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AAFA and 24 other organizations petitioned the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to use the FMC's existing authority to establish a policy to prevent ocean carriers and terminal operators from charging shippers unreasonable and excessive demurrage fees for situations beyond the shipper's control - such as extreme weather, port strikes/slowdowns, and ocean carrier bankruptcies.
On November 29, AAFA signed onto a joint letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy in conjunction with the American Alliance for Innovation (AAI). The letter outlines several areas the group would like EPA to evaluate regarding the Agency’s efforts to implement the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (LCSA).
AAFA joined the overall business community in urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to address serious concerns regarding the ongoing FWS pilot program for the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).
AAFA submitted detailed post-hearing comments, following an October 18 hearing at which AAFA testified to ask that all GSP beneficiary developing countries be designated for duty free import of travel goods under the GSP program.
AAFA organized a multi-association letter with 12 trade associations to urge the USTR to designate travel goods as duty free from all GSP beneficiary developing countries. The letter was submitted as part of a hearing as which AAFA testified.