Committee Updates

August 1, 2022

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Aerospace & Defense

Aerospace & Defense Industry members work to streamline their entry processes through AAEI outreach to with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Defense Department and the State Department.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 1:00 PM ET

Border Interagency

Each month, the Border Interagency Committee invites speakers from the Partner Government Agencies (PGAs) to discuss the current trade issues they are working on and answer questions from AAEI Members.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 2:00 PM ET

Customs Community

The Customs Committee meets monthly to work on operational and regulatory issues involving U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Two of the committee’s top issues are Forced Labor enforcement, including the implementation of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA), and the 21st Century Customs Framework initiative.

Next Meeting: Wednesday August 24, 2022 at 1:30 PM ET

Drawback and Duty Deferral

AAEI’s Drawback Committee meetings are must-attend events for drawback filers. AAEI works with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Drawback Work Group to address and solve technical problems and meet the government’s compliance requirements for drawback payments. 

Next Meeting: Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 2:00 PM ET

Export Compliance and Facilitation

Each month, the Export Committee updates members on the rapid changes for exporting goods, including sanctions, embargoes and loss of trade preferences. The committee also works on Export Modernization.

Next Meeting: Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 2:00 PM ET

Healthcare Industries

AAEI’s Healthcare Industry Committee meets quarterly to work on improvements for import compliance with the Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Some of the current issues include updating intended use codes and Import for Export, which allows companies to import an unapproved product for further processing and exported out of the U.S. at a later date.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 10:00 AM ET

International Policy

AAEI’s International Policy Committee takes a global view of international trade, such as gauging the impact of the recent key trade initiatives approved by the World Trade Organization and advocacy efforts to improve global supply chain resiliency.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 25, 2022 at 2:00 PM ET

Textiles, Apparel and Footwear 

AAEI’s Textiles Committee holds bi-monthly meetings to focus on the challenges facing companies in the textiles industry, including high duty rates and Forced Labor enforcement. This committee works closely with U.S.. Customs and Border Protection.

Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 2:00 PM ET

Trade Policy

AAEI’s Trade Policy Committee focuses on U.S. trade policy, including free trade agreements, tariff-rate quotas and trade preference programs.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 2:00 PM ET


AAEI’s Transpacific Committee works on challenges facing companies doing business with Pacific Rim countries, including port congestion and supply chain resiliency. Currently, the committee is watching labor negotiations involving about 30 ports along the West Coast

Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 3:30 PM ET

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