2020 Annual Conference Note

April 16, 2020

This is a special note to members and registrants regarding the 99th Annual AAEI Conference and Expo. AAEI understands that many of you have questions about this year’s Annual Conference. We are monitoring state and local authority restrictions closely and we are in contact with the Marriott over this fluid situation. The safety of our …

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2020 Trade Symposium Rescheduled

April 6, 2020

UPDATE: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced the new dates for the CBP 2020 Trade Symposium. It will now be held August 25-26, 2020 at the Hilton Anaheim hotel in Anaheim, California. The event, which was originally scheduled in March, was postponed due to travel restrictions stemming from the global coronavirus pandemic. CBP began …

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President Trump Signs USMCA

January 30, 2020

President Trump signed the USMCA trade agreement, a deal reached among the United States, Mexico and Canada, at a White House ceremony on the South Lawn. The USMCA replaces NAFTA, although the deal still needs formal approval by Canada. AAEI and many of its member companies joined the call to action in the long push …

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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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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┬áthe Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (S. 995 – the Trade Promotion Authority or “Fast Track” bill).┬áSenate Majority Leader McConnell has set a vote on the bill for …

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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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