The ABI programming for the new Harmonized Tariff System (HTS) classifications implementing the steel and aluminum safeguard tariffs was released earlier today by CBP.

The HTS numbers added are:

9903.80.01        STEEL PROD, NOTE 19, EX CA/M        25%

9903.85.01        ALUMINUM PROD, NOTE 19, EX CA/M    10%

with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. EDT on March 23, 2018.  This rate of duty, which is in addition to any other duties, fees, exactions, and charges applicable to such imported steel and aluminum products, and shall apply to imports of steel and aluminum products from all countries except Canada and Mexico.

(1) “Aluminum” products are defined in the HTS as: (a) unwrought aluminum (HTS 7601); (b) aluminum bars, rods, and profiles (HTS 7604); (c) aluminum wire (HTS 7605); (d) aluminum plates, sheets, strips, and foil (flat rolled products) (HTS 7606 and 7607); (e) aluminum tubes and pipes and tube and pipe fitting (HTS 7608 and 7609); and (f) aluminum castings and forgings (HTS 7616.99.51.60 and 7616.99.51.70), including any subsequent revisions to these HTS classifications.

(2)  “Steel” are defined in the HTS as: (i) 7206.10 through 7216.50, (ii) 7216.99 through 7301.10, (iii) 7302.10, (iv) 7302.40 through 7302.90, and (v) 7304.10 through 7306.90, including any subsequent revisions to these HTS classifications.

If you are properly classifying your products and the relevant HTS is not listed above, you should not be subject to these tariffs, but make sure you have proper documentation to back up the accuracy of your classification.