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Aluminum Feature

CBP Newly Announced Aluminum Smelt and Cast Requirements

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) newly announced policy concerning aluminum smelt and cast requirements is distinct from the regulations governing Commerce’s administration of the AIM system.  For reporting requirements under the AIM system, please refer to 19 CFR part 361, AIM FAQ’s, and other reference materials on our website. Applicants should continue to report the countries of largest and second largest smelt (as applicable) in accordance with the AIM reporting requirements. Please note that reporting requirements for CBP may differ, see CBP’sCSMS # 55438432 for more information.

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Aluminum Import Licensing
All aluminum imports into the United States require an import license for Customs entry summary. The aluminum import license is an automatic license used for data collection purposes only. Importers and customs brokers use this website to obtain their aluminum licenses prior to completing their Customs entry documentation.
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Aluminum Trade Monitors
Commerce publishes: (1) the U.S. Aluminum Import Monitor, which combines data from Census and import licenses and is updated weekly; (2) the Country of Most Recent Cast Dashboard with information on the country where imported aluminum products were most recently cast; (3) the Country of Smelt Dashboard with information on the country where the primary aluminum was smelted; and (4) the Global Aluminum Trade Monitor.
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Aluminum Reports
ITA's reports provide information on aluminum trade and state of the U.S. aluminum industry.
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