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DOC/ITA RIN: 0625-AB17 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis System; Steel Import Licensing System 

 On May 17, 2019 the United States announced joint understandings with Canada and Mexico, respectively, to eliminate tariffs imposed under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (19 U.S.C. 1862) on imports of steel products from Canada and Mexico and to establish a process for monitoring such imports. For purposes of implementing the joint understandings, the International Trade Administration (ITA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce intends to issue a proposed rule to enhance its Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) system to allow for the effective and timely monitoring of import surges of specific steel products and to prevent the transshipment of steel products made outside of Canada and Mexico. Specifically, ITA intends to propose amendments to 19 CFR 360.101 et seq. to require import license applicants to identify the country where steel used in the manufacture of the imported steel product was melted and poured and to harmonize the scope of SIMA’s licensing requirement with the scope of steel products subject to Section 232 tariffs. ITA also intends to propose amendments to 19 CFR 360.105 to extend the duration of the SIMA system.

Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962    19 U.S.C. 1862   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/30/2020  85 FR 17515   
NPRM Comment Period End  04/29/2020 
Final Action  07/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Mercedes Morno
Department of Commerce
International Trade Administration
1401 Constitution Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20230
Phone:202 482-5450