Presidential Proclamations on Imports of Aluminum and Steel into the United States

On March 8, 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump signed Presidential Proclamations assessing additional ad valorem tariffs on the imports of Steel and Aluminum Articles into the U.S., specifically 25% on Steel Articles and 10% on Aluminum Articles.

Full transcripts of the subject Presidential Proclamations can be found at the following links.

Steel Imports
Aluminum Imports

Key points from the proclamations that can be advised at this time.

For the purposes of this proclamation, “steel articles” are defined at the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) 6‑digit level as: 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 HTS classifications.

For the purposes of this proclamation, “aluminum articles” are defined in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) as: (a) unwrought aluminum (HTS 7601); (b) aluminum bars, rods, and profiles (HTS 7604); (c) aluminum wire (HTS 7605); (d) aluminum plate, sheet, strip, and foil (flat rolled products) (HTS 7606 and 7607); (e) aluminum tubes and pipes and tube and pipe fitting (HTS 7608 and 7609); and (f) aluminum castings and forgings (HTS 7616.99.51.60 and 7616.99.51.70), including any subsequent revisions to these HTS classifications.

All imports of steel and aluminum articles, as defined above, shall be subject to the applicable ad valorem rates of duty, 25% for steel articles and 10% for aluminum articles, for goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on March 23, 2018.

At this time articles from the countries of Canada and Mexico are exempt from these additional duties. Articles from all other countries are subject to the additional duties.

We will continue to monitor and provide updates as the matter develops.


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