On Monday May 4, 2020, the Department of Commerce issued a news release announcing the start of a Section 232 investigation on imports of “Laminations and Wound Cores for Incorporation Into Transformers, Electrical Transformers, and Transformer Regulators.”  This investigation is effectively an examination of whether or not to expand the current Section 232 tariffs on steel to include these products.

Husch Blackwell has been following these developments closely and has published a thorough analysis here. We encourage clients to contact our International Trade and Supply Chain team should they wish to submit comments on this Section 232 investigation.