09 Apr ADVANCE WARNING OF EXPANSION OF EU PRIOR SURVEILLANCE REGIME TO COVER ALUMINIUM PRODUCTS

A Notice to Importers 2901 was issued on 6 April 2018 by the Import Licensing Branch (ILB), Queensway House, West Precinct, Billingham TS23 2NF.

Further details are below.

“1. ILB has been informed that the European Commission intends to expand its prior surveillance regime to cover aluminium products. It is expected that from early May 2018, imports of aluminium will require an import licence before they can be imported into the EU. The affected codes are 7601, 7604, 7605, 7606, 7607, 7608, 7609, 761699.

2. We will not know the exact start date of aluminium licensing until the European Commission publishes its implementing regulation which is expected to be around 18 April. We will publish a revised Notice containing the full details as soon as the implementing regulation is published. The rules will be the same as currently apply to the steel prior surveillance regime. If you are already registered on our system for import licences, you do not need to register again.

3. ILB aims to provide a same day service, and to help us maintain this level of service, you are strongly advised to register in advance of the start date to minimise delays in receiving your import licence. Please also be aware that we cannot issue import licences in advance of the expanded regime coming into force.

Applying for a prior surveillance import licence
4. Open an account at www.ilb.trade.gov.uk. From your account, make an importer access request. Once approved you will be able to request licences. An agent can do this for you but you must open an account first so the agent can be linked to your account. Your agent must also open an account and request to act as your agent.”

Questions
5. Please email enquiries.ilb@trade.gov.uk if you have any questions.

Angela Mason
Angela Mason
angelamason@cmfed.co.uk