The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) issued a Federal Register Notice on May, 19, 2020, inviting comments from interested parties on its investigation regarding the potential expansion of Section 232 tariffs to include imports of steel incorporated into electrical transformers. Comments on the investigation may be submitted on or before June 9, 2020 and rebuttal comments on or before June 19, 2020. All written comments must be addressed to “Section 232 Electrical Steel Investigation” and filed through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov/ under docket number BIS-2020-0015. While comments are being solicited, there is no further specificity as to the products that are being investigated and therefore affected parties should anticipate submitting comments if their products are associated with laminated or wound cores for use in transformers. Please see our previous post announcing the start of the investigation for more details.
Husch Blackwell continues to monitor the Section 232 investigation on laminated and wound cores and will provide updates as more information becomes available. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the Section 232 investigation or are interested in submitting comments, please contact Husch Blackwell’s International Trade and Supply Chain team.