On 30 April 2018, President Trump signed Proclamations granting permanent country-exemptions to a select number of countries and extended by one month the Section 232 steel and aluminium tariff duty exemptions for some. South Africa is disappointed that it was not granted an exemption from the duties. On 08 March, President Trump had signed a Proclamation imposing a 10 percent ad valorem tariff on imports of aluminium articles and a 25 percent ad valorem tariff on imports of steel articles that excluded select countries including Canada, Mexico, European Union, South Korea, Australia, Argentina and Brazil. The Proclamation followed reports from the Secretary of Commerce that imports of these products threaten to impair United States of America (US) national security….
- Click here to read the full media release: MEDIA RELEASE – Section 232 30 April 2018 v2