Countdown to the 97th AAEI Annual Conference & Expo in Baltimore, Maryland
June 6-8, 2018
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
700 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21202
Registration is Closed
AAEI welcomed Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Kevin McAleenan as he delivered the Luncheon Keynote speech at attendees of the 2018 AAEI Annual Conference on Friday, June 8, 2018.
Commissioner McAleenan was sworn in on March 20, 2018. Prior to his confirmation, Mr. McAleenan served as the Acting Commissioner since January 20, 2017. As the agency’s chief executive, Mr. McAleenan oversees 60,000 employees, manages a budget of over $13 billion, and ensures the effective operations of CBP’s mission to protect national security while promoting economic prosperity. Trade enforcement is one of the CBP’s three core missions which Mr. McAleen directs, along with counterterrorism and border security. Mr. McAleenan oversees the facilitation of $4 Trillion in trade and the travel of more than 365 million people through ports of entry. He is in charge of the largest law enforcement agency and the second-largest revenue collecting source in the federal government.
The keynote speaker for June 7, 2018 was U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration Rich Ashooh.
97th Annual AAEI Conference & Expo
Attendees of the 97th Annual AAEI Conference and Expo experienced what the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI) has come to be known for. They got fresh insights and guidance on how to maintain peak performance at their jobs and the most likely impact of U.S. trade policy will have on their businesses.
The theme of the 2018 annual conference was, Inflection Point: The Future of Trade Policy, Technology and Globalization.
Trade compliance professionals face significant uncertainty stemming from current U.S. trade policy and emerging technologies. Political support for trade liberalization is waning while the industry appears to be at the cusp of yet another technological revolution which will further integrate the global economy. AAEI’s 2018 Annual Conference explored how these trends are converging to impact the future of global trade and provided attendees with the latest information, thought leadership on policy choices, and compliance strategies to deal with the current trade environment.
The program included the hottest issues affecting exporting and importing, as well as a Roundtable session for face-to-face time with agency representatives. Topics and agencies included:
- New Tariffs
- Trump Trade Policy
- ACE/AES Filings
- Environmental Protection Agency ACE Message Set
- CDER Export Certificate Program and Export Compliance
- CDRH Export Certificate Program and Export Compliance (Medical Devices)
- Office of Foreign Assets Control
- Routed Exports
- Security (AEO/C-TPAT)
- Trade Facilitation
- Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement
- U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade
- Export Compliance: 3 Scenarios
- Export Topics
- Transfer Pricing
- Customs/Mod Act II
- RIC/Trusted Trader
- Emerging Tech in Trade
- Bureau of Industry and Security
- Country of Origin
- Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service