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U.S. Import and Export Data Explosives HS Chapter 36

Overview

IMPORTS

2008 2019

Top Origin Country

Cn
China

Top Destination State

Tx
Texas

EXPORTS

2008 2019

Top Destination Country

Mx
Mexico

Top Origin State

Tx
Texas

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Import Export Rankings (2021)

U.S. Import Rank (amongst 2 digit HS Codes) 88th (of 98)
U.S. Export Rank (amongst 2 digit HS Codes) 79th
Top Importing States Texas ($212,592,310), Missouri ($61,631,528), California ($55,440,137), and Arizona ($50,129,333)
Top Exporting States Texas ($202,209,421), Utah ($178,516,593), California ($61,182,685), and Arizona ($52,620,261)
Top Countries Importing from the U.S. Canada ($168,680,718), Mexico ($107,929,023), China ($49,638,732), and Afghanistan ($36,089,179)
Top Countries Exporting to the U.S. China ($333,367,101), Mexico ($110,165,087), Germany ($105,164,506), and Canada ($84,398,641)
CHAPTER 36
EXPLOSIVES; PYROTECHNIC PRODUCTS; MATCHES;
PYROPHORIC ALLOYS; CERTAIN COMBUSTIBLE PREPARATIONS
VI
36-1
Notes
  • 1. This chapter does not cover separate chemically defined compounds other than those described in note 2(a) or (b) below.
  • 2. The expression "articles of combustible materials" in heading 3606 applies only to:
    • (a) Metaldehyde, hexamethylenetetramine and similar substances, put up in forms (for example, tablets, sticks or similar forms) for use as fuels; fuels with a basis of alcohol, and similar prepared fuels, in solid or semi-solid form;
    • (b) Liquid or liquefied-gas fuels in containers of a kind used for filling or refilling cigarette or similar lighters, and of a capacity not exceeding 300 cm 3; and
    • (c) Resin torches, firelighters and the like.
Additional U.S. Note
  • 1. The importation of white phosphorus matches is prohibited.

U.S. Tariff Rates

Heading/
Subheading
Article
Description
Unit of
Quantity
General Special
3601.00.00.00 Propellant powders kg 6.5% Free (A, AU, BH, CA, CL, CO, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, MX, OM, P, PA, PE, SG)
3602.00.00 Prepared explosives, other than propellant powders Free
3602.00.00.30 Dynamite and other high explosives, put up in cartridges, sticks or other forms, suitable for blasting kg
3602.00.00.60 Other kg
3603.00 Safety fuses; detonating fuses; percussion or detonating caps; igniters; electric detonators:
3603.00.30.00 Safety fuses or detonating fuses thousand,m 3% Free (A, AU, BH, CA, CL, CO, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, MX, OM, P, PA, PE, SG)
3603.00.60.00 Percussion caps thousands 4.2% Free (A, AU, BH, CA, CL, CO, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, MX, OM, P, PA, PE, SG)
3603.00.90.00 Detonating caps, igniters or electric detonators No. 0.2% Free (A, AU, BH, CA, CL, CO, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, MX, OM, P, PA, PE, SG)
3604 Fireworks, signaling flares, rain rockets, fog signals and other pyrotechnic articles:
3604.10 Fireworks:
3604.10.10.00 Display or special fireworks (Class 1.3G) kg 2.4% Free (A, AU, BH, CA, CL, CO, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, MX, OM, P, PA, PE, SG)
3604.10.90 Other (including Class 1.4G) 5.3% Free (A, AU, BH, CA, CL, CO, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, MX, OM, P, PA, PE, SG)
3604.10.90.10 Class 1.4G (Class C) kg
3604.10.90.50 Other kg
3604.90.00.00 Other kg 6.5% Free (A, AU, BH, CA, CL, CO, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, MX, OM, P, PA, PE, SG)
3605.00.00 Matches, other than pyrotechnic articles of heading 3604 Free
3605.00.00.30 Matches with natural wood stems Gr. containers
3605.00.00.60 Other Gr. containers
3606 Ferrocerium and other pyrophoric alloys in all forms; articles of combustible materials as specified in note 2 to this chapter:
3606.10.00.00 Liquid or liquefied-gas fuels in containers of a kind used for filling or refilling cigarette or similar lighters and of a capacity not exceeding 300 cm3 No. Free
3606.90 Other:
3606.90.30.00 Ferrocerium and other pyrophoric alloys kg 5.9% Free (A+, AU, BH, CA, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, MX, OM, P, PA, PE, SG)
3606.90.40.00 Metaldehyde kg Free
3606.90.80.00 Other kg 5% Free (A, AU, BH, CA, CL, CO, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, MX, OM, P, PA, PE, SG)

Ruling

Date Ruling
Category
Tariff No
Ruling Reference Related
04/04/2016 NY N271076
Classification
3606.90.8000
The tariff classification of a synthetic UF resin torch from Costa Rica.
03/02/2016 NY N272913
Classification
3601.00.0000
The tariff classification of smokeless propellant powder from Switzerland.
01/29/2015 NY N261198
Classification
3602.00.0030
REThe tariff classification of Autostem™ and Booster Cartridges from South Africa. Correction to Ruling Number N260520 N260520
01/26/2015 NY N260520
Classification
3602.00.0030
The tariff classification of Autostem™ and Booster Cartridges from South Africa
09/21/2012 NY N232824
Classification
3606.90.3000
The tariff classification of a Magnesium Fire Starter (SKU 66560) kit from China.
03/09/2011 NY N149875
Classification
3606.90.8000
The tariff classification of Gel Fuel from China.
12/13/2010 NY N136375
Classification
3606.90.8000
The tariff classification of a kerosene and peat based firelighter from Ireland.
11/01/2010 NY N126557
Classification
3604.90.0000
The tariff classification of smoke cartridge magazine from Germany.
09/23/2010 NY N120429
Classification
3005.10.5000
3406.00.0000
3605.00.0030
3606.90.3000
3808.99.9500
3919.90.5060
4014.10.0000
4911.99.8000
5508.10.0000
5601.21.0090
7310.29.0050
7312.90.0000
7319.90.1000
7326.90.8588
The tariff classification of a Military Survival Tin and a Combat Survival Tin from the United Kingdom
09/07/2010 NY N117039
Classification
3604.90.0000
The tariff classification of Mystical Fire flame colorant packets from Canada.
07/23/2010 NY N114744
Classification
3604.90.0000
The tariff classification of black snake and glow worm Class 1.4G fireworks from China.
02/23/2010 NY N093108
Classification
3603.00.3000
The tariff classification of explosive based detonating cords from various countries.
10/05/2009 NY N074396
Classification
3604.90.0000
The tariff classification of "Party Popper" pyrotechnic noise makers from China.
12/30/2008 NY N047736
Classification
3601.00.0000
The tariff classification for ammonium perchlorate based propelling sticks from the United States.
12/19/2008 NY N045418
Classification
3601.00.0000
The tariff classification for ammonium perchlorate based propelling sticks from the United States and Kazakhstan.
10/23/2008 NY N041571
Classification
3606.90.8000
The tariff classification of a firestarter 10 pack from China.
07/01/2008 NY N030307
Classification
3606.90.8000
The tariff classification of a liquid firestarter from China.
06/18/2008 NY N028619
Classification
3603.00.9000
The tariff classification of electric micro gas generators from France, the United States, Mexico and Romania.
06/06/2008 NY N027958
Classification
3606.90.3000
The tariff classification of a flint lighter set from China.
06/29/2007 NY N013051
Classification
3604.90.0000
Tariff classification of pyrotechnic toy ring caps for toy pistols from China.
06/06/2007 NY N010865
Classification
3606.90.8000
The tariff classification of a solid fuel handwarmer with a charcoal fuel stick from China.
04/09/2007 NY N008721
Classification
3005.10.5000
3402.12.1000
3004.90.9145
8513.10.2000
3926.90.9925
8205.40.0000
8413.20.0000
8536.10.0040
5609.00.4000
4911.99.8000
3605.00.0030
3406.00.0000
The tariff classification of a Large Road Hazard Kit 950678
01/23/2006 NY L89844
Classification
3604.90.0000
The tariff classification of a novelty pyrotechnic device from China.
09/02/2005 NY L86933
Classification
3606.90.8000
The tariff classification of Securiflame Fire-Starter Packets from France.
09/01/2005 NY L85961
Classification
3603.00.3000
Classification of Lightning Thermo Tube explosive based shock tubing from Brazil.
06/07/2005 NY L85222
Classification
3606.90.8000
2905.39.9000
Classification of gelled and liquid chafing fuels from United Arab Emirates.
03/25/2005 NY L83402
Classification
3604.90.0000
Classification of "75 Count Snaps" pyrotechnic noise makers from China.
03/25/2005 NY L83403
Classification
3604.90.0000
Classification of "Party Popper Bag" pyrotechnic noise makers from China.
03/25/2005 NY L83404
Classification
3604.90.0000
Classification of "Phantom Fun Bag" pyrotechnic noise makers from China.
03/25/2005 NY L83406
Classification
3604.10.9010
Classification of "Smoke Ball Bag" pyrotechnic smoke makers from China.

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