I'm sure they will eventually get their act together. It's not a new tire at all. It's already available in Europe but it needs the US DOT markings to be sold here. Bureaucratic nonsense.Only relaying what the Michelin rep told me on the phone in case it is useful to others.
Of course the rep I talked to could have been wrong as Michelin clearly gave you different info. Hopefully any delay will get worked out and we'll see the tire in stock before too long .