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BIS SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENTS ON THE SECTION 232 EXCLUSIONS PROCESS

In a February 10, 2022 Federal Register notice, the Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) announced that it is seeking public comments regarding the Section 232 exclusion process currently in place with respect to the additional duties assessed on certain steel and aluminum products. In particular, BIS is seeking public comment on the responsiveness of […]

U.S. ANNOUNCES DEAL WITH JAPAN TO PARTIALLY ROLLBACK SECTION 232 STEEL TARIFFS

On February 7, 2022, the USTR announced a deal to partially rollback the Section 232 tariffs on steel from Japan through the use of a tariff rate quota (“TRQ”).  The TRQ will be set to allow for the importation of historically-based volumes of Japan steel products without the assessment of Section 232 tariffs.  Highlights of […]

SECTION 232 NATIONAL SECURITY TARIFFS ON EU STEEL AND ALUMINUM CONVERTED TO TARIFF RATE QUOTAS – TARIFFS ELIMINATED ON IN-QUOTA AMOUNTS; REMAIN ON OVER QUOTA AMOUNTS

Pursuant to two Presidential Proclamations, the Section 232 national security tariffs in place with respect to imports of steel and aluminum articles from member countries of the EU (that are melted and poured in the EU in the case of steel) have been eliminated with respect to quantities specified in new tariff rate quotas.  Imports […]

PETITION FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING DUTIES AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON CERTAIN STEEL NAILS FROM INDIA, OMAN, SRI LANKA, THAILAND AND TURKEY

I. Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”): India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Turkey Countervailing Duty (“CVD”); India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Oman and Turkey II. Product: The merchandise covered by this investigation is certain steel nails having a nominal shaft or shank length not exceeding 12 inches. Certain steel nails include, but are not limited to, […]

REMOVAL OF CERTAIN GENERAL APPROVED EXCLUSIONS UNDER THE SECTION 232 STEEL AND ALUMINUM TARIFF EXCLUSION PROCESS

In a notice to be published in the Federal Register on December 9, 2021, the Bureau of Industry and Security of the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announces the removal of thirty General Approved Exclusions (GAEs) under the Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Tariff action. By way of background, a series of Presidential Proclamations issued […]

SECTION 232 TARIFF RELIEF ANNOUNCED ON IMPORTS OF STEEL AND ALUMINUM FROM THE EU AND EU RETALIATORY TARIFFS TO BE LIFTED

On October 31, 2021, the U.S. and the EU announced steps to, among other things, reestablish historical transatlantic trade flows in steel and aluminum and address shared challenges in the steel and aluminum sector. Among the concrete steps to be taken are the following: 1. Replacement of Section 232 tariffs with tariff-rate quotas (TRQ).  Effective […]

COURT DECLARES SECTION 232 STEEL AND ALUMINUM “DERIVATIVE” TARIFFS UNLAWFUL; REFUNDS MAY BE AVAILABLE

On April 5, 2021, the U.S. Court of International Trade issued an opinion declaring the Section 232 steel and aluminum “derivative” tariffs unlawful, and ordered the government to refund any duties to the plaintiff.  Prime Source Building Products v. United States, Slip Op. 21-36. The Section 232 “derivative” tariffs were imposed beginning January 24, 2020 […]

AMENDED REGULATIONS COVERING SECTION 232 EXCLUSIONS ON STEEL AND ALUMINUM PRODUCTS TO BE PUBLISHED

In a notice to be published in the Federal Register on December 14, 2020, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced a new interim final rule amending the exclusion process with respect to steel and aluminum mill products covered by additional duties under Section 232 of the […]

NOTICE OF CHINA 301 LIST 3 PRODUCT EXCLUSION EXTENSION AMENDMENT

The USTR has announced the following technical amendment of a China 301 List 3 product exclusion extension: The extended exclusion described as “Lockers, of steel (described in statistical reporting number 9403.20.0050)” has been amended to read “Lockers, of steel (described in statistical reporting number 9403.20.0050 or 9403.20.0078).” This extended exclusion still runs through December 31, […]

PETITIONS FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTIES ON STANDARD STEEL WELDED WIRE MESH FROM MEXICO

I.  Type of Action: Antidumping Duty (“AD”):  Mexico ; Countervailing Duty (“CVD”): Mexico II. Product: The merchandise covered by this Petition is standard steel welded wire mesh, which may also be referred to as welded wire fabric, welded wire cloth, or welded wire reinforcement. Wire mesh is a metal wire screen made from low carbon […]