U.S., China Sign Phase 1 Trade Deal

January 15, 2020

President Trump and China’s Vice Premier Liu He signed the Phase 1 trade deal which includes provisions on intellectual property, financial services, and large purchases of agriculture products. AAEI announced that while it is pleased that the agreement is signed, its leaders will be scrutinizing the text to assess the impact of the agreement on …

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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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SOLAS Update: USCG Says Existing Laws Are Equivalent to New Requirements

May 9, 2016

The US Coast Guard (USCG) has declared that the existing laws and regulations for verifying container weight are equivalent to the new Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) requirements taking effect globally on July 1, 2016. The USCG recently sent a letter to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) declaring that current federal and state laws …

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Executive Order Mandates Completion of ITDS

July 10, 2014

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.” Importers and exporters expect to see major improvements in the way they move goods through global trade resulting …

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Use Smartphone to Show TPA Support

May 8, 2015

A new smartphone app developed by the Trade Benefits America coalition is now available for voters to contact their Congressional representatives in support of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (S. 995 – the Trade Promotion Authority or “Fast Track” bill). Senate Majority Leader McConnell has set a vote on the bill for …

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