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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SOLAS Update: USCG Says Existing Laws Are Equivalent to New Requirements

May 9, 2016

The US Coast Guard (USCG) has declared that the existing laws and regulations for verifying container weight are equivalent to the new Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) requirements taking effect globally on July 1, 2016. The USCG recently sent a letter to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) declaring that current federal and state laws …

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AAEI 95th Annual Conference & Expo Registration

May 11, 2016

Walk-in registration will be accepted for the AAEI 95th Annual Conference and Expo at the Crystal Gateway Marriott June 5–7, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia. AAEI’s annual two-day conference will feature an examination of importing and exporting, the latest developments of major trade pacts and and current realities of the US and global trade climate. AAEI’s …

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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 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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