April 5, 2021

Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis

UPDATE: AIM – Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis – Implementation Delayed Until June 28, 2021

On April 1, 2021, the US Commerce Department announced a further delay in the implementation of the AIM – Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis system until June 28, 2021. This delay will allow the Commerce Department to finalize the system and allow the industry sufficient advance notice of the new implementation date.

4th February, 2021

UPDATE: AIM – Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis – Implementation Delayed Until March 29, 2021

The Commerce Department has delayed the effective date of the Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis System from January 25, 2021 to March 29, 2021 to allow the Biden administration time to review the final rule and consider any additional comments before implementation.

This delay means that licenses will no longer be required for covered aluminum product imports.  Unless a further delay is announced by Commerce, licenses will be required effective March 29, 2021.

On December 23, 2020, the US Department of Commerce published a final rule in the Federal Register adopting AIM – Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis. As a result, licenses will be required for imports of certain covered aluminum products starting January 25, 2021, at 12:00 a.m. EST.

A complete list of impacted articles can be found using the below link.

The trade will use the same platform for aluminum licensing as is used for the steel licenses.

More information regarding the licensing process can be found at the AIM website:

System demonstrations will also be held in January 2021.  Please email aluminum.license@trade.gov indicating which session you would like to attend. The choices are:

  1. Thursday, January 7th, 2021 @ 1:00 PM EST
  2. Thursday, January 14th, 2021 @ 10:30 PM EST
  3. Thursday, January 21st, 2021 @ 3:00 PM EST
  4. Friday, January 22nd, 2021 @ 3:00 PM EST
  5. Monday, January 25th, 2021 @ 2:00 PM EST

Crane Trade Services can assist you with additional information. For assistance please contact CWTSConsulting@craneww.com.

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