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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WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

June 10, 2014

AAEI is closely monitoring the implementation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement. The agreement, which was reached at the Ninth Ministerial Conference in Bali, Indonesia last December, could add $1 trillion to the global economy. The deal cuts red tape at customs agencies around the world and makes it easier for businesses …

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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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AAEI Files New Amicus Brief in Trek Leather Case

April 2, 2015

AAEI filed an amicus curiae brief on March 16, 2015 in support of the petition for a writ of certiorari filed in the Trek Leather case, now known as Shadadpuri v. United States, S.Ct. No. 14-986. The petition seeks review of the en banc decision of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit which …

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Working Together for Trade

September 10, 2018

AAEI committees respond to specific global trade concerns, bringing needed information to members and members’ views to the attention of key policy makers and administrators. Members’ common concerns and potential areas of difficulty are addressed through the committee framework. Our substantive committees include: Chemicals, Oil & Gas Committee Focuses on issues of interest to importers …

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