What are the Definitions of “parts of general use”?
According to Explanatory Note Section XV note 2, “parts of general use” defined as below.
2.Throughout the Nomenclature, the expression “parts of general use” means：
（a） Articles of heading 73.07,73.12,73.15,73.17 or 73.18 and similar articles of other
（b） Springs and leaves for springs、of base metal、other than clock or watch springs（heading 91.14）; and
（c） Articles of headings 83.01、83.02、83.08、83.10 and frames and mirrors、of base metal、of heading 83.06。
In Chapters 73 to 76 and 78 to 82 (but not in heading 73.15) references to parts of goods
do not include references to parts of general use as defined above.
Subject to the preceding paragraph and to Note 1 to Chapter 83, the articles of Chapter
82 or 83 are excluded from Chapters 72 to 76 and 78 to 81.
In this definition, many HS codes are scattered throughout the definition.
Hence still unclear what “parts of general use” mean.
Below are an image list of “parts of general use” for each HS code defined in Explanatory Note Section XV note 2.
HS7307: Tube or pipe fittings
(for example, couplings, elbows, sleeves), of iron or steel:
HS7312: Stranded wire, ropes,
cables, plaited bands, slings and the like, of iron or steel, not electrically insulated:
HS7315: Chain and parts thereof, of iron or steel:
HS7317: Nails, tacks, drawing pins, corrugated nails, staples
HS7318: Screws, bolts, nuts, coach screws,
screw hooks, rivets, cotters, cotter pins, washers (including spring washers) and similar articles, of iron or steel
HS: 7318.21: Spring washers and other lock washers
HS8301: Padlocks and locks
HS8302:Base metal mountings, fittings and similar articles
suitable for furniture, doors, staircases, windows, blinds, coachwork, saddlery, trunks, chests, caskets or the like; base metal hat racks, hat-pegs, brackets and similar fixtures; castors with mountings of base metal; automatic door closers of base metal; and base metal parts thereof:
HS8308: Clasps, frames with clasps,
buckles, buckle-clasps, hooks, eyes, eyelets and the like, of base metal, of a kind used for clothing or clothing accessories, footwear, jewelry, wrist watches, books, awnings, leather goods, travel goods or saddlery or for other made up articles; tubular or bifurcated rivets, of base metal; beads and spangles, of base metal:
HS8310: Sign plates, name plates,
address plates and similar plates, numbers, letters and other symbols, and parts thereof, of base metal, excluding those of heading 9405
HS:8306 Bells, gongs and the like,
nonelectric, of base metal; statuettes and other ornaments, of base metal; photograph, picture or similar frames, of base metal; mirrors of base metal; and base metal parts thereof:
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