Businesses with an approved submission by the US government can follow a process to pursue a refund of tariffs paid for a particular steel or aluminum item. The refund is related to a specific approved product exclusion and retroactive to the submission post date. The sooner these exemptions were submitted and posted on the Section 232 government site, the more that can possibly be recovered.
The process isn’t quick or extremely clear; therefore, it’s recommended to work with the supplier of the raw material to help work through the documentation process. They have likely already gone through the process and understand the best channels to get results. The government continues to review submissions and approve (or reject) them. This means it’s worth checking the site periodically for new approvals. The Docket ID is BIS-2018-0006.
Contact us if your business would like assistance determining the status of a submission.