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IFR for steel and aluminum exclusions

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

As previously reported, the president issued, on March 8, 2018, proclamations imposing a 25 percent duty on steel and a 10 percent duty on aluminum imported into the United States from all countries, excluding, Canada and...more

Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Tariffs – Commerce Issues Requirements for Exclusion Requests

by Dickinson Wright on

In President Trump’s March 8, 2018 proclamations announcing new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, he directed the Commerce Department to issue procedures within ten days for requests to exclude specific products from...more

Section 232 Tariff Exclusion Process Explained

by Clark Hill PLC on

On March 19, 2018, the Department of Commerce (“DOC”) published a notice of interim rules for requesting exclusions from the new Section 232 tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. These tariffs, 25% on steel and 10% on...more

Tariff On Imported Steel Will Mean Increased Construction Costs

by Carlton Fields on

As you probably know, President Trump recently announced a tariff on steel and aluminum imported into the United States, to take effect March 23. Imports from Canada and Mexico will be exempted from the tariff. Other...more

Trade Talk: Canada and Mercosur Begin Negotiations

On March 20, 2018, Canada began the first round of negotiations towards a comprehensive Canada-Mercosur free trade agreement (CMFTA). Canada recently announced that it intended to begin negotiations with Mercosur – a trading...more

Potential Tariffs on Apparel, Footwear, Electronics, and Home Goods from China

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The Trump Administration is planning on dusting off another infrequently used provision of the trade laws, Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, to impose additional tariffs on apparel, footwear, electronics, and home goods...more

Corporation Denied Motion to Enjoin Arbitration against its Alleged Alter Ego

In Royal Wine Corp. v. Cognac Ferrand SAS, Justice Andrea Masley of the Commercial Division denied Plaintiff Royal Wine Corporation’s (“Royal”) motion for a preliminary injunction to enjoin arbitration that defendant Cognac...more

Department of Commerce Sets Forth Exclusion Process to Avoid Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

by Reed Smith on

On March 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) released its interim final rule amending the National Security Industrial Base Regulations by adding two new supplements establishing...more

Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Tariff Exemptions – What You Need to Know

by Baker Donelson on

Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum come into effect this week. Here are the basic facts. What tariffs are being imposed? A 25% tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminum imports....more

U.S. Department of Commerce Provides Further Guidance Regarding the Process for Submitting Exclusion Requests to the Section 232...

by WilmerHale on

This morning, the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued an interim final rule establishing the process by which organizations may submit requests for exclusions from the 25% duties on steel...more

The Department Of Commerce Announces Process For Requesting Product Exclusions to Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

by King & Spalding on

On March 8, 2018, President Trump exercised “his authority to impose a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports” under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. Customs and Border...more

New Tariffs: Definition & Exclusion

When President Trump announced the 25% steel and 10% aluminum tariffs on March 8, 2018, he instructed the Secretary of Commerce to issue regulations explaining how American companies could seek exclusions from those tariffs...more

Steel and Aluminum Tariffs and the Impact on the Energy Industry

Issue - The President signed two proclamations on March 8, 2018 imposing a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and a 10 percent tariff on imported aluminum effective March 23, 2018. The tariffs will affect a number of...more

Department of Commerce Outlines Process for Product-Exclusions from Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

Pursuant to President’s Trump’s March 8, 2018 proclamations issued under authority of Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, added customs tariffs on imports of a wide variety of steel and aluminum imports from all...more

EU Trade Update

• European Commission publishes survey on concept of “Specially Designed for Military Use,” and issues request for input for possible EU commercial policy measures targeting the United States • Netherlands introduces...more

Section 232: Process And Procedure For Requesting Exclusions For Steel And Aluminum Imports

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

On Monday March 19, 2018, the Department of Commerce published its interim rule for the submission of exclusions requests for Section 232 tariffs announced by the White House on March 8, 2018. The rules published by...more

Can U.S. Allies Sidestep New Steel And Aluminum Tariffs?

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

The recent announcement by the White House that it intends to unilaterally impose 25 percent tariffs on steel imports and 10 percent tariffs on aluminum imports from all countries except Canada and Mexico has created...more

Presidential Proclamations Impose Tariffs on Aluminum and Steel Imports

by Jones Day on

On March 8, 2018, President Trump signed proclamations imposing tariffs on aluminum and steel imports. The tariffs are being imposed pursuant to Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 following reports from the...more

Trump Administration Signals Exemptions To Steel Tariffs Are A Long Shot

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Builders and manufacturers who rely on imported steel as a major input may want to rethink their procurement strategy in light of an executive domestic preference decree issued last week. Under President Trump’s Proclamation...more

5 Steps to Obtaining an Exemption under President Trump’s Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

If your company is a U.S. consumer of imported steel or aluminum, the new tariffs announced by President Trump on March 8, 2018 are bad news. The good news is that you can petition the government for exclusions of certain...more

International Law Bulletin - Vol. 22, No. 2

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND TRADE - Data Protection - EU: - Companies may continue to rely on binding corporate rules to transfer data outside of the EU after the new privacy regime takes effect in May 2018...more

Proposed Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Poised to Have Big Impact

by Burr & Forman on

President Trump recently announced his intent to make good on his campaign promise to impose new, significant tariffs on many imports of steel and aluminum products to the United States. The announcement followed a Department...more

President Trump Announces Steel And Aluminum Tariffs With Exemptions For Canada And Mexico

by Dickinson Wright on

President Donald Trump surprised even his own senior staff on March 1 when he announced his intention to impose global tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum....more

Window On Washington - Vol. 2, Issue 10

by Clark Hill PLC on

Outlook for This Week in the Nation's Capital - Omnibus. While negotiations on the Omnibus appropriations bill are said to be almost completed with the possibility of it being on the House floor next week, there are still a...more

President Trump Issues Proclamation Imposing Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum Imports

by WilmerHale on

Yesterday President Trump signed two Proclamations that impose 25 and 10 percent tariffs on imports of certain steel and aluminum products, respectively, other than those imported from Canada and Mexico. The imposition of...more

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