CHAPTER-40

Rubber And Articles Thereof

Notes:

1. Except where the context otherwise requires, throughout this Schedule the expression “rubber” means the following products, whether or not vulcanised or hard:

natural rubber, balata, gutta-percha, guayule, chicle and similar natural gums, synthetic, rubber factice derived from oils, and such substances reclaimed

2. This Chapter does not cover :

(a) Goods of Section XI (textiles and textile articles);
(b) Footwear or parts thereof of Chapter 64;
(c) Headgear or parts thereof (including bathing caps) of Chapter 65;
(d) Mechanical or electrical appliances or parts thereof of Section XVI (including electrical goods of all kinds), of hard rubber;
(e) Articles of Chapter 90,92,94 or 96; or
(f) Articles of Chapter 95 (Other than sports gloves, mittens and mitts and articles of headings 4011 to 4013.

3. In headings 4001 to 4003 and 4005, the expression “Primary forms” applies only to the following forms:

(a) Liquids and pastes (including latex, whether or not pre-vulcanised, and other dispersions and solutions);
(b) Blocks of irregular shape, lumps, bales, and powders, granules, crumbs and similar bulk forms.

4. In Note 1 to this Chapter and in heading 4002, the expression “synthetic rubber” applies to:

(a) Unsaturated synthetic substances which can be irreversibly transformed by vulcanisation with sulphur into non - thermoplastic substances which, at a temperature between 180C and 290C , will not break on being extended to three times their original length and will return, after being extended to twice their original length, within a period of five minutes, to a length not greater than one and a half times their original length. For the purposes of this test, substances necessary for the cross-linking, such as Vulcanising activators or accelerators, may be added; the presence of substances as provided for by Note5 (b)(ii) and (iii) is also permitted. However, the presence of any substances not necessary for the cross-linking, such as extenders, Plasticisers and fillers, is not permitted;
(b) Thioplasts (TM ); and
(c) Natural rubber modified by grafting or mixing with plastics, depolymerised natural rubber, mixtures of unsaturated synthetic substances with saturated synthetic high polymers provided that all the above-mentioned products comply with the requirements concerning vulcanisation, elongation and recovery in (a) above.

5.

(a)Headings 4001 and 4002 do not apply to any rubber or mixture of rubbers which has been compounded, before or after coagulation, with :

(i) Vulcanising agents, accelerators, retarders or activators (other than those added for the preparation of pre-vulcanised rubber latex);

(ii) Pigments of other colouring matter, other than those added solely for the purpose of identification;

(iii) Plasticisers or extenders (except mineral oil in the case of oil-extended rubber), fillers, reinforcing agents, organic solvents or any other substances, except those permitted under (b);


(b) the presence of the following substances in any rubber or mixture of rubbers shall not affect its classification in heading 4001 or 4002, as the case may be, provided that such rubber or mixture of rubbers retains its essential character as a raw material:

(i) emulsifiers or anti-tack agents;
(ii) Small amounts of breakdown products of emulsifiers;
(iii) Very small amounts of the following: heat-sensitive agents (generally for obtaining thermosensitive rubber latexes), cationic surface-active agents (generally for obtaining electro-positive rubber latexes), anti-oxidants, coagulants, crumbling agents, freeze-resisting agents, peptisers, preservatives, stabilisers, viscosity-control agents, or similar special-purpose additives.

6. For the purposes of heading 4004, the expression “waste, parings and scrap” means rubber waste, parings and scrap from the manufacture or working of rubber and rubber goods definitely not usable as such because of cutting-up, wear or other reasons.

7. Thread wholly of vulcanised rubber, of which may cross-sectional dimension exceeds mm., is to be classified as strip, rods or profile shapes, of heading 4008

8. Heading 4010 includes conveyor or transmission belts or belting of textile fabric impregnated, coated, covered or laminated with rubber or made from textile yarn or cord impregnated, coated, covered or sheathed with rubber.

9. In headings 4001, 4002, 4003, 4005 and 4008, the expressions “plates”, “sheets”, and “strip” apply only to plates, sheets and strip and to blocks of regular geometric shape, uncut or simply cut to rectangular (including square) shape, whether or not having the character of articles and whether or not printed or otherwise surface-worked, but not otherwise cut to shape or further worked.

In heading 4008 the expression “rods” and “profile shapes” apply only to such products, whether or not cut to length or surface-worked but not otherwise worked.

 

Supplementary notes:

1. For the purposes of headings 4009 and 4010, while calculating the percentage of rubber compound contents, the weight of canvas, yarn, metallic wires, washers, rivets and the like, which products, shall form integral part of ingredient of such rubber products, shall be taken into an account, but the weight of metallic fitments and surface finishing necessary to make the belting and tubing suitable for particular end uses, shall be ignored

2. Tariff item 4008 21 10 shall also apply to “plates”, “sheets”, and “strips”, whether or not cut to shape and surface-worked or further –worked so as to render them fit for resoling or repairing or re-treading of rubber tyres.

 

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Exim Code

Item Description

Policy

Policy Conditions

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4001

Natural rubber, balata, gutta-percha, guayule, chicle and similar natural gums, in primary forms or in plates, sheets or strip

4001 10

Natural rubber latex, whether or not pre-vulcanized :

 

 

4001 10 10

Prevulcanised

Free

 

4001 10 20

Other than prevulcanised
Natural rubber in other forms :

Free

 

4001 21 00

Smoked sheets

Free

 

4001 22 00

Technically specified natural rubber (TSNR)

Free

 

4001 29

Other :

 

 

4001 29 10

Hevea

Free

 

4001 29 20

Pale Crepe

Free

 

4001 29 30

Estate Brown Crepe

Free

 

4001 29 40

Oil extended natural rubber

Free

 

4001 29 90

Other

Free

 

4001 30 00

Balata, gutta-percha, guayule, chicle, and similar natural gums

Free

 

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4002

Synthetic rubber and factice derived form oils, in primary forms or in plates, sheets or strip; mixtures of any product of heading 4001 with any product of this heading, in primary forms or in plates, sheets or strip

Styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR); carboxylated styrene-butadiene rubber (XSBR) :

4002 11 00

Latex

Free

 

4002 19

Other :

 

 

4002 19 10

Oil extended styrene butadiene rubber

Free

 

4002 19 20

Styrene butadiene rubber with styrene content of over 50%

Free

 

4002 19 30

Styrene butadiene styrene oil bound copolymer

Free

 

4002 19 90

Other

Free

 

4002 20 00

Butadiene rubber (BR)
Isobutene-isoprene (butyl) rubber (IIR); halo-isobutene-isoprene rubber (CIIR or BIIR) :

Free

 

4002 31 00

Isobutene-isoprene(butyl) rubber (IIR)

Free

 

4002 39 00

Other
Chlorprene (Chlorobutadiene) rubber (CR) :

Free

 

4002 41 00

Latex

Free

 

4002 49 00

Other
Acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber (NBR) :

Free

 

4002 51 00

Latex

Free

 

4002 59 00

Other

Free

 

4002 60 00

Isoprene rubber (IR)

Free

 

4002 70 00

Ethylene-propylene-non-conjugated diene rubber (EPDM)

Free

 

4002 80

Mixtures of any product of heading 40 01 with any product of this heading :

 

 

4002 80 10

Latex

Free

 

4002 80 20

Chemically modified form of natural rubber including graft rubber

Free

 

4002 80 90

Other
Other :

Free

 

4002 91 00

Latex

Free

 

4002 99

Other :

 

 

4002 99 10

Factice (rubber substitute derived from oil)

Free

 

4002 99 20

Tread rubber compound, cushion compound, cushion gum and tread gum for resoling or repairing or retreading rubber tyres

Free

 

4002 99 90

Other

Free

 

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4003

Reclaimed rubber in primary forms or in plates, sheets or strip

4003 00 00

Reclaimed rubber in primary forms or in plates, sheets or strip

Free

 Natural rubber will not be allowed for import in this heading.

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4004

Waste, parings and scrap of rubber (other than hard rubber) and powders and granules obtained therefrom

4004 00 00

Waste, parings and scrap of rubber (other than hard rubber) and powders and granules obtained therefrom.

Restricted

 Import of used rubber tyres with one cut in bead wire and import of used rubber tubes cut in two pieces, howevcr, is free.

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4005

Compounded rubber, unvulcanised, in primary forms or in plates, sheets or strip

4005 10 00

Compounded with carbon black or silica

Free

 

4005 20

Solutions; dispersions other than those of sub heading 40 05 10 :

 

 

4005 20 10

Can sealing compound

Free

 

4005 20 90

Other
Other :

Free

 

4005 91

Plates, sheets and strip:

 

 

4005 91 10

Hospital Sheeting

Free

 

4005 91 90

Other

Free

 

4005 99

Other :

 

 

4005 99 10

Granules of unvulcanised natural or synthetic rubber, compounded, ready for vulcanisation

Free

 

4005 99 90

Other

Free

 

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4006

Other forms (for example, rods, tubes and profile shapes) and articles (for example, discs and rings), of unvulcanised rubber

4006 10 00

"Camel-back" strips for retreading rubber tyres

Free

 

4006 90

Others

 

 

4006 90 10

Thread, not covered

Free

 

4006 90 90

Other

 

 

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4007

Vulcanised rubber thread and cord

4007 00

Vulcanised rubber thread and cord

 

 

4007 00 10

Thread, not covered

Free

 

4007 00 20

Cord, not covered

Free

 

4007 00 90

Other

Free

 

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4008

Plates, sheets, strip, rods and profile shapes, of vulcanised rubber other than hard rubber

Of cellular rubber :

4008 11

Plates , sheets and strip :

 

 

4008 11 10

Of micro-cellular rubber

Free

 

4008 11 90

Other

Free

 

4008 19

Other:

 

 

 

4008 19 10

Block of micro-cellular rubber but not of latex foam sponge, used in the manufacture of soles, heels or soles and heels combined, for footwear

Free

 

4008 19 90

Other
Of non-cellular rubber :

Free

 

4008 21

Plates , sheets and strip :

 

 

4008 21 10

Used in the manufacture of soles, heels, or soles and heels combined, for footwear

Free

 

4008 21 20

For resoling or repairing or retreading rubber typres

Free

 

4008 21 90

Other

Free

 

4008 29

Other :

 

 

4008 29 10

Rubber sheets and Resin rubber sheets for soles and heels

Free

 

4008 29 20

Blocks used in the manufacture of soles , heels or soles and heels combined, for footwear

Free

 

4008 29 30

Latex foam sponge

Free

 

4008 29 40

Tread rubber and tread packing strip for resoling are repairing or retreading rubber tyres

Free

 

4008 29 90

Other

Free

 

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4009

Tubes, pipes and hoses, of vulcanised rubber other than hard rubber, with or without their fittings (for example, joints, elbows, flanges)

Not reinforced or otherwise combined with other materials:

4009 11 00

Without fittings

Free

 

4009 12 00

With fittings
Reinforced or otherwise combined only with metal:

Free

 

4009 21 00

Without fittings

Free

 

4009 22 00

With fittings
Reinforced or otherwise combined only with textile materials:

Free

 

4009 31 00

Without fittings

Free

 

4009 32 00

with fittings
Reinforced or otherwise combined with other materials:

Free

 

4009 41 00

without fittings

Free

 

4009 42 00

with fittings

Free

 

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4010

Conveyor or transmission belts or belting, of vulcanised rubber

Conveyor belts or belting :

4010 11

Reinforced only with metal:

 

 

4010 11 10

Where the rubber compound content is less than 25% by weight

Free

 

4010 11 90

Other

Free

 

4010 12

Reinforced only with textile materials :

 

 

4010 12 10

Where the rubber compound content is less than 25% by weight

Free

 

4010 12 90

Other

Free

 

4010 13

Reinforced only with plastics :

 

 

4010 13 10

Where the rubber compound content is less than 25% by weight

Free

 

4010 13 90

Other:

Free

 

4010 19

Other :

 

 

4010 19 10

Where the rubber compound content is less than 25% by weight

Free

 

4010 19 90

Other
Transmission belts or belting:

Free

 

4010 31

Endless transmission belts of trapezoidal cross-section (V-belts), V-ribbed, of an outside circumference exceeding 180 cm but not exceeding 240 cm :

 

 

4010 31 10

Where the rubber compound content is less than 25% by weight

Free

 

4010 31 90

Other

Free

 

4010 32

Endless transmission belts of trapezoidal cross-section (V-belts), other than V-ribbed, of an outside circumference exceeding 60 cm but not exceeding 180 cm:

 

 

4010 32 10

Where the rubber compound content is less than 25% by weight

Free

 

4010 32 90

Other

Free

 

4010 33 

Endless transmission belts of trapezoidal cross-section (V-belts), V-ribbed, of an outside circumference exceeding 60 cm but not exceeding 180 cm:

 

 

4010 33 10

Where the rubber compound content is less than 25% by weight

Free

 

4010 33 90

Other

Free

 

4010 34

Endless transmission belts of trapezoidal cross-section (V-belts), other than V-ribbed, of an outside circumference exceeding 180 cm but not exceeding 240 cm:

 

 

4010 34 10

Where the rubber compound content is less than 25% by weight

Free

 

4010 34 90

Other

Free

 

4010 35

Endless synchronous belts of an outside circumference exceeding 60 cm but not exceeding 150 cm

Free

 

4010 35 10

Where the rubber compound content is less than 25% by weight

Free

 

4010 35 90

Other

Free

 

4010 36

Endless synchronous belts of an outside circumference exceeding 150 cm but not exceeding 198 cm:

 

 

4010 36 10

Where the rubber compound content is less than 25% by weight

Free

 

4010 36 90

Other

Free

 

4010 39

Other :
Where the rubber compound content is less than 25% by weight:

 

 

4010 39 11

Endless flat belt

Free

 

4010 39 12

Ply belting

Free

 

4010 39 19

Other
Other:

Free

 

4010 39 91

Endless flat belt

Free

 

4010 39 92

Ply belting

Free

 

4010 39 99

Other

Free

 

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4011

New pneumatic tyres, of rubber

4011 10

Of a kind used on motor cars (including station wagons and racing cars):

 

 

4011 10 10

Radials

Free

 

4011 10 90

Other

Free

 

4011 20

Of a kind used on buses or lorries:

 

 

4011 20 10

Radials

Free

 

4011 20 90

Other

Free

 

4011 30 00

Of a kind used on aircraft

Free

 

4011 40

Of a kind used on motor cycles :

 

 

4011 40 10

For motor cycles

Free

 

4011 40 20

For motor scooters

Free

 

4011 40 90

Other

Free

 

4011 50

Of a kind used on bicycles :

 

 

4011 50 10

Multi-cellular polyurethane (MCP) tubeless tyre

Free

 

4011 50 90

Other having a “herring-bone” or similar tread
Other having a “herring-bone” or similar tread:

Free

 

4011 61 00

Of a kind used on agricultural or forestry vehicles and machines

Free

 

4011 62 00

Of a kind used on construction or industrial handling vehicles and machines and having a rim size not exceeding 61 cm

Free

 

4011 63 00

Of a kind used on construction or industrial handling vehicles and machines and having a rim size exceeding 61 cm.

Free

 

4011 69 00

Other

Other:

Free

 

4011 92 00

Of a kind used on agricultural of forestry vehicles and machines

Free

 

4011 93 00

Of a kind used on construction or industrial handling vehicles and machines and having a rim size not exceeding 61 cm

Free

 

 

 

 

 

4011 94 00

Of a kind used on construction or individual handling vehicles and machines and having a rim size  exceeding 61 cm

Free

 

4011 99 00

Other

Free

 

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4012

Retreaded or used pneumatic tyres of rubber, solid or cushion tyres, tyre treads and tyre flaps, of rubber

Retreaded tyres :

4012 11 00

Of a kind used on Motor cars (including station wagons and racing cars)

Restricted

 (i) Import of retreaded tyres for buses, lorries and earth moving equipment including bigger size vehicles and light commercial vehicles is permitted freely if the per tyres c.i.f value is US $175 and above. (ii) Import of retreaded tyres for passenger automobile vehicles including two wheelers, three wheelers and personal type vehicles is permitted freely if the per tyre c.i.f. value is US $ 25 and above.

4012 12 00

Of a kind used on buses or lorries

Restricted

 (i) Import of retreaded tyres for buses, lorries and earth moving equipment including bigger size vehicles and light commercial vehicles is permitted freely if the per tyres c.i.f value is US $175 and above. (ii) Import of retreaded tyres for passenger automobile vehicles including two wheelers, three wheelers and personal type vehicles is permitted freely if the per tyre c.i.f. value is US $ 25 and above.

4012 13 00

Of a kind used on aircraft

Restricted

 (i) Import of retreaded tyres for buses, lorries and earth moving equipment including bigger size vehicles and light commercial vehicles is permitted freely if the per tyres c.i.f value is US $175 and above. (ii) Import of retreaded tyres for passenger automobile vehicles including two wheelers, three wheelers and personal type vehicles is permitted freely if the per tyre c.i.f. value is US $ 25 and above.

4012 19

Other

 

 

4012 19 10

For two wheeler

Restricted

 (i) Import of retreaded tyres for buses, lorries and earth moving equipment including bigger size vehicles and light commercial vehicles is permitted freely if the per tyres c.i.f value is US $175 and above. (ii) Import of retreaded tyres for passenger automobile vehicles including two wheelers, three wheelers and personal type vehicles is permitted freely if the per tyre c.i.f. value is US $ 25 and above.

4012 19 90

Other

Restricted

 (i) Import of retreaded tyres for buses, lorries and earth moving equipment including bigger size vehicles and light commercial vehicles is permitted freely if the per tyres c.i.f value is US $175 and above. (ii) Import of retreaded tyres for passenger automobile vehicles including two wheelers, three wheelers and personal type vehicles is permitted freely if the per tyre c.i.f. value is US $ 25 and above.

4012 20

Used pneumatic tyres:

 

 

4012 20 10

For buses, lorries and earth moving equipment including bigger size vehicles and light commercial vehicles

Restricted

 Import permitted freely if the per tyre c.i.f. value is US $ 175 and above.

4012 20 20

For passenger automobile vehicles, including two wheelers, three wheelers and personal type vehicles

Restricted

 Import permitted freely if the per tyre c.i.f. value is US $ 25 and above.

4012 20 90

Other

Free

 

4012 90

Other :

 

 

4012 90 10

Solid rubber tyres for motor vehicles

Free

 

4012 90 20

Solid Rubber tyres for other vehicles

Free

 

4012 90 30

Tyre with metal framework
Tyre flaps:

Free

 

4012 90 41

Of a kind used in two-wheeled and three- wheeled motor vehicles

Free

 

4012 90 49

Other

Free

 

4012 90 50

Tyre treads, interchangeable

Free

 

4012 90 90

Other

Free

 

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4013

Inner tubes, of rubber

4013 10

Of a kind used on motor cars (including station wagons and racing cars), buses or lorries:

 

 

4013 10 10

For motor car

Free

 

4013 10 20

For Lorry and buses

Free

 

4013 20 00

Of a kind used on bicycles

Free

 

4013 90

Other:

 

 

4013 90 10

For aircraft

Free

 Import allowed without a licence subject to recommendation of Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), in case of second hand tubes.

4013 90 20

For motor cycle

Free

 

4013 90 30

For off the road vehicles, not elsewher specified
For tractors:

Free

 

4013 90 41

Rear tyres

Free

 

4013 90 49

Other

Free

 

4013 90 50

Of a kind used in tyres of cycle rickshaws and three-wheeled powered cycle-rickshaws

Free

 

4013 90 90

Other

Free

 

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4014

Hygienic or pharmaceutical articles (including teats), of vulcanised rubber other than hard rubber, with or without fittings of hard rubber

4014 10

Sheath contraceptives :

 

 

4014 10 10

Rubber contraceptives, male (condoms)

Free

 

4014 10 20

Rubber contraceptives, female (diaphragms), such as cervical caps

Free

 

4014 90

Other :

 

 

4014 90 10

Hot water bottles

Free

 

4014 90 20

Ice bags

Free

 

4014 90 30

Feeding bottle nipples

Free

 

4014 90 90

Other

Free

 

 

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4015

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories (including gloves, mittens and mitts) for all purposes, or vulcanised rubber other than hard rubber

Gloves, mittens and mitts:

4015 11 00

Surgical

Free

 

4015 19 00

Other

Free

 

4015 90

Other :

 

 

4015 90 10

Rubber apron

Free

 

4015 90 20

Labels

Free

 

4015 90 30

Industrial gloves
other:

Free

 

4015 90 91

Diving suits

Free

 

4015 90 99

Other

Free

 

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4016

Other articles of vulcanised rubber other than hard rubber

4016 10 00

Of cellular rubber
Other :

Free

 

4016 91 00

Floor coverings and mats

Free

 

4016 92 00

Erasers

Free

 

4016 93

Gaskets, washers and other seals :

 

 

4016 93 10

Patches for puncture repair of self-vulcanizing rubber or a rubber backing

Free

 

4016 93 20

Rubber ring (O-ring)

Free

 

4016 93 30

Rubber seals ( Oil seals and the like )

Free

 

4016 93 40

Gaskets

Free

 

4016 93 50

Washers

Free

 

4016 93 60

Plugs

Free

 

4016 93 90

Other

Free

 

4016 94 00

Boat or dock fenders, whether or not inflatable

Free

 

4016 95

Other inflatable articles

Free

 

4016 95 10

Air mattresses

Free

 

4016 95 90

Other

Free

 

4016 99

Other

 

 

4016 99 10

Rubber cots for textile industry

Free

 

4016 99 20

Rubber bands

Free

 

4016 99 30

Rubber thread

Free

 

4016 99 40

Rubber blankets

Free

 

4016 99 50

Rubber cushion

Free

 

4016 99 60

Rubber bushes

Free

 

4016 99 70

Ear plug

Free

 

4016 99 80

Stoppers

Free

 

4016 99 90

Other

Free

 

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4017

Hard rubber (for example, ebonite) in all forms, including waste and scrap; articles of hard rubber.

4017 00

Hard rubber (for example, ebonite) in all forms, including waste and scrap; articles of hard rubber:

 

 

4017 00 10

Plates, sheets, rods and tubes,  etc , of ebonite and vulcanite

Free

 

4017 00 20

Scrap, waste, and powder of hardened rubber (ebonite and vulcanite)

Free

 

4017 00 30

Printers' rollers

Free

 

4017 00 40

Textile rollers

Free

 

4017 00 50

Type writers and cyclostyling rollers

Free

 

4017 00 90

Other

Free

 

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Import Licencing Note:

(1) Import of natural rubber ( all the items classified under Exim Head 40.01) shall be permitted through all ports for both DTA & EOU units.

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