WTO Deputy Director-General Angele Ellard

Conference Keynote: Newly Appointed WTO Deputy Director-General

June 8, 2021

AAEI has confirmed that newly appointed World Trade Organization (WTO) Deputy Director-General Angela Ellard will deliver a keynote speech to attendees of AAEI’s 100th Anniversary Conference. The 3-day virtual event runs June 29-July 1, 2021.  AAEI members may know Ellard well, an expert on trade and international economic policy. Ellard served on Capitol Hill for …

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America COMPETES Act of 2022 Passes House

February 4, 2022

The House of Representatives passed legislation that would help make the U.S. more competitive with China and support domestic semiconductor manufacturing and research. The America COMPETES Act of 2022 (H.R. 4521) also includes several trade issues and trade bills including: • Ways and Means Committee, Trade Committee Chair Blumenauer’s de minimis bill• Language that calls …

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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

October 21, 2021

This week’s spotlight is on Doug Jacobson of Jacobson Burton Kelley PLLC. Doug is former member of AAEI’s Board of Governors and a past co-chair of AAEI’s Export Committee. He is a leading expert on export controls and has spoken at AAEI’s annual conferences. Today, he was featured in a webinar for the Massachusetts Export …

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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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