2024 Government Shutdown Chart

The threat of a partial government shutdown still looms as we enter the new year. The Democratic-run Senate and Republican-controlled House of Representatives face a Jan. 19 deadline to make a funding deal that would prevent a partial shutdown unless a last-minute deal is reached. Government services that are deemed “essential” will remain open, others […]

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 […]

AAEI Submits Comments on Information Sharing Initiative

On behalf of the TransPacific Committee, AAEI submitted answers to a request for information from the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) last week, supporting the Maritime Transportation Data Initiative (MTDI). Read AAEI’s letter here. On Capitol Hill, AAEI is working to build stronger relationships with members who sit on the House Ways and Means and Senate […]

Lawmaker Updating Proposed Customs Modernization Bill

AAEI met with staff members working for Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) on the progress of his long-awaited Customs Modernization legislation. Cassidy staff members tell AAEI’s Mitchell Hart that they are currently working on an updated draft, which will include trade facilitation measures. The first draft of the bill focused only on trade enforcement. The revised […]

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 […]

AAEI Responds to CBP on New Rules for FTZs

AAEI is calling on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to reevaluate its decision, announced last week in a Cargo Systems Messaging Service (CSMS) message, prohibiting importers from using  Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs) to store detained shipments under investigation for forced labor. CBP says the new rule to limit the use of FTZs is “due […]

AAEI Files Comments on Canada’s Last Sale Rule Proposal

AAEI filed comments with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) on proposed regulations amending Canada’s valuation for duty regulations, urging Canada not to proceed with the proposed change. The proposed regulations include a new definition for “sold for export to Canada” and change the current definition of “purchaser in Canada”. The CBSA says, “Canada’s regulatory […]

AAEI Information Briefing – State Department Special Representative

The State Department’s new Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs, Dilawar Syed, is seeking the perspective of the private sector and key economic development actors on how the Department and broader-USG can better assist American companies in competing and winning overseas. Join us on April 13, 2022 at 2:00 PM EDT as Special Representative […]