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Open consultation: UK rebalancing measures to US additional tariffs on steel, aluminium and derivatives

The UK is today (May 24th) launching a review of tariffs against the US in response to the ongoing trade conflict around steel and aluminium.

A public consultation has opened aimed at ensuring any future tariffs applied in response to the US’ unjustified ‘Section 232’ duties on aluminium and steel imports are shaped to UK interests.

The UK currently has measures in place on products like whiskey, motorcycles and tobacco in response to US tariffs. Originally brought in by the EU, these measures were rolled over by the UK at the start of the year.

Today’s announcement will help ensure these measures are tailored to the needs of the UK economy and shaped to defend industries across the UK, including steel and aluminium manufacturers.

Read more: Section 232 tariffs

Consultation description:

We want to know what you think about our proposed list of UK rebalancing measures. These are in response to US additional tariffs on UK steel, aluminium and derivatives.

The UK is currently applying rebalancing measures transitioned from the EU. After this consultation, we will seek to amend our rebalancing measures to make sure they work for the UK.

In particular, we want to hear:

  • specific feedback on the proposed list of rebalancing measures
  • about the effect of the proposed rebalancing measures on your business or sector

Read more: Open consultation: UK rebalancing measures to US additional tariffs on steel, aluminium and derivatives