Australian Bureau of Statistics
1233.0 - Australian Harmonized Export Commodity Classification (AHECC), Jan 2006
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1. This Section does not cover:
(g) Monofilament of which any cross-sectional dimension exceeds 1 mm or strip or the like (for example, artificial straw) of an apparent width exceeding 5 mm of plastics (Chapter 39), or plaits or fabrics or other basketware or wickerwork of such monofilament or strip (Chapter 46);
(h) Woven, knitted or crocheted fabrics, felt or nonwovens, impregnated, coated, covered or laminated with plastics, or articles thereof, of Chapter 39;
(ij) Woven, knitted or crocheted fabrics, felt or nonwovens, impregnated, coated, covered or laminated with rubber, or articles thereof, of Chapter 40;
(k) Hides or skins with their hair or wool on (Chapter 41 or 43) or articles of furskin, artificial fur or articles thereof, of 4303 or 4304;
(l) Articles of textile materials of 4201 or 4202;
(m) Products or articles of Chapter 48 (for example, cellulose wadding);
(n) Footwear or parts of footwear, gaiters or leggings or similar articles of Chapter 64;
(o) Hair nets or other headgear or parts thereof of Chapter 65;
(p) Goods of Chapter 67;
(q) Abrasive-coated textile material (6805) and also carbon fibres or articles of carbon fibres of 6815;
(r) Glass fibres or articles of glass fibres, other than embroidery with glass thread on a visible ground of fabric (Chapter 70);
(s) Articles of Chapter 94 (for example, furniture, bedding, lamps and lighting fittings);
(t) Articles of Chapter 95 (for example, toys, games, sports requisites and nets);
(u) Articles of Chapter 96 (for example, brushes, travel sets for sewing, slide fasteners and typewriter ribbons); or
(v) Articles of Chapter 97.
When no one textile material predominates by weight, the goods are to be classified as if consisting wholly of that one textile material which is covered by the heading which occurs last in numerical order among those which equally merit consideration.
(B) For the purposes of the above rule:
3. (A) For the purposes of this Section, and subject to the exceptions in paragraph (B) below, yarns (single, multiple (folded) or cabled) of the following descriptions are to be treated as "twine, cordage, ropes and cables":
(c) Silk-worm gut of 5006, and monofilaments of Chapter 54;
(d) Metallised yarn of 5606; yarn reinforced with metal thread is subject to paragraph (A) (f) above; and
(e) Chenille yarn, gimped yarn and loop wale-yarn of 5606.
4. (A) For the purposes of Chapters 50, 51, 52, 54 and 55, "put up for retail sale" in relation to yarn means, subject to the exceptions in paragraph (B) below, yarn (single, multiple (folded) or cabled) put up:
(c) With a final "Z" twist.
(b) Produced in the finished state, ready for use (or merely needing separation by cutting dividing threads) without sewing or other working (for example, certain dusters, towels, table cloths, scarf squares, blankets);
(c) Hemmed or with rolled edges, or with a knotted fringe at any of the edges, but excluding fabrics the cut edges of which have been prevented from unravelling by whipping or by other simple means;
(d) Cut to size and having undergone a process of drawn thread work;
(e) Assembled by sewing, gumming or otherwise (other than piece goods consisting of two or more lengths of identical material joined end to end and piece goods composed of two or more textiles assembled in layers, whether or not padded);
(f) Knitted or crocheted to shape, whether presented as separate items or in the form of a number of items in the length.
(b) Chapters 50 to 55 and 60 do not apply to goods of Chapters 56 to 59.
10. Elastic products consisting of textile materials combined with rubber threads are classified in this Section.
11. For the purposes of this Section, "impregnated" includes "dipped".
12. For the purposes of this Section, "polyamides" includes "aramids".
13. Unless the context otherwise requires, textile garments of different headings are to be classified in their own headings even if put up in sets for retail sale. For the purposes of this Note, "textile garments" means garments of 6101 to 6114 and 6201 to 6211.
1. In this Section and, where applicable, throughout this Classification, the following have the meanings hereby assigned to them:
Filament yarn, including monofilament, of synthetic textile material, other than textured yarn, which does not break on being extended to three times its original length and which returns, after being extended to twice its original length, within a period of five minutes, to a length not greater than one and a half times its original length.
(b) Unbleached yarn
(ii) is of indeterminate colour ("grey yarn"), manufactured from garnetted stock.
Such yarn may have been treated with a colourless dressing or fugitive dye (which disappears after simple washing with soap) and, in the case of man-made fibres, treated in the mass with delustring agents (for example, titanium dioxide).
(ii) consists of a mixture of unbleached and bleached fibres; or
(iii) is multiple (folded) or cabled and consists of unbleached and bleached yarns.
(ii) consists of a mixture of dyed fibres of different colours or of a mixture of unbleached or bleached fibres with coloured fibres (marl or mixture yarns), or is printed in one or more colours at intervals to give the impression of dots;
(iii) is obtained from slivers or rovings which have been printed; or
(iv) is multiple (folded) or cabled and consists of unbleached or bleached yarn and coloured yarn.
The above definitions also apply, mutatis mutandis, to monofilament and to strip or the like of Chapter 54.
Woven fabric made from unbleached yarn and which has not been bleached, dyed or printed. Such fabric may have been treated with a colourless dressing or a fugitive dye.
(f) Bleached woven fabric
Woven fabric which:
(ii) consists of bleached yarn; or
(iii) consists of unbleached and bleached yarn.
Woven fabric which:
(ii) consists of coloured yarn of a single uniform colour.
Woven fabric (other than printed woven fabric) which:
(ii) consists of unbleached or bleached yarn and coloured yarn; or
(In all cases, the yarn used in selvedges and piece ends is not taken into consideration.)
Woven fabric which has been printed in the piece, whether or not made from yarns of different colours.
(The following are also regarded as printed woven fabrics: woven fabrics bearing designs made, for example, with a brush or spray gun, by means of transfer paper, by flocking or by the batik process.)
The process of mercerisation does not affect the classification of yarns or fabrics within the above categories.
The definitions at (e) to (ij) above apply, mutatis mutandis, to knitted or crocheted fabrics.
A fabric construction in which each yarn of the weft passes alternately over and under successive yarns of the warp and each yarn of the warp passes alternately over and under successive yarns of the weft.
(B) For the application of this rule:
1. For the purposes of this Section, fabric shall be taken to be printed if, and only if, the fabric:
(b) complies with the following fastness standards determined by the test methods published by the Standards Association of Australia:
(ii) AS 2001.4.21 using MBTF lamp with a minimum standard of 3-4;
(b) the printing with markings of any kind that are for identification or distinguishing purposes only;
(c) the printing with markings of any kind solely or principally at or near one or both selvedges;
(d) the printing with markings of any kind, which, excluding unprinted areas within such markings, do not exceed 10% of the total area of the fabric;
(e) the printing in an uninterrupted single colour in a manner so that such printing exceeds 70% of the total area of the fabric; or
(f) the printing solely in white or a shade of white so that it closely resembles the natural colour of the fabric in its grey state.
ISSUE DATE: 1 JANUARY 2002
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