U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today released test data that may be used with respect to the ability to test product exclusions related to section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (that is, concerning the additional U.S. customs duty on imports of steel and aluminum articles).
In May 2018, CBP issued guidance for importer declarations concerning exclusions from the customs tariffs imposed under section 232 on imports of steel and aluminum into the United States. Read TradeNewsFlash
As noted in today’s CPB release—CSMS #18-000439 (18 July 2018)—the test data for section 232 product exclusions may be used in the ACE certification environment.
The House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee has scheduled a hearing on the product exclusion process for section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum. As noted in the Ways and Means release, the hearing will address the experiences of U.S. companies navigating the process for requesting product exclusions from section 232 tariffs and quotas on steel and aluminum. The hearing will take place on Tuesday, 24 July 2018.
For more information on this topic or to learn more about KPMG’s Trade & Customs Services, contact:
John L. McLoughlin
Luis (Lou) Abad
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