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  Note proposed changes to the steel license applications see Proposed Modifications to SIMA on the Federal Register website.  
  All imports of Steel Mill products need an entry-specific license to complete CBP entry summary.  

Licensing Application Process
  Create an Account
  Apply for a License (Access your account)
  List of HTS Codes Requiring a License
  Licensing Tutorial
  Information for Completing License Form
  Steel License Application Form (view-only)

  Monthly Steel Executive Summary
  Monthly Commerce Steel Fact Sheet
  Steel License Program Newsletters

Additional Information
  Frequently Asked Questions
  Track Import Licensing Statistics
The Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) System, under the Department of Commerce, collects and publishes data of steel mill product imports. By design this information provides stakeholders valuable information on steel trade with the United States. This is achieved through two tools: the steel licensing program and the steel import monitor.

All steel mill imports into the United States require a license issued by the SIMA office. The SIMA Licensing System is an on-line automatic system for users to register, apply for, and receive licenses in a quick and timely manner. This on-line system allows importers to process imports with minimal effort and added efficiency.

In addition to managing the licensing system, SIMA publishes near real-time aggregate data on steel mill imports into the United States. These data incorporate information collected from steel license applications and publicly released Census data. The data are displayed in tables and graphs for users to analyze various levels and changes in steel trade involving the United States. Additionally, SIMA provides data on US steel mill exports, as well as imports and exports of select downstream steel products.
U.S. Steel Import Monitor
  Steel Import Monitor
  Recent Notable Trends
  Import Monitor Tutorial

Global Monitors
  Enhanced Global Steel Trade Monitor

Census Data
Select Steel Mill Product Export (Schedule B)
      Steel Mill Exports Monitor
      Export Monitor Product Codes
  Select Downstream Products
      Downstream Monitor HTS Codes

North American Monitors
  NASTC Steel Trade Monitor
  Canada: Steel Export and Import Controls

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