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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AAEI Welcomes White House Action on Supply Chain Disruptions

August 27, 2021

AAEI welcomes the White House announcement that it has appointed John Porcari as Port Envoy to the Biden-Harris Administration Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force. AAEI working to help solve the port congestion problem, which surfaced during the pandemic and continues to threaten nation’s economic recovery. Last April, AAEI urged the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to …

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U.S. Importers & Exporters Applaud Confirmation of CBP Commissioner

December 8, 2021

AAEI commends the U.S. Senate for confirmed former Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus to become Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).  Magnus is the first CBP commissioner confirmed by the Senate since 2019, when Kevin McAleenan become acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) during the Trump Administration.  “AAEI applauds the Senate for …

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AAEI’s Request for Deadline Extension Granted Concerning USMCA

August 5, 2021

AAEI’s request for more time to comment on USMCA regulations was granted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Big money is at stake as importers and exporters look at their existing supply chains and to provide meaningful feedback on CBP’s Proposed Rule on Non-Preferential Origin Determinations for Merchandise Imported from Canada or Mexico for …

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WTO Deputy Director-General Angele Ellard

Conference Keynote: Newly Appointed WTO Deputy Director-General

June 8, 2021

AAEI has confirmed that newly appointed World Trade Organization (WTO) Deputy Director-General Angela Ellard will deliver a keynote speech to attendees of AAEI’s 100th Anniversary Conference. The 3-day virtual event runs June 29-July 1, 2021.  AAEI members may know Ellard well, an expert on trade and international economic policy. Ellard served on Capitol Hill for …

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COVID-19 Pandemic Impact

August 14, 2021

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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2021 Trade Priorities

March 10, 2021

AAEI releases its 2021 Trade Priorities – Back to Basics highlighting the important issues that the 117th Congress and the Biden Administration need to address in order to reassert U.S. leadership by embracing “first principles” of multilateral trade liberalization.   2021 Trade Priorities – Back to Basics (Congress) 2021 Trade Priorities – Back to Basics …

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Port Congestion Costing Money and Time

May 21, 2021

AAEI is calling on the commissioners of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to help end the causes of port congestion in the U.S. and around the world. AAEI sent a letter to the FMC in April 2021 to draw attention to “reported practices of certain vessel-operating common carriers (VOCCs) and terminal operations that are related …

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AAEI Announces 2022 Conference Dates

July 2, 2021

AAEI announced that the AAEI 101st Annual Conference and Expo will be held June 13-15, 2022 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the Marriott Harbor Beach Hotel & Spa. The event will be held in person. Registration will open soon.  For updates, please visit events.aaei.org or email us at events@aaei.org. 

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Swift Approval Needed for CBP Commissioner

October 21, 2021

AAEI urges the U.S. Senate to take swift action on approving a Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).  AAEI sent a letter with a strong message to the Senate Finance Committee on the day of Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus’s confirmation hearing, the first step in the process that was delayed for 6 …

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