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What's the HS Code for "Guar Gum"?


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Harmonized Tariff Schedule (Guar Gum HS Code)

How does the tariff book describe the HS Code for "Guar Gum"?

Section II: Vegetable Products
Chapter 13: Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts
Vegetable saps and extracts; pectic substances, pectinates and pectates; agar-agar and other mucilages and thickeners, whether or not modified, derived from vegetable products:
Mucilages and thickeners, whether or not modified, derived from vegetable products:
Mucilages and thickeners, whether or not modified, derived from locust beans, locust bean seeds or guar seeds
Unit of Quantity:--
Rates of Duty
Column 2:Free

See 9903.88.15.

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Additional Tariffs and Duties

Special Provisions, including China and Russia import laws, Countervailing, and Antidumping

Depending on the country of origin, intended use, and other factors, an imported Guar Gum may require one or more other HS Codes in addition to 1302.32.00 and β€” correspondingly β€” a different duty rate.

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Tariff Legal Notes

Vegetable Products


  • 1. In this section the term "pellets" means products which have been agglomerated either directly by compression or by the addition of a binder in a proportion not exceeding 3 percent by weight.

Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts


  • 1. Heading 1302 applies, inter alia, to licorice extract and extract of pyrethrum, extract of hops, extract of aloes and opium.
    The heading does not apply to:
    • (a) Licorice extract containing more than 10 percent by weight of sucrose or put up as confectionery (heading 1704);
    • (b) Malt extract (heading 1901);
    • (c) Extracts of coffee, tea or matΓ© (heading 2101);
    • (d) Vegetable saps or extracts constituting alcoholic beverages (chapter 22);
    • (e) Camphor, glycyrrhizin or other products of heading 2914 or 2938;
    • (f) Concentrates of poppy straw containing not less than 50 percent by weight of alkaloids (heading 2939);
    • (g) Medicaments of heading 3003 or 3004 or blood-grouping reagents (heading 3822);
    • (h) Tanning or dyeing extracts (heading 3201 or 3203);
    • (ij) Essential oils, concretes, absolutes, resinoids, extracted oleoresins, aqueous distillates or aqueous solutions of essential oils or preparations based on odoriferous substances of a kind used for the manufacture of beverages (chapter 33); or
    • (k) Natural rubber, balata, gutta-percha, guayule, chicle or similar natural gums (heading 4001).

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