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SOR/2016-253 September 23, 2016

CUSTOMS TARIFF

Order Amending the Schedule to the Customs Tariff (Harmonized System, 2017)

P.C. 2016-817 September 23, 2016

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Finance, pursuant to section 14 (see footnote a) of the Customs Tariff (see footnote b), makes the annexed Order Amending the Schedule to the Customs Tariff (Harmonized System, 2017).

Order Amending the Schedule to the Customs Tariff (Harmonized System, 2017)

Amendments

1 The Table of Sections and Chapters of the Harmonized System set out in the schedule to the Customs Tariff (see footnote 1) is amended as set out in Part 1 of the schedule to this Order.

2 The List of Tariff Provisions set out in the schedule to the Act is amended by repealing the tariff provisions set out in Part 2 of the schedule to this Order.

3 The List of Tariff Provisions set out in the schedule to the Act is amended as set out in Part 3 of the schedule to this Order.

4 The List of Tariff Provisions set out in the schedule to the English version of the Act is amended as set out in Part 4 of the schedule to this Order.

5 The List of Tariff Provisions set out in the schedule to the French version of the Act is amended as set out in Part 5 of the schedule to this Order.

6 The List of Tariff Provisions set out in the schedule to the Act is amended by adding, in numerical order, the tariff provisions set out in Part 6 of the schedule to this Order.

7 The List of Intermediate and Final Rates for Tariff Items of the “F” Staging Category set out in the schedule to the Act is amended by adding, in numerical order, the tariff items set out in Part 7 of the schedule to this Order.

Coming into Force

8 This Order comes into force on January 1, 2017.

SCHEDULE

PART 1
(Section 1)

Amendment to the Table of Sections and Chapters of the Harmonized System

1 The sub-Chapter title XII to Chapter 29 of Section VI of the Table of Sections and Chapters of the Harmonized System is replaced by the following:

XII. - Glyosides and alkaloids, natural or reproduced by synthesis, and their salts, ethers, esters and other derivatives

PART 2
(Section 2)

Repeal of Certain Tariff Provisions

Tariff item Nos. 0302.90.00 and 0303.90.00, the preamble preceding tariff item No. 0306.21.00, tariff item No. 0306.21.00, subheading 0306.22, tariff item Nos. 0306.22.10, 0306.22.90, 0306.24.00, 0306.25.00, 0306.26.00, 0306.27.00 and 0306.29.00, subheading 0307.29, tariff item Nos. 0307.29.10 and 0307.29.90, the preamble preceding tariff item No. 0307.41.00, tariff item No. 0307.41.00, subheading 0307.89, tariff item Nos. 0307.89.10, 0307.89.90 and 0805.20.00, subheading 2202.90, tariff item Nos. 2202.90.10 and 2202.90.20, the preamble preceding tariff item No. 2202.90.31, tariff item Nos. 2202.90.31 and 2202.90.32, the preamble preceding tariff item No. 2202.90.41, tariff item Nos. 2202.90.41, 2202.90.42, 2202.90.43, 2202.90.49, 2202.90.90, 2812.10.00, 2848.00.00, 2853.00.00, 2904.90.00, 2914.70.00, 2922.13.00, 2930.50.00 and 2935.00.00, the preamble preceding tariff item No. 2939.91.00, tariff item Nos. 2939.91.00, 2939.99.00, 3002.10.00, 3003.40.00, 3004.40.00 and 3103.10.00, heading 37.05, subheading 3705.10, tariff item Nos. 3705.10.10 and 3705.10.90, subheading 3705.90, tariff item Nos. 3705.90.10 and 3705.90.90, subheading 3808.50, tariff item Nos. 3808.50.10, 3808.50.20, 3812.30.00, 3824.90.00, 3907.60.00 and 3909.30.00, the preamble preceding subheading 4011.61, subheading 4011.61, tariff item Nos. 4011.61.10 and 4011.61.90, subheading 4011.62, tariff item Nos. 4011.62.10 and 4011.62.90, subheading 4011.63, tariff item Nos. 4011.63.10 and 4011.63.90, subheading 4011.69, tariff item Nos. 4011.69.10 and 4011.69.90, the preamble preceding subheading 4011.92, subheading 4011.92, tariff item Nos. 4011.92.10 and 4011.92.90, subheading 4011.93, tariff item Nos. 4011.93.10 and 4011.93.90, subheading 4011.94, tariff item Nos. 4011.94.10 and 4011.94.90, subheading 4011.99, tariff item Nos. 4011.99.10, 4011.99.90, 4401.10.00, 4403.10.00, 4403.20.00, 4403.92.00, 4406.10.00, 4406.90.00 and 4407.10.00, the preamble preceding subheading 4412.31, subheading 4412.31, 4412.31.10 and 4412.31.90, subheading 4412.32, tariff item Nos. 4412.32.10 and 4412.32.90, subheading 4412.39, tariff item Nos. 4412.39.10, 4412.39.90, 4418.71.00, 4418.72.00, 4418.90.00 and 4419.00.00, subheading 4421.90, tariff item Nos. 4421.90.10, 4421.90.30, 4421.90.40, 4421.90.50 and 4421.90.90, subheading 5402.59, tariff item Nos. 5402.59.10 and 5402.59.90, subheading 5402.69, tariff item Nos. 5402.69.10, 5402.69.90 and 5502.00.00, the preamble preceding subheading 6005.31, subheading 6005.31, tariff item Nos. 6005.31.10, 6005.31.20, 6005.31.30, 6005.31.40, 6005.31.50 and 6005.31.90, subheading 6005.32, tariff item Nos. 6005.32.10, 6005.32.20, 6005.32.30, 6005.32.40, 6005.32.50 and 6005.32.90, subheading 6005.33, tariff item Nos. 6005.33.10 and 6005.33.20, the preamble preceding tariff item No. 6005.33.91, tariff item Nos. 6005.33.91 and 6005.33.99, subheading 6005.34, tariff item Nos. 6005.34.10, 6005.34.20, 6005.34.30, 6005.34.40, 6005.34.50, 6005.34.60, 6005.34.90, 6907.10.00 and 6907.90.00, heading 69.08, tariff item No. 6908.10.00, subheading 6908.90, tariff item Nos. 6908.90.10, 6908.90.90, 8424.81.00, 8432.30.00, 8432.40.00, 8456.10.00 and 8459.40.00, the preamble preceding tariff item No. 8460.11.00, tariff item No. 8460.11.00, the preamble preceding tariff item No. 8460.21.00, tariff item No. 8460.21.00, subheading 8460.90, tariff item No. 8460.90.10, the preamble preceding tariff item No. 8460.90.91, tariff item Nos. 8460.90.91, 8460.90.99, 8469.00.00, 8473.10.00, 8528.41.00, 8528.51.00 and 8528.61.00, subheading 8701.90, tariff item Nos. 8701.90.10, 8701.90.90 and 9006.10.00, subheading 9401.51, tariff item Nos. 9401.51.10 and 9401.51.90, subheading 9403.81, the preamble preceding tariff item No. 9403.81.11, tariff item Nos. 9403.81.11, 9403.81.19 and 9403.81.90, subheading 9406.00, the preamble preceding tariff item No. 9406.00.11, tariff item Nos. 9406.00.11, 9406.00.19, 9406.00.20 and 9406.00.90.

PART 3
(Section 3)

Amendments to the List of Tariff Provisions

1 The Description of Goods of tariff item No. 0301.93.00 is replaced by the following:

--Carp (Cyprinus spp., Carassius spp., Ctenopharyngodon idellus, Hypophthalmichthys spp., Cirrhinus spp., Mylopharyngodon piceus, Catla catla, Labeo spp., Osteochilus hasselti, Leptobarbus hoeveni, Megalobrama spp.)

2 The Description of Goods in the preamble preceding tariff item No. 0302.11.00 is replaced by the following:

-Salmonidae, excluding edible fish offal of subheadings 0302.91 to 0302.99:

3 The Description of Goods in the preamble preceding tariff item No. 0302.21.00 is replaced by the following:

-Flat fish (Pleuronectidae, Bothidae, Cynoglossidae, Soleidae, Scophthalmidae and Citharidae), excluding edible fish offal of subheadings 0302.91 to 0302.99:

4 The Description of Goods in the preamble preceding tariff item No. 0302.31.00 is replaced by the following:

-Tunas (of the genus Thunnus), skipjack or stripebellied bonito (Euthynnus (Katsuwonus) pelamis), excluding edible fish offal of subheadings 0302.91 to 0302.99:

5 The Description of Goods in the preamble preceding tariff item No. 0302.41.00 is replaced by the following:

-Herrings (Clupea harengus, Clupea pallasii), anchovies (Engraulis spp.), sardines (Sardina pilchardus, Sardinops spp.), sardinella (Sardinella spp.), brisling or sprats (Sprattus sprattus), mackerel (Scomber scombrus, Scomber australasicus, Scomber japonicus), Indian mackerel (Rastrelliger spp.), seerfishes (Scomberomorus spp.), jack and horse mackerel (Trachurus spp.), jacks, crevalles (Caranx spp.), cobia (Rachycentron canadum), silver pomfrets (Pampus spp.), Pacific saury (Cololabis saira), scads (Decapterus spp.), capelin (Mallotus villosus), swordfish (Xiphias gladius), Kawakawa (Euthynnus affinis), bonitos (Sarda spp.), marlins, sailfishes, spearfish (Istiophoridae), excluding edible fish offal of subheadings 0302.91 to 0302.99:

6 The Description of Goods in the preamble preceding tariff item No. 0302.51.00 is replaced by the following:

-Fish of the families Bregmacerotidae, Euclichthyidae, Gadidae, Macrouridae, Melanonidae, Merlucciidae, Moridae and Muraenolepididae, excluding edible fish offal of subheadings 0302.91 to 0302.99:

7 The Description of Goods in the preamble preceding tariff item No. 0302.71.00 is replaced by the following:

-Tilapias (Oreochromis spp.), catfish (Pangasius spp., Silurus spp., Clarias spp., Ictalurus spp.), carp (Cyprinus spp., Carassius spp., Ctenopharyngodon idellus, Hypophthalmichthys spp., Cirrhinus spp., Mylopharyngodon piceus, Catla catla, Labeo spp., Osteochilus hasselti, Leptobarbus hoeveni, Megalobrama spp.), eels (Anguilla spp.), Nile perch (Lates niloticus) and snakeheads (Channa spp.), excluding edible fish offal of subheadings 0302.91 to 0302.99:

8 The Description of Goods of tariff item No. 0302.73.00 is replaced by the following:

--Carp (Cyprinus spp., Carassius spp., Ctenopharyngodon idellus, Hypophthalmichthys spp., Cirrhinus spp., Mylopharyngodon piceus, Catla catla, Labeo spp., Osteochilus hasselti, Leptobarbus hoeveni, Megalobrama spp.)

9 The Description of Goods in the preamble preceding tariff item No. 0302.81.00 is replaced by the following:

-Other fish, excluding edible fish offal of subheadings 0302.91 to 0302.99:

10 The Description of Goods in the preamble preceding tariff item No. 0303.11.00 is replaced by the following:

-Salmonidae, excluding edible fish offal of subheadings 0303.91 to 0303.99:

11 The Description of Goods in the preamble preceding tariff item No. 0303.23.00 is replaced by the following:

-Tilapias (Oreochromis spp.), catfish (Pangasius spp., Silurus spp., Clarias spp., Ictalurus spp.), carp (Cyprinus spp., Carassius spp., Ctenopharyngodon idellus, Hypophthalmichthys spp., Cirrhinus spp., Mylopharyngodon piceus, Catla catla, Labeo spp., Osteochilus hasselti, Leptobarbus hoeveni, Megalobrama spp.), eels (Anguilla spp.), Nile perch (Lates niloticus) and snakeheads (Channa spp.), excluding fish offal of subheadings 0303.91 to 0303.99:

12 The Description of Goods of tariff item No. 0303.25.00 is replaced by the following:

--Carp (Cyprinus spp., Carassius spp., Ctenopharyngodon idellus, Hypophthalmichthys spp., Cirrhinus spp., Mylopharyngodon piceus, Catla catla, Labeo spp., Osteochilus hasselti, Leptobarbus hoeveni, Megalobrama spp.)

13 The Description of Goods in the preamble preceding tariff item No. 0303.31.00 is replaced by the following:

-Flat fish (Pleuronectidae, Bothidae, Cynoglossidae, Soleidae, Scophthalmidae and Citharidae), excluding edible fish offal of subheadings 0303.91 to 0303.99:

14 The Description of Goods in the preamble preceding tariff item No. 0303.41.00 is replaced by the following:

-Tunas (of the genus Thunnus), skipjack or stripe-bellied bonito (Euthynnus (Katsuwonus) pelamis), excluding edible fish offal of subheadings 0303.91 to 0303.99:

15 The Description of Goods in the preamble preceding tariff item No. 0303.51.00 is replaced by the following:

-Herrings (Clupea harengus, Clupea pallasii), anchovies (Engraulis spp.), sardines (Sardina pilchardus, Sardinops spp.), sardinella (Sardinella spp.), brisling or sprats (Sprattus sprattus), mackerel (Scomber scombrus, Scomber australasicus, Scomber japonicus), Indian mackerels (Rastrelliger spp.), seerfishes (Scomberomorus spp.), jack and horse mackerel (Trachurus spp.), jacks, crevalles (Caranx spp.), cobia (Rachycentron canadum), silver pomfrets (Pampus spp.), Pacific saury (Cololabis saira), scads (Decapterus spp.), capelin (Mallotus villosus), swordfish (Xiphias gladius), Kawakawa (Euthynnus affinis), bonitos (Sarda spp.), marlins, sailfishes, spearfish (Istiophoridae), excluding edible fish offal of subheadings 0303.91 to 0303.99:

16 The Description of Goods in the preamble preceding tariff item No. 0303.63.00 is replaced by the following:

-Fish of the families Bregmacerotidae, Euclichthyidae, Gadidae, Macrouridae, Melanonidae, Merlucciidae, Moridae and Muraenolepididae, excluding edible fish offal of subheadings 0303.91 to 0303.99:

17 The Description of Goods in the preamble preceding tariff item No. 0303.81.00 is replaced by the following:

-Other fish, excluding edible fish offal of subheadings 0303.91 to 0303.99:

18 The Description of Goods in the preamble preceding tariff item No. 0304.31.00 is replaced by the following:

-Fresh or chilled fillets of tilapias (Oreochromis spp.), catfish (Pangasius spp., Silurus spp., Clarias spp., Ictalurus spp.), carp (Cyprinus spp., Carassius spp., Ctenopharyngodon idellus, Hypophthalmichthys spp., Cirrhinus spp., Mylopharyngodon piceus, Catla catla, Labeo spp., Osteochilus hasselti, Leptobarbus hoeveni, Megalobrama spp.), eels (Anguilla spp.), Nile perch (Lates niloticus) and snakeheads (Channa spp.):

19 The Description of Goods of tariff item No. 0304.51.00 is replaced by the following:

--Tilapias (Oreochromis spp.), catfish (Pangasius spp., Silurus spp., Clarias spp., Ictalurus spp.), carp (Cyprinus spp., Carassius spp., Ctenopharyngodon idellus, Hypophthalmichthys spp., Cirrhinus spp., Mylopharyngodon piceus, Catla catla, Labeo spp., Osteochilus hasselti, Leptobarbus hoeveni, Megalobrama spp.), eels (Anguilla spp.), Nile perch (Lates niloticus) and snakeheads (Channa spp.)

20 The Description of Goods in the preamble preceding tariff item No. 0304.61.00 is replaced by the following:

-Frozen fillets of tilapias (Oreochromis spp.), catfish (Pangasius spp., Silurus spp., Clarias spp., Ictalurus spp.), carp (Cyprinus spp., Carassius spp., Ctenopharyngodon idellus, Hypophthalmichthys spp., Cirrhinus spp., Mylopharyngodon piceus, Catla catla, Labeo spp., Osteochilus hasselti, Leptobarbus hoeveni, Megalobrama spp.), eels (Anguilla spp.), Nile perch (Lates niloticus) and snakeheads (Channa spp.):

21 The Description of Goods of tariff item No. 0304.93.00 is replaced by the following:

--Tilapias (Oreochromis spp.), catfish (Pangasius spp., Silurus spp., Clarias spp., Ictalurus spp.), carp (Cyprinus spp., Carassius spp., Ctenopharyngodon idellus, Hypophthalmichthys spp., Cirrhinus spp., Mylopharyngodon piceus, Catla catla, Labeo spp., Osteochilus hasselti, Leptobarbus hoeveni, Megalobrama spp.), eels (Anguilla spp.), Nile perch (Lates niloticus) and snakeheads (Channa spp.)

22 The Description of Goods of tariff item No. 0305.31.00 is replaced by the following:

--Tilapias (Oreochromis spp.), catfish (Pangasius spp., Silurus spp., Clarias spp., Ictalurus spp.), carp (Cyprinus spp., Carassius spp., Ctenopharyngodon idellus, Hypophthalmichthys spp., Cirrhinus spp., Mylopharyngodon piceus, Catla catla, Labeo spp., Osteochilus hasselti, Leptobarbus hoeveni, Megalobrama spp.), eels (Anguilla spp.), Nile perch (Lates niloticus) and snakeheads (Channa spp.)

23 The Description of Goods of tariff item No. 0305.44.00 is replaced by the following:

--Tilapias (Oreochromis spp.), catfish (Pangasius spp., Silurus spp., Clarias spp., Ictalurus spp.), carp (Cyprinus spp., Carassius spp., Ctenopharyngodon idellus, Hypophthalmichthys spp., Cirrhinus spp., Mylopharyngodon piceus, Catla catla, Labeo spp., Osteochilus hasselti, Leptobarbus hoeveni, Megalobrama spp.), eels (Anguilla spp.), Nile perch (Lates niloticus) and snakeheads (Channa spp.)

24 The Description of Goods of tariff item No. 0305.64.00 is replaced by the following:

--Tilapias (Oreochromis spp.), catfish (Pangasius spp., Silurus spp., Clarias spp., Ictalurus spp.), carp (Cyprinus spp., Carassius spp., Ctenopharyngodon idellus, Hypophthalmichthys spp., Cirrhinus spp., Mylopharyngodon piceus, Catla catla, Labeo spp., Osteochilus hasselti, Leptobarbus hoeveni, Megalobrama spp.), eels (Anguilla spp.), Nile perch (Lates niloticus) and snakeheads (Channa spp.)

25 The Description of Goods in the preamble preceding tariff item No. 0307.81.00 is replaced by the following:

-Abalone (Haliotis spp.) and stromboid conchs (Strombus spp.):

26 The Description of Goods of tariff item No. 0307.81.00 is replaced by the following:

--Live, fresh or chilled abalone (Haliotis spp.)

27 The Description of Goods in the preamble preceding tariff item No. 0308.11.00 is replaced by the following:

-Sea cucumbers (Stichopus japonicus, Holothuroidea):

28 The Description of Goods in the preamble preceding tariff item No. 0308.21.00 is replaced by the following:

-Sea urchins (Strongylocentrotus spp., Paracentrotus lividus, Loxechinus albus, Echinus esculentus):

29 Note 4 to Chapter 4 is amended by deleting “or” at the end of Note 4(a) and by replacing Note 4(b) with the following:

  • (b) Products obtained from milk by replacing one or more of its natural constituents (for example, butyric fats) by another substance (for example, oleic fats) (heading 19.01 or 21.06); or
  • (c) Albumins (including concentrates of two or more whey proteins, containing by weight more than 80% whey proteins, calculated on the dry matter) (heading 35.02) or globulins (heading 35.04).

30 Note 4 to Chapter 5 is replaced by the following:

4. Throughout the Nomenclature, the expression “horsehair” means hair of the manes or tails of equine or bovine animals. Heading 05.11 covers, inter alia, horsehair and horsehair waste, whether or not put up as a layer with or without supporting material.

31 The Description of Goods of heading 12.11 is replaced by the following:

Plants and parts of plants (including seeds and fruits), of a kind used primarily in perfumery, in pharmacy or for insecticidal, fungicidal or similar purposes, fresh, chilled, frozen or dried, whether or not cut, crushed or powdered.

32 Subheading Note 1 to Chapter 16 is amended by replacing “infant food” with “food suitable for infants or young children”.

33 The Description of Goods of subheading 1901.10 is replaced by the following:

-Preparations suitable for infants or young children, put up for retail sale

34 Subheading Notes 1 and 2 to Chapter 20 are amended by replacing “infant food” with “food suitable for infants or young children”.

35 Note 3 to Chapter 21 is amended by replacing “infant food” with “food suitable for infants or young children”.

36 The Description of Goods of subheading 2206.00 is replaced by the following:

Other fermented beverages (for example, cider, perry, mead, saké); mixtures of fermented beverages and mixtures of fermented beverages and non-alcoholic beverages, not elsewhere specified or included.

37 Subheading Note 4 to Chapter 27 is replaced by the following:

4. For the purposes of subheading 2710.12, “light oils and preparations” are those of which 90% or more by volume (including losses) distil at 210°C according to the ISO 3405 method (equivalent to the ASTM D 86 method).

38 The Description of Goods of tariff item No. 2707.50.00 is replaced by the following:

-Other aromatic hydrocarbon mixtures of which 65% or more by volume (including losses) distils at 250°C by the ISO 3405 method (equivalent to the ASTM D 86 method)

39 Note 7 to Chapter 28 is replaced by the following:

7. Heading 28.53 includes copper phosphide (phosphor copper) containing more than 15% by weight of phosphorus.

40 The title of sub-Chapter XII to Chapter 29 in Section VI is replaced by the following:

XII. - GLYCOSIDES AND ALKALOIDS, NATURAL OR REPRODUCED BY SYNTHESIS, AND THEIR SALTS, ETHERS, ESTERS AND OTHER DERIVATIVES

41 The Description of Goods of heading 29.39 is replaced by the following:

Alkaloids, natural or reproduced by synthesis, and their salts, ethers, esters and other derivatives.

42 Chapter 30 is amended by adding the following after Note 4:

Subheading Notes.

1. For the purposes of subheadings 3002.13 and 3002.14, the following are to be treated:

  • (a) As unmixed products, pure products, whether or not containing impurities;
  • (b) As products which have been mixed:
    • (1) The products mentioned in (a) above dissolved in water or in other solvents;
    • (2) The products mentioned in (a) and (b) (1) above with an added stabiliser necessary for their preservation or transport; and
    • (3) The products mentioned in (a), (b) (1) and (b) (2) above with any other additive.

2. Subheadings 3003.60 and 3004.60 cover medicaments containing artemisinin (INN) for oral ingestion combined with other pharmaceutical active ingredients, or containing any of the following active principles, whether or not combined with other pharmaceutical active ingredients: amodiaquine (INN); artelinic acid or its salts; artenimol (INN); artemotil (INN); artemether (INN); artesunate (INN); chloroquine (INN); dihydroartemisinin (INN); lumefantrine (INN); mefloquine (INN); piperaquine (INN); pyrimethamine (INN) or sulfadoxine (INN).

43 The Description of Goods of tariff item No. 3003.20.00 is replaced by the following:

-Other, containing antibiotics

44 The Description of Goods in the preamble preceding tariff item No. 3003.31.00 is replaced by the following:

-Other, containing hormones or other products of heading 29.37:

45 The Description of Goods of tariff item No. 3004.20.00 is replaced by the following:

-Other, containing antibiotics

46 The Description of Goods in the preamble preceding tariff item No. 3004.31.00 is replaced by the following:

-Other, containing hormones or other products of heading 29.37:

47 The Description of Goods of tariff item No. 3004.50.00 is replaced by the following:

-Other, containing vitamins or other products of heading 29.36

48 Subheading Notes 1 and 2 to Chapter 38 are replaced by the following:

  • 1. Subheadings 3808.52 and 3808.59 cover only goods of heading 38.08, containing one or more of the following substances: alachlor (ISO); aldicarb (ISO); aldrin (ISO); azinphos-methyl (ISO); binapacryl (ISO); camphechlor (ISO) (toxaphene); captafol (ISO); chlordane (ISO); chlordimeform (ISO); chlorobenzilate (ISO); DDT (ISO) (clofenotane (INN), 1,1,1trichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethane); dieldrin (ISO, INN); 4,6-dinitro-o-cresol (DNOC (ISO)) or its salts; dinoseb (ISO), its salts or its esters; endosulfan (ISO); ethylene dibromide (ISO) (1,2- dibromoethane); ethylene dichloride (ISO) (1,2- dichloroethane); fluoroacetamide (ISO); heptachlor (ISO); hexachlorobenzene (ISO); 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH (ISO)), including lindane (ISO, INN); mercury compounds; methamidophos (ISO); monocrotophos (ISO); oxirane (ethylene oxide); parathion (ISO); parathion-methyl (ISO) (methyl-parathion); penta- and octabromodiphenyl ethers; pentachlorophenol (ISO), its salts or its esters; perfluorooctane sulphonic acid and its salts; perfluorooctane sulphonamides; perfluorooctane sulphonyl fluoride; phosphamidon (ISO); 2,4,5-T (ISO) (2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid), its salts or its esters; tributyltin compounds.
  • Subheading 3808.59 also covers dustable powder formulations containing a mixture of benomyl (ISO), carbofuran (ISO) and thiram (ISO).
  • 2. Subheadings 3808.61 to 3808.69 cover only goods of heading 38.08, containing alpha-cypermethrin (ISO), bendiocarb (ISO), bifenthrin (ISO), chlorfenapyr (ISO), cyfluthrin (ISO), deltamethrin (INN, ISO), etofenprox (INN), fenitrothion (ISO), lambda-cyhalothrin (ISO), malathion (ISO), pirimiphos-methyl (ISO) or propoxur (ISO).
  • 3. Subheadings 3824.81 to 3824.88 cover only mixtures and preparations containing one or more of the following substances : oxirane (ethylene oxide), polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polychlorinated terphenyls (PCTs), tris(2,3dibromopropyl) phosphate, aldrin (ISO), camphechlor (ISO) (toxaphene), chlordane (ISO), chlordecone (ISO), DDT (ISO) (clofenotane (INN), 1,1,1trichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethane), dieldrin (ISO, INN), endosulfan (ISO), endrin (ISO), heptachlor (ISO), mirex (ISO), 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH (ISO)), including lindane (ISO, INN), pentachlorobenzene (ISO), hexachlorobenzene (ISO), perfluorooctane sulphonic acid, its salts, perfluorooctane sulphonamides, perfluorooctane sulphonyl fluoride or tetra-, penta-, hexa-, hepta- or octabromodiphenyl ethers.
  • 4. For the purposes of subheadings 3825.41 and 3825.49, "waste organic solvents" are wastes containing mainly organic solvents, not fit for further use as presented as primary products, whether or not intended for recovery of the solvents.

49 The Description of Goods in the preamble preceding tariff item No. 3824.81.00 is replaced by the following:

-Goods specified in Subheading Note 3 to this Chapter:

50 Note 2(z) to Chapter 39 is replaced by the following:

(z) Articles of Chapter 96 (for example, brushes, buttons, slide fasteners, combs, mouthpieces or stems for smoking pipes, cigarette-holders or the like, parts of vacuum flasks or the like, pens, propelling pencils, and monopods, bipods, tripods and similar articles).

51 Subheading Note 1(a)(2) to Chapter 39 is replaced by the following:

(2) The copolymers named in subheadings 3901.30, 3901.40, 3903.20, 3903.30 and 3904.30 are to be classified in those subheadings, provided that the comonomer units of the named copolymers contribute 95% or more by weight of the total polymer content.

52 The Description of Goods of tariff item No. 4013.90.10 is amended by replacing “subheading 8424.81” with “subheading 8424.82:

53 Note 1(q) to Chapter 44 is replaced by the following:

(q) Articles of Chapter 96 (for example, smoking pipes and parts thereof, buttons, pencils, and monopods, bipods, tripods and similar articles) excluding bodies and handles, of wood, for articles of heading 96.03; or

54 The expression “Subheading Notes” in Chapter 44 is replaced by the expression “Subheading Note”.

55 Chapter 44 is amended by striking out Subheading Note 2.

56 The Description of Goods in the preamble preceding tariff item No. 4401.31.00 is replaced by the following:

-Sawdust and wood waste and scrap, agglomerated, in logs, briquettes, pellets or similar forms:

57 The Description of Goods in the preamble preceding tariff item No. 4403.41.00 is replaced by the following:

-Other, of tropical wood:

58 The Description of Goods in the preamble preceding tariff item No. 4407.21.00 is replaced by the following:

-Of tropical wood:

59 The Description of Goods in the preamble preceding tariff item No. 4408.31.00 is replaced by the following:

-Of tropical wood:

60 Note 4 to Chapter 48 is replaced by the following:

4. In this Chapter the expression “newsprint” means uncoated paper of a kind used for the printing of newspapers, of which not less than 50 % by weight of the total fibre content consists of wood fibres obtained by a mechanical or chemi-mechanical process, unsized or very lightly sized, having a surface roughness Parker Print Surf (1 MPa) on each side exceeding 2.5 micrometres (microns), weighing not less than 40 g/m² and not more than 65 g/m², and apply only to paper: (a) in strips or rolls of a width exceeding 28 cm; or (b) in rectangular (including square) sheets with one side exceeding 28 cm and the other side exceeding 15 cm in the unfolded state.

61 Note 8 to Chapter 48 is amended by replacing “48.01 and 48.03 to 48.09” with “48.03 to 48.09”.

62 The Description of Goods in the preamble preceding subheading 5402.11 is replaced by the following:

-High tenacity yarn of nylon or other polyamides, whether or not textured:

63 The Description of Goods of subheading 5402.20 is replaced by the following:

-High tenacity yarn of polyesters, whether or not textured

64 Chapter 60 is amended by adding the following after Note 3:

Subheading Note.

1. Subheading 6005.35 covers fabrics of polyethylene monofilament or of polyester multifilament, weighing not less than 30 g/m² and not more than 55 g/m², having a mesh size of not less than 20 holes/cm² and not more than 100 holes/cm², and impregnated or coated with alpha-cypermethrin (ISO), chlorfenapyr (ISO), deltamethrin (INN, ISO), lambda-cyhalothrin (ISO), permethrin (ISO) or pirimiphos-methyl (ISO).

65 Chapter 63 is amended by adding the following after Note 3:

Subheading Note.

1. Subheading 6304.20 covers articles made from warp knit fabrics, impregnated or coated with alpha-cypermethrin (ISO), chlorfenapyr (ISO), deltamethrin (INN, ISO), lambda-cyhalothrin (ISO), permethrin (ISO) or pirimiphos-methyl (ISO).

66 Note 1(m) to Chapter 68 is replaced by the following:

(m) Articles of heading 96.02, if made of materials specified in Note 2(b) to Chapter 96, or of heading 96.06 (for example, buttons), of heading 96.09 (for example, slate pencils), heading 96.10 (for example, drawing slates) or of heading 96.20 (monopods, bipods, tripods and similar articles); or

67 The Description of Goods of heading 69.07 is replaced by the following:

Ceramic flags and paving, hearth or wall tiles; ceramic mosaic cubes and the like, whether or not on a backing; finishing ceramics.

68 Note 1(m) to Section XV is replaced by the following:

(m) Hand sieves, buttons, pens, pencil-holders, pen nibs, monopods, bipods, tripods and similar articles or other articles of Chapter 96 (miscellaneous manufactured articles); or

69 Note 1(c) to Chapter 74 is amended by replacing “28.48” with “28.53”.

70 The Description of Goods of heading 82.05 is replaced by the following:

Hand tools (including glaziers’ diamonds), not elsewhere specified or included; blow lamps; vices, clamps and the like, other than accessories for and parts of, machine-tools or water-jet cutting machines; anvils; portable forges; hand or pedal-operated grinding wheels with frameworks.

71 The Description of Goods of heading 83.08 is replaced by the following:

Clasps, frames with clasps, buckles, buckle-clasps, hooks, eyes, eyelets and the like, of base metal, of a kind used for clothing or clothing accessories, footwear, jewellery, wrist-watches, books, awnings, leather goods, travel goods or saddlery or for other made up articles; tubular or bifurcated rivets, of base metal; beads and spangles, of base metal.

72 Note 1(q) to Section XVI is replaced by the following:

  • (q) Typewriter or similar ribbons, whether or not on spools or in cartridges (classified according to their constituent material, or in heading 96.12 if inked or otherwise prepared for giving impressions), or monopods, bipods, tripods and similar articles, of heading 96.20.

73 Note 1 to Chapter 84 is amended by deleting “or” at the end of Note 1(f) and by replacing Note 1(g) with the following:

  • (g) Radiators for the articles of Section XVII; or
  • (h) Hand-operated mechanical floor sweepers, not motorized (heading 96.03).

74 Note 2(e) to Chapter 84 is amended by replacing “Machinery or plant” with “Machinery, plant or laboratory equipment”.

75 Note 9(A) to Chapter 84 is replaced by the following:

  • 9. (A) Notes 9 (a) and 9 (b) to Chapter 85 also apply with respect to the expressions “semiconductor devices” and “electronic integrated circuits”, respectively, as used in this Note and in heading 84.86. However, for the purposes of this Note and of heading 84.86, the expression “semiconductor devices” also covers photosensitive semiconductor devices and light-emitting diodes (LED).

76 Subheading Notes 1 and 2 to Chapter 84 are replaced by the following:

  • 1. For the purposes of subheading 8465.20, the term “machining centres” applies only to machine-tools for working wood, cork, bone, hard rubber, hard plastics or similar hard materials, which can carry out different types of machining operations by automatic tool change from a magazine or the like in conformity with a machining programme.
  • 2. For the purposes of subheading 8471.49, the term “systems” means automatic data processing machines whose units satisfy the conditions laid down in Note 5(C) to Chapter 84 and which comprise at least a central processing unit, one input unit (for example, a keyboard or a scanner) and one output unit (for example, a visual display unit or a printer).
  • 3. For the purposes of subheading 8481.20, the expression “valves for oleohydraulic or pneumatic transmissions” means valves which are used specifically in the transmission of “fluid power” in a hydraulic or pneumatic system, where the energy source is supplied in the form of pressurised fluids (liquid or gas). These valves may be of any type (for example, pressure-reducing type, check type). Subheading 8481.20 takes precedence over all other subheadings of heading 84.81.
  • 4. Subheading 8482.40 applies only to bearings with cylindrical rollers of a uniform diameter not exceeding 5 mm and having a length which is at least three times the diameter. The ends of the rollers may be rounded.

77 The Description of Goods of tariff item No. 8415.10.00 is replaced by the following:

-Of a kind designed to be fixed to a window, wall, ceiling or floor, self-contained or "split-system"

78 The Description of Goods of heading 84.42 is amending by replacing “machine-tools with machines.

79 The Description of Goods of heading 84.66 is amended by replacing “machine-tools” with “the machines”.

80 The Description of Goods of tariff item No. 8466.30.00 is amended by replacing “machine tools” with “machines”.

81 The Description of Goods of heading 84.73 is amended by replacing “84.69” with “84.70”.

82 The Description of Goods of subheading 8473.50 is amended by replacing “84.69” with “84.70”.

83 Notes 3 to 9 to Chapter 85 are replaced by the following:

  • 3. For the purposes of heading 85.07, the expression “electric accumulators” includes those presented with ancillary components which contribute to the accumulator’s function of storing and supplying energy or protect it from damage, such as electrical connectors, temperature control devices (for example, thermistors) and circuit protection devices. They may also include a portion of the protective housing of the goods in which they are to be used.
  • 4. Heading 85.09 covers only the following electromechanical machines of the kind commonly used for domestic purposes:
    • (a) Floor polishers, food grinders and mixers, and fruit or vegetable juice extractors, of any weight;
    • (b) Other machines provided the weight of such machines does not exceed 20 kg. The heading does not, however, apply to fans or ventilating or recycling hoods incorporating a fan, whether or not fitted with filters (heading 84.14), centrifugal clothes-dryers, (heading 84.21), dish washing machines (heading 84.22), household washing machines (heading 84.50), roller or other ironing machines (heading 84.20 or 84.51), sewing machines (heading 84.52), electric scissors (heading 84.67) or to electro-thermic appliances (heading 85.16).
  • 5. For the purposes of heading 85.23:
    • (a) "Solid-state non-volatile storage devices" (for example, "flash memory cards" or "flash electronic storage cards") are storage devices with a connecting socket, comprising in the same housing one or more flash memories (for example, "FLASH E 2 PROM") in the form of integrated circuits mounted on a printed circuit board. They may include a controller in the form of an integrated circuit and discrete passive components, such as capacitors and resistors;
    • (b) The term "smart cards" means cards which have embedded in them one or more electronic integrated circuits (a microprocessor, random access memory (RAM) or read-only memory (ROM)) in the form of chips. These cards may contain contacts, a magnetic stripe or an embedded antenna but do not contain any other active or passive circuit elements.
  • 6. For the purpose of heading 85.34 "printed circuits" are circuits obtained by forming on an insulating base, by any printing process (for example, embossing, plating-up, etching) or by the "film circuit" technique, conductor elements, contacts or other printed components (for example, inductances, resistors, capacitors) alone or interconnected according to a pre-established pattern, other than elements which can produce, rectify, modulate or amplify an electrical signal (for example, semiconductor elements).
  • The expression "printed circuits" does not cover circuits combined with elements other than those obtained during the printing process, nor does it cover individual, discrete resistors, capacitors or inductances. Printed circuits may, however, be fitted with non-printed connecting elements.
  • Thin- or thick-film circuits comprising passive and active elements obtained during the same technological process are to be classified in heading 85.42.
  • 7. For the purpose of heading 85.36, "connectors for optical fibres, optical fibre bundles or cables" means connectors that simply mechanically align optical fibres end to end in a digital line system. They perform no other function, such as the amplification, regeneration or modification of a signal.
  • 8. Heading 85.37 does not include cordless infrared devices for the remote control of television receivers or other electrical equipment (heading 85.43).
  • 9. For the purpose of headings 85.41 and 85.42:
    • (a) "Diodes, transistors and similar semiconductor devices" are semiconductor devices the operation of which depends on variations in resistivity on the application of an electric field;
    • (b) "Electronic integrated circuits" are:
      • (i) Monolithic integrated circuits in which the circuit elements (diodes, transistors, resistors, capacitors, inductances, etc.) are created in the mass (essentially) and on the surface of a semiconductor or compound semiconductor material (for example, doped silicon, gallium arsenide, silicon germanium, indium phosphide) and are inseparably associated;
      • (ii) Hybrid integrated circuits in which passive elements (resistors, capacitors, inductances, etc.), obtained by thin- or thick-film technology, and active elements (diodes, transistors, monolithic integrated circuits, etc.), obtained by semiconductor technology, are combined to all intents and purposes indivisibly, by interconnections or interconnecting cables, on a single insulating substrate (glass, ceramic, etc.). These circuits may also include discrete components;
      • (iii) Multichip integrated circuits consisting of two or more interconnected monolithic integrated circuits combined to all intents and purposes indivisibly, whether or not on one or more insulating substrates, with or without leadframes, but with no other active or passive circuit elements.
      • (iv) Multi-component integrated circuits (MCOs): a combination of one or more monolithic, hybrid, or multi-chip integrated circuits with at least one of the following components: silicon-based sensors, actuators, oscillators, resonators or combinations thereof, or components performing the functions of articles classifiable under heading 85.32, 85.33, 85.41, or inductors classifiable under heading 85.04, formed to all intents and purposes indivisibly into a single body like an integrated circuit, as a component of a kind used for assembly onto a printed circuit board (PCB) or other carrier, through the connecting of pins, leads, balls, lands, bumps, or pads.

For the purpose of this definition:

  • 1. “Components” may be discrete, manufactured independently then assembled onto the rest of the MCO, or integrated into other components.
  • 2. “Silicon based” means built on a silicon substrate, or made of silicon materials, or manufactured onto integrated circuit die.
  • 3. (a) “Silicon based sensors” consist of microelectronic or mechanical structures that are created in the mass or on the surface of a semiconductor and that have the function of detecting physical or chemical quantities and transducing these into electric signals, caused by resulting variations in electric properties or displacement of a mechanical structure. “Physical or chemical quantities” relates to real world phenomena, such as pressure, acoustic waves, acceleration, vibration, movement, orientation, strain, magnetic field strength, electric field strength, light, radioactivity, humidity, flow, chemicals concentration, etc.
  • (b) “Silicon based actuators” consist of microelectronic and mechanical structures that are created in the mass or on the surface of a semiconductor and that have the function of converting electrical signals into physical movement.
  • (c) “Silicon based resonators” are components that consist of microelectronic or mechanical structures that are created in the mass or on the surface of a semiconductor and have the function of generating a mechanical or electrical oscillation of a predefined frequency that depends on the physical geometry of these structures in response to an external input.
  • (d) “Silicon based oscillators” are active components that consist of microelectronic or mechanical structures that are created in the mass or on the surface of a semiconductor and that have the function of generating a mechanical or electrical oscillation of a predefined frequency that depends on the physical geometry of these structures.
  • For the classification of the articles defined in this Note, headings 85.41 and 85.42 shall take precedence over any other heading in the Nomenclature, except in the case of heading 85.23, which might cover them by reference to, in particular, their function.
  • 10. For the purposes of heading 85.48, "spent primary cells, spent primary batteries and spent electric accumulators" are those which are neither usable as such because of breakage, cutting-up, wear or other reasons, nor capable of being recharged.

84 The Description of Goods of heading 85.39 is replaced by the following:

Electric filament or discharge lamps, including sealed beam lamp units and ultra-violet or infra-red lamps; arc-lamps; light-emitting diode (LED) lamps.

85 The Description of Goods of tariff item Nos. 8501.32.20, 8507.20.10, 8507.30.20, 8507.40.10, 8507.50.10, 8507.60.10 and 8507.80.20 are amended by replacing “subheading 8703.90” with “subheading 8703.80 or 8703.90.

86 The Description of Goods of tariff item No. 8507.60.20 is amended by replacing “subheading 8711.90” with “subheading 8711.60 or 8711.90.

87 The Description of Goods of heading 85.41 is replaced by the following:

Diodes, transistors and similar semiconductor devices; photosensitive semiconductor devices, including photovoltaic cells whether or not assembled in modules or made up into panels; light-emitting diodes (LED); mounted piezo-electric crystals.

88 The Description of Goods of tariff item No. 8541.10.00 is replaced by the following:

-Diodes, other than photosensitive or light-emitting diodes (LED)

89 The Description of Goods of tariff item No. 8541.40.00 is replaced by the following:

-Photosensitive semiconductor devices, including photovoltaic cells whether or not assembled in modules or made up into panels; light-emitting diodes (LED)

90 Note 2(e) to Section XVII is amended by replacing “or parts thereof” with “or parts thereof, other than the radiators for the articles of this Section”.

91 The Description of Goods of subheading 8701.10 is replaced by the following:

-Single axle tractors

92 The Description of Goods of subheading 8702.10 is replaced by the following:

-With only compression-ignition internal combustion piston engine (diesel or semi-diesel)

93 The Description of Goods in the preamble preceding subheading 8703.21 is replaced by the following:

-Other vehicles, with only spark-ignition internal combustion reciprocating piston engine:

94 The Description of Goods in the preamble preceding tariff item No. 8703.31.00 is replaced by the following:

-Other vehicles, with only compression-ignition internal combustion piston engine (diesel or semi-diesel):

95 Note 1(g) to Chapter 90 is amended by replacing “machine-tools” with “machine-tools or water-jet cutting machines”.

96 Chapter 90 is amended by renumbering Notes 1(l) and (m) as Notes 1(m) and (n), respectively, and by adding the following after Note 1(k):

  • (l) Monopods, bipods, tripods and similar articles of heading 96.20;

97 The Description of Goods of tariff item No. 9006.91.10 is replaced by the following:

  • ---Lantern slide attachments, lens hoods, stands and vignetters;
  • Parts of the foregoing;
  • Shutters and parts thereof, for use in the manufacture of cameras;
  • Tripod tops and other parts of tripods;
  • Unfinished parts for use in the manufacture of cameras;
  • Other parts of the goods of tariff item No. 9006.30.10, 9006.40.00, 9006.51.00, 9006.52.90, 9006.53.90, 9006.59.10 or 9006.59.90

98 Note 1(d) to Chapter 92 is replaced by the following:

  • (d) Brushes for cleaning musical instruments (heading 96.03) or monopods, bipods, tripods and similar articles (heading 96.20); or

99 Note 1 to Chapter 94 is amended by deleting “or” at the end of Note 1(k), by adding “or” at the end of Note 1(l) and by adding the following after Note 1(l):

  • (m) Monopods, bipods, tripods and similar articles (heading 96.20).

100 Note 1(e) to Chapter 95 is replaced by the following:

  • (e) Fancy dress of textiles, of Chapter 61 or 62; sports clothing and special articles of apparel of textiles, of Chapter 61 or 62, whether or not incorporating incidentally protective components such as pads or padding in the elbow, knee or groin areas (for example, fencing clothing or soccer goalkeeper jerseys);

101 Chapter 95 is amended by renumbering Notes 1(u) and (v) as Notes 1(v) and (w), respectively, and by adding the following after Note 1(t):

  • (u) Monopods, bipods, tripods and similar articles (heading 96.20);

102 The list of Tariff Provisions set out in the schedule to the Act is amended by replacing “tariff item No. 8701.10.10, 8701.30.00 or 8701.90.90” with “tariff item No. 8701.10.10, 8701.30.00, 8701.91.00, 8701.92.00, 8701.93.00, 8701.94.00 or 8701.95.90” in the Description of Goods of tariff item Nos.

  • (a) 8706.00.10,
  • (b) 8707.90.10,
  • (c) 8708.29.11,
  • (d) 8708.29.91,
  • (e) 8708.30.11,
  • (f) 8708.30.91,
  • (g) 8708.40.21,
  • (h) 8708.40.91,
  • (i) 8708.50.31,
  • (j) 8708.50.81,
  • (k) 8708.50.91,
  • (l) 8708.70.11,
  • (m) 8708.70.21,
  • (n) 8708.80.20,
  • (o) 8708.80.91,
  • (p) 8708.91.21,
  • (q) 8708.91.91,
  • (r) 8708.92.21,
  • (s) 8708.92.91,
  • (t) 8708.93.11,
  • (u) 8708.93.21,
  • (v) 8708.94.21,
  • (w) 8708.94.91,
  • (x) 8708.99.14,
  • (y) 8708.99.41,
  • (z) 8708.99.51 and
  • (a.1) 8708.99.91,

PART 4
(Section 4)

Amendments to the English Version of the List of Tariff Provisions

1 Note 1(c) to Chapter 3 is amended by replacing “including livers and roes thereof” with “including livers, roes and milt thereof”.

2 The Description of Goods of tariff item No. 0305.20.00 is replaced by the following:

-Livers, roes and milt of fish, dried, smoked, salted or in brine

3 The Description of Goods of tariff item No. 8531.20.00 is amended by replacing “light emitting diodes (LED)” with “light-emitting diodes (LED)”.

PART 5
(Section 5)

Amendments to the French Version of the List of Tariff Provisions

1 The Description of Goods of subheading 0105.11 is replaced by the following:

--Volailles de l’espèce Gallus domesticus

2 The Description of Goods of subheading 0105.94 is replaced by the following:

--Volailles de l’espèce Gallus domesticus

3 The Description of Goods of tariff item No. 0106.12.00 is replaced by the following:

--Baleines, dauphins et marsouins (mammifères de l’ordre Cetacea); lamantins et dugongs (mammifères de l’ordre Sirenia); otaries et phoques, lions de mer et morses (mammifères du sous-ordre Pinnipedia)

4 The Description of Goods of tariff item No. 0106.13.00 is replaced by the following:

--Chameaux et autres camélidés (Camelidae)

5 The Description of Goods in the preamble preceding subheading 0207.11 is replaced by the following:

-De volailles de l’espèce Gallus domesticus :

6 The Description of Goods of subheading 0208.40 is replaced by the following:

-De baleines, dauphins et marsouins (mammifères de l’ordre Cetacea); de lamantins et dugongs (mammifères de l’ordre Sirenia); d’otaries et phoques, lions de mer et morses (mammifères du sous-ordre Pinnipedia)

7 The Description of Goods of tariff item No. 0208.60.00 is replaced by the following:

-De chameaux et d’autres camélidés (Camelidae)

8 The Description of Goods of tariff item No. 0210.92.00 is replaced by the following:

--De baleines, dauphins et marsouins (mammifères de l’ordre Cetacea); de lamantins et dugongs (mammifères de l’ordre Sirenia); d’otaries et phoques, lions de mer et morses (mammifères du sous-ordre Pinnipedia)

9 The Description of Goods of tariff item No. 0304.43.00 is replaced by the following:

--Poissons plats (Pleuronectidae, Bothidae, Cynoglossidae, Soleidae, Scophthalmidae et Citharidae)

10 The Description of Goods of tariff item No. 0304.83.00 is replaced by the following:

--Poissons plats (Pleuronectidae, Bothidae, Cynoglossidae, Soleidae, Scophthalmidae et Citharidae)

11 The Description of Goods of heading 09.04 is replaced by the following:

Poivre du genre Piper; piments du genre Capsicum ou du genre Pimenta, séchés ou broyés ou pulvérisés.

12 The Description of Goods of subheading 1602.32 is replaced by the following:

--De volailles de l’espèce Gallus domesticus

13 The Description of Goods of tariff item No. 2922.21.00 is replaced by the following:

--Acides aminohydroxynaphtalènesulfoniques et leurs sels

14 Subheading Note 1 to Chapter 44 is replaced by the following: .

1 Aux fins du no 4401.31, l’expression granulés de bois désigne les sous-produits, tels que les éclats de coupe, les sciures ou les bois en plaquettes, issus de l’industrie mécanique de transformation du bois, de l’industrie du meuble ou d’autres activités de transformation du bois, agglomérés soit par simple pression, soit par adjonction d’un liant dans une proportion n’excédant pas 3 % en poids. Ces granulés sont de forme cylindrique, dont le diamètre et la longueur n’excèdent pas respectivement 25 mm et 100 mm.

15 The Description of Goods of heading 44.01 is amended by replacing “boulettes” with “granulés”.

16 The Description of Goods of tariff item No. 4401.31.00 is replaced by the following:

--Granulés de bois

17 Note 3(c) to Chapter 56 is amended by replacing “les feuilles, plaques ou bandes” with “les plaques, feuilles ou bandes”.

18 The Description of Goods of tariff item No. 5704.10.00 is replaced by the following:

-Carreaux dont la surface n’excède pas 0,3 m²

19 Note 2(a)(5) to Chapter 59 is amended by replacing “des feuilles, plaques ou bandes” with “des plaques, feuilles ou bandes”.

20 The Description of Goods in the preamble preceding tariff item No. 7304.22.00 is amended by replacing “de gaz” with “du gaz”.

21 The Description of Goods in the preamble preceding tariff item No. 7306.21.00 is amended by replacing “de gaz” with “du gaz”.

22 Note 1(a) to Section XVI is replaced by the following:

  • a) les courroies transporteuses ou de transmission en matières plastiques du Chapitre 39 ou en caoutchouc vulcanisé (no 40.10), ou autres articles du même type que ceux utilisés dans les machines ou appareils mécaniques ou électriques ou pour d’autres usages techniques en caoutchouc vulcanisé non durci (no 40.16);

23 The Description of Goods of heading 84.19 is amended by replacing “Appareils et dispositifs” with “Appareils, dispositifs ou équipements de laboratoire,”.

PART 6

(Section 6)

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PART 7

(Section 7)

Addition of Tariff Items

Tariff Item

Most-Favoured-Nation Tariff

Preferential Tariff

2202.99.21

   

Effective on January 1, 2018

KRT: 2%

     

Effective on January 1, 2019

KRT: Free

2202.99.22

   

Effective on January 1, 2018

KRT: 2%

     

Effective on January 1, 2019

KRT: Free

2202.99.32

   

Effective on January 1, 2018

HNT: 2%

     

Effective on January 1, 2019

HNT: Free

2202.99.39

   

Effective on January 1, 2018

KRT: 2%

     

Effective on January 1, 2019

KRT: Free

3705.00.99

Effective on July 1, 2017

3%

   
 

Effective on July 1, 2018

Free

   

8701.95.10

   

Effective on January 1, 2018

KRT: Free

8703.80.00

   

Effective on January 1, 2018

KRT: Free

9620.00.93

   

Effective on January 1, 2018

KRT: Free

REGULATORY IMPACT ANALYSIS STATEMENT

(This statement is not part of the Order.)

Issues

The World Customs Organization (WCO) has published amendments to the Harmonized System nomenclature that will enter into force on January 1, 2017. Canada, as a contracting party to the International Convention on the Harmonized System Commodity Description and Coding System (the Convention), participated in the elaboration of these amendments and must now adopt them into its Customs Tariff as of January 1, 2017.

Background

The Harmonized System (HS) is used by more than 200 countries and customs territories as a basis for their tariff legislations and for the collection of international trade statistics. The HS comprises approximately 5 000 commodity groups, each identified by a 6-digit code and supported by well-defined rules to achieve uniform classification. As a result, the HS governs the basic structure of the numbering and description of the tariff items found in the schedule to Canada’s Customs Tariff.

The HS is updated approximately every five years to reflect, among other things, changing technology and patterns of trade. For example, these latest amendments include changes related to products such as light emitting diode (LED) lamps, multi-component integrated circuits and hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles.

Objectives

The objective of the Order is to make the necessary changes to the Customs Tariff to fulfill Canada’s international obligations as a signatory to the Convention. All signatories, including Canada’s major trading partners such as the United States and the European Union, are also updating their tariff schedules to reflect the updated HS effective January 1, 2017.

Description

The Order amends the schedule to the Customs Tariff to incorporate the required amendments to the HS adopted at the WCO. It will come into force on January 1, 2017.

This Order is technical in nature, as it implements the amendments agreed to at the WCO. As appropriate, it modifies the numbering and description of tariff provisions in the schedule to the Customs Tariff to implement the HS amendments and to ensure that the rates of duty to which goods are subject to as of January 1, 2017, are identical to the rates to which they would have been subject to in the absence of the amendments to the HS.

“One-for-One” Rule

The “One-for-One” Rule does not apply to this Order, as there is no change in administrative costs to business.

Small business lens

The small business lens does not apply to this Order, as there are no costs imposed on small business.

Consultation

The WCO is the international body responsible for the maintenance of the HS. This process is managed by the Harmonized System Review Committee (the Committee), representing the contracting parties to the Convention. That Committee examines policy matters, and makes decisions on classification questions. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) represents Canada on the Committee. The CBSA conducts informal consultations on an ongoing basis with relevant Canadian stakeholders during discussions at the WCO to ensure that the recommended amendments to the HS reflect Canadian interests.

Rationale

This Order involves no changes in tariff policy and the amendments are tariff rate neutral (i.e. no tariff rates are affected) and revenue neutral (i.e. does not generate more or less tariff revenues for the government).

Proceeding by Order pursuant to section 14 of the Customs Tariff is consistent with the manner in which previous HS changes were implemented in Canada. The most recent HS amendments were published in the Canada Gazette, Part II on September 22, 2011 (SOR/2011-191), and became effective on January 1, 2012.

Implementation, enforcement and service standards

The CBSA is responsible for the administration of, and compliance with, customs and tariff legislation and regulations. In the course of its administration of these tariff amendments, the CBSA will inform the importing community.

Contact

Diane Kelloway
International Trade Policy Division
Department of Finance Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0G5
Telephone: 613-369-4038