Section 232 on Canadian Unwrought Aluminum Ends Retroactively

The President reinstated Canada’s exclusion from the additional ten percent Section 232 duties assessed on imports of Canadian non-alloyed unwrought aluminum of Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) subheading 7601.10, which had been in place since August 16, 2020.  The exclusion was issued retroactively to 12:01 AM on September 1, 2020. 

Additional duties remain in place for subject goods when entered for consumption or withdrawn from warehouse August 16, 2020 through August 30, 2020.

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced it was expiring the additional duty HTS of 9903.85.21, as of October 28, 2020.  CBP did not address how refunds for additional duties paid on goods entered September 1, 2020 through October 28, 2020 would be handled.

Livingston recommends a Post Summary Correction (PSC) be filed to ensure a refund is issued.

The duties were terminated as the President determined that imports from Canada no longer threaten to impair national security, but is keeping the option open to re-impose these duties should the volumes of imports in the remaining months of 2020 exceed by 105 percent the below volumes by month:

  • 83,000,000 kilograms for September 2020;
  • 70,000,000 kilograms for October 2020;
  • 83,000,000 kilograms for November 2020; and
  • 70,000,000 kilograms for December 2020.

Questions regarding this notice may be referred to your Livingston account manager.