Since instituting Section 232 duties—which adds a 25 percent tariff on steel and 10 percent on aluminum imports—several steel importers joined together to challenge the Commerce Department’s report, which all Section 232 steel tariffs were based on, as well as the lack of expiration date for the tariffs.
However, on February 4, 2021, the Court of International Trade (CIT) rejected the challenge. The CIT stated that the report was not a final action and therefore, could not be challenged. Also, that the president’s statement that the tariffs will remain in effect, so long as national security is threatened, meant that he had set a “duration” for the tariffs.
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