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Current tariff classification

The Tariff comprises the Act and thirteen schedules, and is designed for day to day use in determining tariff classifications and rates of Customs duty.

Schedule 3

Section Chapter Section title
I 1-5 Live animals; animal products
II6-14 Vegetable products
III15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
IV16-24 Prepared foodstuffs; beverages, spirits and vinegar; tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
V25-27 Mineral products
VI28-38 Products of the chemical or allied industries
VII39-40 Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof
VIII41-43 Raw hides and skins, leather, furskins and articles thereof; saddlery and harness, travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silk-worm gut)
IX44-46 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal; cork and articles of cork; manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork
X47-49 Pulp of wood or of o​​​ther cellulosic material, recovered (waste and scrap) paper and paperb​​oard, and articles thereof
XI50-63 Textiles and textile articles
XII64-67 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
XIII68-70 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials, ceramic products, glass and glassware
XIV71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal, and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coin
XV72-83 Base metals and articles of base metal
XVI84-85 Machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment; parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
XVII86-89
Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment
XVIII90-92 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; clocks and watches; musical instruments; parts and accessories thereof
XIX93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof
XX94-96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles
XXI97 Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques

Note 1: See sections 15 and 16. (Sections 15 and 16 refer to sections of the Customs Tariff Act 1995).

Note 2: The text in this Schedule is based on the wording in the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System that is referred to in the International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System done at Brussels on 14 June 1983.

Note 3: The text of the Convention is set out in Australian Treaty Series 1988 No. 30. In 2006, the text of a Convention in the Australian Treaty Series was accessible through the Australian Treaties Library on the AustLII website.

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