Welcome to the Department of Commerce On-Line Steel Licensing System

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All steel mill imports into the United States require a license issued by the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) office. This import licensing system website facilitates the monitoring of imports of steel mill products. By collecting, aggregating, and publishing data from import licenses, the SIMA system provides steel producers, consumers, importers, and the general public with accurate and timely information on current imports of certain steel products. Details of the SIMA system can be found in the final rule (19 CFR Part 360) published on January 5, 2017 (82 FR 1183), as an extension of previous authorization.

All imports of Steel Mill products need an entry-specific license to complete CBP entry summary (CF 7501).



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IMPORTANT updates regarding the Commerce Steel Import License program:

Commerce has published a new rule concerning the steel license, with all details available at: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/09/11/2020-19753/steel-import-monitoring-and-analysis-system. This rule details new license fields and a new platform for the license application. As specified in the SIMA Final Rule, starting on October 10, 2020, the existing steel license system will no longer be accessible. A new, modernized SIMA licensing system will become available online on October 13, 2020, the first update to our licensing system in over ten years.

Please also note that beginning October 13, 2020, the steel import license will require applicants to provide information about the country of melt and pour on all standard licenses (from all countries). For more information, please visit: https://www.trade.gov/updates-steel-import-licensing. Should you have questions, please contact the steel licensing team at: Steel.License@trade.gov.

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