Summary of Aluminum Tariff of March 2018

On March 8th 2018, The Trump Administration announced a 10% tariff on aluminum imports. This tariff exempted imports of aluminum from Mexico and Canada and went into effect on March 23rd 2018.

On March 22nd 2018, The Trump Administration announced temporary exclusions to this aluminum tariff. This exclusion applies until May 1st 2018, and includes:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • European Union member countries, and
  • South Korea.

This aluminum tariff impacts Multi-Pack Solutions and all other businesses that use aluminum in the United States. We have initiated actions with our vendors to mitigate these impacts. If you are a customer and have questions about any potential impacts this tariffs may have on your business with us, please contact your National Account Manager.

Links to Official Documents

U.S. Department of Commerce Releases Steel and Aluminum Investigation Reports: Secretary Ross Releases Steel and Aluminum 232 Reports in Coordination with White House

Aluminum tariff official announcement: Presidential Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Steel into the United States

Tariff Modification official announcement: President Trump Approves Section 232 Tariff Modifications