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Chairman Reichert Announces Hearing on Product Exclusion Process for Section 232 Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum

July 17, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee Chairman Dave Reichert (R-WA) announced today that the Subcommittee will hold a hearing entitled “Product Exclusion Process for Section 232 Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum.” The hearing will address the experiences of U.S. companies navigating the process for requesting product exclusions from Section 232 tariffs and quotas on steel and aluminum. The hearing will take place on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in 1100 Longworth House Office Building, beginning at 2:00 PM.

Upon announcing the hearing, Chairman Reichert said:

“In combating unfair trade practices, I’ve always advocated for a tough but targeted approach that addresses unfair trade while avoiding harm to U.S. workers, businesses, and consumers. I’m concerned that the broken Section 232 product exclusion process has created more red tape and uncertainty for American companies rather than fixing the problems created by broad steel and aluminum tariffs that apply even to our closest allies. Our witnesses will describe the damage they are experiencing firsthand as they struggle through this cumbersome product exclusion process.  We owe it to our companies and workers to find effective solutions to streamline and improve this burdensome process and ease the pain created by these tariffs.”