Notes to the CHAPTER 76

ALUMINIUM AND ARTICLES THEREOF

 

Note

  • 1. In this chapter, the following expressions have the meanings hereby assigned to them:
    • (a) Bars and rods: Rolled, extruded, drawn or forged products, not in coils, which have a uniform solid cross-section along their whole length in the shape of circles, ovals, rectangles (including squares), equilateral triangles or regular convex polygons (including "flattened circles" and "modified rectangles", of which two opposite sides are convex arcs, the other two sides being straight, of equal length and parallel). Products with a rectangular (including square), triangular or polygonal cross-section may have corners rounded along their whole length. The thickness of such products which have a rectangular (including "modified rectangular") cross-section exceeds one-tenth of the width. The expression also covers cast or sintered products, of the same forms and dimensions, which have been subsequently worked after production (otherwise than by simple trimming or descaling), provided that they have not thereby assumed the character of articles or products of other headings.
    • (b) Profiles: Rolled, extruded, drawn, forged or formed products, coiled or not, of a uniform cross-section along their whole length, which do not conform to any of the definitions of bars, rods, wire, plates, sheets, strip, foil, tubes or pipes. The expression also covers cast or sintered products, of the same forms, which have been subsequently worked after production (otherwise than by simple trimming or descaling), provided that they have not thereby assumed the character of articles or products of other headings.
    • (c) Wire: Rolled, extruded or drawn products, in coils, which have a uniform solid cross-section along their whole length in the shape of circles, ovals, rectangles (including squares), equilateral triangles or regular convex polygons (including "flattened circles" and "modified rectangles", of which two opposite sides are convex arcs, the other two sides being straight, of equal length and parallel). Products with a rectangular (including square), triangular or polygonal cross-section may have corners rounded along their whole length. The thickness of such products which have a rectangular (including "modified rectangular") cross-section exceeds one-tenth of the width.
    • (d) Plates, sheets, strip and foil: Flat-surfaced products (other than the unwrought products of heading 7601), coiled or not, of solid rectangular (other than square) cross-section with or without rounded corners (including "modified rectangles" of which two opposite sides are convex arcs, the other two sides being straight, of equal length and parallel) of a uniform thickness, which are: Headings 7606 and 7607 apply, inter alia, to plates, sheets, strip and foil with patterns (for example, grooves, ribs, chequers, tears, buttons, lozenges) and to such products which have been perforated, corrugated, polished or coated, provided that they do not thereby assume the character of articles or products of other headings.
      • - of rectangular (including square) shape with a thickness not exceeding one-tenth of the width,
      • - of a shape other than rectangular or square, of any size, provided that they do not assume the character of articles or products of other headings.
    • (e) Tubes and pipes: Hollow products, coiled or not, which have a uniform cross-section with only one enclosed void along their whole length in the shape of circles, ovals, rectangles (including squares), equilateral triangles or regular convex polygons, and which have a uniform wall thickness. Products with a rectangular (including square), equilateral triangular or regular convex polygonal cross-section, which may have corners rounded along their whole length, are also to be considered as tubes and pipes provided the inner and outer cross-sections are concentric and have the same form and orientation. Tubes and pipes of the foregoing cross-sections may be polished, coated, bent, threaded, drilled, waisted, expanded, cone-shaped or fitted with flanges, collars or rings.

Subheading notes

  • 1. In this chapter, the following expressions have the meanings hereby assigned to them:
    • (a) Aluminium, not alloyed: Metal containing by weight at least 99 % of aluminium, provided that the content by weight of any other element does not exceed the limit specified in the following table:
    • ElementLimiting content % by weight
      Fe + Si (iron plus silicon)1
      Other elements, each0,1
    • (b) Aluminium alloys: Metallic substances in which aluminium predominates by weight over each of the other elements, provided that:
      • (1) the content by weight of at least one of the other elements or of iron plus silicon taken together is greater than the limit specified in the foregoing table; or
      • (2) the total content by weight of such other elements exceeds 1 %.
  • 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter note 1(c), for the purposes of subheading 761691 the term "wire" applies only to products, whether or not in coils, of any cross-sectional shape, of which no cross-sectional dimension exceeds 6 mm.

Additional note

  • 1. For the purposes of subheading 76012020, the following terms shall have the meanings hereby assigned to them:
    • - "slabs": unwrought products which have a uniform solid cross-section along their whole length in the shape of a rectangle or other polygon, of a width exceeding 800 mm, of a thickness exceeding 280 mm and of a length always superior to the width and to the thickness. These products are intended for being rolled;
    • - "billets": unwrought products which have a uniform solid cross-section along their whole length in the shape of a circle (including a "flattened circle"), of a diameter exceeding 125 mm. These products are intended for being extruded.
  • 2. For the purposes of subheadings 76061211 and 76061219, the following terms shall have the meaning hereby assigned to them:
    • - "beverage can body stock": sheets or strips in coils, rolled, having manganese as the predominant alloy element and having a minimum tensile strength of 262 MPa. The sheets or strips have a uniform solid cross-section along their whole length, are of a width of 300 mm or more but not more than 2 000 mm, of a thickness exceeding 0,2 mm but not exceeding 0,4 mm, and of a length always superior to the width and to the thickness. Beverage can body stock is prelubricated, with a bright surface;
    • - "beverage can end stock and tab stock": sheets or strips in coils, having magnesium as the predominant alloy element and having a minimum tensile strength of 345 MPa. The sheets or strips have a uniform solid cross-section along their whole length, are of a width of 30 mm or more but not more than 2 000 mm, of a thickness exceeding 0,2 mm but not exceeding 0,35 mm, and of a length always superior to the width and to the thickness. Beverage can end stock is varnished on both sides. Beverage can tab stock is degreased and oiled.
  • These products are to be used for the fabrication of rigid beverage cans, including ends (lids) and tabs.