According to CSMS 46800973, the US Commerce Department has postponed implementing the Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis System (AIM) until June 28, 2021. The effective date was March 29th, which was a delay from the original January 25, 2021, date (see Deringer’s January 25th alert). According to the AIM site, the delay means that licenses will not be required for covered imported aluminum products as planned on March 29, 2021.
As Deringer noted in its December 28 alert, “The new system acts similarly to the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis System: it will require aluminum importers, or their Customs brokers, to submit information via an online portal to obtain a license. The portal will automatically issue the license, and the accompanying license number must be provided with the entry summary documentation.”
Deringer will continue to provide updates regarding the implementation of the aluminum licensing requirement.