Routing Instructions and Invoice/Packing Slip Content
 
US Domestic Instructions
Inbound Shipments – Standard Service
  • 1-150 lb.  UPS ground
  • 151 – 15,000 lb. (LTL) use Best Shippers(http://supplier.bestshippers.com )
  • First time users must create an account to begin. The account key is 4alcoa and is case sensitive. For questions, call Best Shippers at 866-741-2378 and identify yourself as an Alcoa supplier
  • 15,000 – 45,000 lb. (Truck Load) – Must call 219-325-4133 for routing instructions
  • ALL EXPEDITED shipments must call 219-325-4133 for routing instructions
 
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ALCOA HOWMET ACCEPT “PREPAY AND ADD” FREIGHT CHARGES
 
Packing Slip Requirements – At a minimum, all packing slips MUST contain the following information:
  • Product Country of Origin (Example:  Made in USA)
  • Harmonized Tariff Classification
  • ECCN
  • Supplier Name and Address
  • Alcoa Howmet Purchase Order Number
  • Alcoa Howmet Purchase Order Line and Release Numbers
  • Complete description of the merchandise, including part numbers
 
Country of Origin/Marking Requirements – It is the supplier's responsibility to determine the correct "Country of Origin" of the product.  For all non-US origin products each container, carton and/or package must be marked with the content's Country of Origin, such as "Product of XXXX", where XXXX is the country. Reusable containers must be separately marked with its own Country of Origin marking. This requirement also applies to products that have been repackaged.
 
International Shipments
Inbound Shipments – To US Alcoa Howmet Facilities
  • Contact UPS Supply Chain Solutions for transportation and forwarding to US.
  • Effective September 16, 2005, the United States will require wood packing material (WPM) to meet specific requirements. More information is available from the USDA at: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ppq/wpm/import.html.  All cost and penalties due to non-compliance will be to the account of the supplier.
 
Commercial Invoice Requirements – At a minimum, all invoices MUST contain the following information in English:
  • Name and address of the buyer and seller
  • Complete description of the merchandise, including part numbers
  • Quantity
  • Value per unit, in US Dollars
  • Terms of Sale (IncoTerms 2000)
  • Country of Origin (Country of Manufacturer)
  • Harmonized Tariff Classification (Minimum 6 digits)
  • Alcoa Howmet Purchase Order Number
 

All charges incurred (demurrage, penalties, etc.) due to insufficient information on the invoice will be for the account of the supplier.
 
Marking Requirements – Each container must be marked with the content's Country of Origin, such as "Product of the USA" as an example. Reusable containers must be separately marked with their own Country of Origin markings, in accordance with US regulations.  Should any item or container be received without the required markings the item may be considered non-conforming and returned at supplier's expense. Any fines and penalties incurred due to non-conformance will be for the account of the supplier.  All EXCEPTIONS must be approved by Linda Itani at 219-325-4143 or via email to: DL-HOUImportCompliance@alcoa.com.
 
Certificates of Origin - NAFTA certificate of origin, if applicable or a US-IFTA certificate required for all goods shipped from Israel. Additional duties assessed due to absence of a proper certificate will be for the account of the supplier. NAFTA goods must be shipped directly from one of the three NAFTA countries (US, Mexico, or Canada) without entering the commerce of any other nation.
 
Effective Oct. 9, 2006. Revised June 9, 2009.