Aluminum Import License Number will be required on ACE transmissions

On December 23, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) published a final rule in the Federal Register adopting the Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis (AIM) system regulations and establishing an AIM website. The AIM website consists of an online aluminum import license application platform and public AIM monitor. The license application system will be available for early registration on or after January 4, 2021, and licenses will be required for entries of covered aluminum products beginning January 25, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact us at 

Per Federal Register Notice 85 FR 83804 Published 12/23/2020,  e214 filers will be required to include one or more Aluminum Import License Numbers in the FT60 record(s) using a qualifier code of ALU when importing qualifying Aluminum HTS codes (see attachment). This requirement will be implemented in production by the ACE FTZ e-214 system on 01/25/21. Please update your systems to include the required data for qualifying FT transactions by that date, after which the FTZ system will begin rejecting non-conforming FT submissions.  An updated version of the CATAIR FTZ chapter and Appendix P are now available on

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