What is happening: The Commerce Department has decided to grant around 75% of exclusion requests when it comes to steel product tariffs.
Why is this happening: Importers objected levies put on foreign steel levies that were put in place in March.
Steel: The granted exclusion requests cover around 3.8 million tons of steel.
Controversy: Some importers are seeing their requests approved, while others are having their denied. For example, some firms crafting cans from tin-coated sheet steel have had their complaints approved, while other companies asking for the same exclusions have been turned away.
US: Many believe that the inconsistent exclusions are undermining the process.