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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State of the Association

December 20, 2017

AAEI’s State of the Association written by AAEI President and CEO Marianne Rowden is now available. The annual report describes the work of AAEI and outlines the Association’s progress on advocating for members on Capitol Hill, at government agencies and in federal court.  The State of the Association covers: AAEI Push on U.S. Trade Legislation AAEI Review …

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AAEI Takes Action on ACE as Deadline Approaches

August 31, 2016

AAEI has alerted the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to the possibility of major problems for importers and exporters in the face of the upcoming October 1, 2016 mandatory transition date for the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), which requires that filings can become completely electronic in ACE. AAEI …

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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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