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AAEI Customs Seminar in Chicago

February 8, 2017

AAEI is offering an all-day, interactive, practical, and cost-effective session on customs compliance. The AAEI Customs Education & Solutions Seminar in Chicago on March 17, 2017, has been specifically tailored to provide attendees with useful tools, guidance and advice to meet the evolving challenges of customs compliance based on the experience of some of the …

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2017 AAEI – FTA Western Regional Conference

February 7, 2017

The 2017 FTA-AAEI Western Regional Conference, which was held in Torrance, California was two-day conference on importing, exporting and e-commerce topics for companies involved in international trade. It took place on January 30-31, 2017 at the Toyota USA Automobile Museum. The keynote speakers were Ms. LaFonda Sutton-Burke, CBP Port Director, Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport and DHS Assistant Secretary …

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CBP under Pressure Moves October 1 Deadline for ACE

September 7, 2016

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced it is moving the October 1st ACE transition date for drawback and reconciliation to Saturday, October 29, 2016. The decision came a week after AAEI submitted a letter to DHS Deputy Secretary Mayorkas about concerns over the October 1st ACE transition date. In the letter, AAEI requested that …

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Relaxed Enforcement Announced for SOLAS

June 2, 2016

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) recently announced it has relaxed its stance on the enforcement of new Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulations due to take effect on July 1st that make container weighing mandatory, instructing regulators to take “a practical and pragmatic approach” when enforcing the new regulations for a period of three …

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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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AAEI Releases “Blueprint” for Trusted Traders

January 8, 2015

AAEI launched a major initiative in December with its release of a white paper called, “A Blueprint to Trust”.  The proposal outlines a comprehensive and holistic trusted trader program to encompass all federal agencies regulating imports and importers under one uniform system offering meaningful benefits to both agencies and businesses. AAEI met with key government leaders …

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UPDATE: Trek Leather Decision

September 19, 2014

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) issued a ruling this week in the US vs. Trek Leather case, a case which may affect trade compliance professionals and has been closely watched by the international trade community.  This case involves US Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) penalty against both a company (Trek Leather) and an …

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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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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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Update: CBP Readies for Possible West Coast Port Strike

July 3, 2014

The six-year contract affecting 29 ports on the West Coast expired on July 1, 2014 without a new contract between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. Although negotiations involving 20,000 port workers continue, a massive port strike remains a possibility.  AAEI is monitoring the situation. US Customs and Border Protection …

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