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 and Bulk Commodities

Focuses on issues of interest to importers and exporters of chemical and petroleum products, other bulk commodities, and related transportation companies.

Customs Policy and Procedures

Focuses on projects dealing with automation, entry revision, global customs harmonization, trade security, tariff data reporting, ISF, bonds and legislation impacting the trade community.

Drawback and Duty Deferral

Focuses on regulatory changes and administrative concerns regarding all types of duty drawback and special duty deferral programs.  Its goal is to get the Drawback Modernization Act passed immediately and to work with CBP to automate the entire drawback process in ACE.

Export Compliance and Facilitation

Focuses on U.S. export controls, unilateral sanctions programs, and foreign barriers to U.S. exports.

Healthcare Industries

To engage with legislative bodies and federal agencies (FDA, USDA, DEA, EPA) to develop guidelines and workable solutions that facilitate the import and export of life saving drugs and medical devices and also assist the agencies to fulfill their mission to ensure public health and safety

International Policy

Focuses on the global trade facilitation and compliance issues and needs of multinational companies and their service providers with global trade compliance teams overseas.

Member Services

Focuses on recruitment of new members, retention of existing members and development of member services and benefits.

Border Interagency

Focuses on the unique problems of importers subject to the regulations of FDA, USDA, EPA, CSPC, DOT, FWS, ATF and others.

Textiles, Apparel and Footwear 

Focuses on the importing and exporting of textiles, apparel and footwear

Trade Policy

Focuses on regional and special trade agreements, multilateral trade negotiations, dumping and countervailing duty issues, competition policy, legislation and macroeconomic policy as it affects international trade.

Transpacific Committee

With primary focus on logistical issues impacting Transpacific Trade, this committee also identifies Transpacific trade issues which impact all members.