CBP Makes Announcements on Forced Labor during AAEI Webinar

September 10, 2021

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) delivered breaking news during AAEI’s webinar on Forced Labor Enforcement. CBP soon will publish an update clarifying its timeline for petitions and investigations of alleged violations of forced labor suspected in U.S. import shipments, information that has not been made available yet. CBP is permitting AAEI to share a …

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AAEI Calls for Restarting Trade Talks with China, Cutting Tariffs

August 9, 2021

AAEI co-signed an industry letter calling on the Biden Administration to restart trade negotiations with China, cut tariffs and improve the tariff exclusion process at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). The letter was signed by more than 30 business groups and covered by major news publications. USTR says it currently is reviewing …

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Update: USTR Drops Threat of Using Section 301 on Vietnam

July 24, 2021

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a formal determination in its Vietnam Currency Section 301 investigation reflecting an agreement reached earlier between the Treasury Department and its counterpart in Vietnam. The agreement addresses concerns that Vietnam was devaluing its currency to give its businesses an unfair price advantage in international trade. As …

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Eugene C. Laney, Jr., New AAEI President & CEO

President and CEO’s Message to the Membership

April 13, 2021

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join such a prestigious organization and very impressive staff. I look forward to learning more about ongoing AAEI initiatives that seek to “reimagine global trade.” I am already blown away by the membership’s enormous contributions to committees and ad hoc activities.   With an eye toward making …

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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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Eugene C. Laney, Jr., New AAEI President & CEO

AAEI Chair: New President & CEO Announcement

April 19, 2021

“As Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI), it is my pleasure and honor to announce that Eugene C. Laney, Jr. will lead AAEI as President and CEO beginning on April 26, 2021. “Many of you already may know Eugene as a longtime AAEI member who most …

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