AAEI committees respond to specific global trade concerns, bringing needed information to members and members’ views to the attention of key policy makers and administrators. Members’ common concerns and potential areas of difficulty are addressed through the committee framework. Our substantive committees include:
Chemicals and Bulk Commodities
Focuses on issues of interest to importers and exporters of chemical and petroleum products, other bulk commodities, and related transportation companies.
Customs Policy and Procedures
Focuses on projects dealing with automation, entry revision, global customs harmonization, trade security, tariff data reporting, ISF, bonds and legislation impacting the trade community.
Drawback and Duty Deferral
Focuses on regulatory changes and administrative concerns regarding all types of duty drawback and special duty deferral programs. Its goal is to get the Drawback Modernization Act passed immediately and to work with CBP to automate the entire drawback process in ACE.
Export Compliance and Facilitation
Focuses on U.S. export controls, unilateral sanctions programs, and foreign barriers to U.S. exports.
Focuses on trade security, facilitation and compliance issues for the pharmaceuticals and medical devices industries, as well as ISA.
Focuses on the global trade facilitation and compliance issues and needs of multinational companies and their service providers with global trade compliance teams overseas.
Focuses on recruitment of new members, retention of existing members and development of member services and benefits.
Focuses on the unique problems of importers subject to the regulations of FDA, USDA, EPA, CSPC, DOT, FWS, ATF and others.
Textiles, Apparel and Footwear
Focuses on the importing and exporting of textiles, apparel and footwear.
Focuses on regional and special trade agreements, multilateral trade negotiations, dumping and countervailing duty issues, competition policy, legislation and macroeconomic policy as it affects international trade.
Western Regional Committee
Represents the interests and concerns of member companies doing business in the western region of the U.S., and plans a bi-annual meeting focusing on Western Regional issues.