Stays on compliance with the Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis System (19 CFR 361) will be lifted on June 28, 2021. The Aluminum Import Monitoring website provides links to the online license registration platform as well as a searchable database containing statistics on US aluminum imports.
The regulation (19 CFR 361) was put in place by the previous administration and was intended to go into effect in January 2021. However, prior to implementation, the incoming administration included this regulation under its “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review” program. As a result, the effective date was moved to March 29, 2021, during which time comments were solicited and the regulation reviewed.
On March 21, 2021 it was announced in a federal register notice that the majority of the regulation would go into effect on June 28, 2021. A compliance deferment would remain on sections that allowed filers to use “unknown” for certain fields on the license application. That exception is scheduled to expire and the information required on June 28, 2022.
A list of aluminum products subject to licensing requirements can be found at: https://www.trade.gov/aluminum-products-hts-codes.
If your products are subject to the June 28, 2021, licensing requirements and you have not already supplied the necessary information to your John S. Connor representative please do so as soon as possible in order to prevent processing delays.
The John S Connor compliance team is available to assist and answer any questions you may have.