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U.S. Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum will take effect on March 23, 2018.

President Trump signed a proclamation for new steel and aluminum tariffs on March 8, 2018.

The tariffs will take effect on March 23, 2018.  However, Canada and Mexico are exempt from tariffs, depending upon progress in the renegotiation of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). 

Proclamations may be found here: steel, aluminum  

Steel Articles: Subject to additional 25% duty:

The proclamation defines “steel articles” using HTS schedule subheadings.

7206.10 through 7216.50
7216.99 through 7301.10 
7302.10
7302.40 through 7302.90
7304.10 through 7306.90

The additional duties are set forth in a revised Subchapter III Chapter 99 of the HTS.  

Aluminum Articles: Subject to additional 10% duty: 

The proclamation defines “aluminum articles” using HTS schedule subheadings.

unwrought aluminum        HTS 7601
baluminum bars, rods, and profiles  -    HTS 7604
aluminum wire       HTS 7605
aluminum plate, sheet, strip, and foil  - HTS 7606 and 7607
aluminum tubes and pipes and tube and pipe fitting HTS -  7608 and 7609
aluminum castings and forgings HTS 7616.99.5160 and 7616.99.5170 

The additional duties are set forth in a revised Subchapter III to Chapter 99 of the HTS. 

Both proclamations allow for directly affected parties in the United States to petition the Commerce Department for relief from the duties on the basis that certain steel or aluminum articles are not produced in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available amounts or of a satisfactory quality.  

In addition, the Commerce Department is authorized to provide relief to specific countries based upon national security considerations.  The procedures for requesting relief will be published in the next ten days. 

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