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SAFEGUARD MEASURES: STATISTICS
Key: harmonized system section headings

To assist the reader in understanding the statistics presented on a sectoral basis, the table below sets out the Section Headings of the Harmonized System referred to by Section number in the tables reporting safeguard initiations and measures on a sectoral basis.

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Section Description
 I Live animals; animal products 
 II  Vegetable products
 III  Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
 IV Prepared foodstuffs; beverages, spirits and vinegar; tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 
 V Mineral products 
 VI Products of the chemical or allied industries 
 VII Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof 
 VIII Raw hides and skins, leather, furskins and articles thereof; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silk-worm gut) 
 IX Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal; cork and articles of cork; manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork
 X Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; recovered (waste and scrap) paper or paperboard; paper and paperboard and articles thereof 
 XI Textiles and textile articles 
 XII Footwear, headgear, umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking-sticks, seat-sticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof; prepared feathers and articles made therewith; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 
 XIII Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials; ceramic products; glass and glassware 
 XIV Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coin thereof; imitation jewellery; coin 
 XV Base metals and articles of base metal 
 XVI Machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment; parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 
 XVII Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment 
 XVIII Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; clocks and watches; musical instruments; parts and accessories thereof 
 XIX Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 
 XX Miscellaneous manufactured articles 
 XXI Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 
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