WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will announce it will lift tariffs on Ukrainian steel for a year, halting a measure that President Donald J. Trump imposed on that country and many others in 2018, according to a copy of the announcement that will to be released on Mondays and was previewed by bohobarmadrid.

The move comes as the Biden administration looks for ways to help Ukraine during the Russian invasion. Ukraine is a fairly minor supplier of U.S. steel, with transportation of about 218,000 tons in 2019, ranking 12th among America’s foreign suppliers. However, the sector is an important source of economic growth and employment for Ukraine, and steel mills have continued to provide paychecks, food and shelter to their workers during the war.

When Ukraine’s Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal visited Washington last month, he told government officials that some Ukrainian steel mills had started production again after being initially shut down due to the invasion. He asked the Biden administration to suspend the tariffs, a senior Commerce Department official, who was not authorized to speak publicly before the official announcement, said Monday.

The United States imposed a 25 percent tariff on foreign steel three years ago and a 10 percent tariff on foreign aluminum three years ago for national security reasons, arguing that a flow of cheap metal had decimated American production and threatened for its military and industrial capability.

Ukraine is a major steel producer and ranks 13th worldwide. Most of the country’s factories and other economic activities have been frozen as workers are called to fight and shipments of parts and raw materials are disrupted during the war. Many major Ukrainian steel mills shut down in late February due to major disruptions to the logistics routes needed to transport metal out of the country, analysts at S&P Global said.

The senior Commerce Ministry official said Ukrainian steel mills had been cut off from some of their more traditional markets in the Middle East and Africa as the war closed shipping routes through the Black Sea. To continue supporting its factories, the Ukrainian government now aims to move steel by rail to Romania and then to markets in Europe, Britain and the United States, the official said.

The Ministry of Commerce has noted that the steel industry is of exceptional importance to Ukraine’s economic strength, employing 1 in 13 people.

A steel factory in Mariupol, besieged by Russian troops, hosted thousands of Ukrainian soldiers and civilians for weeks. Russian and Ukrainian officials on Saturday said all women, children and the elderly trapped in the factory for weeks had been evacuated.

“In order for steel mills to continue as an economic lifeline for the people of Ukraine, they must be able to export their steel,” said Gina M. Raimondo, the trade minister, in the announcement. Today’s announcement is a signal to the Ukrainian people that we are committed to helping them thrive in the face of Putin’s aggression, and that their work will lead to a stronger Ukraine both today and in the future.”

The move comes on top of a series of economic measures designed to punish Russia and assist Ukraine. Those include a wide range of sanctions against Russian entities, export controls restricting Russian imports and $3.8 billion in arms and equipment for the Ukrainian government, among other direct financial aid.

Senators last month called on the government to lift steel tariffs, saying this would help the industry bounce back immediately after the war.

“Abolition of the US tariff on steel from Ukraine is a small but meaningful way for the US to show support for Ukraine and provide stability,” Senator Patrick J. Toomey, Republican from Pennsylvania, and Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat from California, wrote in a letter.

Many other major steel-producing countries have lifted or relaxed their tariffs. During his presidency, Trump negotiated agreements with South Korea, Mexico, Canada and other countries to replace tariffs with quotas or so-called tariff quotas, which limit the volume of any product entering the United States, but at least some of it. import at lower rates.

In recent months, the Biden administration has signed agreements with the European Union, Britain and Japan to lower metal tariffs, while still maintaining some of the protections that domestic steelmakers have asked for.

The Commerce Ministry official said the government does not want to subject Ukraine to similar extensive negotiations to change tariffs at this time, but it would be willing to discuss a further settlement after the one-year suspension ends. expired.

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