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SECTION XIV

NATURAL OR CULTURED PEARLS, PRECIOUS OR SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES, PRECIOUS METALS, METALS CLAD WITH PRECIOUS METAL, AND ARTICLES THEREOF; IMITATION JEWELLERY; COIN

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NATURAL OR CULTURED PEARLS, PRECIOUS OR SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES, PRECIOUS METALS, METALS CLAD WITH PRECIOUS METAL, AND ARTICLES THEREOF; IMITATION JEWELLERY; COIN

I. NATURAL OR CULTURED PEARLS AND PRECIOUS OR SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES

7101

Pearls, natural or cultured, whether or not worked or graded but not strung, mounted or set; pearls, natural or cultured, temporarily strung for convenience of transport

7101

10 00

Natural pearls

 

See the HS Explanatory Notes to heading No 7101, first four paragraphs.

7101

21 00

Cultured pearls

and

7101

22 00

See the HS Explanatory Notes to heading No 7101, fifth paragraph.

7101

21 00

Unworked

 

See the HS Explanatory Notes to heading No 7101, sixth paragraph.

7101

22 00

Worked

 

See the HS Explanatory Notes to heading No 7101, sixth paragraph.

7102

Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set

7102

10 00

Unsorted

 

See the HS Explanatory Notes to subheading 7102 10.

7102

21 00

Industrial

and

7102

29 00

See the HS Explanatory Notes to subheadings 7102 21 and 7102 29.

7102

21 00

Unworked or simply sawn, cleaved or bruted

 

See the HS Explanatory Notes to subheadings 7102 21 and 7102 29, third paragraph.

Bruting is the process of grinding the blank against another diamond to reduce it to the required size.

7102

31 00

Non-industrial

and

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7103

7103

7103

and

7103

7103

7104

7104

7104

7104

31 00

Unworked or simply sawn, cleaved or bruted

See the HS Explanatory Notes to subheadings 7102 21 and 7102 29, third paragraph.

Bruting is the process of grinding the blank against another diamond to reduce it to the required size.

Precious stones (other than diamonds) and semi-precious stones, whether or not worked or graded but not strung, mounted or set; ungraded precious stones (other than diamonds) and semi-precious stones, temporarily strung for convenience of transport

10 00

Unworked or simply sawn or roughly shaped

See the HS Explanatory Notes to subheading 7103 10.

This subheading does not include stones prepared as doublets or triplets (subheading 7103 91 00 or 7103 99 00).

91 00

Otherwise worked

99 00

See the HS Explanatory Notes to subheadings 7103 91 and 7103 99.

Stones prepared as doublets or triplets are to be taken to mean stones obtained by superimposing one stone (upper part of the doublet or triplet) and either one or two other stones (generally of lesser quality) on another substance (reconstituted stones or glass, for example).

As regards stones which are not considered as otherwise worked for the purposes of these subheadings, and also stones which, even if not set or mounted, fall within chapter 90 or 91, see the HS Explanatory Notes to heading No 7103, third and fifth paragraphs.

Rough stones (commonly called ‘blanks’) fall within subheading 7103 10 00.

91 00

Rubies, sapphires and emeralds

Rubies are a type of corundum whose red colour is due to traces of chromium salts.

The sapphire is also a type of corundum whose dark blue colour is due to the presence of traces of cobalt salts.

The emerald is a type of beryl. It is generally found in the form of a prism and derives its green colour from traces of chromium oxide. Slightly harder than quartz but less so than corundum and diamond, the emerald owes its high value to its colour and transparency. It is most frequently cut into rectangles or squares.

Synthetic or reconstructed precious or semi-precious stones, whether or not worked or graded but not strung, mounted or set; ungraded synthetic or reconstructed precious or semi-precious stones, temporarily strung for convenience of transport

10 00

Piezo-electric quartz

See the HS Explanatory Notes to subheading 7104 10.

This subheading does not include:

(a)

piezo-electric crystals manufactured from chemical compounds such as Seignette or Rochelle salt (double tartrate of potassium and sodium tetrahydrate), barium titanate, ammonium orthomonophosphate, or rubidium orthomonophos- phate (subheading 3824 90 95);

(b)

piezo-electric crystals manufactured from natural stones (e.g., quartz, tourmaline) (heading No 7103);

(c)

piezo-electric crystals manufactured from synthetic stones other than quartz (subheading 7104 20 00 or 7104 90 00);

(d)

mounted piezo-electric crystals (subheading 8541 60 00).

20 00

Other, unworked or simply sawn or roughly shaped

The Explanatory Notes to subheading 7103 10 00 apply, mutatis mutandis.

90 00

Other

The third paragraph of the HS Explanatory Notes to subheadings 7102 31 and 7102 39 apply, mutatis mutandis.

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7105

Dust and powder of natural or synthetic precious or semi-precious stones

7105

10 00

Of diamonds

 

See the HS Explanatory Notes to heading No 7105, second, third and fourth paragraphs.

7105

90 00

Other

 

This subheading includes dust and powder derived from precious stones of the garnet type.

II. PRECIOUS METALS AND METALS CLAD WITH PRECIOUS METAL

7106

Silver (including silver plated with gold or platinum), unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form

7106

10 00

Powder

 

For the definition of the term ‘powder’, see Subheading Note 1 to this chapter.

Powdery products which do not correspond to the grain size laid down in the Subheading Note 1 to this chapter are regarded as granules of subheading 7106 91 10 or 7106 91 90.

Waste from the working of silver or its alloys, fit only for the recovery of the metal or for use in the manufacture of chemicals, such as filings, sweepings and dust, is not regarded as powder. This waste is classified within heading No 7112.

However, filings which have been separated from foreign matter and made homogeneous in grain size (e.g., by sieving) are regarded as powder of this subheading, provided they meet the abovementioned requirements.

7106

91 10

Unwrought

and

7106

91 90

These subheadings include the products described in the HS Explanatory Notes to heading No 7106, fourth paragraph, (II).

 

Bars which for the purposes of marketing have a smooth surface and a hallmark remain classified in these subheadings.

Grains of silver and its alloys are classified in these subheadings provided they do not meet the requirements of Subheading Note 1 to this chapter.

These subheadings exclude bars obtained by drawing or rolling (subheading 7106 92 20 or 7106 92 80).

7108

Gold (including gold plated with platinum), unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form

7108

11 00

Powder

 

The Explanatory Notes to subheading 7106 10 00 apply, mutatis mutandis.

7108

12 00

Other unwrought forms

 

The Explanatory Notes to subheadings 7106 91 10 and 7106 91 90 apply, mutatis mutandis.

7108

20 00

Monetary

 

See the HS Explanatory Notes to subheading 7108 20.

7110

Platinum, unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form

For the purposes of classifying alloys in the subheadings of this heading see Subheading Note 3 to this chapter.

7110

11 00

Platinum

to

7110

19 80

For the definition of the term ‘platinum’ in the context of these subheadings, see Subheading Note 2 to this chapter.

7110

11 00

Unwrought or in powder form

The Explanatory Notes to subheadings 7106 10 00 and 7106 91 10 and 7106 91 90 apply, mutatis mutandis.

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21 00
Unwrought or in powder form
The Explanatory Notes to subheadings 7106 10 00 and 7106 91 10 and 7106 91 90 apply, mutatis mutandis.
7110
31 00
Unwrought or in powder form
The Explanatory Notes to subheadings 7106 10 00 and 7106 91 10 and 7106 91 90 apply, mutatis mutandis.
7110
41 00
Unwrought or in powder form
The Explanatory Notes to subheadings 7106 10 00 and 7106 91 10 and 7106 91 90 apply, mutatis mutandis.
7112
Waste and scrap of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal; other waste and scrap contain-
ing precious metal or precious metal compounds, of a kind used principally for the recovery of pre-
cious metal
Waste and residues of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal which have been melted down and cast into
ingots, blocks or similar forms are classified as unwrought metal and not within this heading.
III. JEWELLERY, GOLDSMITHS’ AND SILVERSMITHS’ WARES AND OTHER ARTICLES
7113
Articles of jewellery and parts thereof, of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal
See Notes 2 (a) and 9 to this chapter.
7114
Articles of goldsmiths’ or silversmiths’ wares and parts thereof, of precious metal or of metal clad
with precious metal
See Notes 2 (a) and 10 to this chapter.
7116
Articles of natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones (natural, synthetic or recon-
structed)
See Note 2 (b) to this chapter.
7117
Imitation jewellery
See Note 11 to this chapter.
7117
11 00
Of base metal, whether or not plated with precious metal
to
7117
19 99
These subheadings include:

1. chain of base metal, cut into lengths each of which is suitable for finishing into a single piece of imitation or costume jewellery by, e.g., attaching fasteners. Such lengths will not normally exceed two metres;

2. ornamental motifs of base metal, covered by the HS Explanatory Notes to heading No 7117, second paragraph, (b), examples of which are given below:

metal, covered by the HS Explanatory Notes to heading No 7117, second paragraph, (b), examples of
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7118

Coin

7118

10 10

Coin (other than gold coin), not being legal tender

and

7118

10 90

These subheadings include:

1. coin which was legal tender but has been withdrawn from circulation;

2. coin which is struck in one country to be put into circulation by the relevant authorities in another country; at the time of crossing the frontier, such coin does not yet count as legal tender.