Pennsylvania Import Tariffs

Learn about the process to obtain product exclusions from the Section 232 and 301 tariffs
that are in effect.

Companies impacted by recently imposed Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imports are able to submit requests for product exclusions to the U.S. Department of Commerce.

The links below provide instructions on how to submit comments, exclusion requests, and/or objections to requests:

Companies are able to request product exclusions from Section 301 tariffs that went into effect July 6th for specific imports from China. Requests will be accepted until October 9, 2018. The exclusion process has the following important dates and features:

  • The public will have 90 days to file a request for a product exclusion; the request period will end on October 9, 2018.
  • Following public posting of the filed request on, the public will have 14 days to file responses to the request for product exclusion. After the close of the 14-day response period, interested persons will have an additional 7 days to reply to any responses received in support of or opposition to the request.
  • Exclusions will be effective for one year upon the publication of the exclusion determination in the Federal Register, and will apply retroactively to July 6, 2018.
For further information on Section 301 tariffs please refer to the recent press release issued by the Office of the United States Trade Representative.
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