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Tariff Actions Resource Page

Updated July 20, 2018

This page features information, deadlines and resource documents on the various U.S. tariff actions and the responses by the rest of the world.  

The "U.S. Actions" section includes information on the Section 232 investigations of steel and aluminum, automobiles and auto parts, and uranium. It also includes information on the Section 301 investigation of China. In the "Retaliatory Actions" section, find lists of all affected products. 

For a visual overview, view our Tariff Actions Timeline.

U.S. Actions

Section 232 Investigation of Steel & Aluminum

Effective June 1, additional tariffs of 25 percent and 10 percent on steel and aluminum imports were imposed for almost all countries. The following products are covered by these proclamations. 

Countries and/or companies negatively impacted by these additional tariffs can petition for an exclusion. 

Latest News

Exclusion Request Forms

Official Documents

Section 232 Investigation of Automobiles & Auto Parts

The Department of Commerce announced May 23 its self-initiation of an investigation under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 to determine whether imports of automobiles (including SUVs, vans, and light trucks) and auto parts are harming U.S. national security. 

If the DOC finds that excessive automobile and auto parts imports are a threat to U.S. national security, and the president concurs, the president has the authority to adjust imports, including through the use of tariffs and quotas. The DOC has up to 270 days to conclude its investigation and any resultant actions would be imposed within 15 days of the president’s determination to act.

Dates & Deadlines

Public comments due June 29, 2018
Rebuttal comments due July 13, 2018
Public hearing in Washington, D.C. July 19, 2018

Section 232 Investigation of Uranium

The Department of Commerce announced July 18 its self-initiation of an investigation under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 to determine whether the present quantity and circumstances of uranium ore and product imports threaten to impair U.S. national security.

If the DOC (which must consult with the Department of Defense) concludes that uranium products are being imported in such quantities or under such circumstances as to threaten to impair U.S. national security, and the president concurs (a decision he would have up to 90 days after the DOC’s report to make), the president would have broad authority to adjust imports, including through the use of tariffs and quotas. The DOC has up to 270 days to conclude its investigation and any resultant actions would be imposed within 15 days of the president’s determination to act.

Dates & Deadlines

A hearing date and request for public comments are expected to be published shortly in the Federal Register.

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Section 301 Investigation of China

A Section 301 investigation determined that China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation are unreasonable and discriminatory. This resulted in a 25% additional tariff on products imported from China. Affected products are on List 1 below. 

No additional products will be removed from List 1. However, if your products are affected, you may file for an exclusion. Any exclusions granted will be retroactive to July 6, 2018 and extend one year after the exclusion determination is published in the Federal Register

On June 15, 2018, the administration also released a list of 284 other tariff lines on which additional duties could be imposed following a public notice and comment process. Affected products are on List 2 below. 

Products on List 2 may still be removed after the hearing process. See below for associated dates and deadlines. 

On July 10, 2018, the administration released a third list of list of products on which a 10% tariff could be imposed following a public notice and comment process. The third list comprises products with an annual trade value of approximately $200 billion.

Products on List 3 may still be removed after the hearing process. See below for associated dates and deadlines. 

Latest News

Exclusion Request Form

Official Documents

Product Lists

Dates & Deadlines

List 1 

Date

25% duty effective on List 1 items July 6, 2018
Deadline to request exclusions October 9. 2018



List 2

Date

Comments on specific subheadings due July 23, 2018
Deadline to request to appear at hearing June 29, 2018
Pre-hearing submissions due June 29, 2018
Hearing on List 2 products July 24, 2018
Post-hearing rebuttal comments due

July 31, 2018

25% duty effective on List 2 products

TBD



List 3

Date

Deadline for filing requests to appear at hearing and summary of expected testimony July 27, 2018
Due date for submission of written comments August 17, 2018
Hearing on List 3 products August 20-23, 2018
Post-hearing rebuttal comments due August 30, 2018
10% duty effective on List 3 products

TBD


Retaliatory Actions

The U.S. faces retaliatory actions from China, the EU, India, Turkey, Canada and Mexico. Find affected products by viewing our Mega Matrix.

Click the list name below to view products by country along with tariff rates.

Dates in red indicate that the tariff is currently active. 

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Country / Region

Product List

Effective Date

China

232 Retaliation List

April 2, 2018

China

301 Retaliation List One

July 6, 2018

China

301 Retaliation List Two

TBD

EU

232 Retaliation List One

June 22, 2018

EU

232 Retaliation List Two

March 23, 2021

India

232 Retaliation List

June 21, 2018

Turkey

232 Retaliation List

June 21, 2018

Canada

232 Retaliation List One

July 1, 2018

Canada

232 Retaliation List Two

July 1, 2018

Canada

232 Retaliation List Three

July 1, 2018

Mexico

232 Retaliation List One

June 5, 2018

Mexico

232 Retaliation List Two

June 5, 2018 - January 21, 2019

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