Notes to the CHAPTER 17

SUGARS AND SUGAR CONFECTIONERY

 

Note

  • 1. This chapter does not cover:
    • (a) sugar confectionery containing cocoa (heading 1806);
    • (b) chemically pure sugars (other than sucrose, lactose, maltose, glucose and fructose) or other products of heading 2940; or
    • (c) medicaments or other products of Chapter 30.

Subheading notes

  • 1. For the purposes of subheadings 170112, 170113 and 170114, "raw sugar" means sugar whose content of sucrose by weight, in the dry state, corresponds to a polarimeter reading of less than 99,5°.
  • 2. Subheading 170113 covers only cane sugar obtained without centrifugation, whose content of sucrose by weight, in the dry state, corresponds to a polarimeter reading of 69° or more but less than 93°. The product contains only natural anhedral microcrystals, of irregular shape, not visible to the naked eye, which are surrounded by residues of molasses and other constituents of sugar cane.

Additional notes

  • 1. For the purposes of subheadings 17011210, 17011290, 17011310, 17011390, 17011410 and 17011490, "raw sugar" means sugar, not flavoured or coloured or containing any other added substances, containing, in the dry state, less than 99,5 % by weight of sucrose determined by the polarimetric method.
  • 2. The duty applicable to raw sugar of subheadings 17011210, 17011310 and 17011410 whose yield established according to part B(III) of Annex III to Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 671) differs from 92 % is fixed in the following manner: the relevant rate is multiplied by a correcting coefficient obtained by dividing the percentage yield established according to the above provisions by 92.
  • 3. For the purposes of subheading 17019910, "white sugar" means sugar, not flavoured or coloured or containing any other added substances, containing, in the dry state, 99,5 % or more by weight of sucrose, determined by the polarimetric method.
  • 4. For products of subheadings 17022010, 17026095 and 17029071, the sugar content (sucrose, fructose, glucose and maltose, where the fructose and glucose are expressed in sucrose equivalent) is to be determined by applying the high performance liquid chromatography method (the "HPLC method"), using the following formula: S + 0,95 x (F + G) + M where: "S" is the sucrose content determined by the HPLC method; "F" is the fructose content determined by the HPLC method; "G" is the glucose content determined by the HPLC method; "M" is the maltose content determined by the HPLC method. For products of subheadings 17026080, 17029080 and 17029095, the sucrose content, including other sugars expressed as sucrose, is to be determined by the refractometry method (expressed in degrees Brix in accordance with the Annex to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 974/2014). For products of subheadings 17026080 and 17029080, the conversion of the results into sucrose equivalent is to be obtained by multiplying the degrees Brix by the coefficient 0,95.
  • 5. For the purposes of subheadings 17023010, 17024010, 17026010 and 17029030, the term "isoglucose" means the product obtained from glucose or its polymers with a content by weight in the dry state of at least 10 % fructose. For products of those subheadings, the sucrose content, including other sugars expressed as sucrose, is to be determined by the refractometry method (expressed in degrees Brix in accordance with the Annex to Implementing Regulation (EU) No 974/2014).
  • 6. "Inulin syrup" means:
    • (a) for the purposes of subheading 17026080, the immediate product obtained by hydrolysis of inulin or oligofructoses, containing in the dry state more than 50 % fructose in free form or as sucrose;
    • (b) for the purposes of subheading 17029080, the immediate product obtained by hydrolysis of inulin or oligofructoses, containing in the dry state at least 10 % but not more than 50 % of fructose in free form or as sucrose.
  • The quantity of "fructose in free form or as sucrose" shall be determined using the formula F + 0,5 S/0,95 calculated on the dry matter, where "F" is the fructose content and "S" is the sucrose content, as determined by the High Performance Liquid Chromatography method.
  • 7. When imported in the form of an assortment, goods of subheading 170490 are subject to an agricultural component (EA) fixed according to the average content in milkfats, milk proteins, sucrose, isoglucose, glucose and starch of the assortment as a whole.
  • 8. Throughout the nomenclature, mixtures of sugar with small amounts of other substances are classified in Chapter 17, unless they have the character of a preparation classified elsewhere.