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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New: FDA Import Requirements and Best Practices

January 12, 2016

AAEI is offering free downloads of its recent update to the manual, FDA Import Requirements and Best Practices for Drugs and Medical Devices. A cross-functional team from branded and generic pharmaceutical and medical device companies prepared this manual in order to assist the US importer of FDA regulated merchandise. Compliance to the FDA’s import regulations …

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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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2018 Annual Conference Succeeds

June 19, 2018

The 97th Annual AAEI Conference and Expo was held in Baltimore, Maryland, June 6-8, 2018, under the theme, Inflection Point: The Future of Trade Policy, Technology and Globalization. The theme reflected the uncertain atmosphere of trade policy despite the gathering speed of trade practice and trade technology.  Trade compliance professionals face significant uncertainty stemming from current U.S. …

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Trade Expertise

September 11, 2018

AAEI is the only professionally staffed organization which monitors and comments on the major legislative and regulatory issues relating to the import and export of merchandise. No other voice in Washington commands more attention and respect from policymakers because of AAEI’s longevity and technical expertise. Under the AAEI banner, businesses make their positions known in …

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