SECTION-V

MINERAL PRODUCTS

 

CHAPTER 25

SALT; SULPHUR; EARTHS AND STONE;
PLASTERING MATERIALS, LIME AND CEMENT

Notes :

1. Except where their context or Note 4 to this Chapter otherwise requires, the headings of this Chapter cover only products which are in the crude state or which have been washed (even with chemical substances eliminating the impurities without changing the structure of the product), crushed, ground, powdered, levigated, sifted, screened, concentrated by flotation, magnetic separation or other mechanical or physical processes (except crystallization), but not products that have been roasted, calcined, obtained by mixing or subjected to processing beyond that mentioned in each heading.

The products of this Chapter may contain an added anti-dusting agent, provided that such addition does not render the product particularly suitable for specific use rather than for general use.

2. This Chapter does not cover :

(a) Sublimed sulphur, precipitated sulphur and colloidal sulphur (heading 2802);
(b) Earth colours containing 70 percent or more by weight of combined iron evaluated at Fe2O3 (heading 2821);
(c) Medicaments and other products of Chapter 30;
(d) Perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (Chapter 33);
(e) Setts, curbstones and flagstones (heading 6801); mosaic cubes or the like (heading 6802); roofing, facing or damp course slates (heading 6803);
(f) Precious or semi-precious stones (heading 7102 or 7103);
(g) Cultured crystals (other than optical elements) weighing not less than 2.5 g each, of sodium chloride or of magnesium oxide, of heading 3824; optical elements of sodium chloride or of magnesium oxide (heading 9001);
(h) Billiard chalks (heading 9504); or
(i) Writing or drawing chalks and tailors’ chalks (heading 9609).

3. Any products classifiable in heading 2517 and any other heading of this Chapter are to be classified in heading 2517.

4. Heading 2530 applies, inter alia, to : vermiculite, perlite and chlorites, unexpanded; earth colours, whether or not calcined or mixed together; natural micaceous iron oxides; meerschaum (whether or not in polished pieces); amber; agglomerated meerschaum and agglomerated amber, in plates, rods, sticks or similar forms, not worked after moulding; jet; strontianite (whether or not calcined), other than strontium oxide; broken pieces of pottery, brick or concrete.

 

Supplementary Notes:

1. In the heading 2523, ‘sagol’ means cement obtained by heating limestone and burnt coal in a kiln and ‘ashmoh’ means cement obtained by fine grinding of paddy husk, ash and hydrated lime with an additive.

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Exim Code

Item Description

Policy

Policy Conditions

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2501

Salt (including table salt and denatured salt) and pure sodium chloride, whether or not in aqueous solution or containing added anti-caking or free flowing agents; Sea water

2501 00

Salt (including table salt and denatured salt) and pure sodium chloride, whether or not in aqueous solution or containing added anti-caking or free flowing agents; Sea water:

 

 

2501 00 10

 

Common Salt (including iodised salt)

Free

 

2501 00 20

Rock Salt

Free

 

2501 00 90

Other

Free

 

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2502

Unroasted iron pyrites

2502 00 00

Unroasted iron pyrites

Free

 

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2503

Sulphur of all kinds, other than sub-limited sulphur, precipated sulphur and collodial sulphur

2503 00

Sulphur of all kinds, other than sub-limited sulphur, precipated sulphur and collodial sulphur:

 

 

2503 00 10

Sulphur recovered as by-product in refining of crude oil

Free

 

2503 00 90

Other

Free

 

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2504

Natural graphite

2504 10

In powder or in flakes:

 

 

2504 10 10

Graphite, crystalline

Free

 

2504 10 20

Graphite, amorphous

Free

 

2504 10 90

Other

Free

 

2504 90

Other:

 

 

2504 90 10

Graphite, micronised

Free

 

2504 90 90

Other

Free

 

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2505

Natural sands of all kinds, whether or not coloured, other than metal-bearing sands of Chapter 26

2505 10

Silica sands and quartz sands:

Silica Sands:

 

 

2505 10 11

Processed (White)

Free

 

2505 10 12

Processed (Brown)

Free

 

2505 10 19

Other

Free

 

2505 10 20

Quartz sands

Free

 

2505 90 00

Other

Free

 

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2506

Quartz (other than natural sands); quartzite, whether or not roughly trimmed or merely cut, by sawing or otherwise, into blocks or slabs of a rectangular (including square) shape

2506 10

Quartz:

 

 

2506 10 10

In lumps

Free

 

2506 10 20

In powder


Quartzite :

Free

 

2506 21

Crude or roughly trimmed:

 

 

2506 21 10

In lumps

Free

 

2506 21 20

In powder

Free

 

2506 21 90

Other

Free

 

2506 29 00

Other

Free

 

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2507

Kaolin and other kaolinic clays, whether or not calcined

2507 00

Kaolin and other kailinic clays, whether or not calcined:

 

 

2507 00 10

Crude
Other:

Free

 

2507 00 21

Pharmaceutical grade

Free

 

2507 00 22

Ceramic grade

Free

 

2507 00 29

Other

Free

 

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2508

Other clays (not including expanded clays of heading 6806), andalusite, kyanite and sillimanite, whether or not calcined; mullite; chamotte or dinas earths

2508 10

Bentonite:

 

 

2508 10 10

Crude

Free

 

2508 10 90

 

Other (includes processed, activated and ground)

Free

 

 

 

2508 20

Decolourising earths and Fuller�s earth:

 

 

2508 20 10

Processed (including activated)

Free

 

2508 20 90

Other

Free

 

2508 30

Fire Clay:

 

 

2508 30 10

Non-plastic

Free

 

2508 30 20

Semi-plastic

Free

 

2508 30 30

Plastic

Free

 

2508 30 90

Other

Free

 

2508 40

Other Clays:

 

 

2508 40 10

Ball Clay

Free

 

2508 40 20

Earth Clay

Free

 

2508 40 90

Other

Free

 

2508 50

Andalusite, kyanite and sillimanite:

 

 

2508 50 10

Andalusite
Kyanite:

Free

 

2508 50 21

Crude,other than calcined

Free

 

2508 50 22

Processed, other than calcined (washed or ground or screened or beneficiated)

Free

 

2508 50 23

Calcined
Sillimanite:

Free

 

2508 50 31

Lumps

Free

 

2508 50 32

Fines (including sand)

Free

 

2508 50 39

Other

Free

 

2508 60 00

Mullite

Free

 

2508 70 00

Chamotte or dinas earths

Free

 

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2509

Chalk

2509 00 00

Chalk

Free

 

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2510

Natural calcium phosphates, natural aluminium calcium phosphates and phosphatic chalk

2510 10

Unground:

 

 

2510 10 10

Natural calcium phosphates

Free

 

2510 10 20

Natural aluminium calcium phosphate

Free

 

2510 10 30

Natural calcium phosphate apatite

Free

 

2510 10 90

Other

Free

 

2510 20

Ground:

 

 

2510 20 10

Natural calcium phosphates

Free

 

2510 20 20

Natural aluminium calcium phosphates

Free

 

2510 20 30

Natural calcium phosphates apatite

Free

 

2510 20 90

Other

Free

 

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2511

Natural barium sulphate (barytes); Natural barium carbonate (witherite), whether or not calcined, other than barium oxide of Heading 2816

2511 10

Natural barium sulphate (barytes):

 

 

2511 10 10

Lumps

Free

 

2511 10 20

Powder

Free

 

2511 10 90

Other

Free

 

2511 20 00

Natural barium carbonate (witherite)

Free

 

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2512

Siliceous fossil meals (for example, kieselguhr, tripolite and diatomite) and similar siliceous earths, whether or not calcined, of an apparent specific gravity of 1 or less

2512 00

Siliceous fossil meals (for example, kieselguhr, tripolite and diatomite) and similar siliceous earths, whether or not calcined, of an apparent specific gravity of 1 or less:

 

 

2512 00 10

Kieselguhr

Free

 

2512 00 20

2512 00 30

Tripolite

Diatomite

Free

Free

 

2512 00 90

Other

Free

 

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2513

Pumice stone; emery; natural corundum, natural garnet and other natural abrasives, whether or not heat-treated

Pumice Stone:

2513 11 00

Crude or in irregular pieces, including crushed pumice (�bimskies�)

Free

 

2513 19 00

Other

Free

 

2513 20

Emery, natural corundum, natural garnet and other natural abrasives:

 

 

2513 20 10

Emery

Free

 

2513 20 20

Natural Corundum

Free

 

2513 20 30

Natural garnet

Free

 

2513 20 90

Other

Free

 

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2514

Slate, whether or not roughly trimmed or merely cut, by sawing or otherwise, into blocks or slabs of a rectangular (including square) shape

2514 00 00

Slate, whether or not roughly trimmed or merely cut, by sawing or otherwise, into blocks or slabs of a rectangular (including square) shape

Restricted

 

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2515

Marble, travertine, ecaussine and other Calcareous monumental or building stone of an apparent specific gravity of 2.5 or more, and alabaster, whether or not roughly trimmed or merely cut, by sawing or otherwise, into blocks or slabs of a rectangular (including square) shape

Marble and travertine:

2515 11 00

Crude or roughly trimmed

Restricted

 

2515 12

Merely cut, by sawing or otherwise, into blocks or slabs of a rectangular (including square) shape:

 

 

2515 12 10

Blocks

Restricted

 

2515 12 20

Slabs

Restricted

 

2515 12 90

Other

Restricted

 

2515 20

Ecaussine and other calcareous monumental or building stone; alabaster:

 

 

2515 20 10

Alabaster

Free

 

2515 20 90

Other

Restricted

 

 

 

 

 

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2516

Granite, porphyry, basalt, sandstone and other monumental or building stone, whether or not roughly trimmed or merely cut, by sawing or otherwise, into blocks or slabs of a rectangular (including square) shape

Granite :

2516 11 00

Crude or roughly trimmed

Restricted

 

2516 12 00

Merely cut, by sawing or otherwise, into blocks or slabs of a rectangular (including square) shape


Sandstone:

Restricted

 

2516 21 00

Crude or roughly trimmed

Restricted

 

2516 22 00

Merely cut, by sawing or otherwise, into blocks or slabs of a rectangular (including square) shape

Restricted

 

2516 90

Other monumental or building stone:

 

 

2516 90 10

Pakur stone

Restricted

 

2516 90 20

Stone boulders

Restricted

 

2516 90 90

Other

Restricted

 

 

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2517

Pebbles, gravel, broken or crushed stone, of a kind commonly used for concrete aggregates, for road metalling or for railway or other ballast, shingle and flint, whether or not heat-treated; macadam of slag, dross or similar industrial waste, whether or not incorporating the materials cited in the first part of the heading; tarred macadam; granules, chippings and powder, of stones of heading 2515 or 2516, whether or not heat-treated

2517 10

Pebbles, gravel, broken or crushed stone, of a kind commonly used for concrete aggregates, for road metalling or for railway or other ballast, shingle and flint, whether or not heat-treated:

 

 

2517 10 10

Pakur stone, crushed or broken

Free

 

2517 10 20

Flint

Free

 

2517 10 90

Other

Free

 

2517 20 00

Macadam of slag, dross or similar industrial waste, whether or not incorporating the materials cited in sub-heading 2517 10

Free

 

2517 30 00

Tarred macadam


Granules, chippings and powder, of stone of heading 2515 or 2516, whether or not heat treated:

Free

 

2517 41 00

Of marble

Restricted

 

2517 49 00

Other

Restricted

 

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2518

Dolomite, whether or not calcined or sintered, including Dolomite roughly trimmed or merely cut, by sawing or otherwise, into blocks or slabs of a rectangular (including squareshape); dolomite ramming Mix

2518 10 00

Dolomite, not calcined sintered

Free

 

2518 20 00

Calcined or sintered dolomite

Free

 

2518 30 00

Dolomite ramming mix

Free

 

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2519

Natural magnesium carbonate (magnesite); fused magnesia; dead-burned (sintered) magnesia, whether or not containing small quantities of other oxides added before sintering; other magnesium oxide, whether or not pure

2519 10 00

Natural magnesium carbonate (magnesite)

Free

 

2519 90

Other:

 

 

2519 90 10

Fused magnesia (natural)

Free

 

2519 90 20

Dead-burnt (sintered )magnesia

Free

 

 

 

2519 90 30

Magnesium calcined (other than dead-burnt) not elsewhere specified or included

Free

 

2519 90 40

Magnesium oxide

Free

 

2519 90 90

Other

Free

 

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2520

Gypsum; Anhydrite; Plasters (consisting of calcined gypsum or calcium sulphate) whether or not coloured, with or without small quantities of accelerates or retarders

2520 10

Gypsum; anhydrite:

 

 

2520 10 10

Natural

Free

 

2520 10 20

Marine

Free

 

2520 10 90

Other

Free

 

2520 20

Plasters:

 

 

2520 20 10

Calcined

Free

 

2520 20 90

Other

Free

 

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2521

Limestone flux; Limestone and other calcareous stones, of a kind used for the manufacture of lime or cement

2521 00

Limestone flux; Limestone and other calcareous stones, of a kind used for the manufacture of lime or cement

 

 

2521 00 10

Limestone flux (L.D. below 1% SiO2)

Free

 

2521 00 90

Other

Free

 

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2522

Quicklime, slaked lime and hydraulic lime, other than calcium oxide and hydroxide of heading 2825

2522 10 00

Quicklime

Free

 

2522 20 00

Slaked lime

Free

 

2522 30 00

Hydraulic lime

Free

 

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2523

Portland cement, aluminous cement (�cement fondu�), slag cement, supersulphate cement and similar hydraulic cements, whether or not coloured or in the form of clinkers

2523 10 00

Cement Clinkers
Portland cement:

Free

 

2523 21 00

White cement, whether or not artificially coloured

Free

 

2523 29

Other:

 

 

2523 29 10

Ordinary portland cement, dry

Free

 

2523 29 20

Ordinary portland cement, coloured

Free

 

2523 29 30

Portland pozzolana Cement

Free

 

2523 29 40

Portland slag cement

Free

 

2523 29 90

Other

Free

 

2523 30 00

Aluminous cement :

Free

 

2523 90

Other hydraulic cements:

 

 

2523 90 10

Sagol, ashmoh

Free

 

2523 90 20

High alumina refractory cement

Free

 

2523 90 90

Other

Free

 

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2524

Asbestos

However, import of Cryocidilite, Actinolite , Anthophylite,Amosite and  Tremolite will be  restricted and subject to conditions at Import Licencing note (1) below.                           

Asbestos in rock form:

2524 00

Asbestos:

 

 

2524 00 11

Chrysotile

Free

 

2524 00 12

Amphibole

Free

 

2524 00 19

Other

Fibre raw, beaten or washed or graded to length :

Free

 

2524 00 21

Chrysolite

Free

 

2524 00 22

Amosite

Restricted

 Import subject to conditions at Import Licensing note (1) below.

2524 00 29

Other

Flakes or powder:

Free

 

2524 00 31

Amosite

Restricted

 Import subject to conditions at Import Licensing note (1) below.

2524 00 39

Other


Other:

Free

 

2524 00 91

Waste

Free

 

2524 00 99

Other

Free

 

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2525

Mica, including splittings; mica waste

2525 10

Crude mica and mica rifted into sheets or splittings:

 

 

2525 10 10

Mica blocks

Free

 

2525 10 20

Condensor films trimmed but not cut to shape

Free

 

2525 10 30

Mica splittings, book form

Free

 

2525 10 40

Mica splittings, loose

Free

 

2525 10 90

Other

Free

 

2525 20

Mica powder:

 

 

2525 20 10

Mica flakes, 2.20 mesh

Free

 

2525 20 20

Mica powder, dry ground

Free

 

2525 20 30

Mica powder, micronised

Free

 

2525 20 40

Mica powder, wet ground

Free

 

2525 20 50

Mica powder, calcined

Free

 

2525 20 90

Other

Free

 

2525 30

Mica Waste:

 

 

2525 30 10

Mica mine scrap & waste

Free

 

2525 30 20

Mica factory scrap

Free

 

2525 30 30

Mica cuttings book form

Free

 

2525 30 90

Other

Free

 

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2526

Natural steatite, whether or not roughly trimmed or merely cut, by sewing or otherwise, into blocks or slabs of a rectangular (including square) shape; Talc

2526 10

Not crushed, not powdered:

 

 

2526 10 10

Steatite (soap stone, etc.) block

Free

 

2526 10 20

Steatite (soap stone, etc.) lumps

Free

 

2526 10 90

Other

Free

 

2526 20 00

Crushed or powdered

Free

 

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2528

Natural borates and concentrates thereof (whether or not calcined), but not including borates separated from natural brine; natural boric acid containing not more than 85% of H3BO3 calculated on the dry weight

2528 10 00

Natural sodium borates and concentrates thereof (whether or not calcined)

Free

 

2528 90

Other:

 

 

2528 90 10

Natural boric acid (containing not more than 85% of H3BO3 )

Free

 

2528 90 20

Natural calcium borates & concentrates thereof (whether or not calcined)

Free

 

2528 90 90

Other

Free

 

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2529

Felspar; Nepheline and nepheline syenite; Leucite; Fluorspar

2529 10

Felspar:

 

 

2529 10 10

Lumps

Free

 

2529 10 20

Powder


Fluorspar:

Free

 

2529 21 00

Containing by weight 97% or less of calcium flouride

Free

 

2529 22 00

Containing by weight more than 97% of calcium fluoride

Free

 

2529 30 00

Leucite; nepheline and nepheline syenite

Free

 

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2530

Mineral substances not elsewhere specified or included

2530 10

Vermiculite, perlite and chlorites, unexpanded:

 

 

2530 10 10

Vermiculite

Free

 

2530 10 20

Perlite

Free

 

2530 10 90

Others (including powder)

Free

 

2530 20 00

Kieserite, epsomite (natural magnesium sulphates)

Free

 

2530 90

Other:

 

 

2530 90 10

Meerschaum (whether or not in polished pieces) & amber agglomerated; meerachaum & agglomerated amber in plates, rods, etc. not worked after moulding jet

Free

 

2530 90 20

Natural arsenic sulphides (e.g. orpiment)

Free

 

2530 90 30

Calcite

Free

 

2530 90 40

Ores & concentrates of rare earth metals

Free

 

2530 90 50

Wollastonite

Free

 

2530 90 60

Earth colour ochre, crude

Free

 

2530 90 70

Other processed earth colour ochre


Other:

Free

 

2530 90 91

Strontium Sulphate (natural ore)

Free

 

2530 90 99

Other

Free

 

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Import Licencing Notes:

(1) Import is restricted in terms of Interim PIC Procedure of Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent procedure for hazardous chemicals and pesticides.
(2) Import of marble will be subject to the conditions laid down in Policy Circular 24(RE-05)/2004-2009 dated 30.08.2005.

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