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At the U.S. Department of Commerce, we are fully committed to enforcing U.S. trade laws and ensuring that our trading partners comply with their obligations under the World Trade Organization and our free trade agreements. We are cracking down on companies and countries that don't play by the rules in record numbers.

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Joint United States – European Union Statement on Addressing Global Steel and Aluminum Excess Capacity

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United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo, and European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis today announced the start of discussions to address global steel and aluminum excess capacity. During a virtual meeting last week, the leaders acknowledged the need for effective solutions that preserve our critical industries, and...

Section 232 Exclusions

December 14, 2020 Interim Final Rule At present there is no exclusions process for duties on steel and aluminum derivative 232 Exclusions Portal BIS 232 Regulations.gov dockets Commerce 232 232 Exclusions Portal Steel Page Steel Docket Steel Page 232 Exclusions Portal Interim Final Rule (June 10, 2019) Aluminum Page Aluminum Docket Aluminum Page 232 Exclusions Portal User Guide Steel Forms &...

Section 232 Investigation on the Effect of Imports of Steel on U.S. National Security

232 Exclusions Portal Press Release (June 13, 2019) 232 Exclusions Portal (as of June 13, 2019) Find Objections, Rebuttals, and Surrebutals on Regulations.gov Tariff Exclusion Process Announced on 3/18/2018 U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Steel and Aluminum Tariff Exclusion Process Presidential Proclamation on 3/8/2018 Presidential Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Steel into the United...

Frequently Asked Questions: Section 232 Investigations: The Effect of Steel Imports on the National Security

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1. What is the purpose of a Section 232 Investigation? Section 232 investigations are initiated to determine the effects of imports of any articles on U.S. national security. In this case, the Commerce Department is determining the effect of steel imports on the national security. Generally, steel products fall into one of the following five categories (including but not limited to): Flat products...

Frequently Asked Questions: Steel Anti-dumping (AD) and Countervailing Duty (CVD) Orders

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1. What are anti-dumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders? If a U.S. industry believes that it is being injured by unfair competition through dumping or subsidization of a foreign product, it may request the imposition of antidumping or countervailing duties by filing a petition with both the Department of Commerce and the United States International Trade Commission. The Department of...

President Donald J. Trump: Standing Up to Unfair Steel Trade Practices

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“We're going to use American steel, we're going to use American labor, we are going to come first in all deals.” – President Donald J. Trump A JUSTIFIABLE AND NECESSARY ACTION: As imports of steel to the United States continue to rise, an examination of foreign practices is urgently needed. Despite America’s existing domestic steel industry, imports of steel into the United States have risen 19.6...

Fact Sheet: Section 232 Investigations: The Effect of Imports on the National Security

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Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (19 U.S.C. §1862) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to conduct comprehensive investigations to determine the effects of imports of any article on the national security of the United States. Section 232 investigations include consideration of: domestic production needed for projected national defense requirements; domestic industry’s capacity to...

Section 232 Investigation on the Effect of Imports of Steel on U.S. National Security

Tariff Exclusion Process Announced on 3/18/2018 NEW U.S. Department of Commerce Announces Steel and Aluminum Tariff Exclusion Process Presidential Proclamation on 3/8/2018 Presidential Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Steel into the United States Section 232 Investigation Report Released on 2/16/2018 Secretary Ross Releases Steel and Aluminum 232 Reports in Coordination with White House Report...