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1233.0 - Australian Harmonized Export Commodity Classification (AHECC), Jan 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/06/2003   
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Contents >> Detailed export commodity classification >> Section 6: Products of the chemical or allied industries >> 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"


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
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 3401
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% or more by weight of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals
3404

Artificial waxes and prepared waxes
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, nonwovens, cellular plastics or cellular rubber, impregnated, coated or covered with such preparations), excluding waxes of 3404
3406

Candles, tapers and the like
3407Modelling 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)



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 (1517);
    (b) Separate chemically defined compounds; or
    (c) Shampoos, dentifrices, shaving creams and foams, or bath preparations, containing soap or other organic surface-active agents (3305, 3306 or 3307).


2. For the purposes of 3401, "soap" applies only to soap soluble in water. Soap and the other products of 3401 may contain added substances (for example, disinfectants, abrasive powders, fillers or medicaments). Products containing abrasive powders remain classified in 3401 only if in the form of bars, cakes or moulded pieces or shapes. In other forms they are to be classified in 3405 as "scouring powders and similar preparations".


3. For the purposes of 3402, "organic surface-active agents" are products which when mixed with water at a concentration of 0.5% at 20 degrees Celsius 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 to 4.5 x 10-2 N/m (45 dyne/cm) or less.


4. In 3403, "petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals" applies to the products defined in Note 2 to Chapter 27.


5. In 3404, subject to the exclusions provided below, "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 1516, 3402 or 3823, even if having a waxy character;
      (b) Unmixed animal waxes and unmixed vegetable waxes, whether or not refined or coloured, of 1521;
      (c) Mineral waxes and similar products of 2712, whether or not intermixed or merely coloured; or
      (d) Waxes mixed with, dispersed in or dissolved in a liquid medium (3405, 3809, etc.).


SECTION 06 - PRODUCTS OF THE CHEMICAL OR ALLIED INDUSTRIES
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

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

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:
    3401.1
    - Soap and organic surface-active products and preparations, in the form of bars, cakes, moulded pieces or shapes, and paper, wadding, felt and nonwovens, impregnated, coated or covered with soap or detergent:
    3401.11
    3401.11.00
    KG
    -- For toilet use (including medicated products)
    3401.19
    3401.19.00
    KG
    -- Other
    3401.20
    - Soap in other forms:
    3401.20.10
    3401.20.90
    KG
    KG
    -- Soap powders or soap flakes
    -- Other
    3401.30
    3401.30.00
    KG
    - 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
3402
    ORGANIC SURFACE-ACTIVE AGENTS (OTHER THAN SOAP); SURFACE-ACTIVE PREPARATIONS, WASHING PREPARATIONS (INCLUDING AUXILIARY WASHING PREPARATIONS) AND CLEANING PREPARATIONS, WHETHER OR NOT CONATAINING SOAP, OTHER THAN THOSE OF 3401:
    3402.1
    - Organic surface-active agents, whether or not put up for retail sale:
    3402.11
    3402.11.00
    KG
    -- Anionic
    3402.12
    3402.12.00
    KG
    -- Cationic
    3402.13
    3402.13.00
    KG
    -- Non-ionic
    3402.19
    3402.19.00
    KG
    -- Other
    3402.20
    - Preparations put up for retail sale:
    3402.20.15
    3402.20.90
    L
    KG
    -- In liquid form
    -- Powders, flakes etc
    3402.90
    - Other:
    3402.90.10
    3402.90.90
    L
    KG
    -- In liquid form
    -- Powders, flakes etc
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% OR MORE BY WEIGHT OF PETROLEUM OILS OR OF OILS OBTAINED FROM BITUMINOUS MINERALS:
    3403.1
    - Containing petroleum oils or oils obtained from bituminous minerals:
    3403.11
    3403.11.00
    KG
    -- Preparations for the treatment of textile materials, leather, furskins or other materials
    3403.19
    3403.19.00
    KG
    -- Other
    3403.9
    - Other:
    3403.91
    3403.91.00
    KG
    -- Preparations for the treatment of textile materials, leather, furskins or other materials
    3403.99
    3403.99.00
    KG
    -- Other
3404
    ARTIFICIAL WAXES AND PREPARED WAXES:
    3404.10
    3404.10.00
    KG
    - Of chemically modified lignite
    3404.20
    3404.20.00
    KG
    - Of poly(oxyethylene) (polyethylene glycol)
    3404.90
    3404.90.00
    KG
    - Other
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, NONWOVENS, CELLULAR PLASTICS OR CELLULAR RUBBER, IMPREGNATED, COATED OR COVERED WITH SUCH PREPARATIONS), EXCLUDING WAXES OF 3404:
    3405.10
    3405.10.00
    KG
    - Polishes, creams and similar preparations for footwear or leather
    3405.20
    3405.20.00
    KG
    - Polishes, creams and similar preparations for the maintenance of wooden furniture, floors or other woodwork
    3405.30
    3405.30.00
    KG
    - Polishes and similar preparations for coachwork, other than metal polishes
    3405.40
    3405.40.00
    KG
    - Scouring pastes and powders and other scouring preparations
    3405.90
    3405.90.00
    KG
    - Other
3406
    3406.00
    3406.00.00
    KG
    CANDLES, TAPERS AND THE LIKE
3407
    3407.00
    3407.00.00
    KG
    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)


ISSUE DATE: 1 JANUARY 2002

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