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Classification of Goods and Services

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

Chapter 25


Salt; sulphur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement


1. Except where their context or Note 4 to this Chapter otherwise requires, the headings of this Chapter cover only products which are in the crude state or which have been washed (even with chemical substances eliminating the impurities without changing the structure of the product), crushed, ground, powdered, levigated, sifted, screened, concentrated by flotation, magnetic separation or other mechanical or physical processes (except crystallization), but not products that have been roasted, calcined, obtained by mixing or subjected to processing beyond that mentioned in each heading.

The products of this Chapter may contain an added anti-dusting agent, provided that such addition does not render the product particularly suitable for specific use rather than for general use.

2. This Chapter does not cover :

(a) sublimed sulphur, precipitated sulphur and colloidal sulphur (heading 2802);

(b) earth colours containing 70% or more by weight of combined iron evaluated as Fe2O3 (heading 2821);

(c) medicaments and other products of Chapter 30;

(d) perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (Chapter 33);

(e) dolomite ramming mix (heading 3816);

(f) setts, curbstones and flagstones (heading 6801); mosaic cubes or the like (heading 6802); roofing, facing or damp course slates (heading 6803);

(g) precious or semi-precious stones (heading 7102 or 7103);

(h) cultured crystals (other than optical elements) weighing not less than 2.5g each, of sodium chloride or of magnesium oxide, of heading 3824; optical elements of sodium chloride or of magnesium oxide (heading 9001);

(ij) billiard chalks (heading 9504); or

(k) writing or drawing chalks and tailors' chalks (heading 9609).

3. Any products classifiable in heading 2517 and any other heading of this Chapter are to be classified in heading 2517.

4. Heading 2530 applies, inter alia, to : vermiculite, perlite and chlorites, unexpanded; earth colours, whether or not calcined or mixed together; natural micaceous iron oxides; meerschaum (whether or not in polished pieces); amber; agglomerated meerschaum and agglomerated amber, in plates, rods, sticks or similar forms, not worked after moulding; jet; strontianite (whether or not calcined), other than strontium oxide; broken pieces of pottery, brick or concrete.


In heading 2523, "sagol" means cement obtained by heating limestone and burnt coal in a kiln; and "ashmoh" means cement obtained by fine grinding of paddy husk, ash and hydrated lime with an additive.