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2011 Schedule B - Chapter 49
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Section X - Chapter 49

Printed Books, Newspapers, Pictures and Other Products of the Printing Industry;
Manuscripts, Typescripts and Plans

Notes

1. This chapter does not cover:

(a). Photographic negatives or positives on transparent bases (chapter37);

(b). Maps, plans or globes, in relief, whether or not printed (heading 9023);

(c). Playing cards or other goods of chapter 95; or

(d). Original engravings, prints and lithographs (heading 9702), postage or revenue
stamps, stamp-postmarks, first-day covers, postal stationery or the like of heading
9704, antiques of an age exceeding one hundred years, or other articles of
chapter 97.

2. For the purposes of chapter 49 the term "printed" also means reproduced by means of a
duplicating machine, produced under the control of an automatic data processing machine,
embossed, photographed, photocopied, thermocopied or typewritten.

3. Newspapers, journals and periodicals which are bound otherwise than in paper, and sets of
newspapers, journals or periodicals comprising more than one issue under a single cover are
to be classified in heading 4901, whether or not containing advertising material.

4. Heading 4901 also covers:

(a). A collection of printed reproductions of, for example, works of art or drawings, with
a relative text, put up with numbered pages in a form suitable for binding into one or
more volumes;

(b). A pictorial supplement accompanying, and subsidiary to, a bound volume; and

(c). Printed parts of books or booklets, in the form of assembled or separate sheets or
signatures, constituting the whole or a part of a complete work and designed for
binding.

However, printed pictures or illustrations not bearing a text, whether in the form of
signatures or separate sheets, fall in heading 4911.

5. Subject to note 3 of this chapter, heading 4901 does not cover publications which are
essentially devoted to advertising (for example, brochures, pamphlets, leaflets, trade
catalogs, yearbooks published by trade associations, and tourist promotional literature).
Such publications are to be classified in heading 4911.

6. For the purposes of heading 4903, the expression "children's picture books" means books
for children in which the pictures form the principal interest and the text is subsidiary.

4901 Printed books, brochures, leaflets and similar printed matter,
whether or not in single sheets:
4901100000 In single sheets, whether or not folded . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
Other:
490191 Dictionaries and encyclopedias, and serial installments
thereof:
4901910020 Dictionaries (including thesauruses) . . . . . . . . . . No.
4901910040 Encyclopedias . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No.
490199 Other:
4901990010 Textbooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No.
4901990020 Bound newspapers, journals and periodicals
provided for in note 3 of this chapter . . . . . . . . . No.
4901990030 Directories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No.
Other:
4901990040 Bibles, testaments, prayer books and other
religious books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No.
4901990050 Technical, scientific and professional books . . . . . No.
4901990055 Art and pictorial books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No.
Other:
4901990070 Hardbound books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No.
4901990075 Rack size paperbound books . . . . . . . . . . . . No.
Other:
4901990091 Containing not more than 4 pages each
(excluding covers) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No.
4901990092 Containing 5 or more pages each, but not
more than 48 pages each (excluding
covers) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No.
4901990093 Containing 49 or more pages each
(excluding covers) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No.
4902 Newspapers, journals and periodicals, whether or not
illustrated or containing advertising material:
4902100000 Appearing at least four times a week . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
490290 Other:
4902902020 Newspapers appearing less than four times a week . . . . . . kg
4902902040 Other business and professional journals and periodicals
(including single issues tied together for shipping
purposes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No.
4902905000 Other (including single issues tied together for shipping
purposes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No.
4903000000 Children's picture, drawing or coloring books . . . . . . . . . . No.
4904 Music, printed or in manuscript, whether or not bound or
illustrated:
4904000020 Sheet music whether or not stapled or folded, but not
otherwise bound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
4904000040 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No.
4905 Maps and hydrographic or similar charts of all kinds, including
atlases, wall maps, topographical plans and globes, printed:
4905100000 Globes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
Other:
4905910000 In book form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No.
4905990000 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
4906000000 Plans and drawings for architectural, engineering,
industrial, commercial, topographical or similar
purposes, being originals drawn by hand; hand-
written texts; photographic reproductions on
sensitized paper and carbon copies of the foregoing . . . . . . . kg
4907000000 Unused postage, revenue or similar stamps of current or new
issue in the country to which they have, or will have, a
recognized face value; stamp-impressed paper; banknotes;
check forms; stock, share or bond certificates and similar
documents of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
4908 Transfers (decalcomanias, except toy):
4908100000 Transfers (decalcomanias), vitrifiable . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
4908900000 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
4909 Printed or illustrated postcards; printed cards bearing personal
greetings, messages or announcements, whether or not
illustrated, with or without envelopes or trimmings:
4909002000 Postcards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thsnds
4909004000 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thsnds
4910000000 Calendars of any kind, printed, including calendar blocks . . . . kg
4911 Other printed matter, including printed pictures and photographs:
491110 Trade advertising material, commercial catalogs and the like:
4911100050 Catalogs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
4911100090 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
Other:
491191 Pictures, designs and photographs:
4911910020 Posters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
4911910040 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg
4911990000 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . kg

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This document was produced for the Commodity Analysis Branch (CAB)
of the U.S. Census Bureau's Foreign Trade Division. Questions and
comments can be directed to them via phone at 800-549-0595
(Menu Option 2).
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File produced on 11 January 2011
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