JETRO & JASI Business Seminar
hosted by BKD, LLP

U.S. Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum

The United States has imposed a 25% ad valorem tariff on steel articles and a 10% ad valorem tariff on aluminum articles, with seven countries temporarily excluded, but with tariffs in effect for all other countries, including Japan. The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) is accepting applications requesting exclusions for specific products from individuals and organizations using steel or aluminum in their U.S. business activities. The DOC will decide exclusions based on whether the items are produced in sufficient quality and supply within the United States, or if such imports are necessary for U.S. national security-related needs. In this seminar, we will explain the background and outline of these tariffs under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, and will also give an overview of the exclusion application process.

Wednesday, May 16
9:30 am Registration
10:00 - 12:00 Seminar, including Q&A

201 N. Illinois St., Suite 700
Indianapolis, IN 46204-0998


  • Takahiro Takahashi: Director, JETRO Chicago (In Japanese)
  • David M. Spooner: Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Partner of International Trade Practice              Group in Washington, D.C. (In English)
  • Mari Yamamoto Regnier: Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Partner (In English and Japanese)
  • Atsushi Suzuki: Director of Research, JETRO New York (In Japanese)

Please e-mail your name, company name, and your contact information to JETRO Chicago by
Friday, May 11th.  (Email:; Tel: 312-832-6000)