AAEI Joins USMCA Coalition

March 4, 2019

AAEI has joined the USMCA Coalition, a group of more than 250 businesses and associations united in support of passage of the United-States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).  The new agreement still contains many of the benefits of the original North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Improvements to the original include modernized customs rules, and ways to address …

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Data Shows Trump Tariffs Cost U.S. Businesses $Billions

February 14, 2019

U.S. businesses paid an additional $2.7 billion in tariffs in November 2018. That’s what the Tariffs Hurt the Heartland coalition determined after examining the latest data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The coalition, which includes Americans for Free Trade, says the numbers are proof that the “many billions of dollars pouring into our treasury” …

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Growing Demand for Allowing Tariff Exclusions from Section 301 List 3

October 26, 2018

A Congressional sign on letter is circulating calling on the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) to create an exclusion process for products affected by List 3 of the Section 301 China import tariffs. The letter is part of an expanding campaign that includes AAEI and the Americans for Free Trade coalition. The letter …

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New Deal, New Name: USMCA

October 1, 2018

AAEI members are working together for a deeper look into the details of the USMCA, the new name for the renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Canada agreed to join the U.S. and Mexico in time for the text of the trilateral agreement to be signed and submitted to Congress. Concessions on key issues …

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All the Trump Trade Actions: Tracked

September 21, 2018

AAEI is tracking all the trade actions that the Trump Administration has taken since 2017, from renegotiating NAFTA to tariffs on aluminum and steel to Section 301 tariffs on imports from China. More than 35 such trade actions to date have carried the United States to the brink of a trade war with China and …

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Evidence Piling Up Against Tariffs

September 12, 2018

AAEI is responding to the Trump Administration’s numerous trade actions in a two-fold way, by joining multi-industry letters called for an end to the tariffs and by filing specific and technical comments under its own letterhead. A recent example is a set of comments AAEI sent  to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) …

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2018 AAEI Annual Conference Delivers

June 19, 2018

The 97th Annual AAEI Conference and Expo delivered on its commitment to the international trade community with an event in Baltimore, Maryland in June 2018 that brought into sharp focus the colliding waves of anti-globalist trade policy and the exploding frontiers of trade technologies. Panel after panel discussed the practical impact of working under these …

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AAEI Customs Seminar in Chicago

February 8, 2017

AAEI is offering an all-day, interactive, practical, and cost-effective session on customs compliance. The AAEI Customs Education & Solutions Seminar in Chicago on March 17, 2017, has been specifically tailored to provide attendees with useful tools, guidance and advice to meet the evolving challenges of customs compliance based on the experience of some of the …

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New: FDA Import Requirements and Best Practices

January 12, 2016

AAEI is offering free downloads of its recent update to the manual, FDA Import Requirements and Best Practices for Drugs and Medical Devices. A cross-functional team from branded and generic pharmaceutical and medical device companies prepared this manual in order to assist the US importer of FDA regulated merchandise. Compliance to the FDA’s import regulations …

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2017 Trade Trends Report

November 7, 2017

Now Available: Results from the AAEI Survey on Sourcing, Trade and e-Commerce, conducted in partnership with Amber Road, are now available for free download. What’s in the report? Early in 2017, the WTO expected trade volumes to rebound from its tepid performance in 2016, but only if the global economy recovered as expected and governments …

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