MEMBER OF THE WEEK

September 2, 2021

As a member of the AAEI’s Healthcare Industries Committee (HIC), Sean Cole of Organon International has been involved in many of AAEI’s advocacy efforts affecting the pharmaceutical industry. Organon, a new AAEI member, is a global healthcare company formed through a spinoff from Merck & Company. It specializes in reproductive medicine, contraception, psychiatry, hormone replacement …

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MEMBER OF THE WEEK

March 3, 2022

This week, the spotlight is on Matt McGrath of Barnes Richardson & Colburn, LLP. As a member of AAEI’s Industry Leadership Council and a former member of AAEI’s Board of Governors, Matt leadership in the Association has deep roots. He has guided AAEI through changes in U.S. trade policy and AAEI policy for years and …

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MEMBER OF THE WEEK

December 13, 2021

This week’s member spotlight is on Jennifer McCadney of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. Jennifer currently is a member of AAEI’s Nominating Committee and is a former co-chair of AAEI’s Trade Policy Committee. Jennifer’s trade policy knowledge is highly valued at the Association, knowledge that is rooted in her experience on Capitol Hill as a …

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President Biden Modifies 2022 HTSUS

January 11, 2022

President Biden issued a proclamation in late December to modify the 2022 U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTSUS). It amends the HTSUS to confirm with the World Customs Organization’s (WCO’s) product classification updates. It also suspends trade benefits to three counties, Ethiopia, Guinea and Mali, under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).  The proclamation states, …

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Member of the Week

August 4, 2021

As a key member of AAEI’s US-China Trade Policy Subcommittee, Christopher Smith of IKEA Purchasing Services (US) Inc. is helping AAEI’s effort to address and resolve importers’ difficulties surrounding enforcement of forced labor laws.   Chris is a trade advisor in Ikea’s Customs Coordination Center. His role involves establishing and maintaining corporate compliance with all US …

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