These unique defense industry reports are the result of formal U.S. Government investigations of the effects of imports on U.S. national security. Typically such investigations are initiated at the request of industry.

These studies, known as "232s," for Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, as amended, are similar to our Industrial Base and Technology Assessments, as a survey is devised and data collected from the industrial sector in question.

The final report, which includes findings and recommendations, is submitted to the President no later than 270 days after the date of initiation. Should the assessment determine that imports threaten to impact U.S. national security, the President then has 90 days to determine whether to use his Section 232 statutory authority to "adjust imports."

Want to learn more about Section 232 investigations? Download a Section 232 booklet in Adobe Acrobat format, which provides an explanation of the law and regulations, as well as provides a brief history of every case conducted under this authority.

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icon Iron Ore and Semi-Finished Steel – 2001

iconIron Ore and Semi-Finished Steel – 2001: Annex 1

icon Iron Ore and Semi-Finished Steel – 2001: Annex 2

icon Iron Ore and Semi-Finished Steel – 2001: Annex 3

icon The Effect of Imports of Crude Oil on National Security – 1999

icon Crude Oil and Petroleum Products – 1994

icon Ceramic Semiconductor Packaging – 1993

icon Gears and Gearing Products – 1992

icon Crude Oil and Petroleum Products – 1989

icon Plastic Injection Molding – 1989

icon Uranium – 1989

icon Antifriction Bearings – 1988


   
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