Japan awaits more Steel, Aluminum products to be relaxed from US tariff
TOKYO (Scrap Register): Japan expected more Steel, Aluminum products to be removed from US' Section 232 tariffs on Steel and Aluminum imports, but welcomed the initial announcement of exemptions from the US Department of Commerce, which included some products from Japan.
US has started announcing the products to be excluded from additional duties, and Japan is expecting more requests to come from end-users in the US, to be exempted from the tariffs, for products imported from Japan.
US had excluded 42 requests, from seven different companies importing Steel products from five countries including Japan.
The exemption announced by US was for product base, but Japan's original stance was that all Steel and Aluminum products from Japan to the US should be excluded because those had never been a threat to US national security.