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  Title: UPDATE Additional Duty on Imports of Steel Articles Under Section 232, Republic of Turkey
  Date: 8/12/2018 11:57:36 AM
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  Related: 18-000424, 18-000412, 18-000378

 
   
 
UPDATE: Additional Duty on Imports of Steel Articles under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion 
Act of 1962; Steel Articles from the Republic of Turkey

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, April 30, and May 31, 2018, the President issued Proclamations 9710, 9711, 9739, 9740, 9758, and 9759 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); 83 FR 20683 and 83 FR 20677 (May 7, 2018); and 83 FR 25849 and 83 FR 25857 (June 5, 2018).  On August 10, 2018, the President issued a new proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Steel into the United States.
GUIDANCE:

STEEL ARTICLES FROM THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY

Per the August 10, 2018 Presidential Proclamation, steel articles covered by the Section 232 remedy that are the product of the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) will be subject to an increased ad valorem duty rate. 

Steel articles will be subject to an ad valorem duty rate of 50%. 

The increased rates of duty on steel articles that are the product of Turkey are effective with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on August 13, 2018.

FILING INSTRUCTIONS:

Steel Products from Turkey

In addition to reporting the regular Chapters 72 & 73 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) classification for the imported merchandise, importers shall report the following HTSUS classification for imported merchandise subject to the additional duty:

9903.80.02 (50% ad valorem duty rate for products of iron and steel that are the product of Turkey)

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); 83 FR 13355 and 83 FR 13361 (March 28, 2018); 83 FR 20683 and 83 FR 20677 (May 7, 2018); 83 FR 25849 and 83 FR 25857 (June 5, 2018); and the August 10, 2018 Proclamations on Adjusting Imports of Steel 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.