Member of the Week

August 4, 2021

As a key member of AAEI’s US-China Trade Policy Subcommittee, Christopher Smith of IKEA Purchasing Services (US) Inc. is helping AAEI’s effort to address and resolve importers’ difficulties surrounding enforcement of forced labor laws.   Chris is a trade advisor in Ikea’s Customs Coordination Center. His role involves establishing and maintaining corporate compliance with all US …

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Eugene C. Laney, Jr., New AAEI President & CEO

President and CEO’s Message to the Membership

April 13, 2021

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join such a prestigious organization and very impressive staff. I look forward to learning more about ongoing AAEI initiatives that seek to “reimagine global trade.” I am already blown away by the membership’s enormous contributions to committees and ad hoc activities.   With an eye toward making …

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MEMBER OF THE WEEK

August 19, 2021

As co-chair of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC), Lenny Feldman of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg provides strategic recommendations directly to CBP and the departments of Homeland Security and the Treasury on issues such as e-commerce policy, trade partnership programs, enforcement and facilitation mechanisms, and regulatory reform. Although Lenny’s …

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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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White House Reports Progress on Port Congestion

November 18, 2021

The White House released a report on tracking progress at the nation’s ports to resolve congestion. The report says recent data shows improvement, including at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach where the number of containers sitting on the docks for more than 9 days is down by about one-third over the first …

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