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Schedule 3 - Section VI

Section VI - Products of the chemical or allied industries

Chapter 30 - Pharmaceutical products

  1. This Chapter does not cover:
    1. 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);
    2. Preparations such as tablets, chewing gum or patches (transdermal systems), intended to assist smokers to stop smoking (2106 or 3824);
    3. Plasters specially calcined or finely ground for use in dentistry (2520);
    4. Aqueous distillates or aqueous solutions of essential oils, suitable for medicinal uses (3301);
    5. Preparations of 3303.00.00 to 3307, even if they have therapeutic or prophylactic properties;
    6. Soap or other products of 3401 containing added medicaments;
    7. Preparations with a basis of plaster for use in dentistry (3407.00.00); or
    8. Blood albumin not prepared for therapeutic or prophylactic uses (3502).
  2. For the purposes of 3002, "immunological products" applies to peptides and proteins (other than goods of 2937) 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 3003 and 3004 and of Note 4(d) to this Chapter, the following are to be treated:
    1. As unmixed products:
      1. Unmixed products dissolved in water;
      2. All goods of Chapter 28 or 29; and
      3. Simple vegetable extracts of 1302, merely standardised or dissolved in any solvent;
    2. 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. 3006 applies only to the following, which are to be classified in that heading and in no other heading of this Schedule:
    1. Sterile surgical catgut, similar sterile suture materials (including sterile absorbable surgical or dental yarns) and sterile tissue adhesives for surgical wound closure;
    2. Sterile laminaria and sterile laminaria tents;
    3. Sterile absorbable surgical or dental haemostatics; sterile surgical or dental adhesion barriers, whether or not absorbable;
    4. 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;
    5. Blood-grouping reagents;
    6. Dental cements and other dental fillings; bone reconstruction cements;
    7. First-aid boxes and kits;
    8. Chemical contraceptive preparations based on hormones, on other products of 2937 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;
    1. Waste pharmaceuticals, that is, pharmaceutical products which are unfit for their original intended purpose due to, for example, expiry of shelf life; and
    2. Appliances identifiable for ostomy use, that is, colostomy, ileostomy and urostomy pouches cut to shape and their adhesive wafers or faceplates.

Subheading Notes.

  1. For the purposes of 3002.13 and 3002.14, the following are to be treated:
    1. as unmixed products, pure products, whether or not containing impurities;
    2. as products which have been mixed:
      1. the products mentioned in (a) above dissolved in water or in other solvents; and
      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 paragraph (a) and (b)(1) and (b)(2) above with any other additive.
  2. 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).
  3.      

Additional Notes.

  1. 3005 does not cover:
    1. incontinence pads, whether or not having an adhesive strip (9619); or
    2. pants or napkins for adults (9619).
  2. Goods that contain vitamins or other products of heading 2936 are excluded from headings 3003 and 3004 unless the goods are goods to which Schedule 2, 3, 4 or 8 to the current Poisons Standard (within the meaning of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 and as in force from time to time) applies. Medicaments prepared for intravenous, sub‑cutaneous or intramuscular use are excluded from this Note.   
  3. Goods that are dietary or other supplements containing:
    1. chemicals or compounds of Chapter 28 or 29; or
    2. plants, or parts of plants, of heading 1211;
are excluded from headings 3003 and 3004 unless the goods are goods to which Schedule 2, 3, 4 or 8 to the current Poisons Standard (within the meaning of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 and as in force from time to time) applies. Medicaments prepared for intravenous, sub‑cutaneous or intramuscular use are excluded from this Note.

 Additional Notes 2 and 3 operative 29 March 2021.
3001
Glands and other organs for organo-therapeutic uses, dried, whether or not powdered; extracts of glands or other organs or of their secretions for organo-therapeutic uses; heparin and its salts; other human or animal substances prepared for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, not elsewhere specified or included
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
3003
Medicaments (excluding goods of 3002, 3005 or 3006) consisting of two or more constituents which have been mixed together for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, not put up in measured doses or in forms or packings for retail sale
3004
Medicaments (excluding goods of 3002, 3005 or 3006) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale
3005
Wadding, gauze, bandages and similar articles (for example, dressings, adhesive plasters, poultices), impregnated or coated with pharmaceutical substances or put up in forms or packings for retail sale for medical, surgical, dental or veterinary purposes
3006
Pharmaceutical goods specified in Note 4 to this Chapter
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3001GLANDS AND OTHER ORGANS FOR ORGANO- THERAPEUTIC USES, DRIED, WHETHER OR NOT POWDERED; EXTRACTS OF GLANDS OR OTHER ORGANS OR OF THEIR SECRETIONS FOR ORGANO-THERAPEUTIC USES; HEPARIN AND ITS SALTS; OTHER HUMAN OR ANIMAL SUBSTANCES PREPARED FOR THERAPEUTIC OR PROPHYLACTIC USES, NOT ELSEWHERE SPECIFIED OR INCLUDED:
3001.20.00 07 .. - Extracts of glands or other organs or of their secretionsFree View TCOs for 3001.20.00
3001.90.00 09 .. - Other
Free View TCOs for 3001.90.00
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3002HUMAN 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:
3002.1- Antisera, other blood fractions and immunological products, whether or not modified or obtained by means of biotechnological processes:

3002.11.00
22 ..

-- Malaria diagnostic test kits

Free View TCOs for 3002.11.00

3002.12.00
24 ..

-- Antisera and other blood fractions

Free View TCOs for 3002.12.00
3002.13

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

View TCOs for 3002.13

3002.13.10
25 ..

--- Unmodified immunological products, being polyethers in the primary forms described in Note 6 to Chapter 39

5% View TCOs for 3002.13.10

3002.13.90
28 ..

--- Other

Free View TCOs for 3002.13.90
3002.14

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


3002.14.10
29 ..

--- Unmodified immunological products, being polyethers in the primary forms described in Note 6 to Chapter 39

5% View TCOs for 3002.14.10

3002.14.90
34 ..

--- Other

Free View TCOs for 3002.14.90
3002.15

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

View TCOs for 3002.15

3002.15.10
35 ..

--- Unmodified immunological products, being polyethers in the primary forms described in Note 6 to Chapter 39

5% View TCOs for 3002.15.10

3002.15.90
36 ..

--- Other

Free View TCOs for 3002.15.90

3002.19.00
37 ..

-- Other

Free View TCOs for 3002.19.00
3002.20.00 26 No # - Vaccines for human medicineFree View TCOs for 3002.20.00
3002.30.00 27 .. - Vaccines for veterinary medicineFree View TCOs for 3002.30.00
3002.90.00 - OtherFree View TCOs for 3002.90.00
10 kg Saxitoxin (CAS 35523-89-8) and salts thereof
11 kg Ricin (CAS 9009-86-3) and derivatives thereof
12 .. Other
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3003MEDICAMENTS (EXCLUDING GOODS OF 3002, 3005 OR 3006) CONSISTING OF TWO OR MORE CONSTITUENTS WHICH HAVE BEEN MIXED TOGETHER FOR THERAPEUTIC OR PROPHYLACTIC USES, NOT PUT UP IN MEASURED DOSES OR IN FORMS OR PACKINGS FOR RETAIL SALE:
3003.10.00 40 .. - Containing penicillins or derivatives thereof, with a penicillanic acid structure, or streptomycins or their derivativesFree View TCOs for 3003.10.00
3003.20.00 42 .. - Other, containing antibioticsFree View TCOs for 3003.20.00
3003.3- Other, containing hormones or other products of 2937:
3003.31.00 44 IU -- Containing insulinFree View TCOs for 3003.31.00
3003.39.00 46 .. -- OtherFree View TCOs for 3003.39.00
3003.4 - Other, containing alkaloids or derivatives thereof:

3003.41.00
38 .. -- Containing ephedrine or its saltsFree View TCOs for 3003.41.00

3003.42.00
39 .. -- Containing pseudoephedrine (INN) or its saltsFree View TCOs for 3003.42.00

3003.43.00
41 .. -- Containing norephedrine or its saltsFree View TCOs for 1601.00.00

3003.49.00
43 .. -- OtherFree View TCOs for 3003.49.00

3003.60.00
51 ..- Other, containing antimalarial active principles described in Subheading Note 2 to this ChapterFree View TCOs for 3003.60.00
3003.90.00 53 ..- Other
Free View TCOs for 3003.90.00
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3004MEDICAMENTS (EXCLUDING GOODS OF 3002, 3005 OR 3006) CONSISTING OF MIXED OR UNMIXED PRODUCTS FOR THERAPEUTIC OR PROPHYLACTIC USES, PUT UP IN MEASURED DOSES (INCLUDING THOSE IN THE FORM OF TRANSDERMAL ADMINISTRATION SYSTEMS) OR IN FORMS OR PACKINGS FOR RETAIL SALE:
3004.10.00 50 ..- Containing penicillins or derivatives thereof, with a penicillanic acid structure, or streptomycins or their derivativesFree View TCOs for 3004.10.00
3004.20.00 52 ..- Other, containing antibioticsFree View TCOs for 3004.20.00
3004.3- Other, containing hormones or other products of 2937:
3004.31.00 54 IU -- Containing insulinFree View TCOs for 3004.31.00
3004.32.00 56 .. -- Containing corticosteroid hormones, their derivatives or structural analoguesFree View TCOs for 3004.32.00
3004.39.00 58 .. -- OtherFree View TCOs for 3004.39.00
3004.4 - Other, containing alkaloids or derivatives thereof:
3004.41.00 45 .. -- Containing ephedrine or its saltsFree View TCOs for 3004.41.00
3004.42.00 47 .. -- Containing pseudoephedrine (INN) or its saltsFree View TCOs for 3004.42.00
3004.43.00 48 .. -- Containing norephedrine or its saltsFree View TCOs for 3004.43.00
3004.49.00 55 .. -- OtherFree View TCOs for 3004.49.00
3004.50.00 61 .. - Other, containing vitamins or other products of 2936Free View TCOs for 3004.50.00
3004.60.00 65 .. - Other, containing antimalarial active principles described in Subheading Note 2 to this ChapterFree View TCOs for 3004.60.00
3004.90.00 66 .. - OtherFree View TCOs for 3004.90.00
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3005WADDING, GAUZE, BANDAGES AND SIMILAR ARTICLES (FOR EXAMPLE, DRESSINGS, ADHESIVE PLASTERS, POULTICES), IMPREGNATED OR COATED WITH PHARMACEUTICAL SUBSTANCES OR PUT UP IN FORMS OR PACKINGS FOR RETAIL SALE FOR MEDICAL, SURGICAL, DENTAL OR VETERINARY PURPOSES:
3005.10.00 05 .. - Adhesive dressings and other articles having an adhesive layer5%
DCS:Free
CA:Free
View TCOs for 3005.10.00
View TCOs for 3005.10
3005.90- Other: View TCOs for 3005.90
3005.90.10 02 .. --- Wadding, including cotton wool and absorbent cotton5% View TCOs for 3005.90.10
3005.90.90 06 .. --- Other5%
DCS:Free
CA:Free
View TCOs for 3005.90.90
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3006PHARMACEUTICAL GOODS SPECIFIED IN NOTE 4 TO THIS CHAPTER:
3006.10- Sterile surgical catgut, similar sterile suture materials (including sterile absorbable surgical or dental yarns) and sterile tissue adhesives for surgical wound closure; sterile laminaria and sterile laminaria tents; sterile absorbable surgical or dental haemostatics; sterile surgical or dental adhesion barriers, whether or not absorbable: View TCOs for 3006.10
3006.10.1--- Sterile surgical or dental adhesion barriers, whether or not absorbable, of plastics: View TCOs for 3006.10.1
3006.10.11 01 kg---- Of polymers of vinyl chloride, containing by weight not less than 6% of plasticisers, in the forms described in 39205%
CA:Free
View TCOs for 3006.10.11
3006.10.12 02 kg---- Of plastics, in the forms described in 3920, as follows:
  1. of polymers of ethylene;
  2. of polymers of styrene;
  3. of polymers of vinyl chloride, NSA;
  4. of poly(vinyl butyral);
  5. of polyamides
5%
CA:Free
View TCOs for 3006.10.12
3006.10.13 03 kg---- Of plastics, in the forms described in 3920, as follows:
  1. of cellulose or its chemical derivatives;
  2. of amino-resins;
  3. of phenolic resins
Free View TCOs for 3006.10.13
3006.10.14 04 kg---- Of plastics, in the forms described in 3921, as follows:
  1. of polymers of styrene;
  2. of vinyl chloride;
  3. of polyurethanes
5%
CA:Free
View TCOs for 3006.10.14
3006.10.15 05 kg---- Of cellulose or its chemical derivatives, coated, covered or laminated, NSAFree View TCOs for 3006.10.15
3006.10.19 06 kg ---- Of other plastics5% View TCOs for 3006.10.19
3006.10.2 --- Sterile surgical or dental adhesion barriers, whether or not absorbable, of textile fabrics: View TCOs for 3006.10.2
3006.10.21 07 kg---- In the form of knitted or crocheted fabrics containing by weight 5% or more of elastomeric yarn or rubber thread5%
CA:Free
View TCOs for 3006.10.21
3006.10.22 08 kg---- Of other knitted or crocheted fabrics of a width not exceeding 30 cm5% View TCOs for 3006.10.22
3006.10.29 09 kg ---- Of other knitted or crocheted fabrics5% View TCOs for 3006.10.29
3006.10.90 10 .. --- OtherFree View TCOs for 3006.10.90
3006.20.00 07 ..- Blood-grouping reagentsFree View TCOs for 3006.20.00
3006.30.00 09 ..- Opacifying preparations for X-ray examinations; diagnostic reagents designed to be administered to the patientFree View TCOs for 3006.30.00
3006.40.00 10 .. - Dental cements and other dental fillings; bone reconstruction cements5% View TCOs for 3006.40.00
View TCOs for 3006.40
3006.50.00 25 No- First-aid boxes and kitsFree View TCOs for 3006.50.00
3006.60.00 26..- Chemical contraceptive preparations based on hormones, on other products of 2937 or on spermicidesFree View TCOs for 3006.60.00
3006.70.00 28 ..- 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 instruments5% View TCOs for 3006.70.00
3006.9- Other:
3006.91.00 01 .. -- Appliances identifiable for ostomy use
5%
CA:Free
View TCOs for 3006.91.00
3006.92-- Waste pharmaceuticals: View TCOs for 3006.92
3006.92.10 02 ..--- Goods, as follows:
  1. of goods of 3005.90.10;
  2. of goods of 3006.40.00
    5% View TCOs for 3006.92.10
    3006.92.20 03 .. --- Of goods of 3005, NSA5%
    DCS:Free
    CA:Free
    View TCOs for 3006.92.20
    3006.92.30 07 .. --- Of goods of Chapter 30, NSAFree View TCOs for 3006.92.30
    3006.92.90 05 .. --- Other5% View TCOs for 3006.92.90

    Footnote

    V.2

    Operative 29/3/2021
         

    # No. of doses


    # Unless otherwise indicated NZ, PG, FI, DC, LDC and SG rates are Free.

    The SG rate cannot be used to claim preferential tariff treatment for goods that are the produce or manufacture of Singapore unless the goods were imported before 1 December 2020.

    Unless otherwise indicated general rate applies for CA.

    Unless indicated in the relevant Schedule, rates for originating goods under a free trade agreement are Free

    DCS denotes the rate for countries and places listed in Part 4 of Schedule 1 to this Act.

    DCT denotes the rate for HK, KR, SG and TW.

    If no DCT rate shown, DCS rate applies. If no DCT or DCS rate shown, general rate applies.