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2011 Schedule B - Chapter 74

                                  Section XV - Chapter 74

                                Copper and Articles Thereof

Note
1.  In this chapter the following expressions have the meanings hereby assigned to them:
  (a). Refined copper
       Metal containing at least 99.85 percent by weight of copper; or
       Metal containing at least 97.5 percent by weight of copper, provided that the content
        by weight of any other element does not exceed the limit specified in the following
        table:
       Table - Other elements
       Element          Limiting content percent by weight
       Ag     Silver              0.25
       As     Arsenic           0.5
       Cd     Cadmium           1.3
       Cr     Chromium            1.4
       Mg     Magnesium         0.8
       Pb     Lead              1.5
       S    Sulfur              0.7
       Sn     Tin               0.8
       Te     Tellurium           0.8
       Zn     Zinc              1.0
       Zr     Zirconium           0.3
       Other elements*, each      0.3
       *Other elements are, for example, Al, Be, Co, Fe, Mn, Ni, Si.
  (b). Copper alloys
       Metallic substances other than unrefined copper in which copper predominates by
        weight over each of the other elements, provided that:
       (i).   The content by weight of at least one of the other elements is greater than
               the limit specified in the foregoing table; or
       (ii).  The total content by weight of such other elements exceeds 2.5 percent.
  (c).   Master alloys
       Alloys containing with other elements more than 10 percent by weight of copper, not
        usefully malleable and commonly used as an additive in the manufacture of other
        alloys or as deoxidants, desulfurizing agents or for similar uses in the metallurgy of
        nonferrous metals.  However, copper phosphide (phosphor copper) containing more
        than 15 percent by weight of phosphorus falls in heading 2848.
  (d). Bars and rods
       Rolled, extruded, drawn or forged products, not in coils, which have a uniform solid
        cross section along their whole length in the shape of circles, ovals, rectangles
        (including squares), equilateral triangles or regular convex polygons (including
        "flattened circles" and "modified rectangles," of which two opposite sides are convex
        arcs, the other two sides being straight, of equal length and parallel).  Products with
        a rectangular (including square), triangular or polygonal cross section may have
        corners rounded along their whole length.  The thickness of such products which
        have a rectangular (including "modified rectangular") cross section exceeds
        one-tenth of the width.  The expression also covers cast or sintered products, of the
        same forms and dimensions, which have been subsequently worked after production
        (otherwise than by simple trimming or descaling), provided that they have not
        thereby assumed the character of articles or products of other headings.
       Wire bars and billets with their ends tapered or otherwise worked simply to facilitate
        their entry into machines for converting them into, for example, drawing stock (wire
        rod) or tubes, are however, to be taken to be unwrought copper of heading 7403.
  (e). Profiles
       Rolled, extruded, drawn, forged or formed products, coiled or not, of a uniform cross
        section along their whole length, which do not conform to any of the definitions of
        bars, rods, wire, plates, sheets, strip, foil, tubes or pipes.  The expression also covers
        cast or sintered products, of the same forms, which have been subsequently worked
        after production (otherwise than by simple trimming or descaling), provided that they
        have not thereby assumed the character of articles or products of other headings.
  (f).   Wire
       Rolled, extruded or drawn products, in coils, which have a uniform solid cross
        section along their whole length in the shape of circles, ovals, rectangles (including
        squares), equilateral triangles or regular convex polygons (including "flattened
        circles" and "modified rectangles," of which two opposite sides are convex arcs, the
        other two sides being straight, of equal length and parallel).  Products with a
        rectangular (including square), triangular or polygonal cross section may have
        corners rounded along their whole length.  The thickness of such products which
        have a rectangular (including "modified rectangular") cross section exceeds one-tenth of the
                         Revised 01/01/10  (g). Plates, sheets, strip and foil
       Flat-surfaced products (other than the unwrought products of heading 7403), coiled
        or not, of solid rectangular (other than square) cross section with or without rounded
        corners (including "modified rectangles" of which two opposite sides are convex arcs,
        the other two sides being straight, of equal length and parallel) of a uniform
        thickness, which are:
         of rectangular (including square) shape with a thickness not exceeding one-tenth
          of the width,
         of a shape other than rectangular or square, of any size, provided that they do
          not assume the character of articles or products of other headings.
       Headings 7409 and 7410 apply, inter alia, to plates, sheets, strip and foil with
        patterns (for example, grooves, ribs, checkers, tears, buttons, lozenges) and to such
        products which have been perforated, corrugated, polished or coated, provided that
        they do not thereby assume the character of articles or products of other headings.
  (h). Tubes and pipes
       Hollow products, coiled or not, which have a uniform cross section with only one
        enclosed void along their whole length in the shape of circles, ovals, rectangles
        (including squares), equilateral triangles or regular convex polygons, and which have
        a uniform wall thickness.  Products with a rectangular (including square), equilateral
        triangular or regular convex polygonal cross section, which may have corners
        rounded along their whole length, are also to be taken to be tubes and pipes
        provided the inner and outer cross sections are concentric and have the same form
        and orientation.  Tubes and pipes of the foregoing cross sections may be polished,
        coated, bent, threaded, drilled, waisted, expanded, cone-shaped or fitted with
        flanges, collars or rings.

                         Revised 01/01/10
Subheading Note
1.  In this chapter the following expressions have the meanings hereby assigned to them:
  (a). Copper-zinc base alloys (brasses)
       Alloys of copper and zinc, with or without other elements.  When other elements are
        present:
       -    zinc predominates by weight over each of such other elements;
         any nickel content by weight is less than 5 percent (see copper-nickel-zinc alloys
          (nickel silvers)); and
       -    any tin content by weight is less than 3 percent (see copper-tin alloys (bronzes)).
  (b). Copper-tin base alloys (bronzes)
       Alloys of copper and tin, with or without other elements.  When other elements are
        present, tin predominates by weight over each of such other elements, except that
        when the tin content is 3 percent or more the zinc content by weight may exceed
        that of tin but must be less than 10 percent.
  (c).   Copper-nickel-zinc base alloys (nickel silvers)
       Alloys of copper, nickel and zinc, with or without other elements.  The nickel content
        is 5 percent or more by weight (see copper-zinc alloys (brasses)).
  (d). Copper-nickel base alloys
       Alloys of copper and nickel, with or without other elements but in any case
        containing by weight not more than 1 percent of zinc.  When other elements are
        present, nickel predominates by weight over each of such other elements.

Statistical Note
1.  For the purpose of heading 7404, the expression:
  (a). Bare bright wire is copper wire uncoated, unalloyed (ISRI code word Barley);
  (b). Other No. 1 includes, but is not necessarily limited to:
       No. 1 heavy copper (ISRI code words Berry, Candy, Clove) and copper nodules (ISRI
        code word Cocoa);
  (c).   No. 2 copper includes, but is not necessarily limited to:

       No. 2 copper wire (ISRI code word Birch), No. 2 copper (ISRI code word Cliff), and No.
        2 copper nodules (ISRI code word Cobra);
  (d).   Other refined copper includes, but is not necessarily limited to:
       Refinery/smelter grade copper (ISRI code word Drove), light copper (ISRI code word
        Dream), and insulated copper wire scrap (ISRI code word Druid);
  (e). Red and semi-red brass includes, but is not necessarily limited to:
       Composition or red brass (ISRI code word Ebony), red brass composition (ISRI code
        word Enerv), and red brass bushings (ISRI code word Elder);
  (f).   Yellow brass clippings, turnings and rod ends includes, but is not necessarily limited
          to:
       New brass clippings (ISRI code word Label), yellow brass rod turnings (ISRI code
        words Night, Nomad), and new yellow brass rod ends (ISRI code word Noble);
  (g). Other yellow brass includes, but is not necessarily limited to:
       Yellow brass scrap (ISRI code word Honey), yellow brass castings (ISRI code word
        Ivory), and shell cases (ISRI code words Lace, Lady, Lake, Lamb);
  (h). Other copper alloys includes, but is not necessarily limited to:
       High grade-low lead bronze solids (ISRI code word Eland); nickel silver (ISRI code
        words Maize, Major, Malic), and manganese bronze (ISRI code word Parch);
  (i).   Mixed solids and turnings of copper and copper alloy scrap, free of insulated wire
          and grindings includes, but is not necessarily limited to:
       Brass and bronze solids, turnings and soldered fittings (ISRI code word Drink);
  (j).   Other copper scrap includes, but is not necessarily limited to:
       Grindings and unprepared tangled material.

7401        Copper mattes; cement copper (precipitated copper):
7401000010    Copper mattes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cu kg
7401000050    Cement copper (precipitated copper) . . . . .kg
7402000000  Unrefined copper; copper anodes for electrolytic
             refining. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cu kg

7403        Refined copper and copper alloys, unwrought (other than master
             alloys of heading 7405):
               Refined copper:
7403110000       Cathodes and sections of cathodes  . . . .kg
7403120000       Wire bars  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
7403130000       Billets  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
7403190000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
               Copper alloys:
7403210000       Copper-zinc base alloys (brass)  . . . . .kg
7403220000       Copper-tin base alloys (bronze)  . . . . .kg
740329           Other copper alloys:
7403290110         Copper-nickel base alloys (cupro-nickel) or copper-
                    nickel-zinc base alloys (nickel silver) kg
7403290180         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg

7404        Copper waste and scrap:
               With copper content as refined copper:
                  No. 1 copper:
7404000010         Bare bright wire . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
7404000015         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
7404000025       No. 2 copper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
7404000030       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
               Segregated scrap with copper content as copper alloys:
                  Red and semi-red brass:
7404000041         Containing more than 0.3 percent lead  .kg
7404000046         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
                       Revised 01/01/087404 (con.)  Copper waste and scrap (con.):
               Segregated scrap with copper content as copper alloys (con.):
                  Yellow brass clippings, turnings and rod ends:
7404000051         Containing more than 0.3 percent lead  .kg
7404000056         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
                  Other yellow brass:
7404000061         Containing more than 0.3 percent lead  .kg
7404000066         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
7404000075       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
               Unsegregated (mixed) scrap:
7404000085       Mixed solids and turnings of copper and copper
                  alloy scrap, free of insulated wire and grindings kg
7404000095       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
7405000000  Master alloys of copper . . . . . . . . . . . .kg

7406        Copper powders and flakes:
7406100000    Powders of non-lamellar structure . . . . . .kg
7406200000    Powders of lamellar structure; flakes . . . .kg

7407        Copper bars, rods and profiles:
7407100000    Of refined copper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
               Of copper alloys:
7407210000       Of copper-zinc base alloys (brass) . . . .kg
740729           Other:
7407290020         Of copper-nickel base alloys (cupro-nickel) or copper-
                    nickel-zinc base alloys (nickel silver) kg
7407290090         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg

7408        Copper wire:
               Of refined copper:
740811           Of which the maximum cross-sectional dimension
                  exceeds 6 mm (0.23 inch):
7408113000         With a maximum cross-sectional dimension over
                    9.5 mm (0.37 inch) . . . . . . . . . . .kg
7408116000         With a maximum cross-sectional dimension over
                    6 mm (.0.23 inch) but not over 9.5 mm (0.37 inch) kg
7408190000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
               Of copper alloys:
7408210000       Of copper-zinc base alloys (brass) . . . .kg
7408220000       Of copper-nickel base alloys (cupro-nickel)
             or copper-nickel-zinc base alloys (nickel silver) kg
7408290000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg

7409        Copper plates, sheets and strip, of a thickness exceeding
             0.15 mm (0.006 inch):
               Of refined copper:
7409110000       In coils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
7409190000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
               Of copper-zinc base alloys (brass):
7409210000       In coils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
7409290000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
               Of copper-tin base alloys (bronze):
7409310000       In coils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
7409390000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
7409400000    Of copper-nickel base alloys (cupro-nickel) or copper-nickel-
               zinc base alloys (nickel silver)  . . . . . .kg
7409900000    Of other copper alloys  . . . . . . . . . . .kg

7410        Copper foil (whether or not printed or backed with paper, paper-
             board, plastics or similar backing materials) of a thickness
             (excluding any backing) not exceeding 0.15 mm (0.006 inch):
               Not backed:
7410110000       Of refined copper  . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
7410120000       Of copper alloys . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
               Backed:
741021           Of refined copper:
7410213000         Copper clad laminates  . . . . . . . . .m2
7410216000         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
7410220000       Of copper alloys . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg

7411        Copper tubes and pipes:
741110        Of refined copper:
7411101000       Seamless . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
7411105000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
               Of copper alloys:
741121           Of copper-zinc base alloys (brass):
7411211000         Seamless . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
7411215000         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
7411220000       Of copper-nickel base alloys (cupro-nickel) or copper-
                  nickel-zinc base alloys (nickel silver)  .kg
741129           Other:
7411291000         Seamless . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
7411295000         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg

7412        Copper tube or pipe fittings (for example, couplings, elbows,
             sleeves):
7412100000    Of refined copper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
7412200000    Of copper alloys  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg

7413        Stranded wire, cables, plaited bands and the like, including slings
             and similar articles, of copper, not electrically insulated:
               Not fitted with fittings and not made up into articles:
7413001000       Stranded wire  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
7413005000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
7413009000    Fitted with fittings or made up into articles kg

7415        Nails, tacks, drawing pins, staples (other than those of heading
             8305) and similar articles, of copper or of iron or steel with
             heads of copper; screws, bolts, nuts, screw hooks, rivets, cotters,
             cotter pins, washers (including spring washers) and similar
             articles, of copper:
7415100000    Nails and tacks, drawing pins, staples and similar articles kg
               Other articles, not threaded:
7415210000       Washers (including spring washers) . . . .kg
7415290000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
               Other threaded articles:
741533           Screws, bolts, and nuts:
7415330500         Screws for wood  . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
7415338550         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
7415390000       Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg

7418        Table, kitchen or other household articles and parts thereof, of
             copper; pot scourers and scouring or polishing pads, gloves and
             the like, of copper; sanitary ware and parts thereof, of copper:
               Table, kitchen or other household articles and parts thereof;
               pot scourers and scouring or polishing pads, gloves and the
               like:
7418110000       Pot scourers and scouring or polishing pads, gloves and
                  the like . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg


741819           Other:
7418193000         Cooking or heating apparatus of a kind used for
                    domestic purposes, non-electric, and parts thereof,
                    of copper  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
7418196000         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
7418200000    Sanitary ware and parts thereof . . . . . . .kg

7419        Other articles of copper:
7419100000    Chain and parts thereof . . . . . . . . . . .kg
               Other:
741991           Cast, molded, stamped or forged, but not further worked:
7419910010         Brass plumbing goods, not elsewhere specified or
                    included . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
7419910050         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
741999           Other:
                    Cloth (including endless bands), grill and netting, of
                    copper wire; expanded metal of copper:
7419990100            Cloth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
7419990900            Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
7419991500         Containers of a kind normally carried on the person,
                    in the pocket or in the handbag  . . . .Doz.
7419991600         Copper springs . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
7419995010         Brass plumbing goods not elsewhere specified or
                    included . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg
7419995500         Other  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .kg

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