New Portal for Steel and Aluminum Tariff Exclusions

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New Portal for Steel and Aluminum Tariff Exclusions



New Portal for Steel and Aluminum Tariff Exclusions

Last week the U.S. Trade Representative issued the following press release.

Commerce Launches New 232 Exclusions Portal

June 13, 2019

Washington, DC: The U.S. Department of Commerce announced today the launch of its new 232 Exclusions Portal for processing new steel and aluminum exclusion requests, which is located at The 232 Exclusions Portal will streamline the exclusion process and result in faster decisions for industry on their exclusion requests.

Further, the public will now be able to easily view all exclusion request, objection, rebuttal, and sur-rebuttal documents in a centralized web-based system. The Portal features enhanced search capabilities that allow users to filter exclusion requests and related filings by categories such as company name and product type. In addition, the 232 Exclusions Portal will provide transparency to external parties through a real-time decision-status tracking mechanism. The Department has also streamlined its coordination with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to ensure that all exclusion requests posted on the 232 Exclusions Portal are identified by Harmonized Tariff Schedule codes that are administrable by CBP.

For organizations that submitted exclusion requests prior to June 13, 2019 via, filings relating to these exclusions requests, including objections, rebuttals, and sur-rebuttals, will continue to be posted on until a decision is issued. All exclusion requests filed on or after June 13, 2019 must be submitted through the new Exclusions Portal at

A comprehensive external user guide and Frequently Asked Questions, as well as a link to the 232 exclusions Portal, is available at For 232 Exclusions Portal technical questions, contact (202) 482-3203 or


Office of Public Affairs

Bureau of Industry and Security

U.S. Department of Commerce

Anne Teague

Phone: + (1) 202.482.0224