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  Title: UPDATE: Decrease in Duty on Imports of Steel Under Section 232 (Republic of Turkey)
  Date: 5/20/2019 4:32:18 PM
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UPDATE: Decrease in 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 August 10, 2018, the President issued Proclamation 9772 (Adjusting Imports of Steel into the United States), that steel articles covered by the Section 232 remedy that were the product of the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) would be subject to an increased ad valorem duty rate of 50%.  The increased rates of duty on steel articles that were the product of Turkey was effective with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on August 13, 2018.

On May 16, 2019, the President modified proclamation 9705 to remove the higher tariff on steel imports from Turkey imposed by Proclamation 9772, and to instead impose a 25 percent ad valorem tariff on steel imports from Turkey, commensurate with the tariff imposed on such articles by the Section 232 remedy imported from most other countries.  

GUIDANCE:
All imports of steel articles covered by Heading 9903.80.01, in subchapter III of Chapter 99 of the HTSUS, shall be subject to an additional 25 percent ad valorem rate of duty with respect to goods entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on May 21, 2019, from all countries (including Turkey) except Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and South Korea.     

FOREIGN TRADE ZONE:
Any steel articles imported from Turkey that were admitted into a United States foreign trade zone under “privileged foreign status” as defined in 19 CFR 146.41, prior to 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on May 21, 2019, shall be subject upon entry for consumption on or after such time and date to the additional 25 percent additional ad valorem rate of duty in heading 9903.80.01 in subchapter III of chapter 99 of the HTSUS.

FILING INSTRUCTIONS:
Steel Products from Turkey

In addition to reporting the regular Chapter 72 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:

•	Goods entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption before 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on May 21, 2019, shall be filed using the 9903.80.02 special provision for 50% ad valorem duty rate for products of iron and steel from Turkey.
•	Goods entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on May 21, 2019, shall be filed using the 9903.80.01 special provision for 25% ad valorem duty rate for products of iron and steel from all countries (including Turkey) except Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and South Korea.

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.