BIS Proposes Section 232 Exclusion Process Changes

Posted by Kelsay Calvaruso on 8/28/23 5:00 PM

In a Federal Register Notice (FRN) on August 25, 2023, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) proposed changes to “the process for requesting exclusions from the duties and quantitative limitations on imports of aluminum and steel” under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. The proposed changes include:

  • Modifications to the criteria for General Approved Exclusions from tariffs with no objections to tariffs with low rates of successful objections;
  • Introduction of a process for General Denied Exclusions (GDE) for tariffs with a high rate of successful objections;
  • Modifications to the Exclusion Request Form and documentation requirements; and
  • Modifications to the Objection Form and documentation requirements.

Comments are due by October 12, 2023. Details on comment submission can be found in the FRN here:

Topics: Commerce, BIS, Steel, Aluminum, Exclusions, Trade Remedies

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