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U.S. portal, exclusion requests concerning imports of aluminum and steel

U.S. portal, exclusion requests concerning imports

The U.S. Commerce Department, Bureau of Industry and Security, today released for publication in the Federal Register an interim final rule concerning changes to the process for requesting exclusions from the customs duties and quantitative limitations on certain imports of aluminum and steel.

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As noted in the interim final rule [PDF 423 KB], presidential action adjusted imports under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, and the Commerce Department in turn developed a portal (the “232 Exclusions Portal”) for submissions of exclusion requests, objections to exclusion requests, rebuttals, and sur-rebuttals.

The 232 Exclusion Portal was developed to streamline the exclusions process for external parties, including importers and domestic manufacturers, by replacing the data collection point with web-based forms, which will enhance data integrity and quality controls. The portal allows “232 submitters” to view all exclusion request, objection, rebuttal, and sur-rebuttal documents in one, web-based system. To use the new portal, submitters must complete a web-based registration prior to submitting any documents.

In addition, external parties will be able to track submission deadlines, and it is intended to allow for better collaboration between government agencies processing 232 exclusion requests.

 

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