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Department of Commerce Issues Statement on Consultations with Japan on Steel and Aluminum

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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 &...