President Trump signed two proclamations assessing additional duties on certain steel and aluminum products.
The scope of this coverage is set forth below along with links to the proclamations. An additional tariff of 25 percent will apply to covered steel products; an additional tariff of 10 percent will apply to covered aluminum products. The tariffs will become effective on covered goods entered or withdrawn for consumption starting March 23rd but will not apply to goods from Canada or Mexico. Procedures for filing exemption requests will be published within 10 days from March 8th.
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 7622.214.171.124 and 76126.96.36.199), including any subsequent revisions to these HTS classifications.
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.