Presidential actions under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (Section 232) and Sections 301–310 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Section 301) have imposed additional costs and restrictions on imports.

Section 232 and Section 301 impose additional tariffs or other restrictions on imports of goods into the United States. Trade Pacific counsels importers in limiting their liabilities for such trade restrictions and in obtaining exclusions from such import barriers.

Counseling Importers

Section 232

Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 gives the President broad authority to restrict imports into the United States in the interest of national security by imposing tariffs or other restrictions.

Trade Pacific assists importers in navigating the Section 232 proceedings, especially the 232 on steel and aluminum imports, by requesting exclusions of behalf of importers at the U.S. Department of Commerce and advising whether their products fall within the tariffs imposed by the U.S. government.

Section 301

Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 gives the President broad authority to impose tariffs against countries that make unjustified, unreasonable, or discriminatory trade actions.

Trade Pacific advises importers of their liabilities relating to Section 301 actions and provides guidance on companies’ options to import products into the United States with limited tariff obligations. As well, when goods are initially targeted, Trade Pacific works with importers to produce comments to the USTR to exclude or remove products subject to 301 duties.