IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 24 Feb 2016 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import monitoring

On February 24, 2016 the White House released a report entitled "Standing up for American Workers and Businesses: The Obama Administration's Trade Enforcement Record." One initiative announced in that document (page 14) provides for additional monitoring of steel imports that are subject to anti-dumping and countervailing duties. China is the principal target of this initiative. Under this initiative, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will implement 'enhanced enforcement measures on steel imports at a high-risk for evasion of AD/CVD duties.' The enhanced steel enforcement measures include: '1) implementing a targeted increased approach to review steel imports. CBP will be implementing enhanced reviews of Chinese steel imports which will provide a statistically valid measure of risk, increase the reviews of Chinese steel imports, and provide targets for further enforcement; 2) requiring 'Live Entry' for certain high risk steel shipments (which means that all entry documents and duties are required to be provided before cargo is released by CBP into U.S. commerce).' According to one analysis of this measure by Melissa M. Brewer and Paul C. Rosenthal (Kelley Drye & Warren LLP), the 'live entry' procedures will 'require the importer of record to provide necessary paperwork and pay duties before the imported merchandise is released into the U.S. market,' and the 'effect of these procedures will be to slow importation of merchandise for which the importer cannot satisfy the requirements. The procedures will also allow CBP to immediately identify potential issues or inconsistencies with the entry paperwork. The live entry procedures stand in contrast to the routine requirements that allow imports to be released into the U.S. market days before the importer is required to file paperwork and pay duties.'

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

411 Basic iron & steel
7202 Ferroalloys.
720230 Ferrosilicomanganese
720292 Ferrovanadium
720299 Other
412 Products of iron or steel
7208 Flatrolled products of iron or nonalloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, hotrolled, not clad, plated or coated.
720810 In coils, not further worked than hotrolled, with patterns in relief
720825 Of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more
720826 Of a thickness of 3 mm or more but less than 4.75 mm
720827 Of a thickness of less than 3 mm
720836 Of a thickness exceeding 10 mm
720837 Of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more but not exceeding 10 mm
720838 Of a thickness of 3 mm or more but less than 4.75 mm
720839 Of a thickness of less than 3 mm
720840 Not in coils, not further worked than hotrolled, with patterns in relief
720851 Of a thickness exceeding 10 mm
720852 Of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more but not exceeding 10 mm
720853 Of a thickness of 3 mm or more but less than 4.75 mm
720854 Of a thickness of less than 3 mm
720890 Other
7209 Flatrolled products of iron or nonalloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, coldrolled (coldreduced), not clad, plated or coated.
720915 Of a thickness of 3 mm or more
720916 Of a thickness exceeding 1 mm but less than 3 mm
720917 Of a thickness of 0.5 mm or more but not exceeding 1 mm
720918 Of a thickness of less than 0.5 mm
720926 Of a thickness exceeding 1 mm but less than 3 mm
7210 Flatrolled products of iron or nonalloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, clad, plated or coated.
721030 Electrolytically plated or coated with zinc
721041 Corrugated
721049 Other
721061 Plated or coated with aluminiumzinc alloys
721069 Other
721070 Painted, varnished or coated with plastics
721090 Other
7211 Flatrolled products of iron or nonalloy steel, of a width of less than 600 mm, not clad, plated or coated.
721114 Other, of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more
721119 Other
721123 Containing by weight less than 0.25 % of carbon
721129 Other
721190 Other
7212 Flatrolled products of iron or nonalloy steel, of a width of less than 600 mm, clad, plated or coated.
721220 Electrolytically plated or coated with zinc
721230 Otherwise plated or coated with zinc
721240 Painted, varnished or coated with plastics
721250 Otherwise plated or coated
7214 Other bars and rods of iron or nonalloy steel, not further worked than forged, hotrolled, hotdrawn or hotextruded, but including those twisted after rolling.
721420 Containing indentations, ribs, grooves or other deformations produced during the rolling process or twisted after rolling
7215 Other bars and rods of iron or nonalloy steel.
721510 Of freecutting steel, not further worked than coldformed or cold finished
721550 Other, not further worked than coldformed or coldfinished
721590 Other
7217 Wire of iron or nonalloy steel.
721710 Not plated or coated, whether or not polished
721720 Plated or coated with zinc
721730 Plated or coated with other base metals
721790 Other
7219 Flatrolled products of stainless steel, of a width of 600 mm or more.
721913 Of a thickness of 3 mm or more but less than 4.75 mm
721923 Of a thickness of 3 mm or more but less than 4.75 mm
721924 Of a thickness of less than 3 mm
721932 Of a thickness of 3 mm or more but less than 4.75 mm
721933 Of a thickness exceeding 1 mm but less than 3 mm
721934 Of a thickness of 0.5 mm or more but not exceeding 1 mm
721935 Of a thickness of less than 0.5 mm
721990 Other
7220 Flatrolled products of stainless steel, of a width of less than 600 mm.
722012 Of a thickness of less than 4.75 mm
722020 Not further worked than coldrolled (coldreduced)
722090 Other
7225 Flatrolled products of other alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more.
722511 Grainoriented
722519 Other
722530 Other, not further worked than hotrolled, in coils
722540 Other, not further worked than hotrolled, not in coils
722550 Other, not further worked than coldrolled (coldreduced)
722591 Electrolytically plated or coated with zinc
722592 Otherwise plated or coated with zinc
722599 Other
7226 Flatrolled products of other alloy steel, of a width of less than 600 mm.
722611 Grainoriented
722619 Other
722691 Not further worked than hotrolled
722692 Not further worked than coldrolled (coldreduced)
722699 Other
7228 Other bars and rods of other alloy steel; angles, shapes and sections, of other alloy steel; hollow drill bars and rods, of alloy or nonalloy steel.
722850 Other bars and rods, not further worked than coldformed or cold finished
722860 Other bars and rods
7229 Wire of other alloy steel.
722920 Of silicomanganese steel
722990 Other
7304 Tubes, pipes and hollow profiles, seamless, of iron (other than cast iron) or steel.
730419 Other
730422 Drill pipe of stainless steel
730423 Other drill pipe
730429 Other
730431 Colddrawn or coldrolled (coldreduced)
730439 Other
730449 Other
730451 Colddrawn or coldrolled (coldreduced)
730459 Other
7305 Other tubes and pipes (for example, welded, riveted or similarly closed), having circular crosssections, the external diameter of which exceeds 406.4 mm, of iron or steel.
730520 Casing of a kind used in drilling for oil or gas
7306 Other tubes, pipes and hollow profiles (for example, open seam or welded, riveted or similarly closed), of iron or steel.
730619 Other
730629 Other
730630 Other, welded, of circular crosssection, of iron or nonalloy steel
730650 Other, welded, of circular crosssection, of other alloy steel
730661 Of square or rectangular crosssection
7307 Tube or pipe fittings (for example, couplings, elbows, sleeves), of iron or steel.
730711 Of nonmalleable cast iron
730719 Other
730793 Butt welding fittings
421 Structural metal products & parts
7308 Structures (excluding prefabricated buildings of heading 94.06) and parts of structures (for example, bridges and bridgesections, lockgates, towers, lattice masts, roofs, roofing frameworks, doors and windows and their frames and thresholds for doors,
730890 Other
422 Tanks, reservoirs & containers of iron, steel or aluminium
7311 Containers for compressed or liquefied gas, of iron or steel.
731100 Containers for compressed or liquefied gas, of iron or steel.
429 Other fabricated metal products
7312 Stranded wire, ropes, cables, plaited bands, slings and the like, of iron or steel, not electrically insulated.
731210 Stranded wire, ropes and cables
7317 Nails, tacks, drawing pins, corrugated nails, staples (other than those of heading 83.05) and similar articles, of iron or steel, whether or not with heads of other material, but excluding such articles with heads of copper.
731700 Nails, tacks, drawing pins, corrugated nails, staples (other than those of heading 83.05) and similar articles, of iron or steel, whether or not with heads of other material, but excluding such articles with heads of copper.
7318 Screws, bolts, nuts, coach screws, screw hooks, rivets, cotters, cotterpins, washers (including spring washers) and similar articles, of iron or steel.
731815 Other screws and bolts, whether or not with their nuts or washers
731821 Spring washers and other lock washers
7320 Springs and leaves for springs, of iron or steel.
732020 Helical springs
732090 Other
7323 Table, kitchen or other household articles and parts thereof, of iron or steel; iron or steel wool; pot scourers and scouring or polishing pads, gloves and the like, of iron or steel.
732399 Other
7324 Sanitary ware and parts thereof, of iron or steel.
732410 Sinks and wash basins, of stainless steel
7325 Other cast articles of iron or steel.
732510 Of nonmalleable cast iron
732599 Other
7326 Other articles of iron or steel.
732619 Other
732620 Articles of iron or steel wire
732690 Other
448 Domestic appliances & parts
7321 Stoves, ranges, grates, cookers (including those with subsidiary boilers for central heating), barbecues, braziers, gasrings, plate warmers and similar nonelectric domestic appliances, and parts thereof, of iron or steel.
732190 Parts

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