The import license reporting requirement under the United States Department of Commerce “Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis System” (AIM) will become mandatory on June 28, 2021.
The AIM system requires importers and Customs brokers to apply for and obtain an import license for each entry of certain aluminum products into the US through the AIM system website. The program, which was previously delayed, affects tariff numbers under HTS heading 7601 – 7609 and castings under 7616. A complete listing of affected tariff numbers is available here.
To file for the aluminum licenses on our client’s behalf, Deringer will require the following additional information:
- Country where the largest volume of primary aluminum used in the manufacture of the product was smelted
- Country where the second-largest volume of primary aluminum used in the manufacture of the product was smelted
- Country where the product was most recently cast
The Department of Commerce – International Trade Administration has created a webpage dedicated to the AIM requirements compete with FAQs. You can visit the webpage here.
Please reach out to Deringer’s Compliance Department if you have any questions or need assistance filing for the aluminum licenses.