CHAPTER-26

ORES, SLAG AND ASH

1. This chapter does not cover;

(a) Slag or similar industrial waste prepared as macadam (heading 2517);
(b) Natural magnesium carbonate (magnesite), whether or not calcined (heading 2519);
(c)Sludges from the storage tanks of petroleum oils, consisting mainly of such oils(2710);
(d) Basic slag of chapter 31;
(e) Slag wool, rock wool or similar mineral wools (heading 6806);
(f) Waste or scrap of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal; other waste or scrap containing precious metal or precious metal compounds, of a kind used principally for the recovery of precious metal (heading 7112) or
(g) Copper, nickel or cobalt mattes produced by any process of smelting (Section XV)

2. For the purposes of headings 2601 to 2617, the term "Ores" means minerals of mineralogical species actually used in the metallurgical industry for the extraction of mercury, of the metals of heading 2844 or of the metals of Section XIV or XV, even if they are intended for non-metallugical purposes. Headings 2601 to 2617 do not, however, include minerals which have been submitted to processes not normal to the metallurgical industry.

3. Heading 2620 applies only to :

(a) Ash and residue of a kind used in industry either for the extraction of metals or as a basis for the manucture of chemical compounds of metals, excluding ash and residues from the incineration of municipal waste (heading 2621);and
(b) Ash and residues containing arsenic, whether or not containing metals, of a kind used either for the extraction of arsenic or metals or for the manufacture of their chemical compounds.

Sub-heading Note:

1. For the purpose of sub-heading 2620 21, "leaded gasoline sludges and leaded and knock compound sludges” mean sludges obtained from storage tanks of leaded gasoline and leaded anti-knock compounds (for example, tetraethyl lead), and consisting essentially of lead, lead compounds and iron oxide,

2. Ash and residue containing arsenic, mercury, thallium or their mixtures, of a kind used for the extraction of arsenic or those metals or for the manufacture of their chemical compounds, are to be classified in sub-heading 262060.


LIST OF PRESCRIBED SUBSTANCES :

1) Uranium, its compounds and mineral/ores/concentrates including lepidolite.
2) Thorium, its compounds (including thorium Nitrate/Oxide) and mineral concentrates containing thorium including monazite.
3) Zirconium, its alloys and compounds and minerals/concentrates including zircon, zircon flour and zircon pacifier.
4) Beryllium, its compounds and minerals/concentrates including beryl but excluding Beryllium windows used for medical x-ray machines and gamma ray machines.
5) Lithium, its compounds and its minerals/concentrates including lepidolite.
6) Deuterium and its compounds
7) Plutonium and its compounds
8) Neptunium and its compounds
9) Columbite and Tantalite.
10) Titanium ores and concentrates (ilmenite, rutile, leucoxene)
11) Nuclear grade graphite
12) Tritum and its compounds
13) Rare Earth Compounds

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Exim Code

Item Description

Policy

Policy Conditions

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2601

Iron ores and concentrates, including roasted iron pyrites

Iron ores and concentrates, other than roasted iron pyrites:

2601 11

Non-agglomerated :

 

 

2601 11 10

Iron ore lumps (60% Fe and above)

Free

 

2601 11 20

Iron ore lumps (below 60% Fe, including black iron ore containing upto 10% Mn)

Free

 

2601 11 30

Iron ore fines (62% Fe and above)

Free

 

2601 11 40

Iron ore fines (below 62% Fe)

Free

 

2601 11 50

Iron ore concentrates

Free

 

2601 11 90

Other

Free

 

2601 12

Agglomerated:

 

 

2601 12 10

Iron ore pellets

Free

 

2601 12 90

Other

Free

 

2601 20 00

Roasted iron pyrites

Free

 

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2602

Manganese ores and concentrates, including ferruginous manganese ores and concentrates with a manganese content of 20% or more, calculated on the dry weight

2602 00

Manganese ores and concentrates, including ferruginous manganese ores and concentrates with a manganese content of 20% or more, calculated on the dry weight:

 

 

2602 00 10

Manganese ore (46% and above)

Free

 

2602 00 20

Manganese ore (44% and above but below 46%)

Free

 

2602 00 30

Manganese ore (40% and above but below 44%)

Free

 

2602 00 40

Manganese ore (35% or more but below 40%)

Free

 

 

 

2602 00 50

Manganese ore (30% or more but below 35%)

Free

 

2602 00 60

Ferruginous (10% or more but below 30%)

Free

 

2602 00 70

Manganese ore sinters, agglomerated

Free

 

2602 00 90

Other

Free

 

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2603

Copper ores and concentrates

2603 00 00

Copper ores and concentrates

Free

 

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2604

Nickel ores and concentrates

2604 00 00

Nickel ores and concentrates

Free

 

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2605

Cobalt ores and concentrates

2605 00 00

Cobalt ores and concentrates

Free

 

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2606

Aluminium ores and concentrates

2606 00

Alumium ores and concentrates:

 

 

2606 00 10

Bauxite (natural), not calcined

Free

 

2606 00 20

Bauxite (natural), calcined

Free

 

2606 00 90

Other aluminium ores and concentrates

Free

 

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2607

Lead ores and concentrates

2607 00 00

Lead ores and concentrates

Free

 

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2608

Zinc ores and concentrates

2608 00 00

Zinc ores and concentrates

Free

 

2609 00 00

Tin ores and concentrates

Free

 

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2610

Chromiun ores and concentrates

2610 00

Chromium ores and concentrates:

 

 

2610 00 10

Chrome ore lumps, containing 47% Cr2O3 and above

Free

 

2610 00 20

Chrome ore lumps, containing 40% or more but less than 47% Cr2O3

Free

 

2610 00 30

Chrome ore lumps below 40% Cr2O3

Free

 

2610 00 40

Chrome ore friable and concentrates fixes containing 47% Cr2O3 and above

Free

 

2610 00 90

Other

Free

 

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2611

Tungsten ores and concentrates

2611 00 00

Tungsten ores and concentrates

Free

 

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2612

Uranium or thorium ores and concentrates

2612 10 00

Uranium ores and concentrates

Free

 Import subject to section 14(1)(ii) of the Atomic Energy Act, 1962 and Rules thereunder.

2612 20 00

Thorium ores and concentrates

Free

 Import subject to section 14(1)(ii) of the Atomic Energy Act, 1962 and Rules thereunder.

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2613

Molybdenum ores and concentrates

2613 10 00

Roasted

Free

 

2613 90 00

Other

Free

 

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2614

Titanium ores and concentrates

2614 00

Titanium ores and concentrates:

 

 

2614 00 10

Ilmenite unprocessed

Free

 Import subject to section 14(1)(ii) of the Atomic Energy Act, 1962 and Rules thereunder.

2614 00 20

Ilmenite, upgraded (beneficiated ilmenite including ilmenite ground)


Rutile :

Free

 Import subject to section 14(1)(ii) of the Atomic Energy Act, 1962 and Rules thereunder.

2614 00 31

Rare earth oxides including rutile sand

Free

 Import subject to section 14(1)(ii) of the Atomic Energy Act, 1962 and Rules thereunder.

2614 00 39

Other

Free

 Import subject to section 14(1)(ii) of the Atomic Energy Act, 1962 and Rules thereunder.

2614 00 90

Other

Free

 Import subject to section 14(1)(ii) of the Atomic Energy Act, 1962 and Rules thereunder.

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2615

Niobium, tantalum, vanadium or zirconium ores and concentrates

2615 10 00

Zirconium ores and concentrates

Free

 Import subject to section 14(1)(ii) of the Atomic Energy Act, 1962 and Rules thereunder.

2615 90

Other :

 

 

2615 90 10

Vanadium ores and concentrates

Free

 

 

2615 90 20

Niobium tantalum ores anc concentrates

Free

 Import subject to section 14(1)(ii) of the Atomic Energy Act, 1962 and Rules thereunder.

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2616

Precious metal ores and concentrates

2616 10 00

Silver ores and concentrates

Free

 

2616 90

Other :

 

 

2616 90 10

Gold ores and concentrates

Free

 

2616 90 90

Other

Free

 

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2617

Other ores and concentrates

2617 10 00

Antimony ores and concentrates

Free

 

2617 90 00

Other

Free

 

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2618

Granulated slag (slag sand) from the manufacture of iron or steel

2618 00 00

Granulated slag (slag sand) from the manufacture of iron or steel

Free

 

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2619

Slag, dross (other than granulated slag), scalings and other waste from the manufacture of iron or steel

2619 00

slag, dross (other than granulated slag), scalings and other waste from the manufacture of iron or steel:

 

 

2619 00 10

Converted slag (scull) of blast furnace

Restricted

 

2619 00 90

Other

Restricted

 

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2620

Ash and residues (other than from the manufacture of iron or steel), containing arsenic, metals or their compounds

Containing mainly zinc:

2620 11 00

Hard zinc spelter

Restricted

 

2620 19 00

Other



Containing mainly lead:

Restricted

 Import of zinc ash and zinc skimmings permitted as per the conditions of licensing note(2) below.

2620 21 00

Leaded gasoline sludges and leaded anti-knock compound sludges

Restricted

 

2620 29 00

Other

Restricted

 

2620 30

Containing mainly copper:

 

 

 

 

 

2620 30 10

Brass dross

Restricted

 Import of ashes and residue containing mainly copper is permitted as per conditions at licensing note no. 3 below.

2620 30 90

Other

Restricted

 Import of ashes and residue containing mainly copper is permitted as per conditions at licensing note no. 3 below.

2620 40

Containing mainly aluminum :

 

 

2620 40 10

Aluminum dross

Restricted

 

2620 40 90

Other

Restricted

 

 

 

 

 

2620 60 00

containing arsenic mercury , thallium or their mixture of a kind used for the extraction of arsenic or those metals or for the manufacture of their chemical compounds

Restricted

 

2620 91 00

Containing antimony , beryllium, cadmium , chromium or their mixtures

Restricted

 

2620 99 00

Other

Restricted

 Import of spent cleaned metal catalyst containing nickel is permitted without a licence to units registered with Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India.

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2621

Other slag and ash, inlcuding seaweed ash (kelp); ash and residues from the icineration of municipal waste,

2621 10 00

Ash and residues from the incineration of municipal waste

Restricted

 

2621 90 00

Other

Restricted

 

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Import Licensing notes:

(1) Import of ‘Prescribed substances’ as mentioned above in subheading notes shall be subject to the provisions of Atomic Energy Act, 1962 and rules made there under;

(2) Import of the following kinds of zinc ash/skimmings is permitted without a licence to units registered with Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India, on actual user basis upto the annual quantity limits indicated in the registration certificate:

(i) Zinc ash in dispersible form containing zinc greater than 65% and lead and cadmium equal to or less than 1.25% and 0.1% respectively;
(ii) Zinc skimmings containing zinc 65% and above, lead and cadmium less than 1.25% and 0.1% respectively;
(iii) Spent cleaned metal catalyst containing zinc.

(3) Import of the following types of ashes and residue containing mainly copper is permitted without a licence to units registered with Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India:

(i) Brass dross containing lead equal to or less than 1.25%;
(ii) Copper oxide mill scale;
(iii) Copper reverts, cake and residue containing lead and cadmium equal to or less than 1.25% and 0.1% respectively;
(iv) Copper dross containing copper greater than 65% and lead and cadmium equal to or less than 1.25% and 0.1% respectively;
(v) Spent cleaned metal catalyst containing copper.

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