Implementation of Steel and Aluminum Safeguard Tariffs

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Implementation of Steel and Aluminum Safeguard Tariffs

 

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released programming updates last week to include modifications made as a result of the two Presidential Proclamations enacting Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

The HTS numbers are as follows:

9903.80.01 – STEEL PROD,NOTE 19,EX CA/M            25%

9903.85.01 – ALUMINUM PROD,NOTE 19,EX C/M       10%

These additional safeguard tariffs will be in effect beginning March 23, 2018 and shall apply to imports of steel and aluminum products from all countries except Canada and Mexico.

One presidential proclamation covers aluminum imports as follows: (a) unwrought aluminum (HTS 7601); (b) aluminum bars, rods, and profiles (HTS 7604); (c) aluminum wire (HTS 7605); (d) aluminum plates, sheets, strips, 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.

The Second proclamation covers steel imports as follows: (i) 7206.10 through 7216.50, (ii) 7216.99 through 7301.10, (iii) 7302.10, (iv) 7302.40 through 7302.90, and (v) 7304.10 through 7306.90, including any subsequent revisions to these HTS classifications.