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April 26, 2022 - New Required Data Elements for Aluminum Import Licenses

Updated: Jul 28, 2022

Effective June 29, 2022, the U.S. Commerce Department (Commerce) Aluminum Import licensing applications will require both fields of “country of largest smelt” and “country of second largest smelt.”

Importers may no longer state “unknown” in both fields after 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 #51720841 can be found here:


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