Oct 2, 2018

Tariff Exclusion Requests Soar Past Projections

Christine McDaniel Senior Research Fellow

When the Department of Commerce opened up the section 232 tariff exclusion request process in March, they did not expect it to be so popular. They did not expect that so many manufacturers in the United States would ask for an exclusion from the 25-percent and 10-percent tariffs on steel and aluminum. They were wrong. 

At the time of its announcement earlier this year, the Commerce Department estimated that it would receive 4,500 exclusion requests from the steel tariff and 1,500 from the aluminum tariffs...

Continue reading: Trump team wildly underestimated the costs of tariffs

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