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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 (chapter 37);
(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 ma terial.
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 litera ture). 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.

Schedule B No. and Headings Commodity Description Unit of Quantity Second Quantity
49 Printed Books, Newspapers, Pictures and Other Products of the Printing Industry; Manuscripts, Typescripts and Plans
49.01 - Printed books, brochures, leaflets and similar printed matter, whether or not in single sheets:
4901.10.0000 - - In single sheets, whether or not folded kg
- - Other:
4901.91 - - - Dictionaries and encyclopedias, and serial installments thereof:
4901.91.0020 - - - - Dictionaries (including thesauruses) No.
4901.91.0040 - - - - Encyclopedias No.
4901.99 - - - Other:
4901.99.0010 - - - - Textbooks No.
4901.99.0020 - - - - Bound newspapers, journals and periodicals provided for in note 3 of this chapter No.
4901.99.0030 - - - - Directories No.
- - - - Other:
4901.99.0040 - - - - - Bibles, testaments, prayer books and other religious books No.
4901.99.0050 - - - - - Technical, scientific and professional books No.
4901.99.0055 - - - - - Art and pictorial books No.
- - - - - Other:
4901.99.0070 - - - - - - Hardbound books No.
4901.99.0075 - - - - - - Rack size paperbound books No.
- - - - - - Other:
4901.99.0091 - - - - - - - Containing not more than 4 pages each (excluding covers) No.
4901.99.0092 - - - - - - - Containing 5 or more pages each, but not more than 48 pages each (excluding covers) No.
4901.99.0093 - - - - - - - Containing 49 or more pages each (excluding covers) No.
49.02 - Newspapers, journals and periodicals, whether or not illustrated or containing advertising material:
4902.10.0000 - - Appearing at least four times a week kg
4902.90 - - Other:
4902.90.2020 - - - Newspapers appearing less than four times a week kg
4902.90.2040 - - - Other business and professional journals and periodicals (including single issues tied together for shipping purposes) No.
4902.90.5000 - - - Other (including single issues tied together for shipping purposes) No.
4903.00.0000 - Children's picture, drawing or coloring books No.
49.04 - Music, printed or in manuscript, whether or not bound or illustrated:
4904.00.0020 - - Sheet music whether or not stapled or folded, but not otherwise bound kg
4904.00.0040 - - Other No.
49.05 - Maps and hydrographic or similar charts of all kinds, including atlases, wall maps, topographical plans and globes, printed:
4905.10.0000 - - Globes kg
- - Other:
4905.91.0000 - - - In book form No.
4905.99.0000 - - - Other kg
4906.00.0000 - 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
4907.00.0000 - 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 title kg
49.08 - Transfers (decalcomanias, except toy):
4908.10.0000 - - Transfers (decalcomanias), vitrifiable kg
4908.90.0000 - - Other kg
49.09 - Printed or illustrated postcards; printed cards bearing personal greetings, messages or announcements, whether or not illustrated, with or without envelopes or trimmings:
4909.00.2000 - - Postcards Thsnds
4909.00.4000 - - Other Thsnds
4910.00.0000 - Calendars of any kind, printed, including calendar blocks kg
49.11 - Other printed matter, including printed pictures and photographs:
4911.10 - - Trade advertising material, commercial catalogs and the like:
4911.10.0050 - - - Catalogs kg
4911.10.0090 - - - Other kg
- - Other:
4911.91 - - - Pictures, designs and photographs:
4911.91.0020 - - - - Posters kg
4911.91.0040 - - - - Other kg
4911.99.0000 - - - Other kg

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