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The Aluminum Import Monitor has been released with public import data. 


Important Update About the Aluminum Licensing Requirement

The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) is delaying compliance with the final rule, entitled “Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis System,” by staying the regulations, 19 CFR part 361, from March 29, 2021, until June 28, 2021.

Unless otherwise announced, compliance for the majority of part 361 and the AIM system will be effective on June 28, 2021, meaning that licenses will be required for all covered aluminum imports on or after this date.  A Federal Register Notice announcing the stay of regulations and delay of compliance date is expected to publish on April 1, 2021.  Please note that in the case of any discrepancies between this announcement and the Federal Register notice, that the Federal Register notice prevails. 

Although Commerce is delaying compliance with the majority of part 361 and the AIM system as described above, Commerce is moving forward with one aspect of the AIM system on March 29, 2021. Specifically, Commerce will release the public AIM monitor on the AIM system website on March 29, 2021.

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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 Import Monitor
The Aluminum Import Monitor (AIM) program collects and publishes early warning data about U.S. imports of aluminum products, with aggregate import data available by country of origin, value, volume, and average unit value. Data tables and graphs in ITA’s online U.S. Aluminum Import Monitor are updated on a weekly basis.