The American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI)—the premier organization representing the community of U.S. trade professionals and companies engaged in global trade.
For more than 100 years, the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI) has represented the unique interests of those within the global trade industry. Initially established to protect and advocate for U.S.-based exporters and importers looking to improve international trade and global supply chains, today the organization represents the entirety of this community—continuing its original mandate to make trade “secure, efficient, and open.”
Connecting through Advocacy, Education, and Networking
Advocating for free and fair trade, members of the association act as a sounding board for industries and companies involved in global trade—testing the validity and likely success of emerging trade policy and technology, as well as sharing related best practices. Engage with a community of thought leaders, policy makers, and change agents from multiple industries, and add your voice to an organization steeped in history with an eye to the future.
Education & Networking
Engagement happens when we come together. AAEI provides ongoing educational and professional development via in-person and virtual events, as well as through the opportunity to join substantive committees. Leveraging relationships built over a long history with partner organizations like the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) and governmental agencies, AAEI is smartly positioned to bring together its diverse membership to discuss evolving trade policy and best practices.
Through conferences like the Annual Expo, webinars, Benchmarking Roadshows, and seminars, the association informs and facilitates connections between industry peers, service providers, and government representatives.