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Top Stories: IPEF Trade Talks Postponed

IPEF Negotiations Delayed to 2024 The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) negotiations will reportedly not be completed this week. Australia’s Minister of Trade, Don Farrell, states that negotiations will be pushed to 2024 due to concerns on digital trade, labor standards, and environmental protection as well as domestic political concerns in the U.S. Read […]

House Passes Funding Bill, Averting Government Shutdown for Now

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a two-part short-term funding bill on Tuesday that will keep the government from shutting down until early 2024. The two-tiered approach sets separate deadlines–January 19th and February 2nd–for two groups of appropriations bills, each funding a different subset of the government. The bill now moves to the Senate, where […]

Member of the Week: Jessica Hess

In this week’s Weekly Comprehensive, AAEI welcomes Doosan Bobcat North America to the AAEI family. Doosan Bobcat manufactures, markets, and distributes compact equipment for construction, landscaping, agriculture, grounds maintenance, utility, and mining industries. Doosan Bobcat’s primary member for AAEI is Jessica Hess, Director of Trade Compliance. Jessica has over 15 years of experience in global trade […]

Top Stories: Lawmakers Target Pollution

Senators Introduce Foreign Pollution Fee Act Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) introduced the Foreign Pollution Fee Act last Thursday. The bill proposes a pollution fee on specified energy and industrial imports, including products like crude oil, iron/steel, natural gas, plastics, and minerals. The fee is to be […]

Member of the Week: Lisa Brooks

AAEI spotlights members who lead the Association on key issues, initiatives, and projects. In this week’s Weekly Comprehensive, we proudly shine the spotlight on Lisa Brooks of The Boeing Company.  For more than five years, Lisa has served as chair of AAEI’s Aerospace & Defense Committee. The committee is now called the Automotive & Aerospace […]

Top Stories: Minimizing AI Risks

Biden Signs Executive Order to Minimize AI Risks U.S. President Joe Biden signed a new executive order on Monday aiming to minimize the risks posed by artificial intelligence (AI) to consumers, workers, minority groups, and national security. The order mandates developers of AI systems with potential national security, economic, public health, or safety risks to […]

2023 Government Shutdown Agency Info

A partial government shutdown looks more likely after the House rejected the Senate’s stopgap funding bill this week. Unless a last-minute deal is reached, the government will be forced to shut down for the fourth time in the last ten years. Government services that are deemed “essential” will remain open, others will be closed. The […]

AAEI Signs Agreement with Counterpart in South Korea

AAEI Signs Agreement with Counterpart in South Korea AAEI signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with its counterpart in South Korea, the Korea Importers Association (KOIMA). The objective is to enhance trade relations, facilitate knowledge exchange, and encourage mutual business opportunities between the members of both organizations in the Republic of Korea and the United […]