Upcoming Events

Steel-Con 2017 & AIIS Annual Gulf Region Golf Tournament 

The Event Program is now finalized and you may find it here in an attachment.

The program starts on Thursday, 18 May 2017 at 1.30 pm with a special tour aboard The M/V Sam Houston.

The M/V Sam Houston will depart promptly at 1:30 p.m. and return at approximately 3:30 p.m.
Guests will be required to arrive no later than 1:00 p.m. for 1:15 a.m. boarding at the Sam Houston Visitors Pavilion, 7300 Clinton Drive, Houston, Texas 77020, Gate #8. A map is enclosed to assist your guests with locating the facility.

*Due to PHA’s commitment to safety and security, all attendees must have a current photo ID to enter Port Authority property.

The boat tour will be followed by a “Bring a Customer – Meet a Customer” networking Reception at the Houstonian Hotel, Club & SPA from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Friday, 19 May 2017 will be a half conference day that will send you home with up-to-the-minute, practical, useful information from some of this country’s—and the world’s—leading experts and practitioners in key elements of the steel supply chain.

Port of Houston Authority Chairman Janiece Longoria will deliver the keynote address on the following topic(s): the Port of Houston and global trade with a focus on the steel supply chain.

The conference will be moderated by Jimmy Baldwin, S.V.P. Sales & Marketing, Coastal Cargo, and Kevin Castagnola, CEO of South Jersey Port Corporation.

The golf tournament will begin with registration and lunch at 12:30 PM followed by a shotgun start at 1:30PM. An awards program & BBQ will conclude the day’s events. The format for the Tournament will be an 18 hole, four-person traditional scramble. More detailed rules will be distributed on the day of the tournament.



AIIS – CBP Base Metals Center Mid-year Video Update
Aug 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

          The Customs Committee of the American Institute for International Steel will host an update video conference call with the leadership of the CBP Base Metals Center on issues affecting steel importers. This will occur on

Tuesday August 11, 2020 at 2 pm EDT, 1 pm CDT, and 11 am PDT

          Customs representatives will include Center Director Africa Bell and Acting Assistant Directors Michelle English and Tracy Roy.

          Topics for discussion include:

          How has COVID-19 affected the personnel and the operations of the Center?

          What issues and concerns have come up with the implementation of the USMCA?

Are there new or continuing problems or questions in Customs operations relating to Section 232, Section 301, and AD/CVD (including EAPA evasion and Commerce scope and circumvention actions)?

What can importers do to better present issues, resolve problems, and interact with Center personnel?

Advance questions from planned participants are encouraged; please send to Committee Chair Steve Baker at swbaker@swbakerlaw.com. 

The conference will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform. The conference is free to AIIS members, but registration is required toswbaker@swbakerlaw.com. Connection information will be provided to registrants prior to the conference.

AIIS Gulf Region Golf Tournament
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm
AIIS Gulf Region Golf Tournament @ Wildcat Golf Club
Join us for a fun-filled day that will include: – 4-man scramble at Wildcat Golf Club!

About this Event

To Our Steel Supply Chain Colleagues and Friends,

We are delighted to invite you to join us on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, for our annual golf tournament at Houston’s scenic, highly rated Wildcat Golf Club.

Like you, there is nothing we desire more than a return to normalcy, including the ability to enjoy the fun, camaraderie, and sportsmanship of a day on the golf course. As we continue our progress back to the normal life we once knew, we believe that we can offer you this opportunity with your safety as our first concern, in a manner that reflects accepted safety protocols. We will take each player’s temperature at registration, observe safe distancing, and, if possible, enjoy BBQ outdoors, with masks worn at your discretion. Hand sanitizer will also be available.

This will be our sole remaining event this year. Since we are not able to hold our two major end-of-the-year fundraising dinners, this golf tournament will also serve as our principal fundraiser for 2020. These funds are much needed to continue our operations so that we can continue to serve you.

Fee: $ 495 per person when registering individually or $1800 a foursome; includes lunch, dinner, and event sponsorship)

– 12:00pm check-in, 1:30pm shotgun start, 5:00pm – BBQ dinner buffet following the tournament and prizes

No refunds after 9/30.

How to Register: Contact Alexandra Jopp, jopp@aiis.org or purchase tickets here

Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm


    American Institute for International Steel, Inc.

 Virtual Customs Committee Meeting

2:00 pm EST Thursday, December 3, 2020

        The Base Metals Center, the National Commodity Specialty Division, and the AD/CVD Enforcement Branch at Customs and Border Protection have all confirmed participation in this year’s Customs Committee meeting, which will be a virtual one.


Please register with swbaker@swbakerlaw.com if you plan to participate. (An acknowledgement has been sent to those already registering; please do not reregister.)

Contact information will be sent to all registrants prior to the meeting.

Please advise if you have any topics you would like to see included on the Agenda.

Steven W. Baker, Chair



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