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CBP adjustments, steel and aluminum imports

CBP adjustments, steel and aluminum imports

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today issued a release noting that a “Harmonized System Update” has been created to reflect the recent presidential decrees that effectively extend exemptions from U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imported into the United States from certain countries.


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CSMS #18-000327 (4 May 2018) reflects modifications made as a result of two presidential proclamations (30 April 2018) adjusting imports of steel and aluminum into the United States. These changes were effective 1 May 2018 through 31 May 2018.     

Adjustments required by the verification of the 2018 Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) are included also.

The presidential proclamations were released today for publication in the Federal Register. In an annex that appears at the end of each proclamation is information to modify applicable HTSUS provisions. Read the proclamation concerning steel imports [PDF 431 KB] and the proclamation concerning aluminum imports [PDF 448 KB].


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Andrew Siciliano | +1 (631) 425-6057 |

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