Sec 232

  • Sec 232 Steel Exclusion

    QUESTION: Can you still file a steel exclusion and if so, how far back can you go? *************** Answers: Yes, you can still file for steel and aluminum 232 exclusions.  If granted they are retroactive to the date the request was posted.  You need to go to the 232 Exclusion Portal to start the process:  […]

  • SEC 232 EXEMPTION REQUEST

    QUESTION: Have any of the members applied for section 232 exemptions lately? Wondering what the average timeline is for approvals these days- in the beginning, it was well over one year…. ============ Answers: I apply for multiple Sect 232 exclusions and these days, the responses are coming much quicker:  30-45 days tops. Of course, results […]

  • SEC 232 EXCLUSION SIMPLE EXPLANATION

    QUESTION: Can someone please explain how to file for the 232 exclusion in layman’s terms? ================================================================ Answers: I assume you mean a Section 232 steel or aluminum exclusion request.  The Commerce Dept website is https://232app.azurewebsites.net/steelalum . Go there and there is a button that says “Create New Exclusion Request.”  It sounds like you’re new to […]

  • SEC 232 EXCLUSION PSCs

    QUESTION: In between requesting a 232 exclusion and its being granted, in order to claim the 25% duties paid, one has to file a PSC.Our Laredo, TX broker claims there is a new procedure to do 232 PSCs. I don’t see anything other than in 2020. The broker claims that a letter and all documents […]

  • 232 exclusions and one year

    QUESTION: If a 232 exclusion is granted, is it valid one year from the date on the grant letter OR one year from the date that the application was submitted? ========== Answers: Valid 1 year from the date it was signed by BIS. =========== We were told it is retroactive for refunds back to the submitted date.  […]

  • Answers to Question on Section 232 Tariff

    QUESTION: We learned that the US – CIT recently declared Proclamation 9980 invalid as contrary to law and ordered liquidation without assessment of Sec. 232 tariff.  Do the members know what impact, if any, there would be related to this decision (for those of us who have paid and continue to pay 232 tariffs on […]