AAEI met with staff members working for Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) on the progress of his long-awaited Customs Modernization legislation. Cassidy staff members tell AAEI’s Mitchell Hart that they are currently working on an updated draft, which will include trade facilitation measures. The first draft of the bill focused only on trade enforcement. The revised draft takes into consideration a number of comments lawmakers solicited from the trade earlier this year. The staff told AAEI that Sen. Cassidy is looking into including improvements to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). If you have any specific ideas for enhancements and modernization of ACE, please contact AAEI’s Mitchell Hart.