International Standard ISO 1628-2:1998 Plastics-Determination of the Viscosity of Polymers in Dilute Solution Using Capillary Viscometers 1998 - Australian Government

Service summary

You may be required to comply with this code if you intend to import goods into Australia, and wish to apply for a tariff concession order. A tariff concession order allows you to import goods free of duty. It is available where there are no substitutable goods produced in Australia.

A tariff concession order may be available in respect of goods, other than S-PVC, which have the following characteristics:

  • A mean granular size of at least 100 microns, and at most 200 microns;
  • 95% by volume having a granular size of at least 50 microns and at most 300 microns; and
  • A K value of at least 55 and at most 80, as determined according to this Standard.

This standard is referred to in the Catalogue of Australian Standards as ISO 1628-2:1998 Plastics-Determination of the viscosity of polymers in dilute solution using capillary viscometers-Part 2: Poly (vinyl chloride) resins. It specifies the general aspects of pipes and joints made of oriented unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (PVC-O) for piping systems intended to be used underground or above-ground where not exposed to direct sunlight, for water mains and services, for pressurized sewer systems and for irrigation systems.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Department of Immigration and Border Protection
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Act(s) name

Customs Act 1901 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Customs Regulation 2015 (Australian Government)

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