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Classification of Goods and Services

(The First Schedule To The Customs Tariff Act, 1975)

Chapter 24


Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes; products, whether or not containing nicotine, intended for inhalation without combustion; other nicotine containing products intended for the intake of nicotine into the human body


1. This Chapter does not cover medicinal cigarettes (Chapter 30);

2. Any products classifiable in heading 2404 and any other heading of the Chapter are to be classified in heading 2404.

3. For the purposes of heading 2404, the expression “inhalation without combustion” means inhalation through heated delivery or other means, without combustion.

Sub-heading Note

For the purposes of sub-heading 2403 11, the expression “water pipe tobacco” means tobacco intended for smoking in a water pipe and which consists of a mixture of tobacco and glycerol, whether or not containing aromatic oils and extracts, molasses or sugar, and whether or not flavoured with fruit. However, tobacco-free products intended for smoking in a water pipe are excluded from this sub-heading.


For the purposes of this Chapter:

(1) "tobacco" means any form of tobacco, whether cured or uncured and whether manufactured or not, and includes the leaf, stalks and stems of the tobacco plant, but does not include any part of a tobacco plant while still attached to the earth.

(2) "cut-tobacco" means the prepared or processed cut-to-size tobacco which is generally blended or moisturised to a desired extent for use in the manufacture of machine - rolled cigarettes.

(3) "smoking mixtures for pipes and cigarettes" of sub-heading 2403 10 does not cover "Gudaku".