DHS Releases UFLPA Entity List

June 18, 2022

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) submitted its Report to Congress on the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), which includes guidance for U.S. importers and the Forced Labor Enforcement Task Force’s (FLETF’s) List of Entities in Xinjiang, China that mine, produce, or manufacture wholly or in part any goods, wares, articles and merchandise with …

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Sen. Bill Cassidy to Talk Trade & Customs at AAEI Annual Conference

June 2, 2022

Sen. Bill Cassidy, whose proposed customs modernization legislation last fall animated the U.S. trade community, will participate in a featured seaside chat at AAEI’s 101st Annual Conference and Expo on June 15, 2022. Although Sen. Cassidy’s proposed bill was not introduced in the Senate, a draft was widely circulated. His office received many comments on …

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CBP Commissioner Magnus to Speak at AAEI Annual Conference

March 17, 2022

Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Chris Magnus has confirmed he will be the keynote speaker at AAEI’s 101st Annual Conference & Expo in Fort Lauderdale on June 14, 2022. It will be Commissioner Magnus’s first public speech to the trade community since he was sworn in last December. As of last year, …

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Ports & Roads Transforming with Infrastructure Measure

November 15, 2021

President Biden signed into law a $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal that will repair the nation’s ports, airports, roads and bridges for years to come.  AAEI applauds the bipartisan effort that was passed on November 5, 2021, to deliver historic infrastructure improvements to the nation’s transportation networks. AAEI President and CEO Eugene Laney issued the following …

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Biden Makes Imports from Region of China Banned by Law

January 5, 2022

President Biden signed legislation banning imports from China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region due to the presumption that they were produced using forced labor. The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act includes a “rebuttable presumption” that all goods from Xinjiang were made with forced labor and imposes sanctions on foreign individuals responsible for forced labor in the …

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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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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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America COMPETES Act of 2022 Passes House

February 4, 2022

The House of Representatives passed legislation that would help make the U.S. more competitive with China and support domestic semiconductor manufacturing and research. The America COMPETES Act of 2022 (H.R. 4521) also includes several trade issues and trade bills including: • Ways and Means Committee, Trade Committee Chair Blumenauer’s de minimis bill• Language that calls …

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AAEI Highlights Causes of Port Congestion

October 21, 2021

Infrastructure stress and operational bottlenecks and chokepoints at U.S. port are undermining the normal flow of goods in and out of the country, according to new comments AAEI sent to the Department of Transportation (DOT). The DOT requested stakeholder input on America’s Supply Chains and the Transportation Industrial Base stemming from the Biden Administration’s February …

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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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