President Trump Signs USMCA

January 30, 2020

President Trump signed the USMCA trade agreement, a deal reached among the United States, Mexico and Canada, at a White House ceremony on the South Lawn. The USMCA replaces NAFTA, although the deal still needs formal approval by Canada. AAEI and many of its member companies joined the call to action in the long push …

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U.S., China Sign Phase 1 Trade Deal

January 15, 2020

President Trump and China’s Vice Premier Liu He signed the Phase 1 trade deal which includes provisions on intellectual property, financial services, and large purchases of agriculture products. AAEI announced that while it is pleased that the agreement is signed, its leaders will be scrutinizing the text to assess the impact of the agreement on …

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China Escalates Trade War with Retaliatory Tariffs

August 29, 2019

China is retaliating against the U.S. List 4 tariffs by imposing tariffs on $75 billion of U.S. goods, effective September 1, 2019. As a result, the Trump Administration increased the duty rates and effective dates as follows: September 1, 2019: Products on List 4A (i.e., includes tariff subheadings where China’s share of U.S. imports from …

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2019 Western Regional Conference and Border Tour

August 23, 2019

AAEI and the Foreign Trade Association hosted the 2019 AAEI and FTA Western Regional Conference in San Diego, CA, September 25-26, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. In case you missed it, details of the event were are included in the event flyer. AAEI and the Foreign Trade Association (FTA) also hosted a …

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AAEI Joins USMCA Coalition

March 4, 2019

AAEI has joined the USMCA Coalition, a group of more than 250 businesses and associations united in support of passage of the United-States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).  The new agreement still contains many of the benefits of the original North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Improvements to the original include modernized customs rules, and ways to address …

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