Steel and Aluminum Tariff Legislation

On March 8th, President Trump signed proclamations imposing a 25% duty on certain steel products and a 10% tariff on certain aluminum articles. These duties are in addition to the present rate of duty for the specified articles, and will be applicable to merchandise entered for consumption on or after March 23, 2018.

Effective June 1, 2018, exclusions for Canada, Mexico, and the EU expired. As a result, the only countries exempt are Argentina, Brazil, and South Korea. Australia is exempt from the 10% aluminum duties; further clarification regarding Australia’s steel status should be issued soon.

The steel rate applies to the following HTS Provisions:
7206.10 through 7216.50,
7216.99 through 7301.10,
7302.10, 7302.40 through 7302.90,
7304.10 through 7306.90

The steel proclamation can be accessed here.

The aluminum rate applies to the following HTS Provisions:
(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);
(f) aluminum castings and forgings (HTS 7616.99.51.60 and 7616.99.51.70),

The aluminum proclamation can be accessed here.