South Africa willing to accept metals quotas as it intensifies bid for US tariffs exclusion

Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies revealed on Monday that South Africa was willing to accede to quotas on its steel and aluminium exports to the US as part of the country’s ongoing bid to be excluded from tariffs imposed on March 23 following a proclamation singed by President Donald Trump earlier in the month. South Africa had already made a formal submission requesting exclusion from the 25% tariff increase on steel articles and the 10% duty imposed on aluminium products, emphasising that its low export volumes posed no threat to US national security, or to the US steel and aluminium industries.