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Contents >> Detailed export commodity classification >> Section 14: Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal, and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coin >> Chapter 71: Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal, and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coin



Sub-Chapter I
Natural or cultured pearls and precious or semi-precious stones

      7101
Pearls, natural or cultured, whether or not worked or graded but not strung, mounted or set; pearls, natural or cultured, temporarily strung for convenience of transport

      7102
Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set

      7103
Precious stones (other than diamonds) and semi-precious stones, whether or not worked or graded but not strung, mounted or set; ungraded precious stones (other than diamonds) and semi-precious stones, temporarily strung for convenience of transport

      7104
Synthetic or reconstructed precious or semi-precious stones, whether or not worked or graded but not strung, mounted or set; ungraded synthetic or reconstructed precious or semi-precious stones, temporarily strung for convenience of transport

      7105
Dust and powder of natural or synthetic precious or semi-precious stones

Sub-Chapter II
Precious metals and metals clad with precious metal
      7106
Silver (including silver plated with gold or platinum), unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form
      7107
Base metals clad with silver, not further worked than semi-manufactured
      7108
Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form
      7109
Base metals or silver, clad with gold, not further worked than semi-manufactured
      7110
Platinum, unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form
      7111
Base metals, silver or gold, clad with platinum, not further worked than semi-manufactured
      7112
Waste and scrap of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal; other waste and scrap containing precious metal or precious metal compounds, of a kind used principally for the recovery of precious metal

Sub-Chapter III
Jewellery, goldsmiths' and silversmiths' wares and other articles
      7113
Articles of jewellery and parts thereof, of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal
      7114
Articles of goldsmiths' or silversmiths' wares and parts thereof, of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal
      7115
Other articles of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal
      7116
Articles of natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones (natural, synthetic or reconstructed)
      7117
Imitation jewellery
      7118
Coin



NOTES

1. Subject to Note 1(a) to Section 6 and except as provided below, all articles consisting wholly or partly:
    (a) Of natural or cultured pearls or of precious or semi-precious stones (natural, synthetic or reconstructed), or
    (b) Of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal, are to be classified in this Chapter.

2.
    (a) 7113, 7114 and 7115 do not cover articles in which precious metal or metal clad with precious metal is present as minor constituents only, such as minor fittings or minor ornamentation (for example, monograms, ferrules and rims), and paragraph (b) of the foregoing Note does not apply to such articles.
    (b) 7116 does not cover articles containing precious metal or metal clad with precious metal (other than as minor constituents).

3. This Chapter does not cover:
    (a) Amalgams of precious metal, or colloidal precious metal (2843);
    (b) Sterile surgical suture materials, dental fillings or other goods of Chapter 30;
    (c) Goods of Chapter 32 (for example, lustres);
    (d) Supported catalysts (3815);
    (e) Articles of 4202 or 4203 referred to in Note 2(B) to Chapter 42;
    (f) Articles of 4303 or 4304;
    (g) Goods of Section 11 (textiles and textile articles);
    (h) Footwear, headgear and other articles of Chapter 64 or 65;
    (ij) Umbrellas, walking-sticks or other articles of Chapter 66;
    (k) Abrasive goods of 6804 or 6805 or Chapter 82, containing dust or powder of precious or semi-precious stones (natural or synthetic); articles of Chapter 82 with a working part of precious or semi-precious stones (natural, synthetic or reconstructed); machinery, mechanical appliances or electrical goods, or parts thereof, of Section 16. However, articles and parts thereof, wholly of precious or semi-precious stones (natural, synthetic or reconstructed) remain classified in this Chapter, except unmounted worked sapphires and diamonds for styli (8522);
    (l) Articles of Chapter 90, 91 or 92 (scientific instruments, clocks and watches, musical instruments);
    (m) Arms or parts thereof (Chapter 93);
    (n) Articles covered by Note 2 to Chapter 95;
    (o) Articles of Chapter 96 by virtue of Note 4 to that Chapter; or
    (p) Original sculptures or statuary (9703), collectors' pieces (9705) or antiques of an age exceeding one hundred years (9706), other than natural or cultured pearls or precious or semi-precious stones.

4.
    (a) "Precious metal" means silver, gold and platinum.
    (b) "Platinum" means platinum, iridium, osmium, palladium, rhodium and ruthenium.
    (c) "Precious or semi-precious stones" does not include any of the substances specified in Note 2(b) to Chapter 96.


5. For the purposes of this Chapter, any alloy (including a sintered mixture and an inter-metallic compound) containing precious metal is to be treated as an alloy of precious metal if any one precious metal constitutes as much as 2%, by weight, of the alloy.Alloys of precious metal are to be classified according to the following:
    (a) An alloy containing 2% or more, by weight, of platinum is to be treated as an alloy of platinum;
    (b) An alloy containing 2% or more, by weight, of gold but no platinum, or less than 2%, by weight, of platinum, is to be treated as an alloy of gold;

    (c) Other alloys containing 2% or more, by weight, of silver are to treated as alloys of silver.


6. Except where the context otherwise requires, any reference in this Classification to precious metal or to any particular precious metal includes a reference to alloys treated as alloys of precious metal or of the particular metal in accordance with Note 5 above, but not to metal clad with precious metal or to base metal or non-metals plated with precious metal.


7. Throughout this Classification "metal clad with precious metal" means material made with a base of metal upon one or more surfaces of which there is affixed by soldering, brazing, welding, hot-rolling or similar mechanical means a covering of precious metal. Except where the context otherwise requires, "metal clad with precious metal" also covers base metal inlaid with precious metal.


8. Subject to Note 1(a) to Section 6, goods answering to a description in 7112 are to be classified in that heading and in no other heading of this Classification.


9. For the purposes of 7113, "articles of jewellery" means:
    (a) Any small objects of personal adornment (gem-set or not) (for example, rings, bracelets, necklaces, brooches, ear-rings, watch-chains, fobs, pendants, tie-pins, cuff-links, dress-studs, religious or other medals and insignia); and
    (b) Articles of personal use of a kind normally carried in the pocket, in the handbag or on the person (such as cigarette cases, powder boxes, chain purses, cachou boxes).


10. For the purposes of 7114, "articles of goldsmiths' or silversmiths' wares" includes such articles as ornaments, tableware, toilet-ware, smokers' requisites and other articles of household, office or religious use.


11. For the purposes of 7117, "imitation jewellery" means articles of jewellery within the meaning of paragraph (a) of Note 9 above (but not including buttons or other articles of 9606, or dress-combs, hair-slides or the like, or hairpins, of 9615), not incorporating natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones (natural, synthetic or reconstructed) nor (except as plating or as minor constituents) precious metal or metal clad with precious metal.


SUBHEADING NOTES

1. For the purposes of 7106.10, 7108.11, 7110.11, 7110.21, 7110.31 and 7110.41, "powder" and "in powder form" mean products of which 90% or more by weight passes through a sieve having a mesh aperture of 0.5 mm.


2. Notwithstanding the provisions of Chapter Note 4(b), for the purposes of 7110.11 and 7110.19, "platinum" does not include iridium, osmium, palladium, rhodium or ruthenium.


3. For the classification of alloys in the subheadings of 7110, each alloy is to be classified with that metal, platinum, palladium, rhodium, iridium, osmium or ruthenium which predominates by weight over each other of these metals.


SECTION 14 - NATURAL OR CULTURED PEARLS, PRECIOUS OR SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES, PRECIOUS METALS, METALS CLAD WITH PRECIOUS METAL, AND ARTICLES THEREOF; IMITATION JEWELLERY; COIN
CHAPTER 71 - NATURAL OR CULTURED PEARLS, PRECIOUS OR SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES, PRECIOUS METALS, METALS CLAD WITH PRECIOUS METAL, AND ARTICLES THEREOF; IMITATION JEWELLERY; COIN

NOTE:For goods exempt from Export Entry,refer to Explanatory Notes, 1.5 Instructions for Completing an Export Entry.



Heading no
HS
code
Export Statistical
Item
Unit of quantity
    Description

    SUB-CHAPTER 01 - NATURAL OR CULTURED PEARLS AND PRECIOUS OR SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES

7101
    PEARLS, NATURAL OR CULTURED, WHETHER OR NOT WORKED OR GRADED BUT NOT STRUNG, MOUNTED OR SET; PEARLS, NATURAL OR CULTURED, TEMPORARILY STRUNG FOR CONVENIENCE OF TRANSPORT:

    7101.10
    7101.10.01
    NO
    - Natural pearls

    7101.2
    - Cultured pearls:

    7101.21
    7101.21.01
    NO
    -- Unworked

    7101.22
    7101.22.01
    NO
    -- Worked

7102
    DIAMONDS, WHETHER OR NOT WORKED, BUT NOT MOUNTED OR SET:

    7102.10
    7102.10.00
    MC
    - Unsorted

    7102.2
    - Industrial:

    7102.21
    7102.21.00
    MC
    -- Unworked or simply sawn, cleaved or bruted

    7102.29
    7102.29.00
    MC
    -- Other

    7102.3
    - Non-industrial:

    7102.31
    7102.31.00
    MC
    -- Unworked or simply sawn, cleaved or bruted

    7102.39
    7102.39.00
    MC
    -- Other

7103
    PRECIOUS STONES (OTHER THAN DIAMONDS) AND SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES, WHETHER OR NOT WORKED OR GRADED BUT NOT STRUNG, MOUNTED OR SET; UNGRADED PRECIOUS STONES (OTHER THAN DIAMONDS) AND SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES, TEMPORARILY STRUNG FOR CONVENIENCE OF TRANSPORT:

    7103.10
    - Unworked or simply sawn or roughly shaped:

    7103.10.10
    7103.10.20
    7103.10.90
    NR
    NR
    NR
    -- Sapphires
    -- Opals
    -- Other

    7103.9
    - Otherwise worked:

    7103.91
    7103.91.00
    NR
    -- Rubies, sapphires and emeralds

    7103.99
    -- Other:

    --- Opals:

    7103.99.11
    7103.99.19
    NR
    NR
    ---- Black
    ---- Other

    --- Other precious and semi-precious stones:

    7103.99.91
    7103.99.99
    NR
    NR
    ---- Cut and polished (cabochons)
    ---- Other

7104
    SYNTHETIC OR RECONSTRUCTED PRECIOUS OR SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES, WHETHER OR NOT WORKED OR GRADED BUT NOT STRUNG, MOUNTED OR SET; UNGRADED SYNTHETIC OR RECONSTRUCTED PRECIOUS OR SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES, TEMPORARILY STRUNG FOR CONVENIENCE OF TRANSPORT:

    7104.10
    7104.10.00
    NR
    - Piezo-electric quartz

    7104.20
    7104.20.00
    NR
    - Other, unworked or simply sawn or roughly shaped

    7104.90
    7104.90.00
    NR
    - Other

7105
    DUST AND POWDER OF NATURAL OR SYNTHETIC PRECIOUS OR SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES:

    7105.10
    7105.10.00
    NR
    - Of diamonds

    7105.90
    7105.90.00
    NR
    - Other

    SUB-CHAPTER 02 - PRECIOUS METALS AND METALS CLAD WITH PRECIOUS METAL
7106
    SILVER (INCLUDING SILVER PLATED WITH GOLD OR PLATINUM), UNWROUGHT OR IN SEMI-MANUFACTURED FORMS, OR IN POWDER FORM:

    7106.10
    7106.10.00
    NR
    - Powder

    7106.9
    - Other:

    7106.91
    7106.91.00
    NR
    -- Unwrought

    7106.92
    -- Semi-manufactured:


    7106.92.11(A)
    7106.92.19(A)

    G
    G
    --- Refined bullion:
    ---- Mint bullion (i.e., in the form accepted in interbank transactions)
    ---- Other


    7106.92.91(A)
    7106.92.99

    G
    NR
    --- Other:
    ---- Silver welding or brazing rods not flux coated or cored
    ---- Other

7107
    7107.00
    7107.00.00
    NR
    BASE METALS CLAD WITH SILVER, NOT FURTHER WORKED THAN SEMI-MANUFACTURED

7108
    GOLD (INCLUDING GOLD PLATED WITH PLATINUM) UNWROUGHT OR IN SEMI-MANUFACTURED FORMS, OR IN POWDER FORM:

    7108.1
    - Non-monetary:

    7108.11
    7108.11.00
    NR
    -- Powder

    7108.12
    7108.12.00
    NR
    -- Other unwrought forms

    7108.13(B)
    -- Other semi-manufactured forms:

    7108.13.11
    NR
    --- Fabricated (including granules), purl, leaf and foil


    7108.13.31
    7108.13.32

    G
    G
    --- Gold bullion:
    ---- Refined (purity of 99.5% or higher)
    ---- Other
    7108.13.40
    G
    --- Other

    7108.20
    7108.20.00
    NR
    - Monetary

7109
    7109.00
    7109.00.00
    NR
    BASE METALS OR SILVER, CLAD WITH GOLD, NOT FURTHER WORKED THAN SEMI-MANUFACTURED

7110
    PLATINUM, UNWROUGHT OR IN SEMI-MANUFACTURED FORMS, OR IN POWDER FORM:

    7110.1
    - Platinum:

    7110.11
    7110.11.00
    G
    -- Unwrought or in powder form

    7110.19
    7110.19.00
    G
    -- Other

    7110.2
    - Palladium:

    7110.21
    7110.21.00
    G
    -- Unwrought or in powder form

    7110.29
    7110.29.00
    G
    -- Other

    7110.3
    - Rhodium:

    7110.31
    7110.31.00
    G
    -- Unwrought or in powder form

    7110.39
    7110.39.00
    G
    -- Other

    7110.4
    - Iridium, osmium and ruthenium:

    7110.41
    7110.41.00
    G
    -- Unwrought or in powder form

    7110.49
    7110.49.00
    G
    -- Other

7111
    7111.00
    7111.00.00
    G
    BASE METALS, SILVER OR GOLD, CLAD WITH PLATINUM, NOT FURTHER WORKEDTHAN SEMI-MANUFACTURED

7112
    WASTE AND SCRAP OF PRECIOUS METAL OR OF METAL CLAD WITH PRECIOUS METAL; OTHER WASTE AND SCRAP CONTAINING PRECIOUS METAL OR PRECIOUS METAL COMPOUNDS, OF A KIND USED PRINCIPALLY FOR THE RECOVERY OF PRECIOUS METAL:

    7112.30
    7112.30.00
    KG
    - Ash containing precious metal or precious metal compounds

    7112.9
    - Other:

    7112.91
    7112.91.00
    KG
    -- Of gold, including metal clad with gold but excluding sweepings containing other precious metals

    7112.92
    7112.92.00
    KG
    -- Of platinum, including metal clad with platinum but excluding sweepings containing other precious metals

    7112.99
    7112.99.00
    KG
    -- Other

    SUB-CHAPTER 03 - JEWELLERY, GOLDSMITHS' AND SILVERSMITHS' WARES AND OTHER ARTICLES

7113
    ARTICLES OF JEWELLERY AND PARTS THEREOF, OF PRECIOUS METAL OR OF METAL CLAD WITH PRECIOUS METAL

    7113.1
    - Of precious metal whether or not plated or clad with precious metal:

    7113.11
    7113.11.00
    NR
    -- Of silver, whether or not plated or clad with other precious metal

    7113.19
    7113.19.00
    NR
    -- Of other precious metal, whether or not plated or clad with precious metal

    7113.20
    7113.20.00
    NR
    - Of base metal clad with precious metal

7114
    ARTICLES OF GOLDSMITHS' OR SILVERSMITHS' WARES AND PARTS THEREOF, OF PRECIOUS METAL OR OF METAL CLAD WITH PRECIOUS METAL:

    7114.1
    - Of precious metal whether or not plated or clad with precious metal:

    7114.11
    7114.11.00
    NR
    -- Of silver, whether or not plated or clad with other precious metal

    7114.19
    7114.19.00
    NR
    -- Of other precious metal, whether or not plated or clad with precious metal

    7114.20
    7114.20.00
    NR
    - Of base metal clad with precious metal

7115
    OTHER ARTICLES OF PRECIOUS METAL OR OF METAL CLAD WITH PRECIOUS METAL:

    7115.10
    7115.10.00
    KG
    - Catalysts in the form of wire cloth or grill, of platinum

    7115.90
    7115.90.00
    NR
    - Other

7116
    ARTICLES OF NATURAL OR CULTURED PEARLS, PRECIOUS OR SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES (NATURAL, SYNTHETIC OR RECONSTRUCTED):

    7116.10
    7116.10.01
    NO
    - Of natural or cultured pearls

    7116.20
    - Of precious or semi-precious stones (natural, synthetic or reconstructed):

    7116.20.10
    7116.20.90
    NR
    NR
    -- Opals set in precious metal
    -- Other

7117
    IMITATION JEWELLERY:

    7117.1
    - Of base metal, whether or not plated with precious metal:

    7117.11
    7117.11.00
    NR
    -- Cuff-links and studs

    7117.19
    7117.19.00
    NR
    -- Other

    7117.90
    7117.90.00
    NR
    - Other

7118
    COIN:

    7118.10(C)
    7118.10.00
    NO
    - Coin (other than gold coin), not being legal tender

    7118.90
    - Other:

    -- Coins not in circulation:
    --- Gold

    --- Other

    7118.90.10(C)(D)
    7118.90.20(E)

    NO

    NO

    7118.90.30
    7118.90.40

    NO
    NO
    -- Coins in circulation:
    --- Gold
    --- Other


(A) Grams of silver content.
(B) Grams of gold content.
(C) This item includes coin minted in Australia for use in another country but which is not yet in circulation in that country.
(D) Includes Australian Nugget bullion coins.
(E) Includes Australian Koala platinum coins and the Holey Dollar and Dump silver coins.

ISSUE DATE: 1 JANUARY 2002


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