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Trade confidentiality
Confidential items – imports
HS code HS description Minimum suppression period(1)
0902.10.00.09  Tea, green; (not fermented), in immediate packings of a content not exceeding 3kg, other than in packages of 2kg net weight or more 12 months
0902.40.00.00  Tea, black; (fermented) and partly fermented tea, in immediate packings of a content exceeding 3kg 12 months
1703.10.00.11  Sugars; molasses, from sugar cane, unrefined, stock food 24 months 
2523.29.00.00  Cement; portland, other than white, whether or not artificially coloured 24 months
2701.11.00.00  Coal; anthracite, whether or not pulverised, but not agglomerated 24 months
2701.19.00.00  Coal; other than anthracite and bituminous, whether or not pulverised but not agglomerated 24 months
2708.10.00.00  Pitch; obtained from coal tar or from other mineral tars 24 months
2808.00.00.00  Nitric acid; sulphonitric acids 24 months
2815.12.00.00  Sodium hydroxide (caustic soda); in aqueous solution (soda lye or liquid soda) 12 months
2826.12.00.00  Fluoride; of aluminium 24 months
2835.31.00.00  Polyphosphates; sodium triphosphate (sodium tripolyphosphate) 3 months
2902.50.00.00  Cyclic hydrocarbons; styrene 3 months
2907.21.00.00  Polyphenols; resorcinol and its salts 12 months
2918.99.01.15  Acids; carboxylic acids, 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, and its salts and esters thereof 24 months
2933.61.00.00  Heterocyclic compounds; containing an unfused triazine ring (whether or not hydrogenated) in the structure, melamine 12 months
3402.11.00.00  Organic surface-active agents; anionic (other than soap), whether or not put up for retail sale 3 months
3601.00.00.00  Explosives; propellent powders 24 months
7208.40.90.09  Iron or non-alloy steel; (not in coils), flat-rolled, of a width 600mm or more, hot-rolled, with patterns in relief, of a width not more than 1.95m, of a thickness of 4.75mm or more but not exceeding 10mm 24 months
7208.40.90.11  Iron or non-alloy steel; (not in coils), flat-rolled, of a width 600mm or more, hot-rolled, with patterns in relief, of a width not more than 1.95m, of a thickness of 3mm or more but less than 4.75mm 24 months
7208.51.50.00  Iron or non-alloy steel; (not in coils), flat-rolled, of a width 600mm or more, hot-rolled, without patterns in relief, of a thickness exceeding 10mm, n.e.c. in item no. 7208.51.10.00, of a width exceeding 1.95m 24 months
7208.51.90.00  Iron or non-alloy steel; (not in coils), flat-rolled, of a width 600mm or more, hot-rolled, without patterns in relief, of a thickness exceeding 10mm, n.e.c. in item no. 7208.51.10.00, of a width 1.95m or less 24 months
7208.52.50.00  Iron or non-alloy steel; (not in coils), flat-rolled, of a width 600mm or more, hot-rolled, without patterns in relief, n.e.c. in item no. 7208.52.10.00, of a width exceeding 1.95m 24 months
7208.52.90.00  Iron or non-alloy steel; (not in coils), flat-rolled, of a width 600mm or more, hot-rolled, without patterns in relief, n.e.c. in item no. 7208.52.10.00, of a width of 1.95m or less 24 months
7208.53.90.00  Iron or non-alloy steel; (not in coils), flat-rolled, of a width 600mm or more, hot-rolled, without patterns in relief, of a thickness of 3mm or more but less than 4.75mm, n.e.c. in item no. 7208.53.10.00 24 months
7208.54.00.00  Iron or non-alloy steel; (not in coils), flat-rolled, of a width 600mm or more, hot-rolled, without patterns in relief, of a thickness of less than 3mm 24 months
7209.16.00.00  Iron or non-alloy steel; in coils, flat-rolled, width 600mm or more, cold-rolled, of a thickness exceeding 1mm but less than 3mm 24 months
7209.25.00.00  Iron or non-alloy steel; (not in coils), flat- rolled, width 600mm or more, cold-rolled, of a thickness of 3mm or more 24 months
7209.26.00.00  Iron or non-alloy steel; (not in coils), flat-rolled, width 600mm or more, cold-rolled, of a thickness exceeding 1mm but less than 3mm 24 months
7209.27.00.00  Iron or non-alloy steel; (not in coils), flat-rolled, width 600mm or more, cold-rolled, of a thickness of 0.5mm or more but not exceeding 1mm 24 months
7210.12.00.29  Iron or non-alloy steel; flat-rolled, width 600mm or more, plated or coated with tin, thickness of less than 0.5mm, (not worked, coiled, painted, lacquered or similarly coated) 24 months
7210.30.20.09  Iron or non-alloy steel; flat-rolled, (not coiled), width 600mm or more, exceeding 1.6mm but no more than 4.75mm in thickness, electrolytically plated or coated with zinc 24 months
7210.30.90.01  Iron or non-alloy steel; flat-rolled, (not worked), width 600mm or more, 1.6mm thick or less, electrolytically plated or coated with zinc, (not coiled), not further clad, plated or coated 24 months
7210.49.19.81  Iron or non-alloy steel; flat-rolled, width 600mm or more, not corrugated/worked; not coiled; plated or coated (not electrolytically) with under 50% zinc by weight, alloyed with aluminium, over 1.9mm but under 3.0mm thick; n.e.c in item 7210.49.11 24 months
7210.49.19.85  Iron or non-alloy steel; flat-rolled, 600mm or more wide, not corrugated/worked; not coiled; plated/coated (not electrolytically) with under 50% zinc by weight, alloyed with aluminium, at least 3.0mm but under 4.75mm thick; n.e.c in item 7210.49.11 24 months
7210.49.31.09  Iron or non-alloy steel; flat-rolled, width 600mm or more, not worked but coiled, (not further clad, plated, coated or corrugated), 1.6mm or less thick, plated with zinc (not electrolytically) 24 months
7210.49.31.45  Iron or non-alloy steel; flat-rolled, width 600mm or more, not corrugated or worked; coiled; plated/coated (not electrolytically) with under 50% zinc by weight, alloyed with aluminium, at least 0.4mm but under 0.5mm thick; not further clad/plated/coated 24 months
7210.49.31.47  Iron or non-alloy steel; flat-rolled, width 600mm or more, not corrugated or worked; coiled; plated/coated (not electrolytically) with under 50% zinc by weight, alloyed with aluminium, at least 0.5mm but under 0.7mm thick; not further clad/plated/coated 24 months
7210.49.31.49  Iron or non-alloy steel; flat-rolled, width 600mm or more, not corrugated or worked; coiled; plated/coated (not electrolytically) with under 50% zinc by weight, alloyed with aluminium, at least 0.7mm but under 1.0mm thick; not further clad/plated/coated 24 months
7210.49.31.51  Iron or non-alloy steel; flat-rolled, width 600mm or more, not corrugated or worked; coiled; plated/coated (not electrolytically) with under 50% zinc by weight, alloyed with aluminium, at least 1.0mm but under 1.6mm thick; not further clad/plated/coated 24 months
7210.49.31.57  Iron or non-alloy steel; flat-rolled, width 600mm or more, not corrugated or worked; coiled; plated or coated with zinc (not electrolytically), (painted, lacquered or similarly coated), at least 0.4mm but under 0.5mm thick 24 months
7210.49.39.09  Iron or non-alloy steel; flat-rolled, width 600mm or more, (not coiled, worked, corrugated or further clad, plated or coated), 1.6mm or less thick, plated or coated with zinc (not electrolytically) 24 months
7210.49.39.47  Iron or non-alloy steel; flat-rolled, width 600mm or more; not corrugated/worked/coiled; plated/coated (not electrolytically) with under 50% zinc by weight, alloyed with aluminium, at least 0.5mm but under 0.7mm thick; not further clad/plated/coated 24 months
7210.49.39.49  Iron or non-alloy steel; flat-rolled, width 600mm or more; not corrugated/worked/coiled; plated/coated (not electrolytically) with under 50% zinc by weight, alloyed with aluminium, at least 0.7mm but under 1.0mm thick; not further clad, plated or coated 24 months
7210.49.39.51  Iron or non-alloy steel; flat-rolled, width 600mm or more; not corrugated/worked/coiled; plated/coated (not electrolytically) with under 50% zinc by weight, alloyed with aluminium, at least 1.0mm but under 1.6mm thick; not further clad, plated or coated 24 months
7210.49.39.53  Iron or non-alloy steel; flat-rolled, width 600mm or more; not corrugated/worked/coiled; plated/coated (not electrolytically) with under 50% zinc by weight, alloyed with aluminium, at least 1.6mm but not over 1.9mm thick; not further clad/plated/coated 24 months
7210.70.11.09  Iron or non-alloy steel; flat-rolled, width 600mm or more, 1.6mm or less thick, coiled, (not worked), painted, varnished or coated with plastics 24 months
7210.90.11.09  Iron or non-alloy steel; flat-rolled, width 600mm or more, less than 3mm thick, coiled, (not worked), plated or coated with materials n.e.s. in heading no. 7210 24 months
7211.23.10.01  Iron or non-alloy steel; flat-rolled, cold-rolled, of a width 500mm or less, coiled, containing by weight less than 0.25% of carbon 24 months
7212.30.01.21  Iron or non-alloy steel; flat-rolled, plated or coated with zinc (not electrolytically), coiled, width not exceeding 500mm, (not worked), 1.9mm or less thick, not further clad, plated or coated 24 months
7212.30.01.27  Iron or non-alloy steel; flat-rolled, width not over 500mm, not worked but coiled, plated or coated (not electrolytically) with over 80% zinc by weight, alloyed with aluminium, at least 1.9mm but under 3.0mm thick, (not further clad, plated or coated) 24 months
7212.30.01.34  Iron or non-alloy steel; flat-rolled, width not over 500mm, not worked but coiled, plated or coated (not electrolytically) with under 50% zinc by weight, alloyed with aluminium, at least 0.4mm but under 0.5mm thick, (not further clad, plated or coated) 24 months
7212.30.01.35  Iron or non-alloy steel; flat-rolled, width not over 500mm, not worked but coiled, plated or coated (not electrolytically) with under 50% zinc by weight, alloyed with aluminium, at least 0.5mm but under 0.7mm thick, (not further clad, plated or coated) 24 months
7212.30.01.36  Iron or non-alloy steel; flat-rolled, width not over 500mm, not worked but coiled, plated or coated (not electrolytically) with under 50% zinc by weight, alloyed with aluminium, at least 0.7mm but under 1.0mm thick, (not further clad, plated or coated) 24 months
7212.30.01.37  Iron or non-alloy steel; flat-rolled, width not over 500mm, not worked but coiled, plated or coated (not electrolytically) with under 50% zinc by weight, alloyed with aluminium, at least 1.0mm but under 1.6mm thick, (not further clad, plated or coated) 24 months
7212.30.01.40  Iron or non-alloy steel; flat-rolled, width not over 500mm, not worked but coiled, plated or coated (not electrolytically) with under 50% zinc by weight, alloyed with aluminium, at least 1.9mm but under 3.0mm thick, (not further clad, plated or coated) 24 months
7212.30.01.85   Iron or non-alloy steel; flat-rolled, width not exceeding 500mm, not coiled, plated or coated with zinc (not electrolytically), of a thickness greater than or equal to 0.7mm and less than 1.0mm 24 months
7212.30.01.86   Iron or non-alloy steel; flat-rolled, width not exceeding 500mm, not coiled, plated or coated with zinc (not electrolytically), of a thickness greater than or equal to 1.0mm and less than 1.6mm 24 months
7212.40.09.09  Iron or non-alloy steel; flat-rolled, painted, varnished or coated with plastics, coiled, (not worked), width not exceeding 500mm, 1.6mm or less thick 24 months
7212.50.09.15  Iron or non-alloy steel; flat-rolled, plated or coated (excluding tin, zinc or plastic), width not exceeding 500mm, not worked but coiled, of a thickness greater than or equal to 0.5mm and less than 0.7mm 24 months
7212.50.09.17  Iron or non-alloy steel; flat-rolled, plated or coated (excluding tin, zinc or plastic), width not exceeding 500mm, not worked but coiled, of a thickness greater than or equal to 0.7mm and less than 1.0mm 24 months
7212.50.09.19  Iron or non-alloy steel; flat-rolled, plated or coated (excluding tin, zinc or plastic), width not exceeding 500mm, not worked but coiled, of a thickness greater than or equal to 1.0mm and less than 1.6mm 24 months
7212.50.18.01  Iron or non-alloy steel; flat-rolled, width over 500mm but less than 600mm, plated or coated (excluding tin, zinc or plastic), coiled 24 months
7214.20.90.01  Iron or non-alloy steel; bars and rods < 14mm diameter 24 months
7214.20.90.05  Iron or non-alloy steel; bars and rods 14mm < diameter < 42mm 24 months
7214.99.90.05  Iron or non-alloy steel; bars and rods, hot-(rolled/drawn/extruded), n.e.c. in heading no. 7214, containing by weight less than 0.25% of carbon, of circular cross-section measuring 42mm or more in diameter 24 months
7214.99.90.09  Iron or non-alloy steel; bars and rods, hot-(rolled/drawn/extruded), n.e.c. in heading no. 7214, containing by weight less than 0.25% of carbon, of cross-section n.e.c. in item no. 7214.91 or 7214.99 24 months
7214.99.90.15  Iron or non-alloy steel; bars and rods, hot-(rolled/drawn/extruded), n.e.c. in heading no. 7214, containing by weight 0.25% or more but less than 6% of carbon, of circular cross-section measuring 42mm or more in diameter 24 months
7215.90.00.29  Iron or non-alloy steel; bars and rods, n.e.s. in heading no. 7215 or chapter 72, of cross-section other than in the shape of flattened circles or modified rectangles, not welding 24 months
7216.32.00.09  Iron or non-alloy steel; I sections, hot-rolled, hot-drawn or extruded, of height 80mm or more, 40 kg/m or more 24 months
7217.10.00.30  Iron or non-alloy steel; wire, (not plated or coated), whether or not polished, containing by weight less than 0.25% of carbon, (excluding nail, spring or welding wire), 3.55mm or more, but less than 4.5mm in diameter 24 months
7217.10.00.31  Iron or non-alloy steel; wire, (not plated or coated), whether or not polished, containing by weight less than 0.25% of carbon, (excluding nail, spring or welding wire), 4.5mm or more, but less than 6mm in diameter 24 months
7217.10.00.32  Iron or non-alloy steel; wire, (not plated or coated), whether or not polished, containing by weight less than 0.25% of carbon, (excluding nail, spring or welding wire), 6mm or more, but less than 7.5mm in diameter 24 months
7217.10.00.33  Iron or non-alloy steel; wire, (not plated or coated), whether or not polished, containing by weight less than 0.25% of carbon, (excluding nail, spring or welding wire), 7.5mm or more, but less than 11.5mm in diameter 24 months
7217.10.00.86  Iron or non-alloy steel; wire, (not plated or coated), whether or not polished, containing by weight 0.6% or more of carbon, (excluding nail, spring or welding wire), 4.5mm or more in diameter 24 months
7217.20.10.16  Iron or non-alloy steel; wire, plated or coated with zinc, containing by weight less than 0.25% of carbon, (not fencing wire), 2.5mm or more but less than 3.55mm in diameter 24 months
7217.20.10.17  Iron or non-alloy steel; wire, plated or coated with zinc, containing by weight less than 0.25% of carbon, (not fencing wire), 3.55mm or more but less than 4.5mm in diameter 24 months
7217.20.10.35  Wire of iron or non-alloy steel, plated or coated with zinc 1.6-2.5mm diameter 24 months
7217.20.10.36  Wire of iron or non-alloy steel, plated or coated with zinc 2.5-3.55mm diameter 24 months
7217.20.10.37  Wire of iron or non-alloy steel, plated or coated with zinc 3.55-4.5mm diameter 24 months
7217.30.00.19  Iron or non-alloy steel; wire; plated or coated with base metals (other than zinc); 1.8mm or more in diameter 24 months
7219.21.00.00  Steel, stainless; flat-rolled, width 600mm or more, hot-rolled, (not in coils), of a thickness exceeding 10mm 24 months
7219.22.00.00  Steel, stainless; flat-rolled, width 600mm or more, hot-rolled, (not in coils), of a thickness of 4.75mm or more but not exceeding 10mm 24 months
7219.31.00.09  Steel, stainless; flat-rolled, width 600mm or more, cold-rolled, 4.75mm or more thick, not coiled 24 months
7219.32.00.09  Steel, stainless; flat-rolled, width 600mm or more, cold-rolled, 3mm or more but less than 4.75mm thick, not coiled 24 months
7220.20.00.09  Steel, stainless; flat-rolled, width less than 600mm, cold-rolled, coiled, less than 153mm in width 24 months
7225.40.19.10  Steel, alloy; flat-rolled, width 600mm or more, n.e.c. in heading no. 7225 (not high speed steel), not further worked than hot-rolled, thickness exceeding 4.75mm, not in coils 24 months
7225.40.19.19  Steel, alloy; flat-rolled, width 600mm or more, n.e.c. in heading no. 7225 (not high speed steel), not further worked than hot-rolled, thickness 4.75mm or less, not in coils 24 months
7306.30.19.37  Iron or non-alloy steel (excluding cast iron); tubes, pipes and hollow profiles (not seamless), n.e.c. in chapter 73, plated or coated with zinc, unscrewed, welded, of circular cross-section, of a nominal internal diameter of 229mm or more 24 months
7312.10.00.11  Iron or steel; cables, ropes and stranded wire, stress relieved strand (also known as pre-stressed or post-stressed), of a kind used in pre-stressed concrete work, without fittings 12 months
7314.31.00.01  Iron or steel wire; grill, netting and fencing, welded at the intersection, n.e.c. in item no. 7314.20, plated or coated with zinc, size 0-17.5 SWG 24 months
7314.39.00.09  Iron or steel wire; grill, netting and fencing, welded at the intersection, n.e.c. in item no. 7314.20, size exceeding 17.5 SWG, (other than plated or coated with zinc) 24 months
7326.20.19.09  Iron or steel wire; articles n.e.c. in item no. 7326.2 24 months
7606.12.09.21  Aluminium; plates, sheets and strip, rectangular or square, alloyed, (not worked), coiled, exceeding 0.4mm, but not exceeding 6mm in thickness, (not plastic laminated, not painted, lacquered or similarly coated) 12 months
7606.12.09.61  Aluminium; plates, sheets and strip, rectangular or square, alloyed, (not worked or coiled), exceeding 0.4mm, but not exceeding 6mm in thickness, (not plastic laminated, not painted, lacquered or similarly coated) 12 months
7905.00.00.00  Zinc; plates, sheets, strip and foil 12 months
8507.10.09.01  Electric accumulators; lead-acid, of a kind used for starting piston engines, for the passenger motor vehicles of heading no. 8703, DIN batteries 24 months
8507.10.09.12  Electric accumulators; lead acid, of a kind used for starting piston engines, for motor vehicles of heading no. 8703, (not DIN batteries), nominal dimensions of length 180-220mm, width 124-130mm, height 225-230mm 24 months
8507.10.09.15  Electric accumulators; lead-acid, of a kind used for starting piston engines, for the passenger motor vehicles of heading no. 8703, (not DIN batteries), nominal dimensions of length 230-240mm, width 125-135mm, height 205-230mm 24 months
8507.10.09.19  Electric accumulators; lead-acid, of a kind used for starting piston engines, for the passenger motor vehicles of heading no. 8703, (not DIN batteries), nominal dimensions of length 208-260mm, width 170-176mm, height 190-230mm 24 months
8507.10.09.29  Electric accumulators; lead-acid, of a kind used for starting piston engines, for the passenger motor vehicles of heading no. 8703, other kinds n.e.s. in item no. 8507.10.09 24 months
8507.10.09.31  Electric accumulators; lead-acid, of a kind used for starting piston engines, for motor cycles 3 months
8507.10.09.41  Electric accumulators; lead-acid, of a kind used for starting piston engines, other kinds n.e.s., with nominal dimensions not over 260mm in length, 176mm width, 230mm in height 24 months
8507.10.09.49  Electric accumulators; lead-acid, of a kind used for starting piston engines, other kinds n.e.s. in item no. 8507.10 24 months
9306.29.01.00  Ammunition; parts of shotgun cartridges, bullets and lead shot 24 months
9306.29.19.01  Ammunition; parts of shotgun cartridges, 12 bore cases 24 months
9306.29.19.19  Ammunition; parts of shotgun cartridges, cartridge wads 24 months
  1. For the 24-month option, the importer/exporter will be contacted after a minimum of 24 months have elapsed following intitial suppression, and annually thereafter, to see if they want to continue with the suppression. In practice this may result in data being confidential for much longer than 24 months.

Page updated 19 December 2019

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