chapter 58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace; tapestries; trimmings; embroidery


1.- This Chapter does not apply to textile fabrics referred to in Note 1 to Chapter 59, impregnated, coated, covered or laminated, or to other goods of Chapter 59.

2.- Heading 58.01 also includes woven weft pile fabrics which have not yet had the floats cut, at which stage they have no pile standing up.

3.- For the purposes of heading 58.03, “gauze” means a fabric with a warp composed wholly or in part of standing or ground threads and crossing or doup threads which cross the standing or ground threads making a half turn, a complete turn or more to form loops through which weft threads pass.

4.- Heading 58.04 does not apply to knotted net fabrics of twine, cordage or rope, of heading 56.08.

5.- For the purposes of heading 58.06, the expression “narrow woven fabrics” means:

(a) Woven fabrics of a width not exceeding 30cm, whether woven as such or cut from wider pieces, provided with selvedges (woven, gummed or otherwise made) on both edges;

(b) Tubular woven fabrics of a flattened width not exceeding 30cm; and

(c) Bias binding with folded edges, of a width when unfolded not exceeding 30cm.

Narrow woven fabrics with woven fringes are to be classified in heading 58.08.

6.- In heading 58.10, the expression “embroidery” means, inter alia, embroidery with metal or glass thread on a visible ground of textile fabric, and sewn appliqué work of sequins, beads or ornamental motifs of textile or other materials. The heading does not apply to needlework tapestry (heading 58.05).

7.- In addition to the products of heading 58.09, this Chapter also includes articles made of metal thread and of a kind used in apparel, as furnishing fabrics or for similar purposes.

Additional Note.

1.- In this Chapter, the word “silk” includes noil silk and other silk waste.