Companies seeking exclusions from new steel and aluminum tariffs must apply separately for each unique steel or aluminum product, according to rules published Monday by the Department of Commerce.
Automotive News reported that the requests will be evaluated on whether there is a comparable domestic source of the metal products in sufficient quantity and quality, as well as whether the imports could affect national security, the Federal Register notice said.
Individuals or organizations requesting exclusions must provide a full description of the specific product, its properties and its quantity. Exclusion requests will be posted for 30 days for public comment at regulations.gov.
Domestic producers that object to exclusions also need to provide specific information showing their ability to provide the comparable steel or aluminum product, including their U.S. production capabilities, the availability and delivery time of the products they make relative to the imported versions, and the suitability of the product for the specified use.
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