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Explanation of the Section

Sections are the largest classification units, composed of "Section 1 Live animals; animal products" to "Section 21 Works of art,collectors' pieces, and antiques".

Section Chapter Section Notes.
Section 1 01-05 Live animals ; animal products
Section 2 06-14 Vegetable products
Section 3 15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products;prepared
edible fats ; animal or vegetable waxes
Section 4 16-24 Prepared foodstuffs ; beverages,spirits and vinegar ; tobacco and manufactured
tobacco substitutes
Section 5 25-27 Mineral products
Section 6 28-38 Products of the chemical or allied industries
Section 7 39-40 Plastics and articles thereof ; rubber and articles thereof
Section 8 41-43 Raw hides and skins,leather,furskins and articles thereof ; saddlery and
harness ; travel goods,handbags and similar containers ; articles of animal
gut (other than silkworm gut)
Section 9 44-46 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
Section 10 47-49 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic materials ; waste and scrap
of paper or paperboard ; paper and paperboard and articles thereof
Section 11 50-63 Textiles and textile articles
Section 12 64-67 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
Section 13 68-70 Articles of stone,plaster,cement,asbestos,mica or similar materials ; ceramic
products ; glass and glassware
Section 14 71 Natural or cultured pearls,precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals,metals
clad with precious metal, and articles thereof ; imitation jewellery ;
Section 15 72-83 Base metals and articles of base metal
Section 16 84-85 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
Section 17 86-89 Vehicles,aircraft,vessels and associated transport equipment
Section 18 90-92 Optical,photographic,cinematographic,measuring,checking,precision,medical
or surgical instruments and apparatus ; clocks and watches ; musical instruments
; parts and accessories thereof
Section 19 93 Arms and ammunition ; parts and accessories thereof
Section 20 94-96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles
Section 21 97 Works of art,collectors' pieces,and antiques
Section 22 00 Commodities and transactions not classified according to kind