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CSMS #18-000412
  Title: Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Absolute Quota, Effective July 1, 2018
  Date: 6/29/2018 3:43:33 PM
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Pursuant to the Presidential Proclamation for articles subject to section 232 measures, imports 
of steel mill products from Argentina, Brazil and South Korea; and imports of aluminum products from Argentina; entered on or after 12:01 am eastern daylight time on June 1, 2018, are subject to absolute quota. Steel and aluminum products subject to section 232 absolute quota should be filed with appropriate classification and corresponding absolute quota entry type. 

Effective July 1, 2018, steel and aluminum products, subject to the Presidential Proclamation, for absolute quota  will  be subject to a quarterly threshold, beginning with third quarter July 1, 2018 through September 30, 2018. Quota bulletins, QB 18-126 for steel mill articles and QB 18-127 for aluminum products is posted to, quota page.

For additional information on absolute quota on steel and aluminum products, please refer to quota page Please note quantities listed in quota bulletins are estimates as of June 28, 2018; actual amounts will be posted in the July 2, 2018 quota commodity status report on These amounts are provided for your convenience.

If you need assistance or have questions, contact the Headquarters Quota and Agriculture Branch (QAB) at HQ QUOTA or call (202) 863-6560.