COVID-19 Pandemic Impact

April 10, 2020

AAEI is providing continuous updates on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on trade and the response by oversight agencies in the U.S. government. AAEI also is providing feedback to U.S. agencies, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on how trade disruptions are affecting U.S. companies. Tell us your experience– take our survey. AAEI …

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Registration Open for 2020 Conference

February 5, 2020

AAEI opened Early Bird registration for the 99th Annual AAEI Conference & Expo which will be held at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, June 15-17, 2020.  In addition to saving money on Early Bird registrations, which are available until April 15, AAEI members receive a member discount on registration by logging …

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U.S., China Sign Phase 1 Trade Deal

January 15, 2020

President Trump and China’s Vice Premier Liu He signed the Phase 1 trade deal which includes provisions on intellectual property, financial services, and large purchases of agriculture products. AAEI announced that while it is pleased that the agreement is signed, its leaders will be scrutinizing the text to assess the impact of the agreement on …

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China Escalates Trade War with Retaliatory Tariffs

August 29, 2019

China is retaliating against the U.S. List 4 tariffs by imposing tariffs on $75 billion of U.S. goods, effective September 1, 2019. As a result, the Trump Administration increased the duty rates and effective dates as follows: September 1, 2019: Products on List 4A (i.e., includes tariff subheadings where China’s share of U.S. imports from …

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2019 Western Regional Conference and Border Tour

August 23, 2019

AAEI and the Foreign Trade Association hosted the 2019 AAEI and FTA Western Regional Conference in San Diego, CA, September 25-26, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. In case you missed it, details of the event were are included in the event flyer. AAEI and the Foreign Trade Association (FTA) also hosted a …

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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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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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