Classification of Personal Protective Equipment

Classification of Medical Supplies

As the world continues to deal with the Coronavirus pandemic, CBSA has released a notice on classification of medical supplies that are being imported into Canada to help with the fight against COVID-19. Further to our previous blog on importing masks and sanitizers, the below list encompasses all the products and their HS Code that are related to personal protective equipment. 

Diagnostic Test Kits

Product nameTariff Classification
Diagnostic reagents based on immunological reactions3002.15.00.00 Immunological products, put up in measured doses or in forms or packings for retail sale
Diagnostic reagents based on polymerase chain reaction (PCR) nucleic acid test3822.00.00.20 Diagnostic reagents
Swab and viral transport medium set3821.00.00.10 Prepared culture media

 

 

Face and Eye Protection

Product nameTariff Classification

Plastic face shields (covering more than the eye area)

3926.90.10.00 Safety face shields designed for use by workers employed in hazardous work, and parts thereof;

Plastic face-masks, without mechanical parts, with or without a replaceable non-woven filter

3926.90.10.00 Respirators, consisting of several layers of nonwovens of man-made fibres, whether or not treated with activated carbon, with or without an exhalation valve, to be employed in a noxious atmosphere
3926.90.99.20 Safety equipment and parts thereof

Cellulose/paper masks4818.90.00.00
Textile face-masks, without a replaceable filter or mechanical parts, including surgical masks and disposable face-masks made of non-woven textiles. This includes masks known as N95 particulate respirators
  • 6307.90.10.00 Respirators, NIOSH approved or equivalent, consisting of several layers of nonwovens of man-made fibres, whether or not treated with activated carbon, with or without an exhalation valve, to be employed in a noxious atmosphere
  • 6307.90.99.20 Face-masks

Protective spectacles and goggles

9004.90.10.00
Gas masks with mechanical parts or replaceable filters for protection against biological agents. Also includes such masks incorporating eye protection or facial shields9020.00.00.00

 

 

Gloves

Product nameTariff Classification
Plastics gloves3926.20.10.00 Protective suits and their accessories (including gloves), to be employed in a noxious atmosphere; to be employed in clean rooms
3926.20.91.00 Other disposable gloves
3926.20.92.90 Non-disposable gloves

Surgical rubber gloves

4015.11.00.00 Surgical
Other rubber gloves

4015.19.10.00 Protective gloves to be employed with protective suits in a noxious atmosphere
4015.19.90.00 Other

Other rubber gloves, mitts4015.19.90.00
Knitted or crocheted gloves which have been impregnated or covered with plastics or rubber
  • 6116.10.00.10 with plastics
  • 6116.10.00.20 with rubber
Textile gloves that are not knitted or crocheted6216.00.00.10 work

 

 

Protective Garments and the Like

Product nameTariff Classification

Protective garments made from plastic sheeting

3926.20.10.00 Protective suits and their accessories (including gloves), to be employed in a noxious atmosphere

Other articles of apparel and clothing accessories

3926.20.93.00 containing not more than 25% by weight of woven fabrics of man-made fibres, coated on both sides with polymers of vinyl chloride
3926.20.94.00 of plastics combined with knitted or woven fabrics, bolducs, nonwovens or felt, containing woven fabrics of more than 50% by weight of silk
3926.20.95.00 of plastics combined with knitted or woven fabrics, bolducs, nonwovens or felt
3926.20.99.90 Other

Protective garments made from rubber sheeting

4015.90.10.00 Protective suits and parts thereof, to be employed in a noxious atmosphere
4015.90.90.00 Other

Paper or cellulose garments and clothing accessories such as disposable paper hospital gowns, paper shoe covers, etc4818.50.00.00

Garments, made up of knitted or crocheted fabrics of heading 59.03, 59.06 or 59.07

  • 6113.00.10.00 Protective suits, to be employed in a noxious atmosphere
  • 6113.00.90.00 Other

Other garments, knitted or crocheted

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  • 6114.20.00.00 Of cotton
  • 6114.30.00.00 Of man-made fibres
  • 6114.90.00.00 Of other textile materials

Other made up clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted; knitted or crocheted parts of garments or of clothing accessories

6117.90.10.00 Of protective suits, to be employed in a noxious atmosphere

Protective garments for surgical/medical use made up of felt or nonwovens whether or not impregnated, coated, covered or laminated (fabrics of heading 56.02 or 56.03). This includes spun-bonded garments

  • 6210.10.10.00 Protective suits, to be employed in a noxious atmosphere
  • 6210.10.90.00 Other

Other protective garments of textiles of rubberised textile fabrics or woven fabrics that are impregnated, coated, covered or laminated (fabrics of headings 59.03, 59.06 or 59.07).

Actual classification will depend on type of garment and if for males or females. Example: a unisex full body woven suit impregnated with plastics would be classified under 6210.50 – Other women’s or girls’ garments

  • 6210.40.10.00 Protective suits, to be employed in a noxious atmosphere
  • 6210.40.90.00 Other
  • 6210.50.10.00 Protective suits, to be employed in a noxious atmosphere
  • 6210.50.90.00 Other
Other garments
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  • 6211.32.00.10 Coveralls (men’s or boys’ – of cotton)
  • 6211.33.00.10 Coveralls (men’s or boys’ – Of man-made fibres)
  • 6211.39.90.00 Other (men’s or boys’ Of other textile materials)
  • 6211.42.00.00 Of cotton (women’s or girls’)
  • 6211.43.90.00 Other Of man-made fibres (women’s or girls’)
  • 6211.49.99.00 Other of other textile materials (women’s or girls)

Other made up clothing accessories; parts of garments or of clothing accessories

6217.10.00.00 Accessories

Disposable hair nets6505.00.10.00 Hair-nets

Disinfectants/Sterilization Products

Product nameTariff Classification
Alcohol solution – Undenatured, containing by volume 80% or more ethyl alcohol2207.10.00.90 Other
Alcohol solution – Undenatured, 75% ethyl alcohol2208.90.29.00 Other

Hydrogen peroxide in bulk
Bulk H2O2 whether or not with solidified with urea

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  • 2847.00.00.10 Not solidified with urea
  • 2847.00.00.20 Solidified with urea (urea hydrogen peroxide)

Hydrogen peroxide presented as a medicament, in measured doses or in forms or packings for retail sale (including directly to hospitals) for such use

3004.90.00.69 Other anti-infective agents

Hand sanitizer
liquid or gel generally used to decrease infectious agents on the hands, alcohol-based type

  • 3808.94.10.90 if in packages <1.36 kg
  • 3808.94.20.90 if in bulk or in packages >1.36 kg
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Other disinfectant preparations put up in forms or packings for retail sale such as rubs and wipes impregnated with alcohol or other disinfectants

  • 3808.94.10.90 if in packages <1.36 kg
  • 3808.94.20.90 if in bulk or in packages >1.36 kg
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Hydrogen peroxide put up in disinfectant preparations for cleaning surfaces

  • 3808.94.10.90 if in packages <1.36kg
  • 3808.94.20.90 if in bulk or in packages >1.36 kg
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Other chemical disinfectants put up in forms or packings for retail sale as disinfectants or as disinfectant preparations, containing alcohol, benzalkonium chloride solution or peroxyacids, or other disinfectants.
This includes sodium dichloroisocyanurate (NaDCC) and calcium hypochlorite (65-70% active chlorine).

  • 3808.94.10.90 if in packages <1.36 kg
  • 3808.94.20.90 if in bulk or in packages >1.36 kg

Medical, surgical or laboratory sterilisers, including autoclaves

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  • 8419.20.00.10 Medical or surgical sterilizers
  • 8419.20.00.20 Laboratory sterilizers

 

Medical Devices

Product nameTariff Classification

Electro-diagnostic apparatus

9018.11.10.00

Ultrasound machines

9018.12.00.00

Multiparametric Patient Monitoring Devices

9018.19.10.10 Complete patient monitoring systems, incorporating component modules for monitoring such functions as temperature, blood pressure and pulse

Pulse oximeters

9018.19.10.90 Other

Nasal prongs (nasal cannulae) and nasal catheters

9018.39.00.10 Bougies, catheters, drains and sondes, parts and accessories thereof
9018.39.00.90 Other

Defibrillators9018.90.10.00
Printed circuit assemblies for the goods of tariff item No. 9018.90.109018.90.20.00

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) Provides prolonged cardiac and respiratory support by removing blood from the person’s body and artificially removing the carbon dioxide and oxygenating red blood cells

9018.90.90.54 Other electro-medical therapeutic instruments and appliances

Medical drills for vascular access with or without accessories

9018.90.90.51 Other electro-medical instruments and appliances – Electro-surgical instruments and appliances

Laryngoscopes

9018.90.90.90 Other

Stethoscopes

9018.90.90.90 Other

Magill intubation forceps

9018.90.90.90 Other

Reusable intubation kits

9018.90.90.90 Other

Infusion pump, with or without accessories

9018.90.90.54 Other electro-medical instruments and appliances – Other therapeutic instruments and appliances

Medical suction pumps

9018.90.90.59 Other electro-medical instruments and appliances – Other

Flow splitters

9019.20.00.00 Ozone therapy, oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, artificial respiration or other therapeutic respiration apparatus

Medical ventilators (artificial respiration apparatus)

Provides mechanical ventilation by moving breathable air into and out of the lungs. This includes both ventilator machines and compressible self-refilling ventilation bags also known as “bag valve mask” (BVM) ventilators.

9019.20.00.00 Ozone therapy, oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, artificial respiration or other therapeutic respiration apparatus

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) units

9019.20.00.00 Ozone therapy, oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, artificial respiration or other therapeutic respiration apparatus

Bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPap or BPap) units

9019.20.00.00 Ozone therapy, oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, artificial respiration or other therapeutic respiration apparatus

Oxygen concentrators
Devices designed to concentrate oxygen from ambient air and deliver concentrated oxygen, typically through an attached nasal cannula (or prongs), to a patient requiring oxygen therapy.

9019.20.00.00 Ozone therapy, oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, artificial respiration or other therapeutic respiration apparatus

Oxygen humidifiers for oxygen therapy applications

9019.20.00.00 Ozone therapy, oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, artificial respiration or other therapeutic respiration apparatus

Other oxygen therapy apparatus including oxygen masks, venture masks, oxygen tents, oxygen head boxes and other similar oxygen delivery devices
As well as complete oxygen therapy apparatus, this subheading also covers recognisable parts of such systems

9019.20.00.00 Ozone therapy, oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, artificial respiration or other therapeutic respiration apparatus

Computed tomography (CT) scanners

9022.12.00.00

Flowmeter, Thorpe tube for oxygen

9026.80.00.00 Other instruments or apparatus

Instruments used in clinical laboratories for In Vitro Diagnosis
Colorimetric end tidal CO2 detector

  • 9027.80.00.10 Mass spectrometers
  • 9027.80.00.20 Chemical analysis instruments and apparatus
  • 9027.80.00.30 Physical analysis instruments and apparatus
  • 9027.80.00.90 Other
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Electronic drop counter, IV fluids

9028.20.00.00 Liquid meters

 

 

Thermometers

Product nameTariff Classification
Liquid filled thermometer for direct reading – Includes standard “Mercury-in-glass” clinical thermometer9025.11.10.00 Clinical thermometers

Other thermometers, for example, digital thermometers, or infrared thermometers for placing on the forehead

9025.19.00.11 Clinical thermometers

 

 

Wipes

Product nameTariff Classification

Nonwovens, whether or not impregnated, coated, covered or laminated, Of man-made filaments

  • 5603.11.00.00 Weighing not more than 25 g/m²
  • 5603.12.00.00 Weighing more than 25 g/m² but not more than 70 g/m²
  • 5603.13.00.20 Weighing more than 70 g/m² but not more than 150 g/m² Of polypropylene
  • 5603.13.00.90 Weighing more than 70 g/m² but not more than 150 g/m² Other
  • 5603.14.00.00 Weighing more than 150 g/m²

Nonwovens, whether or not impregnated, coated, covered or laminated, Of other textile materials

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  • 5603.91.00.00 Weighing not more than 25 g/m²
  • 5603.92.00.00 Weighing more than 25 g/m² but not more than 70 g/m²
  • 5603.93.00.00 Weighing more than 70 g/m² but not more than 150 g/m²
  • 5603.94.00.10 Weighing more than 150 g/m², Other
Floor-cloths, dish-cloths, dusters and similar cleaning cloths
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  • 6307.10.10.00 Industrial shop towels, hemmed, of a width of 43 cm or more but not exceeding 56 cm and a length of 43 cm or more but not exceeding 61 cm, of unbleached woven fabrics solely of cotton or of cotton and man-made fibres, measuring per single yarn 420 decitex to 1,000 decitex and having not less than 78 yarns but not more than 133 yarns per 10 cm in the warp and not less than 78 yarns but not more than 137 yarns per 10 cm in the weft, of a weight of 135 g/m² or more but not exceeding 203 g/m²
  • 6307.10.90.00 Other

 

 

Medical Consumables

Product nameTariff Classification
Medical oxygen (minimum 82% pure)2804.40.00.00

Surgical tape

3005.10.00.10 Coated or impregnated with pharmaceutical substances
3005.10.00.99 Other

Transparent adhesive plasters

3005.10.00.10 Coated or impregnated with pharmaceutical substances
3005.10.00.91 Adhesive dressings

Wadding, gauze, bandages, cotton sticks and similar articles impregnated or coated with pharmaceutical substances or put up in forms or packings for retail sale for medical use3005.90.00.20 Coated or impregnated with pharmaceutical substances
Conductive gel for ECG or ultrasound procedure

3006.70.10.00 Chemical or biological preparations for medical diagnosis

Lubricating jelly for medical procedures

3006.70.10.00 Chemical or biological preparations for medical diagnosis

Plastic urine bags, with outlet tap and non-return valve3926.90.99.90 Other
Paper bed sheets4818.90.00.00 Other
Plastic hazardous waste disposable bags4911.99.00.90
Other made up articles of textile (swabs)
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  • 6307.90.93.00 Of cotton or other vegetable textile fibres, except solely of jute
  • 6307.90.99.90 Of other textile materials
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Syringes, with or without needles9018.31.00.00
Tubular metal needles and needles for sutures9018.32.00.00
Other needles, catheters, cannulae and the like
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  • 9018.39.00.10 Bougies, catheters, drains and sondes, parts and accessories thereof
  • 9018.39.00.90 Other
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Disposable Intubation kits9018.90.90.85 Parts and accessories of other electro-medical instruments or appliances

Disposable emergency cricothyrotomy set

90.18 (subheading will depend on set contents)

 

 

Other Products

Product name

Tariff Classification

Castile soap3401.11.10.00
Other [soap in bars]3401.11.90.00
Liquid [soap in other forms]3401.20.90.10
Other [soap in other forms]3401.20.90.90
Organic surface-active products and preparations for washing the skin, in the form of liquid or cream and put up for retail sale, whether or not containing soap3401.30.00.00

Sacks and bags (including cones), Of polymers of ethylene, Other

3923.21.90.90

Toilet or facial tissue stock, towel or napkin stock and similar paper of a kind used for household or sanitary purposes, cellulose wadding and webs of cellulose fibres, whether or not creped, crinkled, embossed, perforated, surface-coloured, surface-decorated or printed, in rolls or sheets.

4803.00.00.00
Toilet paper4818.10.00.00

Empty medical gas cylinders for oxygen fitted with a valve and a pressure and flow regulator

7311.00.00.00 Steel or steel alloy
7613.00.00.00 Aluminum

Kidney basins (stainless steel)7324.90.00.00
Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) oxygen plant for a central oxygen supply system of medical grade oxygen8421.39.90.90 Other
Mobile medical clinic or radiological vehicles8705.90.90.00 Other
Wheelchairs

8713.10.00.00 Not mechanically propelled
8713.90.00.20 Scooters, four-wheeled
8713.90.00.90 Other

Medical or surgical furniture9402.90.00.10 Operating tables and parts thereof
9402.90.00.20 Hospital beds with mechanical fittings and parts thereof
9402.90.00.90 Other

 

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