AAEI Files Amicus Brief in Deckers Case
AAEI filed an amicus brief with the US Supreme Court on April 9, 2014 in the case of Deckers Outdoor Corp. v. United States. At issue is whether courts should grant deference to self-published Customs definitions of terms – terms which have not been enacted as regulations with notice and a comment period offered.
AAEI Amicus Brief in Deckers v US
State of the Association
A big reason for the increased confidence in US economic growth is the result of companies, both large and small, making small changes of reducing costs and debt, investing in efficiencies, increasing sales and profits. The same is true for AAEI and its work on members’ behalf to develop the resources for investing into new capacity and projects to drive our trade facilitation agenda, here in the US and abroad. Read more.
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Two Cases to Watch
AAEI is filing amicus briefs regarding two recent cases that affect the reach and scope of Customs and Border and Protection (CBP) and could greatly impact the international trade community – both companies and trade compliance professionals.
United States v. Trek Leather: At issue is whether corporate officers or shareholders can be held personally liable for duties and penalties.
Deckers Outdoor Corp. v. United States
Brief filed on April 9, 2014: AAEI Amicus Brief in Deckers v US
AAEI Launches 2014 Benchmarking Survey
The all new 2014 AAEI Benchmarking Survey is now open. In a departure from previous AAEI Benchmarking Surveys, the 2014 Survey is designed to provide an “apples to apples” comparison of companies within industry groupings. It is open to members and non-members alike. We ask that only one representative from your company complete the Survey so that results are not skewed. As in years past, participants who complete the Survey will receive the full results for free.
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AAEI Joins Coalition Letter to CPSC for Workshop
AAEI, the US Chamber of Commerce and 30 other trade associations sent a letter to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) requesting that it establish an industry workshop to engage with all stakeholders regarding the "at entry" filing of compliance certificates in the proposed Part 1110 Rule. It has been sent to all 3 CPSC commissioners, CBP Commissioner Kerlikowske and the chairs and ranking members of the committees of jurisdiction.
To read the letter, please click here.
Commissioner Kerlikowske Begins at CBP
Newly sworn-in CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske begins a new era of leadership at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Commissioner Kerlikowske is the first official confirmed to head CBP in five years. His prior post was Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy at the White House.
Executive Order Mandates Completion of ITDS
President Obama signed an Executive Order mandating the completion of the International Trade Data System by the end of 2016. ITDS is a digital portal would allow businesses to submit forms and data through a "single window."
Executive Order - Streamlining Export/Import Process for America's Business
AAEI News Release on ITDS