Lighthizer Confirmed for USTR

May 12, 2017

The US Senate confirmed Robert Lighthizer for United States Trade Representative on May 11, 2017 with a bipartisan vote of 82-14. Lighthizer is a trade attorney and a partner with the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. His career experience includes serving as deputy trade representative during the Reagan Administration. President Trump …

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Relaxed Enforcement Announced for SOLAS

June 2, 2016

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) recently announced it has relaxed its stance on the enforcement of new Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulations due to take effect on July 1st that make container weighing mandatory, instructing regulators to take “a practical and pragmatic approach” when enforcing the new regulations for a period of three …

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AAEI Urges DHS to Alter ACE Transition

February 8, 2016

AAEI is calling on US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to release its contingency plans for the transition to Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) as soon as possible. AAEI sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Deputy Secretary Mayorkas expressing deep concern over the February 28th deadline for filing entries in ACE.  As AAEI’s letter states, “We do …

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2017 AAEI – FTA Western Regional Conference

February 7, 2017

The 2017 FTA-AAEI Western Regional Conference, which was held in Torrance, California was two-day conference on importing, exporting and e-commerce topics for companies involved in international trade. It took place on January 30-31, 2017 at the Toyota USA Automobile Museum. The keynote speakers were Ms. LaFonda Sutton-Burke, CBP Port Director, Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport and DHS Assistant Secretary …

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AAEI Files New Amicus Brief in Trek Leather Case

April 2, 2015

AAEI filed an amicus curiae brief on March 16, 2015 in support of the petition for a writ of certiorari filed in the Trek Leather case, now known as Shadadpuri v. United States, S.Ct. No. 14-986. The petition seeks review of the en banc decision of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit which …

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