Eugene C. Laney, Jr., New AAEI President & CEO

A New Direction

April 19, 2021

Eugene Laney takes charge of AAEI as President and CEO of the American Association of Exporters and Importers beginning in April 2021. With Laney’s arrival, AAEI marks its 100th Anniversary by setting course in a new direction. “We are at a point in time where we can reimagine global trade for the next century with …

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Weekly Trade Roundup

January 6, 2022

This week: Textiles 2022 Trade Priorities; Conference Speakers; Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Update; 2022 HTSUS Modifications; and more. AAEI’s Textiles Committee Collecting 2022 Trade Priorities AAEI leaders currently are working on AAEI’s 2022 legislative and regulatory priorities. They’re seeking member input on Textiles, Apparel and Footwear issues for the coming year. Forced Labor? Section …

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MEMBER OF THE WEEK

November 8, 2021

This week’s spotlight is on Cindy Allen of FedEx. Cindy is co-chair of AAEI’s International Policy Committee (IPC) and has appeared as a panelist at numerous AAEI annual conferences representing both the private and the public sectors. Cindy is a former Executive Director of the ACE Business Office at U.S. Customs and Border Protection and …

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MEMBER OF THE WEEK

March 10, 2022

AAEI is spotlighting members who are helping lead the Association on key issues, initiatives and projects. This week, the spotlight is on Christopher Smith of IKEA. Christopher has been a key member of AAEI’s drafting teams on the Association’s two biggest trade priorities over the last 12 months, Customs Modernization and Forced Labor compliance. He …

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