CHAPTER-74

Copper and articles thereof

Notes:

1. In this Chapter the following expressions have the meanings hereby assigned to them:

Refined copper

Metal containing at least 99.85 per cent by weight of copper; or Metal containing at least 97.5 per cent by weight of copper, provided that the content by weight of any other element does not exceed the limit specified in the following table:

TABLE – Other elements

  Element Limiting content %
by weight

Ag Silver 0.25
As Arsenic 0.5
Cd Cadmium 1.3
Cr Chromium 1.4
Mg Magnesium 0.8
Pb Lead 1.5
S Sulphur 0.7
Sn Tin 0.8
Te Tellurium 0.8
Zn Zinc 1.0
Zr Zirconium 0.3
Other elements (*), each 0.3

* Other elements are, for example, Al, Be, Co, Fe, Mn, Ni, Si.

Copper alloys

Metallic substances other than unrefined copper in which copper predominates by weight over each of the other elements, provided that:

i) the content by weight of at least one of the other elements is greater than the limit specified in the foregoing table; or

ii) the total content by weight of such other elements exceeds 2.5 per cent.


Master alloys

Alloys containing with other elements more than 10 per cent by weight of copper, not usefully malleable and commonly used as an additive in the manufacture of other alloys or as de-oxidants, de-sulphurising agents or for similar uses in the metallurgy of non-ferrous metals. However, copper phosphide (phosphor copper) containing more than 15 per cent by weight of phosphorous falls in heading 2848.

Bars and rods

Rolled, extruded, drawn or forged products, not in coils, which have a uniform solid cross-section along their whole length in the shape of circles, ovals, rectangles (including squares), equilateral triangles or regular convex polygons (including "flattened circles" and "modified rectangles", of which two opposite sides are convex arcs, the other two sides being straight, of equal length and parallel). Products with a rectangular (including square), triangular or polygonal cross-section may have corners rounded along their whole length. The thickness of such products which have a rectangular (including "modified rectangular") cross-section exceeds one-tenth of the width. The expression also covers cast or sintered products, of the same forms and dimensions, which have been subsequently worked after production (otherwise than by simple trimming or de-scaling), provided that they have not thereby assumed the character of articles or products of other headings.

Wire-bars and billets with their ends tapered or otherwise worked simply to facilitate their entry into machines for converting them into, for example, drawing stock (wire-rod) or tubes, are however to be taken to be unwrought copper of heading 7403.

Profiles

Rolled, extruded, drawn, forged or formed products, coiled or not, of a uniform cross-section along their whole length, which do not conform to any of the definitions of bars, rods, wire, plates, sheets, strip, foil, tubes or pipes. The expression also covers cast or sintered products, of the same forms, which have been subsequently worked after production (otherwise than by simple trimming or de-scaling), provided that they have not thereby assumed the character of articles or products of other headings.

Wire

Rolled, extruded or drawn products, in coils, which have a uniform solid cross-section along their whole length in the shape of circles, ovals, rectangles (including squares), equilateral triangles or regular convex polygons (including “flattened circles” and “modified rectangles”, of which two opposite sides are convex arcs, the other two sides being straight, of equal length and parallel). Products with a rectangular (including square), triangular or polygonal cross-section may have corners rounded along their whole length. The thickness of such products which have a rectangular (including “modified rectangular”) cross-section exceeds one-tenth of the width.

In the case of heading 7414, however, the term “wire” applies only to products, whether or not in coils, of any cross-sectional shape, of which no cross-sectional dimension exceeds 6 mm.


Plates, sheets, strip and foil

Flat-surfaced products (other than the unwrought products of heading 7403), coiled or not, of solid rectangular (other than square) cross-section with or without rounded corners (including “modified rectangles” of which two opposite sides are convex arcs, the other two sides being straight, of equal length and parallel) of a uniform thickness, which are:

(i) - of a rectangular (including square) shape with a thickness not exceeding one-tenth of the width,

(ii) - of a shape other than rectangular or square, of any size, provided that they do not assume the character of articles or products of other headings.

Headings 7409 and 7410 apply, inter alia, to plates, sheets, strip and foil with patterns (for example, grooves, ribs, chequers, tears, buttons, lozenges) and to such products which have been perforated, corrugated, polished or coated, provided that they do not thereby assume the character of articles or products of other headings.


Tubes and Pipes

Hollow products, coiled or not, which have a uniform cross-section with only one enclosed void along their whole length in the shape of circles, ovals, rectangles (including squares), equilateral triangles or regular convex polygons, and which have a uniform wall thickness. Products with a rectangular (including square), equilateral triangular or regular convex polygonal cross-section, which may have corners rounded along their whole length, are also to be taken to be tubes and pipes provided the inner and outer cross-sections are concentric and have the same form and orientation. Tubes and pipes of the foregoing cross-section may be polished, coated, bent, threaded, drilled, waisted, expanded, cone-shaped or fitted with flanges, collars or rings.

 

SUB-HEADING NOTES:

In this Chapter the following expressions have the meaning hereby assigned to them:

a) Copper-zinc base alloys (brasses)

Alloys of copper and zinc, with or without other elements. When other elements are present:

zinc predominates by weight over each of such other elements;

ii) any nickel content by weight is less than 5 per cent [see copper-nickel-zinc alloys (nickel silvers)]; and
iii) any tin content by weight is less than 3 per cent [see copper-tin alloys (bronzes)].

b) Copper-tin base alloys (bronzes)

Alloys of copper and tin, with or without other elements. When other elements are present, tin predominates by weight over each of such other elements, except that when the tin content is 3 per cent or more the zinc content by weight may exceed that of tin but must be less than 10 per cent.

c) Copper-nickel-zinc base alloys (nickel silvers)

Alloys of copper, nickel and zinc, with or without other elements. The nickel content is 5 per cent or more by weight [see copper-zinc alloys (brasses)].

d) Copper-nickel base alloys

Alloys of copper and nickel, with or without other elements but in any case containing by weight not more than 1 per cent of zinc. When other elements are present, nickel predominates by weight over each of such other elements.

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Exim Code

Item Description

Policy

Policy Conditions

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7401

Copper mattes; cement copper (precipitated copper)

7401 10 00

Copper mattes

 Free

 

7401 20 00

Cement copper (precipitated copper)

 Free

 

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7402

Unrefined copper; copper anodes for electrolytic refining

7402 00

Unrefined copper; copper anodes for electrolytic refining

 

 

7402 00 10

Blister copper

 Free

 

7402 00 90

Other

 Free

 

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7403

Refined copper and copper alloys, unwrought

Refined copper:

7403 11 00

Cathodes and sections of cathodes

 Free

 

7403 12 00

Wire-bars

 Free

 

7403 13 00

Billets

 Free

 

7403 19 00

Other

Copper alloys:

 Free

 

7403 21 00

Copper-zinc base alloys (brass)

 Free

 

7403 22

Copper-tin base alloys (bronze):

 

 

7403 22 10

Phosphor bronze

 Free

 

7403 22 90

Other

 Free

 

7403 23

Copper-nickel base alloys (cupro-nickel) or copper-nickel-zinc base alloys (nickel silver):

 

 

7403 23 10

Copper-nickel base alloys (cupro nickel)

 Free

 

7403 23 20

Copper-nickel-zinc base alloys (nickel silver)

 Free

 

7403 29 00

Other copper alloys (other than master alloys of heading 7405)

 Free

 

7404

Copper waste and scrap

7404 00

Copper waste and scrap

Of copper:

 

 

7404 00 11

Empty or discharged cartridges of all bores and sizes

 Restricted

 

7404 00 12

Copper scrap, namely the following
Copper wire scrap covered by ISRI Code words Barley, Berry and Birch;
Heavy copper scrap covered by ISRI Code word Candy;
Unalloyed copper scrap covered by ISRI Code word Cliff;
Copper wire nodules scrap covered by ISRI Code words Clove, Cobra and Cocoa;
Light copper scrap covered by ISRI Code word Dream;
Muntz metal tubes covered by ISRI Code word Palms

 Free

 

7404 00 19

Other

Of copper alloys:

 Restricted

 Import permitted as per licensing note 2 below.

7404 00 21

Empty or discharged cartridges of all bores and sizes

 Restricted

 

7404 00 22

Brass scrap, namely the following:
Refinery brass scrap covered by ISRI Code word Drink;
Composition of Red brass scrap covered by ISRI Code word Ebony;
Red brass composition turnings scrap covered by ISRI Code word Enerv;
Genuine babbit-lined brass bushings scrap covered by ISRI Code word Elder;
Machinery or hard brass solids scrap covered by ISRI Code word Engel;
Machinery or hand brass solids scrap covered by ISRI Code word Erin;
Cocks and faucets scrap covered by ISRI Code word Grape;
Yellow brass scrap covered by ISRI Code word Honey;
Yellow brass castings covered by ISRI Code word Ivory;
New brass clippings covered by ISRI Code word Label;
Yellow brass primer covered by ISRI Code word Lark;
Brass pipe covered by ISRI Code word Melon;
Yellow brass rod turnings covered by ISRI Code word Night;
New yellow brass rod ends covered by ISRI Code word Noble;
Yellow brass turnings covered by ISRI Code word Normad;
Mixed unsweated auto radiators covered by ISRI Code word Ocean;
Admiralty brass condenser tubes covered by ISRI Code word Pales;
Aluminium brass condenser tubes covered by ISRI Code word Pallu;
Manganese bronze solids covered by ISRI Code word Parch.

 Free

 

7404 00 29

Other

 Restricted

 Import permitted as per licensing note 1 below.

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7405

Master alloys of copper

7405 00 00

Master alloys of copper

 Free

 

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7406

Copper powders and flakes

7406 10 00

Powders of non-lamellar structure

 Free

 

7406 20 00

Powders of lamellar structure; flakes

 Free

 

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7407

Copper bars, rods and profiles

7407 10

Of refined copper:

 

 

7407 10 10

Electrolytic copper rods or black copper rods

 Free

 

7407 10 20

Other copper rods

 Free

 

7407 10 30

Copper bars (excluding hollow bars)

 Free

 

7407 10 40

Hollow bars of copper
Profiles:

 Free

 

7407 10 51

Hollow profiles

 Free

 

7407 10 59

Other

 Free

 

7407 10 90

Other

Of copper alloys:

 Free

 

7407 21

Of copper-zinc base alloys (brass):

 

 

7407 21 10

Bars

 Free

 

7407 21 20

Rods

 Free

 

7407 21 30

Hollow bars

 Free

 

7407 21 90

Other

 Free

 

7407 22

Of copper-nickel base alloys (cupro-nickel) or copper-nickel-zinc base alloys (nickel silver):

 

 

7407 22 10

Hollow bars

 Free

 

7407 22 20

Bars and rods

 Free

 

7407 29

Other:

 

 

7407 29 10

Rods of bronze and similar alloys
Profiles:

 Free

 

7407 29 21

Hollow

 Free

 

7407 29 29

Other

 Free

 

7407 29 90

Other

 Free

 

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7408

Copper wire

Of refined copper:

7408 11

Of which the maximum cross-sectional dimension exceeds 6 mm:

 

 

7408 11 10

Copper weld wire

 Free

 

7408 11 90

Other

 Free

 

7408 19

Other:

 

 

7408 19 10

Copper weld wire

 Free

 

7408 19 20

Welding wire

 Free

 

7408 19 90

Other

Of copper alloys:

 Free

 

7408 21

Of copper-zinc base alloys (brass):

 

 

7408 21 10

Of which the maximum cross-sectional dimension exceeds 6 mm

 Free

 

7408 21 90

Other

 Free

 

7408 22

Of copper-nickel base alloys (cupro-nickel) or copper-nickel-zinc base alloys (nickel silver):

 

 

7408 22 10

Silver plated flattened wire of copper (lametta)

 Free

 

7408 22 20

Of which the maximum cross-sectional dimension exceeds 6 mm

 Free

 

7408 22 90

Other

 Free

 

7408 29

Other:

 

 

7408 29 10

Wire of bronze and similar alloys

 Free

 

7408 29 90

Other

 Free

 

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7409

Copper plates, sheets and strip,of a thickness exceeding 0.15 mm
Of refined copper:

7409 11 00

In coils

 Free

 

7409 19 00

Other

Of copper-zinc base alloys (brass):

 Free

 

7409 21 00

In coils

 Free

 

7409 29 00

Other

Of copper-tin base alloys (bronze):

 Free

 

7409 31 00

In coils

 Free

 

7409 39 00

Other

 Free

 

7409 40 00

Of copper-nickel base alloys (cupro-nickel) or copper-nickel-zinc base alloys (nickel silver)

 Free

 

7409 90 00

Of other copper alloys

 Free

 

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7410

Copper foil (whether or not printed or backed with paper, paperboard, plastics or similar backing materials) of a thickness (excluding any backing) not exceeding 0.15 mm

Not backed:

7410 11 00

Of refined copper

 Free

 

7410 12 00

Of copper alloys
Backed:

 Free

 

7410 21 00

Of refined copper

 Free

 

7410 22 00

Of copper alloys

 Free

 

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7411

Copper tubes and pipes

7411 10 00

Of refined copper
Of copper alloys:

 Free

 

7411 21 00

Of copper-zinc base alloys (brass)

 Free

 

7411 22 00

Of copper-nickel base alloys (cupro-nickel) or copper-nickel-zinc base alloys (nickel silver)

 Free

 

7411 29 00

Other

 Free

 

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7412

Copper tube or pipe fittings (for example, couplings, elbows, sleeves)

7412 10 00

Of refined copper

 Free

 

7412 20

Of copper alloys:
Brass:

 

 

7412 20 11

Tube-well strainer

 Free

 

7412 20 12

Hose connectors

 Free

 

7412 20 19

Other

 Free

 

7412 20 90

Fittings of bronze and similar alloys of copper

 Free

 

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7413

Stranded wire, cables, plated bands and the like, of copper, not electrically insulated

7413 00 00

Stranded wire, cables, plated bands and the like, of copper, not electrically insulated

 Free

 

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7414

Cloth (including endless bands), grill and netting, of copper wire; expanded metal of copper

7414 20

Cloth:

 

 

7414 20 10

Endless bands, for machinery

 Free

 

7414 20 90

Other

 Free

 

7414 90

Other:

 

 

7414 90 10

Wire gauze and netting

 Free

 

7414 90 20

Expanded metal of copper and copper alloys

 Free

 

7414 90 90

Other

 Free

 

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7415

Nails, tacks, drawing pins, staples (other than those of heading 8305) and similar articles, of copper or of iron or steel with heads of copper; screws, bolts, nuts, screw hooks, rivets, cotters, cotter-pins, washers (including spring washers) and similar articles, of copper

7415 10 00

Nails and tacks, drawing pins, staples and similar articles

Other articles, not threaded:

 Free

 

7415 21 00

Washers (including spring washers)

 Free

 

7415 29 00

Other

Other threaded articles:

 Free

 

7415 33

Screws; bolts and nuts

 

 

7415 33 10

Screws for wood

 Free

 

7415 33 90

Other

 Free

 

7415 39

Other:

 

 

7415 39 10

Rivets (excluding tubular or bifurcated)

 Free

 

7415 39 90

Other

 Free

 

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7416

Copper springs

7416 00 00

Copper springs

 Free

 

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7417

Cooking or heating apparatus of a kind used for domestic purposes, non-electric, and parts thereof, of copper

Stove:

7417 00

Cooking or heating apparatus of a kind used for domestic purposes, non-electric, and parts thereof, of copper

 

 

7417 00 11

Oil pressure stove

 Free

 

7417 00 19

Other

 Free

 

7417 00 20

Other cooking and heating apparatus

Parts:

 Free

 

7417 00 91

Burners

 Free

 

7417 00 92

Other parts of stove

 Free

 

7417 00 99

Other

 Free

 

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7418

Table, kitchen or other household articles and parts thereof, of copper; pot scourers and scouring or polishing pads, gloves and the like, of copper; sanitary ware and parts thereof, of copper

Table, kitchen or other household articles and parts thereof; pot scourers and scouring or polishing pads, gloves and the like:

7418 11 00

Pot scourers and scouring or polishing pads, gloves and the like

 Free

 

7418 19

Other:

 

 

7418 19 10

E.P.N.S. ware
Utensils:

 Free

 

7418 19 21

Of brass

 Free

 

7418 19 22

Of copper

 Free

 

7418 19 29

Of other copper alloys

 Free

 

7418 19 30

Other table, kitchen or other household articles

 Free

 

7418 19 90

Parts

 Free

 

7418 20

Sanitary ware and parts thereof:

 

 

7418 20 10

Sanitary ware

 Free

 

7418 20 20

Parts of sanitary ware

 Free

 

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7419

Other articles of copper

7419 10

Chain and parts thereof:

 

 

7419 10 10

Chain

Parts:

 Free

 

7419 10 21

Of copper chains

 Free

 

7419 10 29

Other

Other:

 Free

 

7419 91 00

Cast, moulded, stamped or forged, but not further worked

 Free

 

 

 

 

 

7419 99

Other:

 

 

7419 99 10

Reservoirs, tanks, vats and similar containers of a capacity above 300 l

 Free

 

7419 99 20

Articles of copper alloys electro-plated with nickel-silver

 Free

 

7419 99 30

Articles of brass

 Free

 

7419 99 40

Copper worked articles

 Free

 

7419 99 90

Other articles of copper

 Free

 

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Import Licensing Notes:

(1) DELETED.

(2) Import of the following types of copper scrap is permitted without a licence to units registered with Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India:

Copper wire covered under ISRI code “Druid”;
Jelly filled copper cables.

(3) Copper and its products under Exim Code Nos. 7403.11, 7403.12, 7403.13, 7403.19, 7413.00 and 7408.11 may be imported into India from Sri Lanka under the ISFTA only through Nhavasheva, Chennai, Tuticorin, Cochin, ICD Tughlakabad (Dry Port), ICD Mulund (Dry Port), ICD Ludhiana (Dry Port) and ICDPithampur.

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