Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis System

The Department of Commerce (DOC) published a Federal Register Notice (FRN) announcing a final rule adopting the Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis (AIM) system. The AIM system will consist of an online aluminum import license application platform and will require importers, customs brokers or their agents to apply for and obtain an import license for…

Bureau of Industry and Security Issues Revisions to Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Exclusions

On December 14 the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued a fourth interim final rule (IFR) which will revise aspects of the process for requesting exclusions from the Section 232 tariffs and quantitative limits on imports of steel and aluminum.  The Federal Register Notice (FRN) is available here. Those wishing to comment on the changes in this IFR must do so by February 12, 2021, information on how…

Repeal of the U.S. Surtax Orders for Steel and Aluminum, and for Other Goods

Effective May 19, 2019, the United States Surtax Order (Steel and Aluminum)  and the United States Surtax Order (Other Goods) imposing surtax on certain products originating in the United States are repealed. Please note that importers will no longer be required to pay surtax pursuant to the above-referenced orders. A link to Customs Notice 19-09…

Canada Announces Retaliatory Tariffs Against U.S. Section 232 Trade Action

In response to the U.S. imposing Section 232 duties on imports of steel and aluminum products from Canada, the Canadian government has announced a set of retaliatory tariffs (duties) against U.S. origin products. The tariffs target a wide range of U.S. products including both steel and aluminum along with various other items. A full list…