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Section - 9 : Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal; cork and articles of cork; manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wicker work >> Chapter 44 : Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal

Custom Duty Chapter 44

Notes:
Chapter 44
Notes:

  1. This Chapter does not cover :
    1. Wood, in chips, in shavings, crushed, ground or powdered, of a kind used primarily in perfumery, in pharmacy, or for insecticidal, fungicidal or similar purposes (heading No. 12.11);
    2. Bamboos or other materials of a woody nature of a kind used primarily for plaiting, in the rough, whether or not split, sawn lengthwise or cut to length (heading No. 14.01);
    3. Wood, in chips, in shavings, ground or powdered, of a kind used primarily in dyeing or in tanning (heading No. 14.04);
    4. Activated charcoal (heading No. 38.02);
    5. Articles of heading No. 42.02;
    6. Goods of Chapter 46;
    7. Footwear or parts thereof Chapter 64;
    8. Goods of Chapter 66 (for example, umbrellas and walking-sticks and parts thereof);
    9. Goods of heading No. 68.08;
    10. Imitation jewellery of heading No. 71.17;
    11. Goods of Section XVI or Section XVII (for example, machine parts, cases, covers, cabinets for machines and apparatus and wheel-wrights' wares);
    12. Goods of Section XVIII (for example, clock cases and musical instruments and parts thereof);
    13. Parts of firearms (heading No. 93.05);
    14. Articles of Chapter 94 (for example, furniture, lamps and lighting fittings, prefabricated buildings);
    15. Articles of Chapter 95 (for example, toys, games, sports requisites);
    16. Articles of Chapter 96 (for example, smoking pipes and parts thereof, buttons, pencils) excluding bodies and handles, of wood, for articles of heading No. 96.03; or
    17. Articles of Chapter 97 (for example, works of art),

  2. In this Chapter, the expression "densified wood" means wood which has been subjected to chemical or physical treatment (being, in the case of layers bonded together, treatment in excess of that needed to ensure a good bond), and which has thereby acquired increased density or hardness together with improved mechanical strength or resistance to chemical or electrical agencies.
  3. Heading Nos. 44.14 to 44.21 apply to articles of the respective descriptions of particle board or similar board, fibreboard, laminated wood or densified wood as they apply to such articles of wood.
  4. Products of heading No. 44.10, 44.11 or 44.12 may be worked to form the shapes provided for in respect of the goods of heading No. 44.09, curved, corrugated, perforated, cut or formed to shapes other than square or rectangular or submitted to any other operation provided it does not give them the character of articles of other headings.
  5. Heading No. 44.17 does not apply to tools in which the blade, working edge, working surface or other working part is formed by any of the materials specified in Note 1 to Chapter 82.
  6. Subject to Note 1 above and except where the context otherwise requires, any reference to "wood" in a heading of this Chapter applies also to bamboos and other materials of a woody nature.



SUB-HEADING NOTE For the purposes of sub-heading Nos. 4403.41 to 4403.49,4407.24 to 4407.29, 4408.31 to 4408.39 and 4412.13 to 4412.99, the expression "tropical wood" means one of the following types of wood :-

Abura, Acajou d'Afrique, Afrormosia, Ako, Alan, Andiroba, Aningre, Avodire, Azobe, Balau, Balsa, Bosse clair, Bosse fonce, Cativo, Cedro, Dabema, Dark Red Meranti, Dibetou, Doussie, Framire, Freijo, Fromager, Fuma, Geronggang, Ilomba, Imbuia, Ipe, Iroko, Jaboty, Jelutong, Jequitiba, Jongkong, Kapur, Kempas, Keruing, Kosipo, Kotibe, Koto, Light Red Meranti, Limba, Louro, Macaranduba, Mahogany, Makore, Mansonia, Mengkulang, Meranti Bakau, Merawan, Merbau, Merpauh, Mersawa, Moabi, Niangon, Nyatoh, Obeche, Okoume, Onzabili, Orey, Ovengkol, Ozigo, Padauk, Paldao, Palissandre de Guatemala, Palissandre de Para, Palissandre de Rio, Palissandre de Rose, Pau Marfim, Pulai, Punah, Ramin, Sapelli, Saqui-Saqui, Sepetir, Sipo, Sucupira, Suren, Teak, Tiama, Tola, Virola, White Lauan, White Meranti, White Seraya, Yellow Meranti.

Heading No. Sub-heading No. Description of article Rate of duty
      Standard Preferential Areas
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
44.01   Fuel wood, in logs, in billets, in twigs, in faggots or in similar forms; wood in chips or particles; sawdust and wood waste and scrap, whether or not agglomerated in logs, briquettes, pellets or similar forms    
  4401.10 - Fuel wood, in logs, in billets, in twigs, in faggots or in similar forms 5%  
    - Wood in chips or particles :    
  4401.21 -- Coniferous 5%  
  4401.22 -- Non-coniferous 5%  
  4401.30 - Sawdust and wood waste and scrap, whether or not agglomerated in logs, briquettes, pellets or similar forms 5%  
44.02 4402.00 Wood charcoal (including shell or nut charcoal), whether or not agglomerated 5%  
44.03   Wood in the rough, whether or not stripped of bark or sapwood, or roughly squared    
  4403.10 - Treated with paint, stains, creosote or other preservatives 5%  
  4403.20 - Other, coniferous 5%  
    - Other, of tropical wood specified in Sub-heading Note 1 to this Chapter :    
  4403.41 -- Dark Red Meranti, Light Red Meranti and Meranti Bakau 5%  
  4403.49 --Other 5%  
    - Other :    
  4403.91 -- Of, oak (Quercus Spp.) 5%  
  4403.92 -- Of beech (Fagus Spp.) 5%  
  4403.99 --Other 5%  
44.04   Hoopwood; split poles; piles, pickets and stakes of wood, pointed but not sawn lengthwise; wooden sticks, roughly trimmed but not turned, bent or otherwise worked, suitable for the manufacture of walking-sticks, umbrellas, tool handles or the like; chipwood and the like    
  4404.10 - Coniferous 25%  
  4404.20 - Non-coniferous 25%  
44.05 4405.00 Wood wool; wood flour 25%  
44.06   Railway or tramway sleepers (cross-ties) of wood    
  4406.10 - Not impregnated 25%  
  4406.90 - Other 25%  
44.07   Wood sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled, whether or not planed, sanded or finger-jointed, of a thickness exceeding 6 mm    
  4407.10 - Coniferous 25%  
    - Of tropical wood specified in Sub-heading Note 1 to this Chapter :    
  4407.24 -- Virola, Mahogany (Swietenia spp.), Imbuia and Balsa 25%  
  4407.25 --Dark Red Meranti, Light Red Meranti and Meranti Bakau 25%  
  4407.26 -- White Lauan, White Meranti, White Seraya, Yellow Meranti and Alan 25%  
  4407.29 --Other 25%  
    - Other:    
  4407.91 -- Of oak (Quercus Spp.) 25%  
  4407.92 --Of beech (Fagus Spp.) 25%  
  4407.99 --Other 25%  
44.08   Veneer sheets and sheets for plywood (whether or not sliced) and other wood sawn lengthwise, sliced or peeled, whether or not planed, sanded or finger-jointed, of a thickness not exceeding 6mm    
  4408.10 - Coniferous 35%  
    - Of tropical wood specified in Sub-heading Note 1 to this Chapter :    
  4408.31 --Dark Red Meranti, Light Red Meranti and Meranti Bakau 35%  
  4408.39 --Other 35%  
  4408.90 -Other 35%  
44.09   Wood (including strips and friezes for parquet flooring, not assembled) continuously shaped (tongued, grooved, rebated, chamfered, V-jointed, beaded, moulded, rounded or the like) along any of its edges or faces, whether or not planed, sanded or finger-jointed    
  4409.10 - Coniferous 35%  
  4409.20 - Non-coniferous 35%  
44.10   Particle board and similar board of wood or other ligneous materials, whether or not agglomerated with resins or other organic binding substances -Of Wood:    
  4410.11 --Waferboard, including oriented strand board 35%  
  4410.19 --Other 35%  
  4410.90 - Of other ligneous materials 35%  
44.11   Fibreboard of wood or other ligneous materials, whether or not bonded with resins or other organic substances

Fibreboard of a density exceeding 0.8 g/cm3:

   
  4411.11 --Not mechanically worked or surface covered 35%  
  4411.19 --Other 35%  
    - Fibreboard of a density exceeding 0.5 g/cm3 but not exceeding 0.8 g/cm3:    
  4411.21 -- Not mechanically worked or surface covered 35%  
  4411.29 --Other 35%  
    - Fibreboard of a density exceeding 0.35 g/cm3 but not exceeding 0.5 g/cm3 :    
  4411.31 -- Not mechanically worked or surface covered 35%  
  4411.39 -9Other 35%  
    - Other:    
  4411.91 -- Not mechanically worked or surface covered 35%  
  4411.99 --Other 35%  
44.12   Plywood, veneered panels and similar laminated wood    
    - Plywood, consisting solely of sheets of wood, each ply not exceeding 6mm thickness :    
  4412.13 -- With at least one outer ply of tropical wood specified in Sub-heading Note 1 to this Chapter 35%  
  4412.14 -- Other, with at least one outer ply of non-coniferous wood 35%  
  4412.19 --Other 35%  
    - Other, with at least one outer ply of non-coniferous wood:    
  4412.22 --With at least one ply of tropical wood specified in Sub-heading Note 1 to this Chapter 35%  
  4412.23 -- Other, containing at least one layer of particle board 35%  
  4412.29 --Other 35%  
    - Other :    
  4412.92 --With at least one ply of tropical wood specified in Sub-heading Note 1 to this Chapter 35%  
  4412.93 -- Other, containing at least one layer of particle board 35%  
  4412.99 - Other 35%  
44.13 4413.00 Densified wood, in blocks, plates, strips, or profile shapes 35%  
44.14 4414.00 Wooden frames for paintings, photographs, mirrors or similar objects 35%  
44.15   Packing cases, boxes, crates, drums and similar packings, of wood; cable-drums of wood; pallets, box pallets and other load boards, of wood; pallet collars of wood    
  4415.10 - Cases, boxes, crates, drums and similar packings; cable-drums 35%  
  4415.20 - Pallets, box pallets and other load boards; pallet collars 35%  
44.16 4416.00 Casks, barrels, vats, tubs and other coopers' products and parts thereof, of wood, including staves 35%  
44.17 4417.00 Tools, tool bodies, tool handles, broom or brush bodies and handles, of wood; boot or shoe lasts and trees, of wood 35%  
44.18   Builders' joinery and carpentry of wood, including cellular wood panels, assembled parquet panels, shingles and shakes    
  4418.10 - Windows, French-windows and their frames 35%  
  4418.20 - Doors and their frames and thresholds 35%  
  4418.30 - Parquet panels 35%  
  4418.40 - Shuttering for concrete constructional work 35%  
  4418.50 - Shingles and shakes 35%  
  4418.90 - Other 35%  
44.19 4419.00 Tableware and kitchenware, of wood 35%  
44.20   Wood marquetry and inlaid wood; caskets and cases for jewellery or cutlery, and similar articles, of wood; statuettes and other ornaments, of wood; wooden articles of furniture not falling in Chapter 94    
  4420.10 - Statuettes and other ornaments, of wood 35%  
  4420.90 -Other 35%  
44.21   Other articles of wood    
  4421.10 - Clothes hangers 35%  
  4421.90 - Other 35%  


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