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  Title: UPDATE: Additional Duty on Imports of Steel and Aluminum Articles under Section 232
  Date: 5/31/2018 4:14:16 PM
  To: Automated Broker Interface, ACE Portal Accounts, ACE Reports, Air Manifest, New ACE Programming, Ocean Manifest, Partner Government Agencies, Rail Manifest, Trade Policy Updates, Truck Manifest
  Related: 18-000352, 18-000317, 18-000296

 
   
 
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UPDATE: Additional Duty on Imports of Steel and Aluminum Articles under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962

BACKGROUND:
On March 8, 2018, the President issued Proclamations 9704 and 9705 on Adjusting Imports of Steel and Aluminum into the United States, under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1862), providing for additional import duties for steel mill and aluminum articles, effective March 23, 2018.  See the Federal Register, 83 FR 11619 and 83 FR 11625, March 15, 2018.  On March 22, 2018, the President issued Proclamations on Adjusting Imports of Steel and Aluminum into the United States. See the Federal Register, 83 FR 13355 and 83 FR 13361, March 28, 2018.  On April 30, 2018, the President issued Proclamations 9739 and 9740 on Adjusting Imports of Steel and Aluminum into the United States.  See the Federal Register, 83 FR 20683 and 83 FR 20677, May 7, 2018.  On May 31, 2018, the President issued Proclamations on Adjusting Imports of Steel and Aluminum into the United States.

These duty requirements are effective with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on March 23, 2018.

COMMODITY:
Steel mill and aluminum articles, as specified in the Presidential Proclamations. 

COUNTRIES COVERED BY SECTION 232 IMPORT DUTIES:
Please note that the Section 232 measures are based on the country of origin, not the country of export.

Steel:
As of June 1, 2018:  All countries of origin except Argentina, Australia, Brazil, and South Korea.

Aluminum:
As of June 1, 2018:  All countries of origin except Argentina and Australia. 

COUNTRIES COVERED BY SECTION 232 ABSOLUTE QUOTAS:

Steel:
As of June 1, 2018:  Argentina, Brazil, and South Korea.
Aluminum:
As of June 1, 2018:  Argentina.

For both steel and aluminum, imports of United States origin are not covered by the Section 232 measures.
FILING INSTRUCTIONS: 

SECTION 232 IMPORT DUTIES:
Use non-quota entry type codes.

UPDATE:  As of June 1, 2018, for all imports of aluminum from South Korea, importers should also use non-quota entry type codes.

Steel Products 
In addition to reporting the regular Chapters 72 & 73 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) classification for the imported merchandise, importers shall report the following HTS classification for imported merchandise subject to the additional duty:
9903.80.01 (25 percent ad valorem additional duty for steel mill products)
	
Aluminum Products 
In addition to reporting the regular Chapter 76 of the HTS classification for the imported merchandise, importers shall report the following HTS classification for imported merchandise subject to the additional duty: 

9903.85.01 (10 percent ad valorem additional duty for aluminum products)

SECTION 232 ABSOLUTE QUOTAS:
Use quota entry type codes (entry types 02, 06, 07, 12, 23, 32, 38, or 52).

For further guidance, see CBP quota bulletins at https://www.cbp.gov/trade/quota/bulletins 
Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)

GSP and AGOA-eligible goods that are subject to Section 232 duties or quotas may not receive GSP or AGOA duty preference in accordance with 19 USC 2463(b)(2).

On imports subject to Section 232 duties or quotas (including imports from Argentina and Brazil), in addition to any applicable Section 232 duties, importers should pay the normal trade relations (column 1) duty rates and not submit the GSP Special Program Indicator (SPI) “A” or the AGOA SPI “D”

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
For more information, please refer to the Presidential Proclamations on Adjusting Imports of Steel and Aluminum into the United States, Federal Register, 83 FR 11619 and 83 FR 11625, March 15, 2018; the March 22, 2018 Presidential Proclamations on Adjusting Imports of Steel and Aluminum into the United States. 83 FR 13355 and 83 FR 13361, March 28, 2018; and the April 30, 2018 Proclamations on Adjusting Imports of Steel and Aluminum into the United States. 83 FR 20683 and 83 FR 20677, May 7, 2018; and the May 31, 2018, Proclamations on Adjusting Imports of Steel and Aluminum into the United States.

Also see Frequently Asked Questions at https://www.cbp.gov/trade/programs-administration/entry-summary/232-tariffs-aluminum-and-steel

Questions related to Section 232 entry filing requirements should be emailed to traderemedy@cbp.dhs.gov.  Questions from the importing community concerning ACE rejections should be referred to their Client Representative.