AAEI Joins USMCA Coalition

March 4, 2019

AAEI has joined the USMCA Coalition, a group of more than 250 businesses and associations united in support of passage of the United-States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).  The new agreement still contains many of the benefits of the original North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Improvements to the original include modernized customs rules, and ways to address …

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Sec. Wilbur Ross Unable to Deliver Keynote at AAEI Annual Conference

July 10, 2019

U.S. Commerce Secretary Secretary Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. was called by President Trump to attend the G20 Summit in Japan in June, the same week the Commerce Secretary was scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the 98th Annual AAEI Conference and Expo in Washington, DC. Secretary Ross is the principal voice of business in …

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Registration Closed for #AAEI2019 Conference

July 11, 2019

Registration is closed for the 98th Annual AAEI Conference & Expo, which was held in Washington, DC June 26-28, 2019. The featured keynote speakers were Under Secretary of Commerce Gilbert B. Kaplan and CBP Executive Assistant Commissioner Brenda B. Smith. AAEI’s conference theme was, Trade in a Shifting World. Everyone involved in trade is challenged …

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CBP Commissioner Keynoter at #AAEI2019

February 8, 2019

AAEI is honored to announce that U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan will be the keynote speaker at the 98th Annual AAEI Conference and Expo in Washington, DC this June. Commissioner McAleenan ensures the effective operations of CBP’s mission to protect national security while promoting economic prosperity. In directing one of the agency’s core …

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AAEI Stands for Free Trade

October 2, 2018

AAEI has joined a nationwide coalition of U.S. businesses, trade organizations, and workers united against tariffs as part of the Association’s ongoing effort to promote free trade.  Americans for Free Trade, a coalition of more than 100 of the nation’s leading trade associations, sent a letter to U.S. Trade Ambassador Robert Lighthizer requesting an exclusion process for Section 301 …

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2018 Annual Conference Succeeds

June 19, 2018

The 97th Annual AAEI Conference and Expo was held in Baltimore, Maryland, June 6-8, 2018, under the theme, Inflection Point: The Future of Trade Policy, Technology and Globalization. The theme reflected the uncertain atmosphere of trade policy despite the gathering speed of trade practice and trade technology.  Trade compliance professionals face significant uncertainty stemming from current U.S. …

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Secretary of Commerce Pritzker Delivers Keynote at AAEI

June 7, 2016

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker delivered the keynote address to attendees of the 95th Annual AAEI Conference & Expo on June 6, 2016, in Arlington, VA, praising the work of AAEI members to expand trade in the US through trade facilitation and compliance. AAEI represents US companies engaged in global trade and works to advocate on …

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McAleenan Sworn In as CBP Commissioner

April 17, 2018

Kevin K. McAleenan was sworn in on March 20, 2018, as Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Prior to his confirmation, Mr. McAleenan served as the Acting Commissioner since January 20, 2017.  The Senate confirmed the Commissioner’s nomination after Finance Committee voted unanimously to approve it in December.  Last summer, the Acting Commissioner …

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Do You Use ACE?

August 17, 2014

AAEI launched a new survey on the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) for all users of US Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) digital system designed to facilitate legitimate trade while enhancing border security. The survey is open to members and non-members in an effort to measure the trade community’s transition to ACE. The survey will remain …

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Update: AAEI Strategic Alliance Partnerships

January 4, 2017

AAEI’s Strategic Alliance Partnership program is beginning its second successful year in 2017. This opportunity provides new ways for service providers to reach out to AAEI members by offering white paper publications and webinars to the general membership—for educational purposes only. There are three levels of Strategic Alliance Partnership to choose from, each with its …

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