CHAPTER-9

COFFEE, TEA, MATE AND SPICES

Notes.

1. Mixtures of the products of headings 0904 to 0910 are to be classified as follows:

[a] Mixtures of two or more of the products of the same heading are to be classified in that heading;
[b] Mixtures of two or more of the products of different headings are to be classified in heading.0910

The addition of other substances to the products of headings 0904 to 0910 (or to the mixtures referred to in Paragraph (a) or (b) above) shall not affect their classification provided the resulting mixtures retain the essential character of the goods of those heading. Otherwise such mixtures are not classified in this Chapter; Those constituting mixed condiments or mixed seasonings are classified in heading 2103.

2. This chapter does not cover Cubeb pepper (piper cubeba) or other products of heading 1211.

 

Supplementary Notes:-

1) Heading 0901 includes coffee in powder form.

2) “Spice” means a group of vegetable products (including seeds, etc.), rich in essential oils and aromatic principles, and which, because of their taste, are mainly used as condiments. These products may be whole or in crushed or powdered form.

3) The addition of other substances to spices shall not affect their inclusion in spices provided the resulting mixtures retain in the essential character of spices and spices also include products commonly known as “masalas”.

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Exim Code

Item Description

Policy

Policy Conditions

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0901

Coffee; whether or not roasted or decaffeinated; coffee husks and skins; coffee substitutes containing coffee in any proportion.

Coffee, not roasted:

0901 11

Not decaffeinated:

Arabica plantation:

 

 

0901 11 11

A Grade

Free

 

0901 11 12

B Grade

Free

 

0901 11 13

C Grade

Free

 

0901 11 19

Other


Arabica Cherry:

Free

 

0901 11 21

AB Grade

Free

 

0901 11 22

PB Grade

Free

 

0901 11 23

C Grade

Free

 

0901 11 24

B/B/B Grade

Free

 

0901 11 29

Other

Rob Parchment :

Free

 

0901 11 31

AB Grade

Free

 

0901 11 32

PB Grade

Free

 

0901 11 33

C Grade

Free

 

0901 11 39

Other

Rob cherry:

Free

 

0901 11 41

AB Grade

Free

 

0901 11 42

PB Grade

Free

 

0901 11 43

C Grade

Free

 

0901 11 44

B/B/B Grade

Free

 

0901 11 45

Bulk

Free

 

0901 11 49

0901 11 90

Other

Other

Free

Free

 

0901 12 00

Decaffeinated:

Coffee, roasted:

Free

 

0901 21

Non-decaffeinated:

 

 

0901 21 10

In bulk packing

Free

 

0901 21 90

Other

Free

 

0901 22

Decaffeinated:

 

 

0901 22 10

In bulk packing

Free

 

0901 22 90

Other

Free

 

0901 90

Other:

 

 

0901 90 10

Coffee husks and skins

Free

 

0901 90 20

Coffee substitutes containing coffee

Free

 

0901 90 90

Other

Free

 

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0902

Tea, whether or not flavoured

0902 10

Green Tea (not fermented) in immediate packing of a content not exceeding 3 kg:

 

 

0902 10 10

Contents not exceeding 25 gms

Free

 

0902 10 20

Contents exceeding 25 gms but not exceeding 1 kg

Free

 

0902 10 30

Contents exceeding 1 kg but not exceeding 3 kg

Free

 

0902 10 90

Other

Free

 

 

0902 20

Other green tea (not fermented)

 

 

0902 20 10

Green Tea in packets exceeding content 3 kg but not exceeding 20 kg

Free

 

0902 20 20

Green Tea in bulk

Free

 

0902 20 30

Green Tea agglomerated in the forms such as ball, brick and tablets

Free

 

0902 20 40

Green Tea waste

Free

 

0902 20 90

Other

Free

 

0902 30

Black tea (fermented) and partly fermented tea, in immediate packings of a content not exceeding 3 kg.

 

 

0902 30 10

Contents not exceeding 25 gms

Free

 

0902 30 20

Contents exceeding 25 gms but not exceeding 1 kg

Free

 

0902 30 30

Black Tea in packets exceeding 1 kg but not exceeding 3 kg

Free

 

0902 30 90

Other

Free

 

0902 40

Other black tea (fermented) and other partly fermented tea:

 

 

0902 40 10

Content exceeding 3 kg. but not exceeding 20 kg.

Free

 

0902 40 20

Black Tea, leaf in bulk

Free

 

0902 40 30

Black Tea, dust in bulk

Free

 

0902 40 40

Tea bags

Free

 

0902 40 50

Black Tea, agglomerated in the form such as ball, brick and tablets

Free

 

0902 40 60

Black Tea waste

Free

 

0902 40 90

Other

Free

 

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0903

Mate

0903 00 00

Mate

Free

 

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0904

Pepper of the genus Piper; dried or crushed or ground fruits of the genus Capsicum or of the genus Pimenta.

Pepper :

0904 11

Neither crushed nor ground:

 

 

0904 11 10

Pepper, long

Free

 

0904 11 20

Light black pepper

Free

 

0904 11 30

Black pepper, garbled

Free

 

0904 11 40

Black pepper ungarbled

Free

 

0904 11 50

Green pepper, dehydrated

Free

 

0904 11 60

Pepper pinheads

Free

 

0904 11 70

Green pepper, Frozen or Dried

Free

 

0904 11 80

Pepper other than green, frozen

Free

 

0904 11 90

Other

Free

 

0904 12 00

Crushed or ground

Free

 

 

 

 

 

0904 20

Fruits of the genus Capsicum or of the genus Pimenta, dried or crushed or ground:

 

 

 

0904 20 10

Chilly

Free

 

0904 20 20

Chilly powder

Free

 

0904 20 30

Fruits of the genus capsicum

Free

 

0904 20 40

Chilly seed

Free

 

0904 20 50

Jamaica pepper

Free

 

0904 20 90

Other

Free

 

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0905

Vanilla

0905 00

Vanilla

 

 

0905 00 10

Bean

Free

 

0905 00 20

Powder

Free

 

0905 00 90

Other

Free

 

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0906

Cinnamon and Cinnamon-tree flowers

0906 10

Neither crushed nor ground:

 

 

0906 10 10

Cassia

Free

 

0906 10 20

Cinnamon bark

Free

 

0906 10 30

Cinnamon tree flowers

Free

 

0906 10 90

Other

Free

 

0906 20 00

Crushed or ground

Free

 

 

0907

Cloves (whole fruit, cloves and stems)

0907 00 10

Extracted

Free

 

0907 00 20

Not extracted (other than stem)

Free

 

0907 00 30

Stems

Free

 

0907 00 90

Other

Free

 

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0908

Nutmeg, mace and cardamoms

0908 10

Nutmeg:

 

 

0908 10 10

In shell

Free

 

0908 10 20

Shelled

Free

 

0908 20 00

Mace

Free

 

 

 

 

 

0908 30

Cardamoms:

 

 

0908 30 10

Large (amomum)

Free

 

0908 30 20

Small (elettaria), alleppey green

Free

 

0908 30 30

Small, coorg green

Free

 

0908 30 40

Small-bleached, half-bleached or bleachable

Free

 

0908 30 50

Small seeds

Free

 

0908 30 60

Small (mixed)

Free

 

0908 30 70

Powder

Free

 

0908 30 90

Other

Free

 

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0909

Seeds of anise, badian, fennel, coriander, cumin or caraway; juniper barries

0909 10

Seeds of anise or badian:

Seeds of anise:

 

 

0909 10 11

Of seed quality

Restricted

 Import permitted for sowing without a licence in accordance with import permit granted under Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Imports into India) Order, 2003.

0909 10 19

Other

 

Seeds of badian:

Free

 

0909 10 21

Of seed quality

Restricted

 Import permitted for sowing without a licence in accordance with import permit granted under Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Imports into India) Order, 2003.

0909 10 29

Other

Free

 

 

 

 

 

0909 20

Seeds of coriander:

 

 

0909 20 10

Of seed quality

Restricted

 Import permitted for sowing without a licence in accordance with import permit granted under Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Imports into India) Order, 2003.

0909 20 90

Other

Free

 

 

 

 

0909 30

Seeds of cumin:


Cumin, black :

 

 

0909 30 11

Of seed quality

Restricted

 Import permitted for sowing without a licence in accordance with import permit granted under Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Imports into India) Order, 2003.

0909 30 19

Other


Cumin, other than black:

Free

 

0909 30 21

Of seed quality

Restricted

 Import permitted for sowing without a licence in accordance with import permit granted under Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Imports into India) Order, 2003.

0909 30 29

Others

Free

 

0909 40

Seeds of caraway:

 

 

0909 40 10

Of seed quality

Restricted

 Import permitted for sowing without a licence in accordance with import permit granted under Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Imports into India) Order, 2003.

0909 40 90

Other

Free

 

0909 50

Seeds of fennel; juniper berries:


Fennel seeds:

 

 

0909 50 11

Of seed quality

Restricted

 Import permitted for sowing without a licence in accordance with import permit granted under Plants, Fruits and Seeds (Regulation of import into India) Order, 1989.

0909 50 19

Other


Juniper berries:

Free

 

0909 50 21

Of seed quality

Restricted

 Import permitted for sowing without a licence in accordance with import permit granted under Plant Quarantine (Regulation of Imports into India) Order, 2003.

0909 50 29

Other

Free

 

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0910

Ginger, saffron, turmeric (curcuma), thyme, bay leaves, curry and other spices

0910 10

Ginger:

 

 

0910 10 10

Fresh

Restricted

 

0910 10 20

Dried, unbleached

Free

 

0910 10 30

Dried, bleached

Free

 

0910 10 40

Powder

Free

 

0910 10 90

Other

Free

 

0910 20

Saffron:

 

 

0910 20 10

Saffron stigma

Free

 

0910 20 20

Saffron stamen

Free

 

0910 20 90

Other

Free

 

0910 30

Turmeric (Curcuma):

 

 

0910 30 10

Fresh

Free

 

0910 30 20

Dried

Free

 

0910 30 30

Powder

Free

 

0910 30 90

Other

Free

 

0910 40

Thyme; bay leaves:

 

 

0910 40 10

Tejpat (leaves of cassia lignea)

Free

 

0910 40 20

Thymes, n.e.s. or included

Free

 

0910 40 30

Bay leaves, n.e.s. or included

Free

 

0910 50 00

Curry


Other spices:

Free

 

0910 91 00

Mixtures referred to in Note 1(b) to this chapter

Free

 

0910 99

Other:
Seed:

 

 

0910 99 11

Celery

Free

 

0910 99 12

Fenugreek

Free

 

0910 99 13

Dill

Free

 

0910 99 14

Ajwain

Free

 

0910 99 15

Cassia torea

Free

 

0910 99 19

Other
Powder:

Free

 

0910 99 21

Cassia

Free

 

0910 99 22

Cumin

Free

 

0910 99 23

Celery

Free

 

0910 99 24

Fenugreek

Free

 

0910 99 25

Dill

Free

 

0910 99 26

Poppy

Restricted

 

0910 99 27

Mustard

Free

 

0910 99 29

Other
Husk

Free

 

0910 99 31

Cardamom

Free

 

0910 99 39

Other

Free

 

0910 99 90

Other

Free

 

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Import Licensing Notes:
(1) Goods in this chapter may fall under restricted list of crude drugs as listed in licensing note (2) at the end of chapter 12. In such cases, policy as indicated therein should be applicable.

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