Commerce Wants Feedback On Derided Duty Exclusion Rules

Law360 (May 22, 2020, 7:19 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce on Friday called for feedback on its process for excluding businesses from steep national security tariffs on steel and aluminum, a procedure that lawmakers and the business community have derided as slanted toward domestic producers.

Commerce asked the public to weigh in on the efficiency and transparency of the current process for exempting businesses from 25% and 10% duties on steel and aluminum, respectively, as it considers revisions, according to the announcement.

"The Department of Commerce is continually looking for ways to improve the exclusion process for Section 232 tariffs and quotas. We want these critical...

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