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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AAEI Welcomes Keynote from CBP Commissioner

June 19, 2018

AAEI welcomed Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Kevin McAleenan in Baltimore, Maryland at the 97th Annual AAEI Conference and Expo in June 2018. Commissioner McAleenen renewed his agency’s commitment to and partnership with the U.S. trade community.  Commissioner McAleenan was sworn in on March 20, 2018. Prior to his confirmation, Mr. McAleenan served as …

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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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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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AAEI Adds Partner to Promote Global Trade through Education

March 15, 2017

AAEI is announcing an educational and strategic partnership with Integration Point, a leading provider of Global Trade Management (GTM) solutions. The new Strategic Alliance Partnership with Integration Point provides new ways to promote trade compliance education and industry expertise. “I believe it is important to deepen our partnership with industry leaders like Integration Point to …

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AAEI Takes Action on ACE as Deadline Approaches

August 31, 2016

AAEI has alerted the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to the possibility of major problems for importers and exporters in the face of the upcoming October 1, 2016 mandatory transition date for the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), which requires that filings can become completely electronic in ACE. AAEI …

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AAEI Adjusts 2017 Annual Conference Dates

January 24, 2017

AAEI shifted the dates for the 96th Annual AAEI Conference and Expo in Austin, Texas, in order to avoid any conflicts for Father’s Day among the attendees. The revised dates will be June 20-22, 2017. The check-in day will be on a Tuesday, June 20th with an opening reception on Tuesday evening. The two-day conference program will …

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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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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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