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Canada Customs HS Tariff Symbols and Abbreviation

The following table lists symbols and abbreviations with their corresponding meaning which may be found throughout the Canadian Customs HS Tariff Schedule.
  • $ - Canadian dollars
  • $/doz - Canadian dollars per dozen
  • $/hl - Canadian dollars per hectolitre
  • $/kg - Canadian dollars per kilogram
  • $/litre - Canadian dollars per litre
  • $/m² - Canadian dollars per square metre
  • $/tonne - Canadian dollars per tonne
  • % - percent
  • ¢ - Canadian cents
  • ¢/doz - Canadian cents per dozen
  • ¢/kg - Canadian cents per kilogram
  • ¢/litre - Canadian cents per litre
  • ° - degrees
  • °A.P.I. - degrees American Petroleum Institute
  • °C - degrees Celsius
  • μ Ci/g - microcuries per gram
  • A - amperes
  • ABS - acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene
  • AC - alternating currrent
  • Ag - silver
  • AGV - automated guided vehicle
  • AISI - American Iron and Steel Institute
  • Al - aluminum
  • Al2O3 - aluminum oxide, alumnia, corundum
  • ANSI - American National Standards Institute
  • API or A.P.I. - American Petroleum Institute
  • As - arsenic
  • ASTM - American Society for Testing and Materials
  • AUT - Australia Tariff
  • AWG - American Wire Gauge
  • AWWA - American Water Works Association
  • B2O3 - boron oxide
  • Be - beryllium
  • Bi - bismuth
  • BiMOS - combination of bipolar and metal oxide semiconductor technologies
  • BP - British Pharmacopoeia
  • Bq - becquerels
  • Bq/g - becquerels per gram
  • BR - butadiene rubber
  • BTU - British thermal unit
  • Ca - calcium
  • CAN/CGSB-4.2 No. 36-M89 - Government of Canada, Canadian General Standards Board - publication 4.2 No.36-M89 Textile Test Methods - Air Premeability
  • CaO - calcium oxide
  • cc - cubic centimetres
  • CCCT - Commonwealth Caribbean Countries Tariff
  • CCMC - Canadian Construction Materials Centre
  • Cd - Cadmium
  • CEUT - Canada-European Union Tariff
  • CF - Chlorofluorocarbons
  • cg - centigrams
  • CIAT - Canada-Israel Agreement Tariff
  • CIFTA - Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement
  • CIIR or BIIR - halo-isobutene-isoprene rubber
  • cm - centimetres
  • cm² - square centimetres
  • cm³ - cubic centimetres
  • CMT - Corrugated Medium Test
  • cN - centinewtons
  • cN/tex - centinewtons per tex
  • Co - cobalt
  • COLT - Colombia Tariff
  • CPTPT - Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Tariff
  • CR - chloroprene (chlorobutadiene) rubber
  • Cr - chromium
  • Cr2O3 - chromium (III) oxide
  • CRT - cathode-ray tube
  • CRT - Costa Rica Tariff
  • CT - Chile Tariff
  • Cu - copper
  • DC - direct current
  • DIMMs - electronic dual in-line memory modules
  • dl/g - decilitres per gram
  • dm³ - cubic decimetres
  • doz - dozen
  • DRAM - dynamic read-write random access memory
  • dyne/cm - dyne per centimetre
  • EEPROM - electrically erasable programmable read only memory
  • EPDM - ethylene-propylene-non-conjugated diene rubber
  • etc. - et cetera
  • Fe - iron
  • Fe2O3 - hematite
  • FLASH E² - PROM flash memories
  • g - grams
  • g.v.w. - gross vehicle weight
  • g/cm³ - grams per cubic centimetre
  • g/m² - grams per square metre
  • GPT - General Preferential Tariff
  • H3BO3 - boric acid
  • HBFC - hydrobromofluorocarbons
  • HCFC - hydrochlorofluorocarbons
  • HCH - hexachlorocyclohexane
  • Hem-Fir - Canadian timber species (western hemlock and amabilis fir) manufactured and marketed together
  • HFC - hydrofluorocarbons
  • HNT - Honduras Tariff
  • Hz - hertz
  • IF - intermediate frequency
  • IIR - isobutene-isoprene (butyl) rubber
  • INN - International Non-proprietary Name
  • IPC-4101 - Association Connecting Electronics Industries (originally Institute for Printed Circuits) - Specification for Base Materials for Rigid and Multilayer Printed Boards
  • IR - infra-red
  • IR - isoprene rubber
  • ISO - International Organization for Standardization
  • IT - Iceland Tariff
  • JT - Jordan Tariff
  • K2O - potassium oxide
  • kcal - kilocalories
  • kcal/kg - kilocalories per kilogram
  • kg - kilograms
  • kg/m - kilograms per metre
  • kJ - kilojoules
  • kN - kilonewtons
  • kN/m - kilonewtons per metre
  • kPa - kilopascals
  • kPa.m²/g - Mullen burst index
  • KRT - Korea Tariff
  • kV - kilovolts
  • kVA - kilovolts-amperes
  • kvar - kilovars or kilovolts-amperes-reactive
  • kW - kilowatts
  • L. - Linnaeus (latin)
  • l/m - litre per metre
  • LCD - liquid crystal display
  • LDCT - Least Developed Country Tariff
  • LED - light emitting diode
  • m - metres
  • m- - metam
  • ² - square metres
  • - cubic metres
  • m³/s - cubic metres per second
  • MDF - medium density fibreboard
  • MDI - diphenylmethane-4, 4'-diisocyanate
  • Meas. - measure
  • MFN - Most-Favoure-Nation Tariff
  • mg - milligrams
  • Mg - magnesium
  • mg/cm² - milligrams per square centimetre
  • MgO - magnesium oxide
  • MHz - megahertz
  • MIDI - musical instrument digital interface
  • min -minute
  • ml - millilitres
  • mm - millimetres
  • mm²/sec. - square millimetres per second
  • mN - millinewtons
  • Mn - manganese
  • mono - one or single
  • MOS - metal oxide semiconductor
  • MPa - megapascals
  • MSS -Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Industry
  • MT - Mexico Tariff
  • MUST - Mexico-United States Tariff
  • MVA - megavolt amperes
  • MW - megawatt
  • n- - normal-
  • N.m - newton metre (torque)
  • N/m - newtons per metre (surface tension)
  • Na2O - sodium monoxide
  • NaOH - sodium hydroxide
  • NB - nota bene
  • NBR - acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber
  • NCO - isocyanate - functional group of atoms -N=C=O (1 nitrogen, 1 carbon, 1 oxygen)
  • NF - National Formulary
  • Ni - nickel
  • NIOSH - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • No. or Nos. - number
  • NT - Norway Tariff
  • NZT - New Zealand Tariff
  • O - oxygen
  • o- - ortho-
  • OSB - oriented strand board
  • p- - para-
  • P2O5 - diphosphorus pentoxide
  • PAT - Panama Tariff
  • Pb - lead
  • PBB - polybrominated biphenyls
  • PBD - phenylbiphenyloxadiazole (2-phenyl-5(4-biphenylyl)-1,3,4-oxadiazole
  • PbO -lead monoxide, lead oxide
  • PCB - polychlorinated biphenyls
  • PCT - polychlorinated terphenyls
  • PFC - perfluorocarbons
  • pH - potential of hydrogen
  • POPOP - 1,4-bis-2-(5-phenyloxazolyl)-benzene
  • PPO - 2,5-diphenyloxazole
  • PT - Peru Tariff
  • PTO - power take-off
  • PVC - poly(vinyl chloride)
  • RAM - random access memory
  • RC - Rockwell scale "C"
  • RF - radio frenquency
  • rH - redoxpotential
  • ROM - read-only memory
  • S - sulphur
  • S.P.F. - spruce, pine, fir
  • SAE J1392 980XF - Society of Automotive Engineers standard
  • SAN - styrene-acrylonitrile
  • Sb - antimony
  • SBR - styrene-butadiene rubber
  • sec - seconds
  • Si - silicon
  • SIMMs - electronic single in-line memory modules
  • SiO2 - silica, silicon oxide, silicon dioxide
  • SLT - Switzerland Liechtenstein Tariff
  • Sn - tin
  • spp. - species plural (latin)
  • SRAM - static read-write random access
  • SS - statistical suffix
  • T - tesla
  • Te - tellurium
  • TIMS - Train Information Monitoring System
  • TSNR - technically specified natural rubber
  • UAT - Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement
  • USP - United States Pharmacopeia
  • UST - United States Tariff
  • UV - ultra-violet
  • V - volts
  • VA - volt-amperes
  • var. - varietas (latin) = variety
  • vol - volume
  • W - watts
  • W.O.G. - water, oil, gas
  • XSBR - carboxylated styrene-butadiene rubber
  • Zn - zinc
  • Zr - zirconium
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