This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.

Public ID: PID-9L4MX9

Restriction on steel exports for road or bridge infrastructure projects from the UK to New York, United States

in United States

Trade barrier summary

This affects exporters of steel and iron to the state of New York, United States. The New York Buy American Act requires steel or iron procured for state infrastructure projects to be made in the United States.

Specifically, the steel or iron must be made in whole or substantial part in the United States and that the entire manufacturing process of these items occur in the United States. However, exemptions may be acquired if it can be demonstrated that the use of a foreign steel or iron is necessary.

Sectors affected

  • Airports
  • Construction
  • Maritime
  • Railways



Date reported

19 August 2019

Last updated

18 December 2020

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