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U.S. Industry Licensing

U.S. Industry Licensing

Licensing Application Process

All imports of steel mill products need an entry-specific license to complete CBP entry summary.

All steel mill imports into the United States require an import license issued by the SIMA office for entry summary. Importers and customers/brokers use this website to obtain their steel licenses prior to completing their Customs entry documentation. The SIMA Licensing System is an online automatic system for users to register, apply for, and receive licenses in a quick and timely manner. The steel import license is used for data collection purposes only.


The attached form is the same form included under the automated, online application system. It should only be used if the Steel Import Licensing System is inoperable or user computer systems are nonfunctional, AND a shipment is due for importation at that time.

You can view the License Application Form here.

This provides information for completing each of the different fields in the license application form.

You can view the information for completing license here.

A list of HTS codes that require steel import licenses as of March 2018.

You can view HTS codes requiring a license here.

The tutorial provides information on how to use the Steel Licensing System.

You can view licensing tutorial here.

Track basic statistics related to the Steel Licensing System.

You can view licensing statistics here.

Frequently Asked Questions for the Steel Import Licensing System.

You can view FAQs here.

Industry Monitoring and Analysis

Phone: (202) 482-2105


  • Coming in 2020: Updated public interface