Consequently, brokers and importers are notified that imports of most aluminum products will require an aluminum import license for each entry beginning on Monday, June 28, 2021. Please see the list of aluminum products subject to the new licensing requirement at:https://www.trade.gov/aluminum-products-hts-codes. The aluminum import license number obtained from Commerce for each shipment, as well as the License Type Code (28), must be reported on the corresponding entry summary or electronic equivalent in ACE.
The new licensing system is available athttps://www.trade.gov/aluminumand is currently open for account registration and license applications. Importers, brokers, and other license applicants will need to register for an account in order to apply for a license. The Trade is advised to plan accordingly and obtain any licenses needed for entry in advance of June 28, 2021, from the Commerce website. The new aluminum license system will use the same platform as the licensing system for the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) System; therefore, users with an existing steel license account do not need to create new accounts.
To assist the Trade with using the Commerce portal to register new accounts and complete license applications, Commerce has developed a series of instructional videos, user guides, FAQs, and virtual demonstrations. For more information and to sign up for a virtual demonstration, please visit https://www.trade.gov/updates-aluminum-import-licensing. Should you have questions, please contact the Commerce aluminum licensing team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EMO Trans will continue to monitor the situation and send updates when they become available.
Corporate Customs Compliance Manager Matthew.Kmet@emotrans.com 678-553-7732