CBP - Imports of steel mill products require entry-specific license 

February 18:  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today issued a notice to the trade community, as a reminder that “temporary” steel license numbers for imports of steel mill products in October 2013 are no longer valid and that importers must obtain an entry-specific steel license for each entry. CSMS #14-000102 (February 18, 2014)

Read CSMS #14-000102

Background

During the government shutdown in October 2013, the Commerce Department temporarily stopped issuing entry specific steel license numbers on imports of steel mill products, and permitted importers to use two non-entry specific steel license numbers on entry summaries.


Those two temporary steel license numbers were only valid for use from October 1-16, 2013—and not beyond.

Reminder for entry-specific license

CBP reported that some customs brokers and importers have been incorrectly using the temporary steel license numbers on entry summaries for imports of steel mill products beyond October 2013.


As a reminder, CBP stated that brokers and / or importers need to obtain a steel license for each entry from Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) under the steel import monitoring and analysis system (SIMA).



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