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U.S. Department of Commerce Proposes Aluminum Import Licensing

The Department of Commerce has now proposed new regulations that would create an Aluminum Import Monitoring and Analysis System that is similar to the current steel import monitoring system.  This system would require either aluminum importers or their brokers to submit information through an online portal to obtain an aluminum license prior to entry summary.

This system would contain three parts: An online registration system for aluminum importers, an automatic aluminum license issuance system, and an import monitoring website.

Comments on this rule are due May 29th, 2020.

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COVID-19 is a global challenge. Keeping our supply chains moving is important for maintaining the health and wellbeing of citizens and businesses. While the Canada - U.S. border is now closed to non-essential traffic, it is still open for trade and commerce. We are committed to doing our part for global supply chains.

We are protecting the health and safety of our employees. They are working from home, except for critical functions that require certain equipment or managing paper/courier flow. In those cases we are following social distancing guidelines.

We are open and available to assist you, and key players in your supply chains. Our dedicated staff are available 24/7 and our brokerage and logistics experts are available to help you make adjustments to your supply chain, if necessary.

We encourage you to check out the government programs available to families, businesses, exporters and importers. And, while respecting the need for social distancing we encourage everyone, including our staff, to reach out and remain connected to family, friends, colleagues and customers.

Stay safe.

Peter Willson
Chairman & CEO
Willson International

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