AAEI Extends Deadline for Customs Exam Data Collection Project
The American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI) has extended the deadline for its industry-wide data collection project to January 31, 2005. AAEI launched the data-collection project to document the impact of cargo exams performed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on U.S. business and industry. Specifically, AAEI is trying to quantify the extent of increased security, compliance and other types of cargo examination levels and to determine the costs to industry of recent changes in CBP exams, practices and policies.
A Customs Exam Questionnaire is included on AAEI's Web site for importers to complete. The Web site also contains a number of frequently asked questions (FAQs) that indicates that this project is open to all importers, shippers or brokers, regardless of whether they are members of AAEI or not. The data collected will be used to generate reports that will be made available to participating organizations and to Congressional, regulatory and policy groups.
Further information about this project, including a link to the survey form, can be found at the following site: www.aaei.org/about/exam_survey.html.