AAFA Urges Biden to Take Action Now to End Shipping Crisis
AAFA sent a letter to President Biden from Steve Lamar, President and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), urging President Biden to take action now to bring an end to the shipping crisis, which is an existential threat now only to our industry but to American farmers, American manufacturers, American workers, hardworking American families, and America’s economic recovery. We applaud the steps the Biden administration has taken to date but we need more action now, bringing all stakeholders to the table to develop and implement short term solutions, driving aggressive enforcement, and providing immediate relief. The shipping crisis is already leading to higher prices, rotting produce, manufacturing shutdowns, and empty store shelves. We need President Biden to take action to end the shipping crisis, and provide immediate relief, now. Our industry, and our economy, cannot afford to wait any longer.