Aluminum Licensing Requirement Delayed Until June 28

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Trade Update • MARCH 31, 2021

The U.S. Department of Commerce this week announced a further delay in the effective date for the requirement that licenses be obtained from the International Trade Administration’s Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis System on certain imports of aluminum.

The import tracking measure was initially to have taken effect on January 25, 2021, before being postponed until March 29, 2021. Commerce says the latest delay is in response to public comments received following the last postponement and that it intends to issue another notification addressing this feedback prior to the requirement’s new effective date of June 28, 2021.

According to a bulletin issued by U.S. Customs and Border Protection providing guidance on this matter, further information regarding licenses already issued and the issuance of new licenses in the intervening period before June 28, will be posted on the AIM system website.

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Additional information about getting started with the AIM System can be found here.

Should you have any questions about the new licensing requirements for certain aluminum imports, don’t hesitate to contact one of our knowledgeable trade experts.

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