- This Chapter does not cover:
Unused postage or revenue stamps, postal stationery (stamped paper) or the like, of
Theatrical scenery, studio back-cloths or the like, of painted canvas (5907.00.00) except if they may be classified in 9706; or
Pearls, natural or cultured, or precious or semi-precious stones (7101 to 7103).
- 9701 does not apply to mosaics that are mass‑produced reproductions, casts or works of conventional craftsmanship of a commercial character, even if these articles are designed or created by artists.
For the purposes of
9702, "original engravings, prints and lithographs" means impressions produced directly, in black and white or in colour, of one or of several plates wholly executed by hand by the artist, irrespective of the process or of the material employed by the artist, but not including any mechanical or photomechanical process.
9703 does not apply to mass-produced reproductions or works of conventional craftsmanship of a commercial character, even if these articles are designed or created by artists.
Subject to Notes 1 to 4 above, articles of this Chapter are to be classified in this Chapter and not in any other Chapter of this Schedule.
- 9706 does not apply to articles of the preceding headings of this Chapter.
Frames around paintings, drawings, pastels, collages or similar decorative plaques, engravings, prints or lithographs are to be classified with those articles, provided they are of a kind and of a value normal to those articles. Frames which are not of a kind or of a value normal to the articles referred to in this Note are to be classified separately.
Notes 1 to 5 operative 1/1/22. Notes 2 to 5 renumbered as 3 to 6.
- Coins which are legal tender in the country of issue, including such coins in presentation cases, are not covered by
Coins are not covered by
9705 as collections and collectors' pieces of numismatic interest unless presented as collections or as separate pieces clearly intended for a particular collection.
Goods produced as a commercial undertaking to commemorate, celebrate, illustrate or depict an event or any other matter, whether or not production is limited in quantity or circulation, are not covered by
9705 as collections and collectors' pieces of historical or numismatic interest unless the goods themselves have subsequently attained that interest by reason of their age or rarity.
Additional Notes 1 and 2 operative 1/1/22.