BIS Announces Final Rule
Removing 12 Section 232 GAEs

May 23, 2024

In a recent notice in the Federal Register, the Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce (BIS) published its final ruling on certain changes to the rules for requesting exclusions of the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum effective July 1 , 2024. The changes to the rules for requesting exclusions were discussed in five previous Federal Register notices and are informed by comments made by the public on the changes to the rule purposed by BIS in the August 28, 2023 Federal Register notice.

Additionally, BIS is removing 12 General Approved Exclusions (GAEs) that were added in the December 2020 rule and maintained through the December 2021 rule. Six of the removed GAEs applied to steel products and six to aluminum imports. The 12 removed GAEs are listed below:

  • Steel GAEs:
    • GAE.24.S: 7211296080;
    • GAE.43.S: 7209900000;
    • GAE.46.S: 7216330090;
    • GAE.84.S: 7209270000;
    • GAE.90.S: 7216100010; and
    • GAE.93.S: 7208380015
  • Aluminum GAEs:
    • GAE.1.A: 7609000000;
    • GAE.4.A: 7604210010;
    • GAE.5.A: 7604291010;
    • GAE.9.A: 7601209080;
    • GAE.10.A: 7607116010; and
    • GAE.13.A: 7604295090

Effective July 1, 2024, the steel and aluminum products previously subject to the GAEs listed above will be revert to the duties and treatments established under Presidential Proclamations 9704 and 9705 as well as subsequent proclamations.

For questions regarding Section 232 exclusions or other customs and trade related matters, please contact George Tuttle III or (415) 986-8780.



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