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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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6401Waterproof footware with outer soles and uppers of rubber or of plastics, the uppers of which are neither fixed to the sole nor assembled by stitching, riveting, nailing, screwing, plugging or similar processes

6402Other footwear with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics

6403Footwear with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of leather

6404Footwear with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of textile materials

6405Other footwear

6406Parts of footwear (including uppers whether or not attached to soles other than outer soles); removable in-soles, heel cushions and similar articles; gaiters, leggings and similar articles, and parts thereof



NOTES

1. This Chapter does not cover:
    (a) Disposable foot and shoe coverings of flimsy material (for example, paper, sheeting of plastics) without applied soles. These products are classified according to their constituent material;
    (b) Footwear of textile material, without an outer sole glued, sewn or otherwise affixed or applied to the upper (Section 11);
    (c) Worn footwear of 6309;
    (d) Articles of asbestos (6812);
    (e) Orthopaedic footwear or other orthopaedic appliances, or parts thereof (9021); or
    (f) Toy footwear or skating boots with ice or roller skates attached; shin-guards or similar protective sportswear (Chapter 95).


2. For the purposes of 6406, "parts" does not include pegs, protectors, eyelets, hooks, buckles, ornaments, braid, laces, pompons or other trimmings (which are to be classified in their appropriate headings) or buttons or other goods of 9606.


3. For the purposes of this Chapter:

(a) "Rubber and plastics" include woven fabrics or other textile products with an external layer of rubber or plastic being visible to the naked eye; for the purpose of this provision, no account should be taken of any resulting change of colour; and

(b) "Leather" refers to the goods of 4107 and 4112 to 4114.


4. Subject to Note 3 to this Chapter:
    (a) The material of the upper shall be taken to be the constituent material having the greatest external surface area, no account being taken of accessories or reinforcements such as ankle patches, edging, ornamentation, buckles, tabs, eyelet stays or similar attachments;
    (b) The constituent material of the outer sole shall be taken to be the material having the greatest surface area in contact with the ground, no account being taken of accessories or reinforcements such as spikes, bars, nails, protectors or similar attachments.


SUBHEADING NOTE

1. For the purposes of 6402.12, 6402.19, 6403.12, 6403.19 and 6404.11, "sports footwear" applies only to:
    (a) Footwear which is designed for a sporting activity and has, or has provision for the attachment of, spikes, sprigs, stops, clips, bars or the like;
    (b) Skating boots, ski-boots and cross-country ski footwear, snowboard boots, wrestling boots, boxing boots and cycling shoes.


SECTION 12 - FOOTWEAR, HEADGEAR, UMBRELLAS, SUN UMBRELLAS, WALKING-STICKS, SEAT-STICKS,
WHIPS, RIDING-CROPS AND PARTS THEREOF; PREPARED FEATHERS AND ARTICLES MADE
THEREWITH; ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS; ARTICLES OF HUMAN HAIR
CHAPTER 64 - FOOTWEAR, GAITERS AND THE LIKE; PARTS OF SUCH ARTICLES

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

6401
    WATERPROOF FOOTWEAR WITH OUTER SOLES AND UPPERS OF RUBBER OR OF PLASTICS, THE UPPERS OF WHICH ARE NEITHER FIXED TO THE SOLE NOR ASSEMBLED BY STITCHING, RIVETING, NAILING, SCREWING, PLUGGING OR SIMILAR PROCESSES:
    6401.10
    6401.10.00
    PR
    - Footwear incorporating a protective metal toe-cap
    6401.9
    - Other footwear:
    6401.91
    6401.91.00
    PR
    -- Covering the knee
    6401.92
    6401.92.00
    PR
    -- Covering the ankle but not covering the knee
    6401.99
    6401.99.00
    PR
    -- Other
6402
    OTHER FOOTWEAR, WITH OUTER SOLES AND UPPERS OF RUBBER OR PLASTICS:
    6402.1
    - Sports footwear:
    6402.12
    6402.12.00
    PR
    -- Ski-boots, cross-country ski footwear and snowboard boots
    6402.19
    6402.19.00
    PR
    -- Other
    6402.20
    6402.20.00
    PR
    - Footwear with upper straps or thongs assembled to the sole by means
    of plugs
    6402.30
    6402.30.00
    PR
    - Other footwear, incorporating a protective metal toe-cap
    6402.9
    - Other footwear:
    6402.91
    6402.91.00
    PR
    -- Covering the ankle
    6402.99
    6402.99.00
    PR
    -- Other
6403
    FOOTWEAR, WITH OUTER SOLES OF RUBBER, PLASTICS, LEATHER OR COMPOSITION LEATHER AND UPPERS OF LEATHER:
    6403.1
    - Sports footwear:
    6403.12
    6403.12.00
    PR
    -- Ski-boots, cross-country ski footwear and snowboard boots
    6403.19
    6403.19.00
    PR
    -- Other
    6403.20
    6403.20.00
    PR
    - Footwear with outer soles of leather, and uppers which consist of leather straps across the instep and around the big toe
    6403.30
    6403.30.00
    PR
    - Footwear made on a base or platform of wood, not having an inner sole or a protective metal toe-cap
    6403.40
    6403.40.00
    PR
    - Other footwear, incorporating a protective metal toe-cap
    6403.5
    - Other footwear, with outer soles of leather:
    6403.51
    6403.51.00
    PR
    -- Covering the ankle
    6403.59
    6403.59.00
    PR
    -- Other
    6403.9
    - Other footwear:
    6403.91
    6403.91.00
    PR
    -- Covering the ankle
    6403.99
    6403.99.00
    PR
    -- Other
6404
    FOOTWEAR, WITH OUTER SOLES OF RUBBER, PLASTICS, LEATHER OR COMPOSITION LEATHER AND UPPERS OF TEXTILE MATERIALS:
    6404.1
    - Footwear with outer soles of rubber or plastics:
    6404.11
    6404.11.00
    PR
    -- Sports footwear; tennis shoes, basketball shoes, gym shoes, training shoes and the like
    6404.19
    6404.19.00
    PR
    -- Other
    6404.20
    6404.20.00
    PR
    - Footwear with outer soles of leather or composition leather
6405
    OTHER FOOTWEAR:
    6405.10
    6405.10.00
    PR
    - With uppers of leather or composition leather
    6405.20
    6405.20.00
    PR
    - With uppers of textile materials
    6405.90
    6405.90.00
    PR
    - Other
6406
    PARTS OF FOOTWEAR (INCLUDING UPPERS WHETHER OR NOT ATTACHED TO SOLES OTHER THAN OUTER SOLES); REMOVABLE IN-SOLES, HEEL CUSHIONS AND SIMILAR ARTICLES; GAITERS, LEGGINGS AND SIMILAR ARTICLES, AND PARTS THEREOF:
    6406.10
    6406.10.00
    NR
    - Uppers and parts thereof, other than stiffeners
    6406.20
    6406.20.00
    NR
    - Outer soles and heels, of rubber or plastics
    6406.9
    - Other:
    6406.91
    6406.91.00
    NR
    -- Of wood
    6406.99
    6406.99.00
    NR
    -- Of other materials


ISSUE DATE: 1 JANUARY 2002

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