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Inside U.S. Trade - 07/12/2019

Importers allege unfairness in Commerce's Section 232 exclusion process

July 08, 2019 at 12:42 PM
The Commerce Department’s product-exclusion process for steel and aluminum unfairly favors domestic steel makers by not requiring that they prove they can replace foreign suppliers when objecting to exclusion requests, importers seeking relief from Section 232 tariffs claim . Moreover, heads of companies and industry associations told Inside U.S. Trade that objections are approved the vast majority of the time, making them question the legitimacy of the process. Following the recommendations of the Commerce Department, the Trump administration...


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