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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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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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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AAEI Releases “Blueprint” for Trusted Traders

January 8, 2015

AAEI launched a major initiative in December with its release of a white paper called, “A Blueprint to Trust”.  The proposal outlines a comprehensive and holistic trusted trader program to encompass all federal agencies regulating imports and importers under one uniform system offering meaningful benefits to both agencies and businesses. AAEI met with key government leaders …

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UPDATE: Trek Leather Decision

September 19, 2014

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) issued a ruling this week in the US vs. Trek Leather case, a case which may affect trade compliance professionals and has been closely watched by the international trade community.  This case involves US Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) penalty against both a company (Trek Leather) and an …

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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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AAEI Files New Amicus Brief in Trek Leather Case

April 2, 2015

AAEI filed an amicus curiae brief on March 16, 2015 in support of the petition for a writ of certiorari filed in the Trek Leather case, now known as Shadadpuri v. United States, S.Ct. No. 14-986. The petition seeks review of the en banc decision of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit which …

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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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