February 25, 2023

GST Rate  HSN Code for Plastics and articles thereof - Chapter 39

Plastics and articles thereof are widely used in various industries such as packaging, construction, automotive, and electrical. As per the GST law, plastics and articles thereof are classified under Chapter 39, which includes various products such as rods, tubes, sheets, and films of plastic, plastic articles for the conveyance or packing of goods, and others.

For plastics and articles thereof under Chapter 39, the HSN codes are as follows:

- 3901: Polymers of ethylene, in primary forms

- 3902: Polymers of propylene or other olefins, in primary forms

- 3903: Polymers of styrene, in primary forms

- 3904: Polymers of vinyl chloride or of other halogenated olefins, in primary forms

- 3905: Polymers of vinyl acetate or of other vinyl esters, in primary forms

- 3906: Acrylic polymers in primary forms

- 3907: Polyacetals, other polyethers and epoxide resins, in primary forms

- 3908: Polyamides in primary forms

- 3909: Amino-resins, phenolic resins and polyurethanes, in primary forms

- 3910: Silicones in primary forms

- 3911: Petroleum resins, coumarone-indene resins, polyterpenes, polysulphides, polysulphones and other products specified in Note 3 to this Chapter, not elsewhere specified or included, in primary forms

- 3912: Cellulose and its chemical derivatives, not elsewhere specified or included, in primary forms

- 3913: Natural polymers (for example, alginic acid) and modified natural polymers (for example, hardened proteins, chemical derivatives of natural rubber), not elsewhere specified or included, in primary forms

- 3914: Ion exchangers based on polymers of headings 3901 to 3913, in primary forms

- 3915: Waste, parings and scrap of plastics

- 3916: Monofilament of which any cross-sectional dimension exceeds 1 mm, rods, sticks and profile shapes, whether or not surface-worked but not otherwise worked, of plastics

- 3917: Tubes, pipes and hoses, and fittings therefor (for example, joints, elbows, flanges), of plastics

- 3918: Floor coverings of plastics, whether or not self-adhesive, in rolls or in the form of tiles; wall or ceiling coverings of plastics, as defined in Note 9 to this Chapter

- 3919: Self-adhesive plates, sheets, film, foil, tape, strip and other flat shapes, of plastics, whether or not in rolls

- 3920: Other plates, sheets, film, foil and strip, of plastics, non-cellular and not reinforced, laminated, supported or similarly combined with other materials

- 3921: Other plates, sheets, film, foil and strip, of plastics

- 3922: Baths, shower-baths, sinks, wash-basins, bidets, lavatory pans, seats and covers, flushing cisterns and similar sanitary ware, of plastics

- 3923: Articles for the conveyance or packing of goods, of plastics; stoppers, lids, caps and other closures, of plastics

- 3924: Tableware, kitchenware, other household articles and toilet articles, of plastics

- 3925: Builders' ware of plastics, not elsewhere specified or included

- 3926: Other articles of plastics and articles of other materials of headings 3901 to 3914 and 3916 to 3920


Small and medium business owners and startup founders dealing with plastics and articles thereof must be aware of the GST rates and HSN codes applicable to their products. By understanding the regulations and compliance requirements related to GST rates and HSN codes for plastics and articles thereof under Chapter 39, businesses can avoid penalties and improve their productivity.


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