U.S. Launches Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

May 23, 2022

President Biden launched the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) during a visit to Japan, marking the start of his signature economic initiative. The U.S. will be joined by 12 Asian countries for upcoming negotiations, including Australia, Brunei Darussalam, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. In a White …

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MEMBER OF THE WEEK

September 7, 2022

AAEI is spotlighting members who are helping lead the Association on key issues, initiatives and projects. This week, AAEI is featuring Tom Gould of Flexport Customs LLC. Tom is a former member of AAEI’s Board of Governors, a past annual conference moderator and a longtime AAEI leader. He has guided AAEI on key trade issues …

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WTO Reaches 3 Breakthroughs at Ministerial Conference

June 28, 2022

June 22, 2022 – The World Trade Organization (WTO) concluded its 12th Ministerial Conference last week striking agreements on e-commerce, vaccines, and fisheries.     It is the WTO’s biggest package of multilateral trade deals since the Uruguay Round of Talks that launched the WTO 27 years ago.      The WTO agreed to extend …

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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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CBP Commissioner Magnus to Speak at AAEI Annual Conference

March 17, 2022

Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Chris Magnus has confirmed he will be the keynote speaker at AAEI’s 101st Annual Conference & Expo in Fort Lauderdale on June 14, 2022. It will be Commissioner Magnus’s first public speech to the trade community since he was sworn in last December. As of last year, …

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