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EAA Mission

The four large integrated express delivery companies – DP DHL, FedEx, TNT and UPS – created the Express Association of America (EAA) in 2008. The purpose of the association is to promote the political, legislative, legal, regulatory, business and educational interests of the express delivery, logistics, and freight forwarding industry. EAA focuses on key issues that affect shipments requiring expedited, time definite, door-to-door transportation, logistics and warehousing services into and out of the United States as part of a global network. EAA concentrates its work on security, trade, customs and postal policy issues and represents the express industry before Congress, regulatory and governmental agencies and other political bodies in order to advocate and promote industry positions. As examples of the association’s interests, EAA:

Ensures security improvements are matched with a robust set of trade facilitation measures that speed the movement of highly compliant goods. Develops approaches to streamlining and simplifying customs clearance and release procedures that will improve efficiency and save both public and private sector resources.

Develops approaches to streamlining and simplifying customs clearance and release procedures that will improve efficiency and save both public and private sector resources.

Promotes greater fairness, enhance competition and reduce regulatory distinctions among the public and private sector entities providing delivery services both in the U.S. and globally.

Encourages progress on multilateral and regional trade agreements that provide greater market access, improved trade facilitation, and a level playing field for providers of delivery services.

EAA cooperates with similar associations, both in the United States and internationally, that share its goals of promoting trade facilitation and regulatory simplification and fairness.

EAA members are the four largest express delivery service providers in the world, providing fast and reliable service to the U.S. and more than 220 other countries and territories. These four companies have estimated total revenues in excess of $170 billion annually, employ more than 1.1 million people, and deliver more than 30 million packages each day.

EAA Mission