Guidance

Steel stud (Tariff notice 30)

A self-clinching stud made of steel.

A new regulation was published on 26 June 2019.

This is not considered a change in UK practice.

New regulation

A self-clinching stud made of steel. It has a threaded shank and a round, flat and smooth head with underlying knurling.

It can have different dimensions.

The article is designed to be mounted on low-thickness metal sheets by means of a hydraulic or pneumatic press.

The head stays exactly on the level of the sheet while the threaded part remains perpendicular to the sheet.

Consequently, it creates a male thread, which enables the sheet to be joined by means of an additional nut to another element which can be detached by screwing in a reversible way.

Classification (Combined Nomenclature (CN) code)

7318 15 95

Reason

Classification is determined by general rules 1 and 6 for the interpretation of the CN and by the wording of CN codes 7318, 7318 15 and 7318 15 95.

The article is threaded and used to assemble or fasten goods so that they can readily be disassembled without damage. It has the objective characteristics of a screw of heading 7318. Consequently, classification under CN code 7318 19 00 as other threaded articles is excluded (see also the Harmonised System Explanatory Notes to Heading 7318 (A)).

It is therefore to be classified under CN code 7318 15 95 as other screws of steel.

Contact details

Tariff Classification
Customs Directorate
10th Floor South East
Alexander House
21 Victoria Avenue
Southend-on-Sea
Essex SS99 1AA

Email: tariff.classification@hmrc.gov.uk

This Tariff notice is published for information purposes only.

Published 27 June 2019