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U.S. imports of aluminum and steel, requests for exclusions

U.S. customs duties on aluminum, steel imports

The U.S. Commerce Department, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), this afternoon released for publication in the Federal Register an interim final rule concerning submissions of exclusion requests and objections to submitted requests for aluminum and steel imports.

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The 171-page interim final rule [PDF 1.1 MB] concerns the presidential proclamations that impose duties on imports of aluminum and steel, and the exclusions granted to the Commerce Secretary to grant exclusions from the duties if the aluminum or steel article for which the exclusion is requested is not produced in the United States in a sufficient and reasonably available amount or of a satisfactory quality.

Today’s interim final rule revises earlier releases of interim final rules about the applications for duty exclusions, but revises two supplements that were part of a March 2018 interim final rule. According to today’s release:

The publication of today’s rule should make significant improvements…but due to the scope of this new process, BIS is publishing today’s rule as an interim final rule with a request for comments.

 

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Principal
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Robert Waldrop
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Christopher Young
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George Zaharatos
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John L. McLoughlin
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E: labad@kpmg.com

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