McAleenan Sworn In as CBP Commissioner

April 17, 2018

Kevin K. McAleenan was sworn in on March 20, 2018, as Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Prior to his confirmation, Mr. McAleenan served as the Acting Commissioner since January 20, 2017.  The Senate confirmed the Commissioner’s nomination after Finance Committee voted unanimously to approve it in December.  Last summer, the Acting Commissioner …

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Update: CBP Readies for Possible West Coast Port Strike

July 3, 2014

The six-year contract affecting 29 ports on the West Coast expired on July 1, 2014 without a new contract between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. Although negotiations involving 20,000 port workers continue, a massive port strike remains a possibility.  AAEI is monitoring the situation. US Customs and Border Protection …

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2017 Trade Trends Report

November 7, 2017

Now Available: Results from the AAEI Survey on Sourcing, Trade and e-Commerce, conducted in partnership with Amber Road, are now available for free download. What’s in the report? Early in 2017, the WTO expected trade volumes to rebound from its tepid performance in 2016, but only if the global economy recovered as expected and governments …

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AAEI Releases “Blueprint” for Trusted Traders

January 8, 2015

AAEI launched a major initiative in December with its release of a white paper called, “A Blueprint to Trust”.  The proposal outlines a comprehensive and holistic trusted trader program to encompass all federal agencies regulating imports and importers under one uniform system offering meaningful benefits to both agencies and businesses. AAEI met with key government leaders …

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CBP under Pressure Moves October 1 Deadline for ACE

September 7, 2016

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced it is moving the October 1st ACE transition date for drawback and reconciliation to Saturday, October 29, 2016. The decision came a week after AAEI submitted a letter to DHS Deputy Secretary Mayorkas about concerns over the October 1st ACE transition date. In the letter, AAEI requested that …

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