Weekly Trade Roundup

September 21, 2022

FMC Commissioner Discusses “Port Bottlenecks” with AAEI Federal Maritime Commissioner Rebecca Dye was a guest speaker on port congestion this week at AAEI’s Transpacific Committee meeting, discussing the agency’s expanded power stemming from the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA) and her Final Report for Fact Finding No. 29, which includes recommendations for ocean …

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Weekly Trade Roundup

September 14, 2022

AAEI Calls on Congress to Act to Avert Freight Rail Strike AAEI sent a letter to Congressional leaders today, calling on federal lawmakers to intervene in the U.S. freight rail contract negotiations and prevent a work stoppage this week. Despite recommendations from the Presidential Emergency Board (PEB), which was convened in July, and tentatively accepted …

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Weekly Trade Roundup

September 7, 2022

USTR Keeps Section 301 Tariffs in Place for Now The Office of the United States Trade Representative  (USTR) confirmed late last week in a pre-publication notice that it received hundreds of requests to continue Section 301 tariffs on more than $300 billion worth of goods imported from China. As the law requires, USTR will keep …

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Weekly Trade Roundup

July 13, 2022

This week: AAEI Warns White House of Rails’ Role in Supply Chain Disruptions; AAEI Meets with DHS on Customs and Trade Issues; North American Trade Leaders Meet to Clear Path Forward AAEI Writes to White House about Potential Disruption Caused by Labor Negotiations in Freight Rail Sector The American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI) …

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Weekly Trade Roundup

August 24, 2022

China’s Tariff Circumvention: Record-High Direct Investment in Mexico China reached a record high of direct investment in Mexico last year, where many of China’s manufacturers are setting up operations near the U.S. border to avoid U.S. tariffs. A news organization in Japan says China’s investment in Mexico was up 76% in 2021, drawing investment from …

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Weekly Trade Roundup

August 17, 2022

U.S. Irons Out USMCA-Related Trade Dispute with Mexico The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced this week it has resolved a labor dispute with an auto parts manufacturer in Mexico using a facility-specific Rapid Response Labor Mechanism (RRM) petition under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The trade enforcement win at a Mexican unit …

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Weekly Trade Roundup

January 6, 2022

This week: Textiles 2022 Trade Priorities; Conference Speakers; Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Update; 2022 HTSUS Modifications; and more. AAEI’s Textiles Committee Collecting 2022 Trade Priorities AAEI leaders currently are working on AAEI’s 2022 legislative and regulatory priorities. They’re seeking member input on Textiles, Apparel and Footwear issues for the coming year. Forced Labor? Section …

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Weekly Trade Roundup

July 7, 2022

This week: USTR Comment Request on Forced Labor; US Drops Tariffs on Canadian Solar Imports; Some GOP Senators Object to Senate China Bill for Easing Exclusion Requirements on Imports from China USTR Requests Comments on Forced Labor in US Trade Strategy The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) published a notice this week requesting …

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Weekly Trade Roundup

August 10, 2022

USMCA Panel to Issue Auto Ruling; Canada to Challenge U.S. on Lumber A dispute settlement panel says it will issue a ruling this Fall on a complaint against the United States over automobile rules of origin provisions under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Canada and Mexico say the U.S. is overly strict on much foreign content …

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Weekly Trade Roundup

July 20, 2022

Trade Provisions Removed from Chips Bill, Senate Advances It The Senate advanced a lean version of the computer chip subsidy bill this week, which it is expected to pass in a floor vote early next week. But trade provisions that were part of stalled versions of the bill have been removed. The legislation includes about …

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