U.S. DROPS 295 STEEL PRODUCTS FROM ENHANCED TARIFF MEASURES
The U.S. Commerce Department and Trade Representative have removed 295 products from its list of steel products protected under a March 5, 2002 presidential tariff protections.
The government determined that the excluded steel products are not available in sufficient quantities from U.S. producers, and that excluding these products would not undermine the effectiveness of the tariff.
“The decision to exclude these products was based upon a full consideration of information submitted by U.S. steel consumers, U.S. steel producers and foreign steel producers,” USTR said. “A total of 208 of those requests did not receive any objections from the domestic steel industry and many of the exclusions granted were for small-volume niche products.”
A list and short description of the excluded products may be found on USTR’s web site:http://www.ustr.gov.