CHAPTER-34

Soap organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modelling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster

Notes:

1. This Chapter does not cover:

(a) Edible mixtures or preparations of animal or vegetable fats or oils of a kind used as mould release preparations (Heading 15.17);
(b) Separate chemically defined compounds; or
(c) Shampoos, dentrifices, shaving creams and foams, or bath preparations, containing soap or other organic surface-active agents (Heading 33.05, 33.06 or 33.07).

2. For the purposes of Heading 34.01, the expression “soap” applies only to soap soluble in water. Soap and the other products of Heading 34.01 may contain added substances (for example, disinfectants, abrasive powders, fillers or medicaments). Products containing abrasive powders remain classified in Heading 34.01 only if in the form of bars, cakes or moulded pieces or shapes. In other forms they are to be classified in Heading 34.05 as “scouring powders and similar preparations”.

3. For the purposes of Heading 34.02, “organic surface-active agents” are products which when mixed with water at a concentration of 0.5% at 20'C and left to stand for one hour at the same temperature:

(a)give a transparent or translucent liquid or stable emulsion without separation of insoluble matter; and
(b)reduce the surface tension of water 4.5 X 10-2 N/m (45 dyne/Cm)or less.

4. In Heading 34.03, the expression “petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals” applies to the products defined in Note 2 to Chapter 27.

5. In Heading 34.04, subject to the exclusions provided below, the expression “artificial waxes and prepared waxes” applies only to:

(A)Chemically produced organic products of a waxy character, whether or not water-soluble;
(B)Products obtained by mixing different waxes;
(C)Products of a waxy character with a basis of one or more waxes and containing fats, resins, mineral substances or other materials.

The heading does not apply to:

(a) Products of Headings15.16, 34.02 or 38.23, even if having a waxy character;

(b) Unmixed animal waxes or unmixed vegetable waxes, whether or not refined or coloured, of Heading 15.21;

(c) Mineral waxes and similar products of Heading 27.12 whether or not in intermixed or merely coloured; or

(d) Waxes mixed with, dispersed in or dissolved in a liquid medium (Headings34.05, 38.09, etc.).

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Exim Code

Item Description

Policy

Policy Conditions

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3401

Soap; organic surface-active products and preparations for use as soap, in the form of bars, cakes, moulded pieces or shapes, whether or not containing soap; organic Surface active products and preparations for washing the skin, in the form of liquid or cream and put up for retail sale, whether or not containing soap; paper, wadding, felt and nonwovens, impregnated, coated or covered with soap or detergent
Soap and organic surface-active products and preparations in the form of bars, cakes, moulded pieces or shapes and paper, wadding, felt and non-wovens, impregnated, coated or covered with soap or detergent:

3401 11 

For toilet use (including medicated products):

 

 

3401 11 10

edicated toilet soaps

 Free

 

3401 11 20

Shaving soaps other than shaving cream

 Free

 

3401 11 90

Other

 Free

 

3401 19

Other:
Bars and blocks of not less than 500 grammes in weight:

 

 

3401 19 11

Industrial soap

 Free

 

3401 19 19

Other

 Free

 

3401 19 20

Flakes, chips and powder:

 Free

 

3401 19 30

Tablets and cakes:
Household and laundry soaps not elsewhere specified:

 Free

 

3401 19 41

Household soaps

 Free

 

3401 19 42

Laundry soaps

 Free

 

3401 19 90

Other

 Free

 

3401 20 00

Soap in other forms

 Free

 

3401 30

Organic surface-active products and preparations for washing the skin, in the form of liquid or cream and put up for retail sale, whether or not containing soap :
For toilet use (including medicated products):

 

 

3401 30 11

Medicated toilet soaps

 Free

 

3401 30 12

Shaving cream and shaving gel

 Free

 

3401 30 19

Other

 Free

 

3401 30 90

Other

 Free

 

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3402

Organic surface-active agents (other than soap), surface-active preparations, washing preparations (including auxiliary washing preparations) and cleaning preparations, whether or not containing soap, other than those of Heading 3401
Organic surface-active agents, whether or not put up for retail sale:

3402 11

Anionic:

 

 

3402 11 10

Silicone surfactant

 Free

 

3402 11 90

Other

 Free

 

3402 12 00

Cationinc

 Free

 

3402 13 00

Non-ionic

 Free

 

3402 19 00

Other

 Free

 

3402 20

Preparations put up for retail sale:

 

 

3402 20 10

Washing preparations (including auxiliary washing preparations) and cleaning preparations, having a basis of soap or other organic surface active agents

 Free

 

3402 20 20

Cleaning or degreasing preparations not having a basis of soap or other organic surface active agents

 Free

 

3402 20 90

Other

 Free

 

3402 90

Other:
Synthetic detergents:

 

 

3402 90 11

Washing preparations (including auxiliary washing preparations) and cleaning preparations, having a basis of soap or other organic surface active agents

 Free

 

3402 90 12

Cleaning or degreasing preparations not having a basis of soap or other organic surface active agents

 Free

 

3402 90 19

Other:

 Free

 

3402 90 20

Sulphonated/sulphated/ oxidised/chlorinated castor oil; Sulphonated/sulphated/ oxidised/chlorinated fish oil; Sulphonated/sulphated/ oxidised/chlorinated sperm oil & Sulphonated/ sulphated/oxidised/ chlorinated neats foot oil;

 Free

 

3402 90 30

Penetrators
Wetting agents:

 Free

 

3402 90 41

Washing preparations (including auxiliary washing preparations) and cleaning preparations, having a basis of soap or other organic surface active agents

 Free

 

3402 90 42

Cleaning or degreasing preparations not having a basis of soap or other organic surface active agents

 Free

 

3402 90 49

Other
Washing preparations whether or not containing soaps :

 Free

 

3402 90 51

Washing preparations (including auxiliary washing preparations) and cleaning preparations, having a basis of soap or other organic surface active agents

 Free

 

3402 90 52

Cleaning or degreasing preparations not having a basis of soap or other organic surface active agents

 Free

 

3402 90 59

Other
Other:

 Free

 

3402 90 91

Washing preparations (including auxiliary washing preparations) and cleaning preparations, having a basis of soap or other organic surface active agents

 Free

 

3402 90 92

Cleaning or degreasing preparations not having a basis of soap or other organic surface active agents

 Free

 

3402 90 99

Other

 Free

 

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3403

Lubricating preparations (including cutting-oil preparations, bolt or nut release preparations, anti-rust or anti-corrosion preparations and mould release preparations, based on lubricants) and preparations of a kind used for the oil or grease treatment of textile materials, leather,furskins or other materials, but excluding preparations containing, as basic constituents, 70 per cent or more by weight of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals

Containing petroleum oils or oils obtained from bituminous minerals:

3403 11 00

Preparations for the treatment of textile materials, leather, furskins or other materials

 Free

 

3403 19 00

Other
Other:

 Free

 

3403 91 00

Preparations for the treatment of textile materials, leather, furskins or other materials

 Free

 

3403 99 00

Other

 Free

 

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3404

Artificial waxes and prepared waxes

3404 10 00

Of chemically modified lignite

 Free

 

3404 20 00

Of poly(oxyethylene) (polyethylene glycol)

 Free

 

3404 90

Other:

 

 

3404 90 10

Sealing wax (including bottle sealing wax) in sticks, cakes or similar forms

 Free

 

 

 

 

 

 

3404 90 20

Polyethylene wax
Artificial waxes (including water soluble waxes) prepared waxes, not emulsified or containing solvents:

 Free

 

3404 90 31

Poly Brominated Biphenyls

 Restricted

 Import subject to conditions at Import Licencing Note (1) below.

3404 90 32

Poly Chlorinated Biphenyls

 Restricted

 Import subject to conditions at Import Licencing Note (1) below.

3404 90 33

Poly Chlorinated Terphenyls

 Restricted

 Import subject to conditions at Import Licencing Note (1) below.

3404 90 39

Other

 Free

 

3404 90 90

Other

 Free

 

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3405

Polishes and creams, for footwear, furniture,floors, coachwork, glass or metal, scouring pastes and powders and similar preparations (whether or not in the form of paper, wadding, felt, non-wovens, cellular plastics or cellular rubber, impregnated, coated or covered with such preparations), excluding waxes of Heading 3404

3405 10 00

Polishes, creams and similar preparations for footwear or leather

 Free

 

3405 20 00

Polishes,creams and similar preparations for the maintenance of wooden furniture, floors or other wood work

 Free

 

3405 30 00

Polishes and similar preparations for coach-work, other than metal polishes

 Free

 

3405 40 00

Scouring pastes and powders and other scouring preparations

 Free

 

3405 90

Other:

 

 

3405 90 10

Polishes and compositions for application to metal including diamond polishing powder/paste

 Free

 

3405 90 90

Other

 Free

 

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3406

Candles, tapers and the like

3406 00 

Candles, tapers and the like:

 

 

3406 00 10

Candles

 Free

 

3406 00 90

Other

 Free

 

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3407

Modelling pastes, including those put up for children’s amusement; preparations known as “dental wax” or as “dental impression compounds”, put up in sets, in packings for retail sale or in plates, horseshoe shapes, sticks or similar forms; other preparations for use in dentistry, with a basis of plaster (of calcined gypsum or calcium sulphate)

3407 00

Modelling pastes, including those put up for children’s amusement; preparations known as “dental wax” or as “dental impression compounds”, put up in sets, in packings for retail sale or in plates, horseshoe shapes, sticks or similar forms; other preparations for use in dentistry, with a basis of plaster (of calcined gypsum or calcium sulphate)

 

 

3407 00 10

Modelling pastes including those put up for children’s amusement

 Free

 

3407 00 90

Other

 Free

 

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Import licencing Note:

(1) Import is restricted in terms of Interim PIC procedure of Rotterdam convention on Prior Informed Consent procedure for hazardous chemicals and pesticides.

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