Notes to the CHAPTER 8




  • 1. This chapter does not cover inedible nuts or fruits.
  • 2. Chilled fruits and nuts are to be classified in the same headings as the corresponding fresh fruits and nuts.
  • 3. Dried fruit or dried nuts of this chapter may be partially rehydrated, or treated for the following purposes: provided that they retain the character of dried fruit or dried nuts.
    • (a) for additional preservation or stabilisation (for example, by moderate heat treatment, sulphuring, the addition of sorbic acid or potassium sorbate),
    • (b) to improve or maintain their appearance (for example, by the addition of vegetable oil or small quantities of glucose syrup),
  • 4. Heading 0812 applies to fruit and nuts which have been treated solely to ensure their provisional preservation during transport or storage prior to use (for example, by sulphur dioxide gas, in brine, in sulphur water or in other preservative solutions), provided they remain unsuitable for immediate consumption in that state.

Additional notes

  • 1. The content of various sugars expressed as sucrose (sugar content) of the products classified in this chapter corresponds to the figure indicated by a refractometer (used in accordance with the method prescribed in the Annex to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 974/2014) at a temperature of 20 °C and multiplied by the factor 0,95.
  • 2. For the purposes of subheadings 08119011, 08119031 and 08119085, "tropical fruit" means guavas, mangoes, mangosteens, papaws (papayas), tamarinds, cashew apples, lychees, jackfruit, sapodilla plums, passion fruit, carambola and pitahaya.
  • 3. For the purposes of subheadings 08119011, 08119031, 08119085, 08129070 and 08135031, "tropical nuts" means coconuts, cashew nuts, Brazil nuts, areca (or betel), cola and macadamia nuts.