Effective June 1, 2018, additional tariffs of 25 percent and 10 percent on steel and aluminum imports were imposed for almost all countries. On August 6 2020, President Trump announced that the 10 percent tariff on aluminum would be reimposed on Canadian imports, effective for subject goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after 12:01 am EDT on Aug. 16. Canada has responded with plans to retaliate against $2.7 billion worth of imports from the U.S. Steel and aluminum products from Mexico and steel products from Canada are not subject to the additional tariffs. The following products are covered by these proclamations. 

  • steel articles classified under HTSUS subheadings 7206.10 through 7216.50, 7216.99 through 7301.10, 7302.10, 7302.40 through 7302.90, and 7304.10 through 7306.90, including any subsequent revisions to these HTSUS classifications
  • the following aluminum articles: (a) unwrought aluminum (heading 7601); (b) aluminum bars, rods, and profiles (heading 7604); (c) aluminum wire (heading 7605); (d) aluminum plate, sheet, strip, and foil (flat rolled products) (headings 7606 and 7607); (e) aluminum tubes and pipes and tube and pipe fitting (headings 7608 and 7609); and (f) aluminum castings and forgings (HTSUS 7616.99.5160 and 7616.99.5170), including any subsequent revisions to these HTSUS classifications

ST&R has extensive experience in seeking exclusions and submitting comments related to Section 232 tariffs and quotas. For assistance, please contact Kristen Smith at (202) 730-4965. 

According to a January 24, 2020 Presidential Proclamation, the tariffs imposed on steel and aluminum will now also apply to the derivatives of aluminum articles and steel articles described in Annex I and Annex II. The additional tariff will be effective February 8, 2020. It will apply to aluminum derivatives from all countries except Argentina, Australia, Canada, and Mexico and steel derivatives from all countries except Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and South Korea. 

Countries and/or companies negatively impacted by these additional tariffs can petition for an exclusion. For assistance in this effort, please contact Kristen Smith at (202) 730-4965. 

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