Ukraine steel and European Union steel melted and poured in Ukraine now requires certificate for exemption from Section 232 Duties

President Biden issued a new Proclamation extending for one year the previous exemption from Section 232 duties for Ukraine (UA) origin steel which was effective June 1, 2022, but with changes.

Effective June 1, 2023, UA origin steel requires a Certificate of Origin to be eligible for duty-free treatment. No Chapter 99 Section 232 Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) is reported with a certificate. But without a Certificate of Origin attesting to the steel being UA origin, 25 percent Section 232 would be applicable using HTS number 9903.81.83 for steel articles, and 9903.81.84 for steel derivatives.

Also new is the availability to exempt European Union (EU) origin steel articles that were melted and poured in the Ukraine (UA) from Section 232 duties.  This exemption will not count against EU’s tariff-rate quota (TRQ).  This also requires a Certificate of Origin to be eligible and enters using HTS 9903.81.82.  Absent the Certificate, the 25 percent Section 232 or TRQ would apply.

The Certificate of Origin must be uploaded to U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) Document Imaging System (DIS) when entry summary is filed.  Please ensure your certificates is presented with your import documentation.

If you have any questions regarding the Section 232 Duties for steel products and derivatives, please contact your Livingston account manager.