Section 232/301 Tariffs


On March 8, 2018, the President issued Proclamations 9704 and 9705 on Adjusting Imports of Steel and Aluminum into the United States, under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, providing for additional import duties for steel mill and aluminum articles, effective March 23, 2018.

The AWPA is working to keep members apprised of changes to the Section 232 tariff regime and to support them in product exclusion requests they may be considering.

AWPA Letter to Legislators in support of S. 3376 / H.R. 6541, legislation to provide refunds for retro-actively excluded products.
AWPA Comments to Phase 2 of USTR Investigation of Section 301 Tariffs – January 15, 2023
AWPA Comments to ITC Investigation of Section 232 and 301 Tariffs – August 12, 2022

Status of Section 232 Appeals at September 2022

Product Exclusion Request Information

NEW: US-EU Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) Agreement Information

232 Tariff Policy Information

Following are the Section 232 policy materials and information, including documents which the AWPA and industry coalitions have prepared to address this issue.


On August 18, 2017 the US Trade Representative (USTR) initiated an investigation of China’s intellectual property (IP) practices under Section 301 of the US Trade Laws.  This was the first Section 301 filed since 1997.  The USTR must determine if Chinese IP practices are ‘Unreasonable or Discriminatory and Burden or Restrict US Commerce.’

List 1 Exclusion process

List 2 Exclusion process

 USTR Section 301 List 3 Exclusions Portal

Section 301 List 3 Wire Products Exclusion Requests as of December 11, 2019

Section 301 List 4a Wire Products Exclusion Requests as of December 11, 2019

Policy Documents and Information