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Classification examples of imported goods


Japan Customs makes responses to inquiries on tariff classification of imported goods made by importers and other related parties. This page offers some of the examples by Chapter that are considered useful for other importers.

 

SECTION I LIVE ANIMALS; ANIMAL PRODUCTS(Chapter 1~Chapter 5)
SECTION II VEGETABLE PRODUCTS(Chapter 6~Chapter 14)
SECTION III ANIMAL OR VEGETABLE FATS AND OILS AND THEIR CLEAVAGE PRODUCTS; PREPARED EDIBLE FATS; ANIMAL OR VEGETABLE WAXES(Chapter 15)
SECTION IV PREPARED FOODSTUFFS; BEVERAGES, SPIRITS AND VINEGAR; TOBACCO AND MANUFACTURED TOBACCO SUBSTITUTES (Chapter16~Chapter 24)
SECTION V MINERAL PRODUCTS(Chapter 25~Chapter 27)
SECTION VI PRODUCTS OF THE CHEMICAL OR ALLIED INDUSTRIES(Chapter 28~Chapter 38)
SECTION VII PLASTICS AND ARTICLES THEREOF; RUBBER AND ARTICLES THEREOF(Chapter 39,Chapter 40)
SECTION VIII RAW HIDES AND SKINS, LEATHER, FURSKINS AND ARTICLES THEREOF; ADDLERY AND HARNESS; TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR CONTAINERS; ARTICLES OF ANIMAL GUT (OTHER THAN SILK-WORM GUT)(Chapter 41~Chapter 43)
SECTION IX WOOD AND ARTICLES OF WOOD; WOOD CHARCOAL; CORK AND ARTICLES OF CORK; MANUFACTURES OF STRAW, OF ESPARTO OR OF OTHER PLAITING MATERIALS; BASKETWARE AND WICKERWORK(Chapter 44~Chapter 46)
SECTION X PULP OF WOOD OR OF OTHER FIBROUS CELLULOSIC MATERIAL; RECOVERED (WASTE AND SCRAP) PAPER OR PAPERBOARD; PAPER AND PAPERBOARD AND ARTICLES THEREOF(Chapter 47~Chapter 49)
SECTION XI TEXTILES AND TEXTILE ARTICLES(Chapter 50~Chapter 63)
SECTION XII FOOTWEAR, HEADGEAR, UMBRELLAS, SUN UMBRELLAS, WALKING-STICKS, SEAT-STICKS, WHIPS, RIDING-CROPS AND PARTS THEREOF; PREPARED FEATHERS AND ARTICLES MADE THEREWITH; ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS; ARTICLES OF HUMAN HAIR(Chapter 64~Chapter 67)
SECTION XIII ARTICLES OF STONE, PLASTER, CEMENT, ASBESTOS, MICA OR SIMILAR MATERIALS; CERAMIC PRODUCTS; GLASS AND GLASSWARE(Chapter 68~Chapter 70)
SECTION XIV NATURAL OR CULTURED PEARLS, PRECIOUS OR SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES, PRECIOUS METALS, METALS CLAD WITH PRECIOUS METAL AND ARTICLES THEREOF; IMITATION JEWELLERY; COIN(Chapter 70)
SECTION XV BASE METALS AND ARTICLES OF BASE METAL(Chapter 72~Chapter 83)
SECTION XVI MACHINERY AND MECHANICAL APPLIANCES; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; PARTS THEREOF; SOUND RECORDERS AND REPRODUCERS, TELEVISION IMAGE AND SOUND RECORDERS AND REPRODUCERS, AND PARTS AND ACCESSORIES OF SUCH ARTICLES(Chapter 84,Chapter 85)
SECTION XVII VEHICLES, AIRCRAFT, VESSELS AND ASSOCIATED TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT (Chapter 86~Chapter 89)
SECTION XVIII OPTICAL, PHOTOGRAPHIC, CINEMATOGRAPHIC, MEASURING, CHECKING, PRECISION, MEDICAL OR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND APPARATUS; CLOCKS AND WATCHES; MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; PARTS AND ACCESSORIES THEREOF(Chapter 90~Chapter 92)
SECTION XIX ARMS AND AMMUNITION; PARTS AND ACCESSORIES THEREOF(Chapter 93)
SECTION XX MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES(Chapter 94~Chapter 96)
SECTION XXI WORKS OF ART, COLLECTORS' PIECES AND ANTIQUES(Chapter 97)

SECTION I LIVE ANIMALS; ANIMAL PRODUCTS
Chapter 1 Live animals
Chapter 2 Meat and edible meat offal
Heading 02.03 Meat of hybrid of wild boar and domestic pig
Chapter 3 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates.
Heading 03.04 Semi-dried herring
Heading 03.04 Frozen mince of horse mackerel
Heading 03.04 Frozen fish mince
Heading 03.05 Dried flavored Pollock
Heading 03.06 Seafood mix
Heading 03.06 Crab innards
Heading 03.07 Frozen squid
Chapter4 Dairy produce; birds' eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin,not elsewhere specified or included.
Heading 04.08 Boiled quail egg soaked in salt water
Chapter 5 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included.
SECTION II VEGETABLE PRODUCTS
Chapter 6 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage.
Chapter 7 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers.
Heading 07.10 Frozen red pepper (cut in squares)
Heading 07.10 Frozen lily bulb
Heading 07.14 Root and tuber with high starch or inulin content
Chapter 8 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons.
Heading 08.01 Dried coconuts
Heading 08.03 Dried banana
Chapter 9 Coffee, tea, mate and spices
Heading 09.10 Ginger provisionally preserved
Chapter10 Cereals
Heading 10.05 Maize (popcorn) 
Heading 10.06 Red rice (seeds of a plant of Oryza, Poaceae)
Chapter 11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten.
Heading 11.05 Potato flakes
Chapter 12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder.
Chapter 13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts.
Heading 13.02 Chlorella extract
Chapter 14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included.
Heading 14.01 Oboe tube cane
SECTION III SECTION ANIMAL OR VEGETABLE FATS AND OILS AND THEIR CLEAVAGE PRODUCTS; PREPARED EDIBLE FATS; ANIMAL OR VEGETABLE WAXES
Chapter 15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes.
Heading 15.04 Nutritional supplement
SECTION IV PREPARED FOODSTUFFS; BEVERAGES, SPIRITS AND VINEGAR; TOBACCO AND MANUFACTURED TOBACCO SUBSTITUTES
Chapter 16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates.
Heading 16.02 Beef curry
Heading 16.02 preparation for cooked rice (Kamameshi mix)
Heading 16.04 Pickled horse mackerel
Chapter 17 Sugars and sugar confectionery.
Heading 17.02 Coconut sugar
Heading 17.02 Mixture of sugars
Chapter 18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations.
Chapter 19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; pastrycooks' products
Heading 19.01 Preparation of flour (Imagawayaki mix)
Heading 19.01 Frozen pie base
Heading 19.02 Rice paper
Chapter 20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants
Heading 20.03 Preparation for seasoning rice (1)
Heading 20.03 Preparation for seasoning rice (2)
Heading 20.05 Fillings for soup
Heading 20.05 Chukadon mix
Chapter 21 Miscellaneous edible preparations.
Heading 21.03 Cooking wine
Heading 21.03 Powdered soy sauce
Heading 21.04 Preparation for broth
Heading 21.06 Prepared edible fat
Heading 21.06 Soy milk skin
Heading 21.06 Vegetable curry
Chapter 22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar.
Heading 22.08 Liqueur using apple wine
Heading 22.08 Wine vinegar (edible vinegar)
Chapter 23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal fodder.
Heading 23.09 Mixed animal feed
Chapter 24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes.
SECTION V MINERAL PRODUCTS
Chapter 25 Salt; sulphur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement.
Chapter 26 Ores, slag and ash.
Heading 26.20 Spent catalyst
Chapter 27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes.
Heading 27.10 Lubricant for chain (Aerosol can)
SECTION VI PRODUCTS OF THE CHEMICAL OR ALLIED INDUSTRIES
Chapter 28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes.
Chapter 29 Organic chemicals
Chapter 30 Pharmaceutical products
Chapter 31 Fertilisers
Heading 31.03 Tribasic calcium phosphate (feed additive)
Heading 31.03 Fertilizer
Chapter 32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; tannins and their derivatives; dyes, pigments and other colouring matter; paints and varnishes; putty and other mastics; inks.
Heading 32.06 Pigment for cosmetics
Chapter 33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations.
Chapter 34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modelling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster.
Heading 34.04 Medicated soap
Chapter 35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes.
Chapter 36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations.
Chapter 37 Photographic or cinematographic goods.
Chapter 38 Miscellaneous chemical products.
Heading 38.08 Collar for dogs (for flea removal)
Heading 38.14 Label remover spray
Heading 38.15 Iridium catalyst with carrier
Heading 38.15 Decomposition accelerator
Heading 38.21 Prepared culture media for microorganisms
Heading 38.22 Prepared reagent kit
Heading 38.24 Cleaning agent for carpets
Heading 38.24 Chemically prepared seawater components
Heading 38.24 Sand for urine treatment of cats
Heading 38.24 Magnesium sulfate fertilizer
SECTIONVII PLASTICS AND ARTICLES THEREOF; RUBBER AND ARTICLESTHEREOF
Chapter 39 Plastics and articles thereof.
Heading 39.05 Polyvinylpyrrolidone (Goods subject to the INN)
Heading 39.13 Chitosan obtained from chitin
Heading 39.13 Heparinoid
Heading 39.17 Plastic core(Tube for film winding)
Heading 39.21 PVC artificial leather-like long sheet
Heading 39.22 Modular bath
Heading 39.24 Rattan pot
Heading 39.24 Water drip bag for kitchen
Heading 39.26 Plastic flange
Heading 39.26 Polyester button blank
Heading 39.26 Teflon endless belt for copier
Heading 39.26 Symbol (emblem) for motor vehicle
Chapter 40 Rubber and articles thereof.
Heading 40.09 Rubber hose
SECTION VIII RAW HIDES AND SKINS, LEATHER, FURSKINS AND ARTICLES THEREOF; ADDLERY AND HARNESS; TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR CONTAINERS; ARTICLES OF ANIMAL GUT (OTHER THAN SILK-WORM GUT)
Chapter 41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather.
Heading 41.15 Imitation crocodile leather sheet
Chapter 42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silk-worm gut).
Heading 42.02 Windshield bag for motorcycle
Heading 42.02 Nylon bag for storage of duvet
Heading 42.02 Jewelry box with flock finish
Heading 42.02 Golf bag with foldable wheeled stand
Heading 42.02 Saddlebag for motorcycle
Heading 42.02 Pouch for mounting on bicycle
Heading 42.03 Leather belt bonded with polyurethane sheet
Chapter 43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof.
Heading 43.03 Coat with furskin
SECTION IX WOOD AND ARTICLES OF WOOD; WOOD CHARCOAL; CORK AND ARTICLES OF CORK; MANUFACTURES OF STRAW, OF ESPARTO OR OF OTHER PLAITING MATERIALS; BASKETWARE AND WICKERWORK
Chapter 44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal.
Heading 44.02 Charcoal for barbecue (agglomerated wood charcoal powder)
Heading 44.09 Moulded wood for decoration of the periphery of ceiling
Heading 44.12 Plywood imitating parquet panel
Heading 44.12 Packing material
Heading 44.19 Coaster
Heading 44.21 Board made of wood and plastic boards by bonding
Heading 44.21 Home ironing board (with wooden base material)
Chapter 45 Cork and articles of cork.
Chapter 46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork.
SECTION X PULP OF WOOD OR OF OTHER FIBROUS CELLULOSIC MATERIAL; RECOVERED (WASTE AND SCRAP) PAPER OR PAPERBOARD; PAPER AND PAPERBOARD AND ARTICLES THEREOF
Chapter47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; recovered (waste and scrap) paper or paperboard.
Chapter 48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard.
Heading 48.19 Paper sheet for milk carton
Chapter 49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans.
SECTION XI TEXTILES AND TEXTILE ARTICLES
Heading 49.05 A Globe
Heading 49.11 Coloring set
Chapter 50 Silk
Heading 50.07 Silk fabric cloth
Chapter 51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric.
Chapter 52 Cotton.
Chapter 53 Other vegetable textile fibres; paper yarn and woven fabrics of paper yarn.
Chapter 54 Man-made filaments; strip and the like of man-made textile materials.
Heading 54.04 Hollow filament (Monofilament of synthetic fiber)
Heading 54.07 Polyester long-fiber fabric (Coated with plastic)
Chapter 55 Man-made staple fibres.
Chapter 56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns; twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof.
Heading 56.08 Windbreak / anti-animal net
Chapter 57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings.
Heading 57.03 Floor mat for motor vehicle (rolled)
Heading 57.04 Floor mat for motor vehicle (rectangular)
Chapter 58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace; tapestries; trimmings; embroidery.
Chapter 59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use.
Chapter 60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics.
Heading 60.03 Raschel lace
Chapter 61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted.
Heading 61.16 Knitted gloves impregnated with vinyl chloride
Chapter 62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted.
Heading 62.01 Men’s reversible jacket
Heading 62.10 Track suit
Heading 62.17 Interlining cloth for tie
Chapter 63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags.
Heading 63.01 Cotton blanket
Heading 63.04 Tissue paper box cover representing an animal
Heading 63.07 Hanging hooks
Heading 63.07 Nonwoven fabric mask
SECTION XII FOOTWEAR, HEADGEAR, UMBRELLAS, SUN UMBRELLAS, WALKING-STICKS, SEAT-STICKS, WHIPS, RIDING-CROPS AND PARTS THEREOF; PREPARED FEATHERS AND ARTICLES MADE THEREWITH; ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS; ARTICLES OF HUMAN HAIR
Chapter 64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles.
Heading 64.03 Moccasin shoes with bead embroidery on upper
Heading 64.03 Unpaired shoe
Heading 64.03 Miniature shoes (with a function as footwear)
Heading 64.03 Golf shoes (spike shoes)
Heading 64.04 Casual boots
Heading 64.06 Upper of leather shoes
Chapter 65 Headgear and parts thereof.
Heading 65.05 Swimming cap
Chapter 66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking-sticks, seat-sticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof.
Chapter 67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair.
SECTION XIII ARTICLES OF STONE, PLASTER, CEMENT, ASBESTOS, MICA OR SIMILAR MATERIALS; CERAMIC PRODUCTS; GLASS AND GLASSWARE
Chapter 68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials.
Chapter 69 Ceramic products.
Chapter 70 Glass and glassware.
SECTION XIV NATURAL OR CULTURED PEARLS, PRECIOUS OR SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES, PRECIOUS METALS, METALS CLAD WITH PRECIOUS METAL AND ARTICLES THEREOF; IMITATION JEWELLERY; COIN
Chapter 71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coin.
Heading 71.03 Precious stone and semi-precious stone
Heading 71.03 Temporarily threaded agate
Heading 71.08 Gold bullion
Heading 71.13 Pendant made of gold bullion
Heading 71.17 Earrings
SECTION XV BASE METALS AND ARTICLES OF BASE METAL
Chapter 72 Iron and steel.
Chapter 73 Articles of iron or steel.
Chapter 74 Copper and articles thereof.
Chapter 75 Nickel and articles thereof.
Chapter 76 Aluminium and articles thereof.
Heading 76.10 Components for aluminum sash (1) (Set of components of the dimensions for widow frame)
Heading 76.10 Components for aluminum sash (2) (Those which are not cut to the dimensions for widow frame)
Chapter 77 (Reserved for possible future use in the Harmonized System)
Chapter 78 Lead and articles thereof.
Chapter 79 Zinc and articles thereof.
Chapter 80 Tin and articles thereof.
Chapter 81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof.
Chapter 82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal.
Chapter 83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal.
SECTION XVI MACHINERY AND MECHANICAL APPLIANCES; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; PARTS THEREOF; SOUND RECORDERS AND REPRODUCERS, TELEVISION IMAGE AND SOUND RECORDERS AND REPRODUCERS, AND PARTS AND ACCESSORIES OF SUCH ARTICLES
Chapter 84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof.
Heading 84.21 Pot-type water purifier
Heading 84.43 Facsimile machine (FAX)
Heading 84.43 Digital multifunction machine
Heading 84.79 Aluminum can crushing machine
Chapter 85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles.
Heading 85.05 Magnetic memo holder
SECTION XVII VEHICLES, AIRCRAFT, VESSELS AND ASSOCIATED TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT
Chapter 86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds.
Chapter 87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling-stock, and parts and accessories thereof.
Heading 87.08 Jet bag
Heading 87.16 Wooden flat trolley
Chapter 88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof.
Chapter 89 Ships, boats and floating structures.
SECTION XVIII OPTICAL, PHOTOGRAPHIC, CINEMATOGRAPHIC, MEASURING, CHECKING, PRECISION, MEDICAL OR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND APPARATUS; CLOCKS AND WATCHES; MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; PARTS AND ACCESSORIES THEREOF
Chapter 90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof.
Heading 90.04 3D goggles(FAX)
Heading 90.18 Suture thread with a needle
Chapter 91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof.
Heading 91.02 Set of watch parts before assembly
Chapter 92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles.
SECTION XIX ARMS AND AMMUNITION; PARTS AND ACCESSORIES THEREOF
Chapter 93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof.
SECTION XX MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES
Chapter 94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated signs, illuminated name-plates and the like; prefabricated buildings.
Heading 94.04 Bottom board supporting mattress of bed
Heading 94.04 Unfinished futon
Heading 94.04 Fabric mat filled with gel (for bedding)
Heading 94.06 Agricultural greenhouse
Chapter 95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof.
Heading 95.06 Snow-ski equipment
Heading 95.06 Uphaul line for sailboard
Heading 95.06 Golf club head (unfinished product)
Heading 95.06 Tennis training equipment
Chapter 96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles.
Heading 96.03 Tooth brushing set
Heading 96.03 Brush for vacuum cleaner attachment
Heading 96.03 Mop for dish washing
SECTION XXI WORKS OF ART, COLLECTORS' PIECES AND ANTIQUES
Chapter 97 Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques.