CGTMSE Ref. No. 178/35                                             April 17, 2015


Member Lending Institutions of CGTMSE


Kind Attention : SME Priority Sector Heads



Circular No. 89/2015-16


Madam / Dear Sir,


Classification of Sector/Activity in CGTMSE Portal



In continuation of our letter Ref.No. 8028(A)/35 dated December 15, 2014 on the above subject, we may mention that the suitable modification in the Guarantee Application software has since been carried out by the Trust to enable the MLIs to properly classify the activities of their MSE Borrowers while applying for the guarantee cover. A list of 98 Chapters covering various industries, as per the ITC-HS code, which has duly been uploaded under the head "Nature of Industry" in our Guarantee Application software, is enclosed for the ready reference of MLIs. Further, sub-headings of each of the 98 Chapters mentioned above, have also been uploaded under the head "Industry Sector" in our above mentioned software with a Drop Down option. MLIs are requested to classify the activity/sector of its MSE Borrowers as per ITC (HS) - Code, as available in our software.

Needless to mention that the proposed system will provide realistic picture of sector/ activities covered under the Credit Guarantee Scheme of CGTMSE and shall enable the Trust to provide meaningful and purposeful data to its Stakeholders.

The contents of this letter may please brought to the notice of all your offices.


Yours faithfully,



General Manager

Encl : As above


ITC HS CODE List and India Harmonised System Product classification codes.

Chapter 1: Live Animals

Chapter 2: Meat and Edible Meat Offal

Chapter 3: Fish and Crustaceans, Molluscs and other Aquatic Invertebrates

Chapter 4: Birds'' Eggs; Natural Honey; Edible Products of Animal Origin, not elsewhere specified or included

Chapter 5: Products of Animal Origin, not elsewhere specified or included

Chapter 6: Live trees and other Plants; Bulb, Roots and the like; Cut flowers and Ornamental Foliage

Chapter 7: Edible Vegetables and Certain Roots and Tubers

Chapter 8: Edible Fruit and Nuts; Peel of Citrus Fruit or Melons

Chapter 9: Coffee, Tea, Mate and Spices

Chapter 10: Cereals

Chapter 11: Products of the Milling Industry; Malt; Starches; Inulin; Wheat Gluten

Chapter 12: Oil Seeds and Oleaginous Fruits; Miscellaneous Grains, Seeds and Fruit; Industrial or Medicinal Plants; Straw and Fodder

Chapter 13:Lac; Gums, Resins and other Vegetable Saps and Extracts

Chapter 14: Vegetable Plaiting Materials; Vegetable Products not elsewhere specified or included

Chapter 15: Animal or Vegetable Fats and Oils and their Cleavage Products; Prepared Edible Fats; Animal or Vegetable Waxes

Chapter 16: Preparations of Meat, of Fish or of Crustaceans, Molluscs or Other Aquatic Invertebrates

Chapter 17: Sugars and Sugar Confectionery

Chapter 18: Cocoa and Cocoa Preparations

Chapter 19: Preparations of Cereals, Flour, Starch or Milk; Pastry Cooks'' Products

Chapter 20: Preparations of Vegetables, Fruit, Nuts or Other Parts of Plants

Chapter 21: Miscellaneous Edible Preparations

Chapter 22: Beverages, Spirits and Vinegar

Chapter 23: Residues and Waste from the Food Industries; Prepared Animal Fodder

Chapter 24: Tobacco and Manufactured Tobacco Substitutes

Chapter 25: Salt; Sulphur; Earths & Stone; Plastering Materials; Lime & Cement

Chapter 26: Ores, Slag and Ash

Chapter 27: Mineral Fuels, Mineral Oils and Products of their Distillation; Bituminous Substances; Mineral Waxes

Chapter 28: Inorganic Chemicals; Organic or Inorganic Compounds of Precious Metals, of Rare-Earth Metals, of Radioactive Elements or of Isotopes

Chapter 29: Organic Chemicals

Chapter 30: Pharmaceutical Products

Chapter 31: Fertilisers

Chapter 32: Tanning or Dyeing Extracts; Tannins and their Derivatives; Dyes, Pigments and Other Colouring Matter; Paints and Varnishes; Putty and other Mastics; Inks

Chapter 33: Essential Oils and Resinoids; Perfumery Cosmetics or Toilet Preparations

Chapter 34:Soap,Organic Surface-Active Agents, Washing Preparations, Lubricating Preparations, Artificial Waxes, Prepared Waxes Polishing or Scouring Preparations, Candles and similar Articles, modelling Pastes, "Dental Waxes" and Dental Preparations with Basis of Plaster

Chapter 35: Albuminoidal substances; Modified Starches; Glues; Enzymes

Chapter 36: Explosives; Pyrotechnic products; Matches; Pyrophoric Alloys; certain combustible preparations

Chapter 37: Photographic or Cinematographic Goods

Chapter 38: Miscellaneous Chemical Products

Chapter 39: Plastics and articles thereof

Chapter 40: Rubber and Articles thereof

Chapter 41: Raw Hides and Skins (other than furskins) and leather

Chapter 42: Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silk-worm gut)

Chapter 43: Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof

Chapter 44: Wood and Articles of Wood; Wood Charcoal

Chapter 45: Cork and Articles of Cork

Chapter 46: Manufactures of Straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork

Chapter 47: Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; recovered (waste and scrap) of paper or paperboard

Chapter 48: Paper and paperboard; articles of Paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard

Chapter 49: Printed books, Newspapers, Pictures and other products of the printing industry; Manuscripts, Typescripts and Plans

Chapter 50: Silk

Chapter 51: Wool, fine or coarse animal hair, horse hair yarn and woven fabric

Chapter 52:Cotton

Chapter 53: Other vegetable textile fibres; paper yarn and woven fabrics of paper yarn

Chapter 54: Man-made Filaments

Chapter 55: Man-made staple fibres

Chapter 56: Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns; twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof

Chapter 57: Carpets and other textile floor coverings

Chapter 58: Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace; tapestries; trimmings; embroidery

Chapter 59: Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; Textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use

Chapter 60: Knitted or crocheted fabrics

Chapter 61: Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

Chapter 62: Articles of apparel and clothing accessories not knitted or crocheted

Chapter 63: Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags

Chapter 64: Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles

Chapter 65: Headgear and parts thereof

Chapter 66: Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seat-sticks, whips, riding-crops, and parts thereof

Chapter 67: Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair

Chapter 68: Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials

Chapter 69: Ceramic Products

Chapter 70: Glass and Glassware

Chapter 71: Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal, and articles thereof; imitation jewellery; coin

Chapter 72: Iron and Steel

Chapter 73: Articles of Iron or Steel

Chapter 74: Copper and articles thereof

Chapter 75: Nickel and Articles thereof

Chapter 76: Aluminium and Articles thereof

Chapter 77: Reserved for Possible Future Use

Chapter 78: Lead and Articles thereof

Chapter 79: Zinc and Articles thereof

Chapter 80: Tin and Articles thereof

Chapter 81: Other Base metals; Cermets articles thereof

Chapter 82: Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal

Chapter 83: Miscellaneous articles of base metal

Chapter 84: Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliance; parts thereof

Chapter 85: Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers and parts and accessories of such articles

Chapter 86: Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; rail-way or tramway track fixtures and fitting sand parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical)traffic signalling equipment of all kinds

Chapter 87: Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof

Chapter 88: Aircraft, Spacecraft and parts thereof

Chapter 89: Ships, Boats and Floating Structures

Chapter 90: Optical, Photographic, Cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof

Chapter 91: Clocks and watches and parts thereof

Chapter 92: Musical instruments; parts and accessories or such articles

Chapter 93: Arms and Ammunition; Parts and Accessories thereof

Chapter 94: Furniture; Bedding, Mattresses, Mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; Lamps and Lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated signs, illuminate name-plates and the like; Prefabricated Building

Chapter 95: Toys, Games and Sports Requisites; Parts and Accessories thereof

Chapter 96: Miscellaneous manufactured articles

Chapter 97: Works of Art, Collectors'' Pieces & Antiques

Chapter 98: Project Imports; Laboratory Chemicals; Passengers; Baggage; Personal importation''s by Air or Post; Ship Stores