The president’s decision last week to impose a 25 percent global tariff on certain steel imports, and a 10 percent global tariff on certain aluminum imports, includes the following products:
Aluminum products within the scope of the global tariffs:
- Primary unwrought aluminum, not alloyed – 7601.10
- Primary unwrought aluminum, alloyed – 7601.20
- Semi-finished aluminum bars, rods, and profiles – 7604
- Aluminum wire – 7605
- Semi-finished aluminum plates, sheets, and strip – 7606
- Foil of all types – 7607
- Tubes and Pipe Extrusions – 7608
- Tube or Pipe Fittings – 7609
- Castings and Forgings – 7616.99.5160 and 7616.99.5170
Steel products within the broad scope of the global tariffs:
- Carbon and alloy flat products – produced by rolling semi-finished steel through varying sets of rolls, including sheets, strips, and plates.
- Carbon and alloy long products – that fall outside the flat products category, including bars, rails, rods, and beams.
- Carbon and alloy pipe and tube products – either seamless or welded pipes and tubes, some of which may include stainless and alloys other than stainless.
- Carbon and alloy semi-finished products – consisting of initial, intermediate solid forms of molten steel, to be re-heated and further forged, rolled, shaped, or otherwise worked into finished steel products, including blooms, billets, slabs, ingots, and steel for castings.
- Stainless steel products – flat-rolled, pipe and tube, and semi-finished forms, containing at minimum 10.5 percent chromium and, by weight, 1.2 percent or less of carbon, offering better corrosion resistance than other steel.
The tariffs are effective on March 23.
Companies can seek to get product exclusions of the aforementioned products via exclusion requests. The Secretary will publish the procedures on the Federal Register notice by March 18, 2018.
For what is known about product exclusions at this time, please click here.