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An additional 25% assessment on certain steel products and 10% on certain aluminum products is effective on March 23rd, 2018, by Presidential order. Additionally, some countries have achieved exemptions but are subject to absolute quotas.
- See https://www.strtrade.com/news-news-steel-aluminum-tariff-exemptions-petitioned.html for details on what harmonized tariff numbers are affected.
Petitions for exemption may be filed by the importer.
- See https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2018/03/us-department-commerce-announces-steel-and-aluminum-tariff-exclusion for details on how to apply.
COUNTRIES COVERED BY SECTION 232 IMPORT DUTIES:
- All countries except Argentina, Brazil & South Korea, which are covered by quotas in lieu of assessments (see below)
COUNTRIES COVERED BY SECTION 232 ABSOLUTE QUOTAS:
- Argentina, Brazil, & South Korea
Refer to the CBP page on Section 232 actions: LINK
Importers who obtain an exemption must provide their Customs broker with the exemption details. Failure to do so could jeapordize the ability to claim the exemption.