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1233.0 - Australian Harmonized Export Commodity Classification (AHECC), Jan 2006  
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4001Natural rubber, balata, gutta-percha, guayule, chicle and similar natural gums, in primary forms or in plates, sheets or strip

4002Synthetic rubber and factice derived from oils, in primary forms or in plates, sheets or strip; mixtures of any product of 4001 with any product of this heading, in primary forms or in plates, sheets or strip

4003Reclaimed rubber in primary forms or in plates, sheets or strip

4004Waste, parings and scrap of rubber (other than hard rubber) and powders and granules obtained therefrom

4005Compounded rubber, unvulcanised, in primary forms or in plates, sheets or strip

4006Other forms (for example, rods, tubes and profile shapes) and articles (for example, discs and rings), of unvulcanised rubber

4007Vulcanised rubber thread and cord

4008Plates, sheets, strip, rods and profile shapes, of vulcanised rubber other than hard rubber

4009Tubes, pipes and hoses, of vulcanised rubber other than hard rubber, with or without their fittings (for example, joints, elbows, flanges)

4010Conveyor or transmission belts or belting, of vulcanised rubber

4011New pneumatic tyres, of rubber

4012Retreaded or used pneumatic tyres of rubber; solid or cushion tyres, tyre treads and tyre flaps, of rubber

4013Inner tubes, of rubber

4014Hygienic or pharmaceutical articles (including teats), of vulcanised rubber other than hard rubber, with or without fittings of hard rubber

4015Articles of apparel and clothing accessories (including gloves, mittens and mitts), for all purposes, of vulcanised rubber other than hard rubber

4016Other articles of vulcanised rubber other than hard rubber

4017Hard rubber (for example, ebonite) in all forms, including waste and scrap; articles of hard rubber


NOTES

1. Except where the context otherwise requires, throughout this Classification "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 11 (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 16 (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 4011 to 4013).


3. In 4001 to 4003 and 4005, "primary forms" applies only to the following forms:
    (a) Liquids and pastes (including latex, whether or not prevulcanised, and other dispersions and solutions);
    (b) Blocks of irregular shape, lumps, bales, powders, granules, crumbs and similar bulk forms.


4. In Note 1 to this Chapter and in 4002, "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 18 degrees Celsius and 29 degrees Celsius, 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 Note 5(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) 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 or 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 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), antioxidants, coagulants, crumbling agents, freeze-resisting agents, peptisers, preservatives, stabilisers, viscosity-control agents, or similar special-purpose additives.


6. For the purposes of 4004 "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 any cross-sectional dimension exceeds 5 mm, is to be classified as strip, rods or profile shapes, of 4008.


8. 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 4001, 4002, 4003, 4005 and 4008 "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 4008 "rods" and "profile shapes" apply only to such products, whether or not cut to length or surface-worked but not otherwise worked.



SECTION 07 - PLASTICS AND ARTICLES THEREOF; RUBBER AND ARTICLES THEREOF
CHAPTER 40 - RUBBER AND ARTICLES THEREOF

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

4001
    NATURAL RUBBER, BALATA, GUTTA-PERCHA, GUAYULE, CHICLE AND SIMILAR NATURAL GUMS, IN PRIMARY FORMS OR IN PLATES, SHEETS OR STRIP:

4001.10
    4001.10.00
    KG
    - Natural rubber latex, whether or not pre-vulcanised

4001.2
    - Natural rubber in other forms:

4001.21
    4001.21.00
    KG
    -- Smoked sheets

4001.22
    4001.22.00
    KG
    -- Technically specified natural rubber (TSNR)

4001.29
    4001.29.00
    KG
    -- Other

4001.30
    4001.30.00
    KG
    - Balata, gutta-percha, guayule, chicle and similar natural gums

4002
    SYNTHETIC RUBBER AND FACTICE DERIVED FROM OILS, IN PRIMARY FORMS OR IN PLATES, SHEETS OR STRIP; MIXTURES OF ANY PRODUCT OF 4001 WITH ANY PRODUCT OF THIS HEADING, IN PRIMARY FORMS OR IN PLATES, SHEETS OR STRIP:

4002.1
    - Styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR); carboxylated styrene-butadiene rubber (XSBR)

4002.11
    4002.11.00
    KG
    -- Latex

4002.19
    4002.19.00
    KG
    -- Other

4002.20
    4002.20.00
    KG
    - Butadiene rubber (BR)

4002.3
    - Isobutene-isoprene (butyl) rubber (IIR); halo-isobutene-isoprene rubber (CIIR or BIIR):

4002.31
    4002.31.00
    KG
    -- Isobutene-isoprene (butyl) rubber (IIR)

4002.39
    4002.39.00
    KG
    -- Other

4002.4
    - Chloroprene (chlorobutadiene) rubber (CR):

4002.41
    4002.41.00
    KG
    -- Latex

4002.49
    4002.49.00
    KG
    -- Other

4002.5
    - Acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber (NBR):

4002.51
    4002.51.00
    KG
    -- Latex

4002.59
    4002.59.00
    KG
    -- Other

4002.60
    4002.60.00
    KG
    - Isoprene rubber (IR)

4002.70
    4002.70.00
    KG
    - Ethylene-propylene-non-conjugated diene rubber (EPDM)

4002.80
    4002.80.00
    KG
    - Mixtures of any product of 4001 with any product of this heading

4002.9
    - Other:

4002.91
    4002.91.00
    KG
    -- Latex

4002.99
    4002.99.00
    KG
    -- Other

4003 4003.00
    4003.00.00
    KG
    RECLAIMED RUBBER IN PRIMARY FORMS OR IN PLATES, SHEETS OR STRIP

4004 4004.00
    4004.00.00
    KG
    WASTE, PARINGS AND SCRAP OF RUBBER (OTHER THAN HARD RUBBER) AND POWDERS AND GRANULES OBTAINED THEREFROM

4005
    COMPOUNDED RUBBER, UNVULCANISED, IN PRIMARY FORMS OR IN PLATES, SHEETS OR STRIP:

4005.10
    4005.10.00
    KG
    - Compounded with carbon black or silica

4005.20
    4005.20.00
    KG
    - Solutions; dispersions other than those of 4005.10

4005.9
    - Other:

4005.91
    4005.91.00
    KG
    -- Plates, sheets and strip

4005.99
    4005.99.00
    KG
    -- Other

4006
    OTHER FORMS (FOR EXAMPLE, RODS, TUBES AND PROFILE SHAPES) AND ARTICLES (FOR EXAMPLE, DISCS AND RINGS), OF UNVULCANISED RUBBER:

4006.10
    4006.10.00
    KG
    - "Camel-back" strips for retreading rubber tyres

4006.90
    4006.90.00
    KG
    - Other

4007 4007.00
    4007.00.00
    KG
    VULCANISED RUBBER THREAD AND CORD

4008
    PLATES, SHEETS, STRIP, RODS AND PROFILE SHAPES, OF VULCANISED RUBBER OTHER THAN HARD RUBBER:

4008.1
    - Of cellular rubber:

4008.11
    4008.11.00
    KG
    -- Plates, sheets and strip

4008.19
    4008.19.00
    KG
    -- Other

4008.2
    - Of non-cellular rubber:

4008.21
    4008.21.00
    KG
    -- Plates, sheets and strip

4008.29
    4008.29.00
    KG
    -- Other

4009
    TUBES, PIPES AND HOSES, OF VULCANISED RUBBER OTHER THAN HARD RUBBER, WITH OR WITHOUT THEIR FITTINGS (FOR EXAMPLE, JOINTS, ELBOWS, FLANGES):

4009.1
    - Not reinforced or otherwise combined with other materials:

4009.11
    4009.11.00
    M
    -- Without fittings

4009.12
    4009.12.00
    M
    -- With fittings

4009.2
    - Reinforced or otherwise combined only with metal:

4009.21
    4009.21.00
    M
    -- Without fittings

4009.22
    4009.22.00
    M
    -- With fittings

4009.3
    - Reinforced or otherwise combined only with textile materials:

4009.31
    4009.31.00
    M
    -- Without fittings

4009.32
    4009.32.00
    M
    -- With fittings

4009.4
    - Reinforced or otherwise combined with other materials:

4009.41
    4009.41.00
    M
    -- Without fittings

4009.42
    4009.42.00
    M
    -- With fittings

4010
    CONVEYOR OR TRANSMISSION BELTS OR BELTING, OF VULCANISED RUBBER:

4010.1
    - Conveyor belts or belting;

4010.11
    4010.11.00
    KG
    -- Reinforced only with metal

4010.12
    4010.12.00
    KG
    -- Reinforced only with textile materials

4010.13
    4010.13.00
    KG
    -- Reinforced only with plastics

4010.19
    4010.19.00
    KG
    -- Other

4010.3
    - Transmission belts or belting:

4010.31
    4010.31.00
    KG
    -- Endless transmission belts of trapezoidal cross-section (V-belts), V-ribbed, of an outside circumference exceeding 60 cm but not exceeding 180 cm

4010.32
    4010.32.00
    KG
    -- 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

4010.33
    4010.33.00
    KG
    -- Endless transmission belts of trapezoidal cross-section (V-belts), V-ribbed, of an outside circumference exceeding 180 cm but not exceeding 240 cm

4010.34
    4010.34.00
    KG
    -- 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

4010.35
    4010.35.00
    KG
    -- Endless synchronous belts, of an outside circumference exceeding 60 cm but not exceeding 150 cm

4010.36
    4010.36.00
    KG
    -- Endless synchronous belts, of an outside circumference exceeding 150 cm but not exceeding 198 cm

4010.39
    4010.39.00
    KG
    -- Other

4011
    NEW PNEUMATIC TYRES, OF RUBBER:

4011.10
    4011.10.00
    NO
    - Of a kind used on motor cars (including station wagons and racing cars)

4011.20
    4011.20.00
    NO
    - Of a kind used on buses or lorries

4011.30
    4011.30.00
    NO
    - Of a kind used on aircraft

4011.40
    4011.40.00
    NO
    - Of a kind used on motorcycles

4011.50
    4011.50.00
    NO
    - Of a kind used on bicycles

4011.6
    - Other, having a "herring-bone" or similar tread:

4011.61
    4011.61.00
    NO
    -- Of a kind used on agricultural or forestry vehicles and machines

4011.62
    4011.62.00
    NO
    -- Of a kind used on construction or industrial handling vehicles and

    machines and having a rim size not exceeding 61 cm

4011.63
    4011.63.00
    NO
    -- Of a kind used on construction or industrial handling vehicles and machines and having a rim size exceeding 61 cm

4011.69
    4011.69.00
    NO
    -- Other

4011.9
    - Other:

4011.92
    4011.92.00
    NO
    -- Of a kind used on agricultural or forestry vehicles and machines

4011.93
    4011.93.00
    NO
    -- Of a kind used on construction or industrial handling vehicles and machines and having a rim size not exceeding 61 cm

4011.94
    4011.94.00
    NO
    -- Of a kind used on construction or industrial handling vehicles and machines and having a rim size exceeding 61 cm

4011.99
    4011.99.01
    NO
    -- Other

4012
    RETREADED OR USED PNEUMATIC TYRES OF RUBBER; SOLID OR CUSHION TYRES, TYRE TREADS AND TYRE FLAPS, OF RUBBER:

    4012.1
    - Retreaded tyres:

    4012.11
    4012.11.00
    NO
    -- Of a kind used on motor cars (including station wagons and racing cars)

    4012.12
    4012.12.00
    NO
    -- Of a kind used on buses or lorries

    4012.13
    4012.13.00
    NO
    -- Of a kind used on aircraft

    4012.19
    4012.19.00
    NO
    -- Other

    4012.20
    4012.20.00
    NO
    - Used pneumatic tyres

    4012.90
    4012.90.00
    KG
    - Other

4013
    INNER TUBES, OF RUBBER:

    4013.10
    4013.10.00
    NO
    - Of a kind used on motor cars (including station wagons and racing cars), buses or lorries

    4013.20
    4013.20.00
    NO
    - Of a kind used on bicycles

    4013.90
    4013.90.00
    NO
    - Other

4014
    HYGIENIC OR PHARMACEUTICAL ARTICLES (INCLUDING TEATS), OF VULCANISED RUBBER OTHER THAN HARD RUBBER, WITH OR WITHOUT FITTINGS OF HARD RUBBER:

    4014.10
    4014.10.00
    NO
    - Sheath contraceptives

    4014.90
    4014.90.00
    NR
    - Other

4015
    ARTICLES OF APPAREL AND CLOTHING ACCESSORIES (INCLUDING GLOVES, MITTENS AND MITTS), FOR ALL PURPOSES, OF VULCANISED RUBBER OTHER THAN HARD RUBBER:

    4015.1
    - Gloves, mittens and mitts:

    4015.11
    4015.11.11
    PR
    -- Surgical

    4015.19
    4015.19.12
    PR
    -- Other

    4015.90
    4015.90.30
    NR
    - Other
4016
    OTHER ARTICLES OF VULCANISED RUBBER OTHER THAN HARD RUBBER:

    4016.10
    4016.10.00
    NR
    - Of cellular rubber

    4016.9
    - Other:

    4016.91
    4016.91.00
    SM
    -- Floor coverings and mats

    4016.92
    4016.92.00
    NO
    -- Erasers

    4016.93
    4016.93.00
    KG
    -- Gaskets, washers and other seals

    4016.94
    4016.94.00
    NO
    -- Boat or dock fenders, whether or not inflatable

    4016.95
    4016.95.00
    NO
    -- Other inflatable articles

    4016.99
    4016.99.00
    NR
    -- Other

4017
    4017.00
    4017.00.00
    NR
    HARD RUBBER (FOR EXAMPLE, EBONITE) IN ALL FORMS, INCLUDING WASTE AND SCRAP; ARTICLES OF HARD RUBBER


ISSUE DATE: 1 JANUARY 2002


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