President Biden Modifies 2022 HTSUS

January 11, 2022

President Biden issued a proclamation in late December to modify the 2022 U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTSUS). It amends the HTSUS to confirm with the World Customs Organization’s (WCO’s) product classification updates. It also suspends trade benefits to three counties, Ethiopia, Guinea and Mali, under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).  The proclamation states, …

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White House Reports Progress on Port Congestion

November 18, 2021

The White House released a report on tracking progress at the nation’s ports to resolve congestion. The report says recent data shows improvement, including at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach where the number of containers sitting on the docks for more than 9 days is down by about one-third over the first …

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World Customs Chief Featured at AAEI Conference

May 6, 2021

World Customs Organization (WCO) Secretary General Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, delivered a keynote at AAEI’s 100th Anniversary Conference and Expo on June 29, 2021. The World Customs Organization (WCO), established in 1952 as the Customs Co-operation Council (CCC) is an independent intergovernmental body whose mission is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of Customs administrations. Today, …

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Global Supply Chains Strained by Combined Events

July 25, 2021

A new wave of COVID-19, flooding in China and Germany and a cyber-attack on ports in South Africa are colliding on global supply chains at a time when U.S. importers and exporters are already strained by port congestion.  The impact of buckling supply chains is felt most in the U.S. and China, which account for …

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AAEI and GSA to Develop Charter on Solving Global Port Congestion

October 21, 2021

AAEI and its counterparts in Asia and Europe who comprise the Global Shippers Alliance (GSA) are developing a charter to address the global issue of port congestion. At a recent meeting, the GSA outlined three key common port challenges: the lack of shippers’ rights; the need to address labor shortages and capacity at ports; and …

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