . . g
7112        Waste and scrap of precious metal or of metal clad with precious
              metal; other waste and scrap containing precious metal or
              precious metal compounds, of a kind used principally for the
              recovery of precious metal:
7112300000    Ash containing precious metals or precious metal
                compounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . g
               Other:
7112910000       Of gold, including metal clad with gold but excluding
                   sweepings containing other precious metals g
                                                     gold contentAu g
7112920000       Of platinum, including metal clad with platinum but
                   excluding sweepings containing other precious metals g
                                                     platinum content Pt g
7112990000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . g
             III. JEWELRY, GOLDSMITHS' AND SILVERSMITHS' WARES AND
                 OTHER ARTICLES
7113        Articles of jewelry and parts thereof, of precious metal or of
              metal clad with precious metal:
               Of precious metal whether or not plated or clad with
                precious metal:
7113110000       Of silver, whether or not plated or clad with other
                   precious metal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
7113190000       Of other precious metal, whether or not plated or clad
                   with precious metal  . . . . . . . . . . . X
7113200000    Of base metal clad with precious metal  . . . X
7114        Articles of goldsmiths' or silversmiths' wares and parts thereof,
              of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal:
               Of precious metal whether or not plated or clad with
                precious metal:

711411           Of silver, whether or not plated or clad with other
                   precious metal:
7114115100         Knives, forks, spoons or ladles, whether or not
                     combined in sets . . . . . . . . . . . .PCs.
7114115500         Articles not elsewhere specified or included of a type
                     used for household, table or kitchen use; toilet and
                     sanitary wares; all the foregoing and parts thereof, of
                     silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
7114117000         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
7114190000       Of other precious metal, whether or not plated or clad
                   with precious metal  . . . . . . . . . . . X
7114200000    Of base metal clad with precious metal  . . . X
7115        Other articles of precious metal or of metal clad with precious
              metal:
7115100000    Catalysts in the form of wire cloth or grill, of platinum g
7115900000    Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . g
7116        Articles of natural or cultured pearls, precious or semiprecious
              stones (natural, synthetic or reconstructed):
711610        Of natural or cultured pearls:
7116101000       Natural  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
7116102500       Cultured . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
711620        Of precious or semiprecious stones (natural, synthetic or
                reconstructed):
7116201000       Articles of jewelry  . . . . . . . . . . . X
7116204050       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
7117        Imitation jewelry:
               Of base metal, whether or not plated with precious metal:
7117110000       Cuff links and studs . . . . . . . . . . . X
7117190000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
7117900000    Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X
7118        Coin:
7118100000    Coin (other than gold coin), not being legal tender X
711890        Other:
7118900030       Gold (gold content)  . . . . . . . . . . .Au g
7118900050       Other than gold  . . . . . . . . . . . . . X

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