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Section XV - Chapter 76
Aluminum and Articles Thereof
Note
1. In this chapter the following expressions have the meanings hereby assigned to them:
(a). 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.

(b). 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.

(c). 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 width.

(d). Plates, sheets, strip and foil

Flat-surfaced products (other than the unwrought products of heading 7601), 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 7606 and 7607 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.

(e). 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 considered as 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.

Subheading Notes
1. In this chapter the following expressions have the meanings hereby assigned to them:
(a). Aluminum, not alloyed

Metal containing by weight at least 99 percent of aluminum, 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
Fe+Si (Iron plus Silicon)  
1
Other elements (1), each
0.1 (2)
(1) Other elements are, for example, Cr, Cu, Mg, Mn, Ni, Zn
(2) Copper is permitted in a proportion greater than 0.1 percent but not more than 0.2 percent, provided that neither the chromium nor manganese content exceeds 0.05 percent.

 

(b). Aluminum alloys

Metallic substances in which aluminum predominates by weight over each of the other elements provided that:

(i). The content by weight of at least one of the elements or of iron plus silicon taken together is greater than the limit specified in the foregoing table, or
(ii). The total content by weight of elements other than nickel plus cobalt exceeds 1 percent.
2. Notwithstanding the provisions of note 1 (c), for the purpose of subheading 7616.91 the term "wire" applies only to products, whether or not in coils, of any cross-sectional shape, of which no cross-sectional dimension exceeds 6 mm.
Statistical Note
1. For the purposes of this chapter, the term "aluminum vanadium master alloy" refers to
aluminum alloys which contain by weight 20 percent or more of vanadium.

Schedule B No. and Headings Commodity Description Unit of Quantity Second Quantity
76 Aluminum and Articles Thereof
76.01 - Unwrought aluminum:
7601.10.0000 - - Aluminum, not alloyed kg
7601.20 - - Aluminum alloys:
7601.20.9030 - - - Aluminum vanadium master alloy kg
- - - Other:
7601.20.9045 - - - - Of uniform circular cross section throughout its length, not in coils kg
- - - - Other:
7601.20.9075 - - - - - Remelt scrap ingot kg
7601.20.9500 - - - - - Other kg
76.02 - Aluminum waste and scrap:
7602.00.0030 - - Used beverage container scrap kg
7602.00.0090 - - Other kg
76.03 - Aluminum powders and flakes:
7603.10.0000 - - Powders of nonlamellar structure kg
7603.20.0000 - - Powders of lamellar structure; flakes kg
76.04 - Aluminum bars, rods and profiles:
7604.10 - - Of aluminum, not alloyed:
7604.10.1000 - - - Profiles kg
- - - Bars and rods:
- - - - Having a round cross section:
7604.10.3010 - - - - - With an outside diameter of less than 10 mm (0.39 inch) kg
7604.10.3050 - - - - - With an outside diameter of 10 mm (0.39 inch) or more kg
- - - - Other:
7604.10.5030 - - - - - With a maximum cross sectional dimension of less than 10 mm (0.39 inch) kg
7604.10.5060 - - - - - With a maximum cross sectional dimension of 10 mm (0.39 inch) or more kg
- - Of aluminum alloys:
7604.21.0000 - - - Hollow profiles kg
7604.29 - - - Other:
7604.29.1000 - - - - Other profiles kg
- - - - Bars and rods:
- - - - - Having a round cross section:
7604.29.3010 - - - - - - With an outside diameter of less than 10 mm (0.39 inch) kg
7604.29.3050 - - - - - - With an outside diameter of 10 mm (0.39 inch) or more kg
- - - - - Other:
7604.29.5030 - - - - - - With a maximum cross-sectional dimension of less than 10 mm (0.39 inch) kg
7604.29.5060 - - - - - - With a maximum cross-sectional dimension of 10 mm (0.39 inch or more kg
76.05 - Aluminum wire:
- - Of aluminum, not alloyed:
7605.11 - - - Of which the maximum cross-sectional dimension exceeds 7 mm (0.276 inch):
7605.11.0030 - - - - Of which the maximum cross-sectional dimension exceeds 9.5 mm (0.374 inch) kg
7605.11.0090 - - - - Other kg
7605.19.0000 - - - Other kg
- - Of aluminum alloys:
7605.21 - - - Of which the maximum cross-sectional dimension exceeds 7 mm (0.276 inch):
7605.21.0030 - - - - Of which the maximum cross-sectional dimension exceeds 9.5 mm (0.374 inch) kg
7605.21.0090 - - - - Other kg
7605.29.0000 - - - Other kg
76.06 - Aluminum plates, sheets and strip, of a thickness exceeding 0.2 mm (0.0079 inch):
- - Rectangular (including square):
7606.11 - - - Of aluminum, not alloyed:
- - - - Not clad:
7606.11.3030 - - - - - More than 6.3 mm (0.248 inch) in thickness kg
7606.11.3060 - - - - - 6.3 mm (0.248 inch) or less in thickness kg
7606.11.6000 - - - - Clad kg
7606.12 - - - Of aluminum alloys:
- - - - Not clad:
7606.12.3030 - - - - - More than 6.3 mm (0.248 inch) in thickness kg
7606.12.3070 - - - - - 6.3 mm (0.248 inch) or less in thickness kg
7606.12.6000 - - - - Clad kg
- - Other:
7606.91 - - - Of aluminum, not alloyed:
- - - - More than 6.3 mm (0.248 inch) in thickness:
7606.91.0010 - - - - - Circles and discs kg
7606.91.0050 - - - - - Other kg
- - - - 6.3 mm (0.248 inch) or less in thickness:
7606.91.0070 - - - - - Circles and discs kg
7606.91.0090 - - - - - Other kg
7606.92 - - - Of aluminum alloys:
- - - - More than 6.3 mm (0.248 inch) in thickness:
7606.92.0010 - - - - - Circles and discs kg
7606.92.0050 - - - - - Other kg
- - - - 6.3 mm (0.248 inch) or less in thickness:
7606.92.0070 - - - - - Circles and discs kg
7606.92.0090 - - - - - Other kg
76.07 - Aluminum foil (whether or not printed or backed with paper, paperboard, plastics or similar backing materials) of a thickness (excluding any backing) not exceeding 0.2 mm (0.0079 inch):
- - Not backed:
7607.11 - - - Rolled but not further worked:
- - - - Of a thickness not exceeding 0.15 mm (0.0059 inch):
7607.11.3000 - - - - - Of a thickness not exceeding 0.01 mm (0.00039 inch) kg
7607.11.6000 - - - - - Of a thickness exceeding 0.01 mm (0.00039 inch) kg
7607.11.9000 - - - - Other kg
7607.19.0000 - - - Other kg
7607.20.0000 - - Backed kg
76.08 - Aluminum tubes and pipes:
7608.10 - - Of aluminum, not alloyed:
7608.10.0030 - - - Seamless kg
7608.10.0090 - - - Other kg
7608.20 - - Of aluminum alloys:
7608.20.0030 - - - Seamless kg
7608.20.0090 - - - Other kg
7609.00.0000 - Aluminum tube or pipe fittings (for example, couplings, elbows, sleeves) kg
76.10 - Aluminum structures (excluding prefabricated buildings of heading 9406) and parts of structures (for example, bridges and bridge-sections, towers, lattice masts, roofs, roofing frameworks, doors and windows and their frames and thresholds for doors, bal
7610.10.0000 - - Doors, windows and their frames and thresholds for doors kg
7610.90 - - Other:
7610.90.0020 - - - Sheet-metal roofing, siding, flooring, and roof guttering and other drainage equipment kg
7610.90.0040 - - - Architectural and ornamental work kg
7610.90.0050 - - - Other kg
76.11 - Aluminum reservoirs, tanks, vats and similar containers, for any material (other than compressed or liquefied gas), of a capacity exceeding 300 liters (79.3 gallons), whether or not lined or heat insulated, but not fitted with mechanical or thermal equi
7611.00.0030 - - Tanks No.
7611.00.0090 - - Other No.
76.12 - Aluminum casks, drums, cans, boxes and similar containers (including rigid or collapsible tubular containers), for any material (other than compressed or liquefied gas), of a capacity not exceeding 300 liters (79.3 gallons), whether or not lined or insu
7612.10.0000 - - Collapsible tubular containers No.
7612.90 - - Other:
7612.90.1030 - - - Cans of a capacity not exceeding 355 ml (12 oz.) No.
7612.90.1060 - - - Cans of a capacity exceeding 355 ml (12 oz.) but less than 3.8 liters (1gallon) No.
7612.90.9000 - - - Other No.
7613.00.0000 - Aluminum containers for compressed or liquefied gas No.
76.14 - Stranded wire, cables, plaited bands and the like, including slings and similar articles of aluminum, not electrically insulated:
7614.10.0000 - - With steel core kg
7614.90 - - Other:
7614.90.1000 - - - Not fitted with fittings and not made up into articles kg
7614.90.5000 - - - Fitted with fittings, or made up into articles kg
76.15 - Table, kitchen or other household articles and parts thereof, of aluminum; pot scourers and scouring or polishing pads, gloves and the like, of aluminum; sanitary ware and parts thereof, of aluminum:
7615.10 - - Table, kitchen or other household articles and parts thereof; pot scourers and scouring or polishing pads, gloves and the like:
7615.10.1100 - - - Pot scourers and scouring or polishing pads, gloves and the like kg
- - - Cooking and kitchenware:
7615.10.4000 - - - - Cast No.
7615.10.6000 - - - - Other No.
7615.10.9100 - - - Other kg
7615.20.0000 - - Sanitary ware and parts thereof kg
76.16 - Other articles of aluminum:
7616.10 - - Nails, tacks, staples (other than those of heading 8305), screws, bolts, nuts, screw hooks, rivets, cotters, cotter-pins, washers and similar articles:
7616.10.1000 - - - Nails, tacks, and staples kg
7616.10.3000 - - - Rivets kg
7616.10.5000 - - - Cotters and cotter-pins kg
- - - Other:
7616.10.6000 - - - - Threaded fasteners kg
7616.10.8000 - - - - Other kg
- - Other:
7616.91.0000 - - - Cloth, grill, netting and fencing, of aluminum wire kg
7616.99 - - - Other:
7616.99.5030 - - - - Ladders No.
7616.99.5040 - - - - Venetian blinds and parts thereof X
7616.99.5050 - - - - Hangers and supports for pipes and tubes kg
7616.99.5060 - - - - Castings kg
7616.99.5070 - - - - Forgings kg
- - - - Other:
7616.99.5080 - - - - - Other articles of wire kg
7616.99.5095 - - - - - Other kg

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