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Section VI

PRODUCTS OF THE CHEMICAL OR ALLIED INDUSTRIES

Notes.

1.-  (A) Goods (other than radioactive ores) answering to a description in heading 28.44 or 28.45 are to be classified in those headings and in no other heading of the Nomenclature.

       (B) Subject to paragraph (A) above, goods answering to a description in heading 28.43, 28.46 or 28.52 are to be classified in those headings and in no other heading of this Section.

2.-  Subject to Note 1 above, goods classifiable in heading 30.04, 30.05, 30.06, 32.12, 33.03, 33.04, 33.05, 33.06, 33.07, 35.06, 37.07 or 38.08 by reason of being put up in measured doses or for retail sale are to be classified in those headings and in no other heading of the Nomenclature.

3.-  Goods put up in sets consisting of two or more separate constituents, some or all of which fall in this Section and are intended to be mixed together to obtain a product of Section VI or VII, are to be classified in the heading appropriate to that product, provided that the constituents are :

       (a) having regard to the manner in which they are put up, clearly identifiable as being intended to be used together without first being repacked;

       (b) presented together; and

       (c)  identifiable, whether by their nature or by the relative proportions in which they are present, as being complementary one to another.

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Chapter 30

Pharmaceutical products

Notes.

1.-  This Chapter does not cover :

       (a) Foods or beverages (such as dietetic, diabetic or fortified foods, food supplements, tonic beverages and mineral waters), other than nutritional preparations for intravenous administration (Section IV);

       (b) Preparations, such as tablets, chewing gum or patches (transdermal systems), intended to assist smokers to stop smoking (heading 21.06 or 38.24);

       (c)  Plasters specially calcined or finely ground for use in dentistry (heading 25.20);

       (d) Aqueous distillates or aqueous solutions of essential oils, suitable for medicinal uses (heading 33.01);

       (e)  Preparations of headings 33.03 to 33.07, even if they have therapeutic or prophylactic properties;

       (f)  Soap or other products of heading 34.01 containing added medicaments;

       (g)  Preparations with a basis of plaster for use in dentistry (heading 34.07); or

       (h) Blood albumin not prepared for therapeutic or prophylactic uses (heading 35.02).

2.-  For the purposes of heading 30.02, the expression “immunological products” applies to peptides and proteins (other than goods of heading 29.37) which are directly involved in the regulation of immunological processes, such as monoclonal antibodies (MAB), antibody fragments, antibody conjugates and antibody fragment conjugates, interleukins, interferons (IFN), chemokines and certain tumor necrosis factors (TNF), growth factors (GF), hematopoietins and colony stimulating factors (CSF).

3.-  For the purposes of headings 30.03 and 30.04 and of Note 4 (d) to this Chapter, the following are to be treated :

       (a) As unmixed products :

             (1)    Unmixed products dissolved in water;

             (2)    All goods of Chapter 28 or 29; and

             (3)    Simple vegetable extracts of heading 13.02, merely standardised or dissolved in any solvent;

       (b) As products which have been mixed :

             (1)    Colloidal solutions and suspensions (other than colloidal sulphur);

             (2)    Vegetable extracts obtained by the treatment of mixtures of vegetable materials; and

             (3)    Salts and concentrates obtained by evaporating natural mineral waters.

4.-  Heading 30.06 applies only to the following, which are to be classified in that heading and in no other heading of the Nomenclature :

       (a) Sterile surgical catgut, similar sterile suture materials (including sterile absorbable surgical or dental yarns) and sterile tissue adhesives for surgical wound closure;

(b) Sterile laminaria and sterile laminaria tents;

(c)  Sterile absorbable surgical or dental haemostatics; sterile surgical or dental adhesion barriers, whether or not absorbable;

       (d) Opacifying preparations for X-ray examinations and diagnostic reagents designed to be administered to the patient, being unmixed products put up in measured doses or products consisting of two or more ingredients which have been mixed together for such uses;

       (e)  Blood-grouping reagents;

       (f)  Dental cements and other dental fillings; bone reconstruction cements;

       (g)  First-aid boxes and kits;

       (h) Chemical contraceptive preparations based on hormones, on other products of heading 29.37 or on spermicides;

       (ij) Gel preparations designed to be used in human or veterinary medicine as a lubricant for parts of the body for surgical operations or physical examinations or as a coupling agent between the body and medical instruments;

       (k) Waste pharmaceuticals, that is, pharmaceutical products which are unfit for their originalintended purpose due to, for example, expiry of shelf life; and

       (l)   Appliances identifiable for ostomy use, that is, colostomy, ileostomy and urostomy pouches cut to shape and their adhesive wafers or faceplates.

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Subheading Notes.

1.-  For the purposes of subheadings 3002.13 and 3002.14, the following are to be treated :

       (a) As unmixed products, pure products, whether or not containing impurities;

       (b) As products which have been mixed :

             (1)    The products mentioned in (a) above dissolved in water or in other solvents;

             (2)    The products mentioned in (a) and (b) (1) above with an added stabiliser necessary for their preservation or transport; and

             (3)    The products mentioned in (a), (b) (1) and (b) (2) above with any other additive.

2.-  Subheadings 3003.60 and 3004.60 cover medicaments containing artemisinin (INN) for oral ingestion combined with other pharmaceutical active ingredients, or containing any of the following active principles, whether or not combined with other pharmaceutical active ingredients : amodiaquine (INN); artelinic acid or its salts; artenimol (INN); artemotil (INN); artemether (INN); artesunate (INN); chloroquine (INN); dihydroartemisinin (INN); lumefantrine (INN); mefloquine (INN); piperaquine (INN); pyrimethamine (INN) or sulfadoxine (INN).

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Heading 3002

Human blood; animal blood prepared for therapeutic, prophylactic or diagnostic uses; antisera, other blood fractions and immunological products, whether or not modified or obtained by means of biotechnological processes; vaccines, toxins, cultures of micro-organisms (excluding yeasts) and similar products.

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3002.1

- Antisera, other blood fractions and immunological products, whether or not modified or obtained by means of biotechnological processes 

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3002.11

-- Malaria diagnostic test kits

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3002.12

-- Antisera and other blood fractions

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3002.13

-- Immunological products, unmixed, not put up in measured doses or in forms or packings for retail sale

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3002.14

-- Immunological products, mixed, not put up in measured doses or in forms or packings for retail sale

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3002.15

-- Immunological products, put up in measured doses or in forms or packings for retail sale

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3002.19

-- Other

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3002.20

- Vaccines for human medicine :

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3002.30

- Vaccines for veterinary medicine :

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3002.90

- Other :

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