U.S. Lifts Section 232 Duties on Steel and Aluminum for Canada and Mexico

Posted by Matt Schmitt on 5/20/19 5:00 PM

On May 17, 2019, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced the termination of the Section 232 tariffs for steel and aluminum in regards to products of Canada and Mexico.

In two joint statements issued by the U.S. and Canada and the U.S. and Mexico, the countries agreed to lift all tariffs imposed by the U.S. under Section 232 and all retaliation tariffs imposed by Canada and Mexico. In addition, all countries agreed to implement measures to prevent the importation of subsidized steel and aluminum or transshipment of steel and aluminum made outside of the U.S., Canada, or Mexico.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection implemented the lifting of the tariffs on May 20, 2019.


The joint statement between the U.S. and Canada may be found here:


The joint statement between the U.S. and Mexico may be found here:


The U.S. Customs and Border Protection update may be found here:


Topics: Canada, Steel, Mexico, Aluminum, Trade Remedies

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