Commerce Issues Reminder on New Required Data Elements for Aluminum Import Licenses

Posted by Kelsay Calvaruso on 6/7/22 5:00 PM

On May 31, 2022, in Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) #52046238, the U.S. Commerce Department (Commerce) issued a reminder that two additional data elements will be required for aluminum import licenses effective June 29, 2022. The elements are “country of largest smelt” and “country of second largest smelt.” Importers may state “unknown” in both fields until June 28, 2022. According to the CSMS, these fields are defined as the country where the largest and second largest “volume of new aluminum metal is produced from alumina (refined aluminum oxide) by the electrolytic Hall-Héroult process.”

More information on aluminum import license requirements can be found here:

CSMS #52046238 can be found here:

Topics: Commerce, Aluminum, License

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