Background

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has issued a reminder that steel mill certificates, statements of metal components of aluminum, and (for entries from the European Union) aluminum certificates of analysis must be submitted in the Document Imaging System at the time of importation for steel and aluminum, imports, respectively. CBP states that these required documents are important for supporting entry and entry summary information, such as HTSUS classification, antidumping and countervailing duty orders, Section 232 duty and quota requirements, Section 232 exclusions, and Section 232 melt and pour requirements.

For iron or steel imports classifiable in HTSUS Chapter 72 or headings 7301 to 7307, 19 CFR 141.89 requires a statement of the percentages by weight or carbon and any metallic elements contained in the articles. This statement must be in the form of a mill analysis or mill test certificate, which should be submitted at the time of importation to the DIS.

For aluminum and alloys of aluminum imports classifiable under HTSUS subheadings 7601.10.60, 7601.20.60, 7601.20.90, or 7602.00.00, 19 CFR 141.89 requires a statement of the percentages by weight of any metallic element contained in the article. This can be included on the invoice or a separate document submitted in the DIS.

Effective Jan. 1, 2022, all imports of aluminum articles from the EU must be accompanied by a certificate of analysis to be eligible for the Section 232 tariff-rate quota. Importers should submit this certificate using the DIS.

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