U.S. limits for EU steel tariff-rate quota, goods from Germany and Luxembourg

Commerce updated two limits for the EU steel tariff-rate quota program to align with production capabilities in Germany and Luxembourg.

Goods from Germany and Luxembourg

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today issued guidance on the European Union (EU) steel limit modifications for goods from Germany and Luxembourg.

According to today’s CBP release, the U.S. Department of Commerce on November 25, 2022, updated two limits for the EU steel tariff-rate quota (TRQ) program—effective November 30, 2022—to align with production capabilities in Germany and Luxembourg.

The effected steel Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) is 7301.10.0000 “Sheet Piling” under Chapter 99 HTS 9903.81.13.

The quantity formerly listed for “country of origin Germany” has been reassigned to the quota limit for “country of origin Luxembourg” effective November 30, 2022.  The annual EU TRQ thresholds are not affected by the change. Section 232 steel products from the EU that are in-quota will enter free of any Section 232 duty. 

All steel article imports from the EU in excess of the TRQ quantities will remain subject to the 25% ad valorem duty rate, provided they are not subject to an exclusion. 

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