Effective June 1, 2018, additional tariffs of 25 percent and 10 percent on steel and aluminum imports were imposed for almost all countries.

Starting February 8, 2020, these tariffs also applied to certain derivatives of aluminum  and steel articles. The tarrifs apply to aluminum derivatives from all countries except Argentina, Australia, Canada, and Mexico and steel derivatives from all countries except Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and South Korea. 

New! The U.S. announced October 31, 2021 that it will lift its Section 232 tariffs on a set volume of steel and aluminum products imported from the European Union. The EU, in turn will move to suspend its related retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods and will not implement a further tariff increase that had been scheduled to take effect Dec.ember 1, 2021. The two sides will also suspend their related World Trade Organization disputes.

The following products are covered by these proclamations. 

  • steel articles classified under HTSUS subheadings 7206.10 through 7216.50, 7216.99 through 7301.10, 7302.10, 7302.40 through 7302.90, and 7304.10 through 7306.90, including any subsequent revisions to these HTSUS classifications
  • the following aluminum articles: (a) unwrought aluminum (heading 7601); (b) aluminum bars, rods, and profiles (heading 7604); (c) aluminum wire (heading 7605); (d) aluminum plate, sheet, strip, and foil (flat rolled products) (headings 7606 and 7607); (e) aluminum tubes and pipes and tube and pipe fitting (headings 7608 and 7609); and (f) aluminum castings and forgings (HTSUS 7616.99.5160 and 7616.99.5170), including any subsequent revisions to these HTSUS classifications
  • the derivatives of aluminumarticles and steel articles described in Annex I and Annex II.  

Exclusion Request Forms

Official Documents


Contact Kristen Smith ( for assistance in petitioning for an exclusion from these tariffs.

Recovering Duties

As of April 2021, there may be an opportunity to recover Section 232 duties paid on steel & aluminum derivatives. Learn more here. 


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