Growing Demand for Allowing Tariff Exclusions from Section 301 List 3

October 26, 2018

A Congressional sign on letter is circulating calling on the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) to create an exclusion process for products affected by List 3 of the Section 301 China import tariffs. The letter is part of an expanding campaign that includes AAEI and the Americans for Free Trade coalition. The letter …

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Full Text of TPP Released

November 9, 2015

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement and it under a 90 day review in Congress. AAEI’s substantive committees also are busy examining the trade deal’s details. The TPP’s provisions would allow importers and exporters to do business with lower costs and have …

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Use Smartphone to Show TPA Support

May 8, 2015

A new smartphone app developed by the Trade Benefits America coalition is now available for voters to contact their Congressional representatives in support of┬áthe Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (S. 995 – the Trade Promotion Authority or “Fast Track” bill).┬áSenate Majority Leader McConnell has set a vote on the bill for …

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Executive Order Mandates Completion of ITDS

July 10, 2014

President Obama signed an Executive Order mandating the completion of the International Trade Data System by the end of 2016. ITDS is a digital portal would allow businesses to submit forms and data through a “single window.” Importers and exporters expect to see major improvements in the way they move goods through global trade resulting …

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E-Commerce Gains Global Trade Attention

September 11, 2018

AAEI and its partners participating in the World Customs Organization’s (WCO’s) E-Commerce Work Group (WGEC) are working on solutions to the many trade-related pain points involving e-commerce. AAEI has been a leading voice on this work group for more than two years. In August 2018, the WCO published guiding principles for crossborder e-commerce. The goal …

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