Steel and Aluminum Tariff Exemptions Expire Tonight

May 31, 2018 – Tonight at midnight, the temporary exemptions from US tariffs on steel and aluminum will expire for Canada, Mexico, and the European Union.

The tariffs were originally imposed on March 8, 2018. Canada, the US and the EU (amongst others) were given a temporary exemption which expired on April 30, 2018, and was later extended until May 31, 2018. At the time, President Trump indicated that the exceptions could become permanent upon a successful renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Exemptions have been sustained for Argentina, Australia, and Brazil.


In addition to the tariffs applied by the US, countermeasures in the form of retaliatory tariffs have been enacted from Canada and Mexico on steel, as well as a wide variety of other items.

Buckland’s International Trade Compliance & Consulting services team are available to help you. We welcome you to reach out to us to help you mitigate the impact of these new tariffs.

Buckland is pleased to share this update and we hope that this information will be useful and beneficial.  As a customer-focused company, we provide you with a single source of unmatched Customs Brokerage (Canadian, US, Mexican), Trade Managed Solutions, Freight Forwarding, Trade Technologies and Warehousing / Distribution Services. If you have questions, please reach out to Buckland today.