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AAEI Urges DHS to Alter ACE Transition

February 8, 2016

AAEI is calling on US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to release its contingency plans for the transition to Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) as soon as possible. AAEI sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Deputy Secretary Mayorkas expressing deep concern over the February 28th deadline for filing entries in ACE.  As AAEI’s letter states, “We do …

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No Delay in Works for Exporters’ SOLAS Requirement

February 22, 2016

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) says it will not delay implementation of the new Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) amendment that will require exporters to provide a signed and certified document verifying the weight of the containers that they use to ship their exports. The requirement to provide the verified gross mass (VGM) …

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Full Text of TPP Released

November 9, 2015

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement and it under a 90 day review in Congress. AAEI’s substantive committees also are busy examining the trade deal’s details. The TPP’s provisions would allow importers and exporters to do business with lower costs and have …

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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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