Trade Policy Committee November 2022 Meeting

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM ET
Crowell & Moring LLP | 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004





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The AAFA Trade Policy Committee meeting will meet on November 15, 2022. Check back for details! 

AAFA will follow health and safety protocols. All attendees will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Please review the Health & Safety Hub, below, for more information. 

Open only to AAFA Trade Policy Committee members and invited guests, the AAFA Trade Policy Committee meeting is a "must-attend" event for anybody who wants to learn about and affect key trade, customs, regulatory, and legislative issues impacting the industry in 2022. Meetings typically feature discussions with officials from Congress and several Executive Branch agencies, including the office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of State, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).  

Registration fee: $45


Beth Hughes

Health & Safety Hub: COVID-19 Precautions

AAFA considers the health & wellness of all those onsite at the Trade Policy Committee Meeting as a top priority. Our Health & Safety Hub is a living document that will continue to evolve as the event approaches. We will seek the latest health guidance from local authorities, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) to determine the best precautions to take to further enhance the onsite experience and promote wellness at the event. Additionally, we will follow all local government and venue guidelines. Please note the measures below that we will be following to ensure everyone's safety regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and we look forward to being together once again!


  • Anyone attending the Trade Policy Committee Meeting is required to be fully vaccinated.
  • Updates will be sent to registrants with options to show proof of vaccination.


  • AAFA will be adhering to the CDC's recommendations and requiring ALL participants (staff, attendees, sponsors, speakers, and guests) to wear a mask while indoors at the event (with the exception of while actively eating or drinking).
  • Additional masks will be available at the registration desk. 

Hand Sanitizer

  • Personal-sized hand sanitizer will be provided to each participant at registration.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be positioned throughout the meeting space. 

Communicate Your Comfort Level (participants to choose their own sticker color to place on name badge)

  • Green - I'm OK with handshakes and high fives.
  • Yellow - I'm OK with talking but not touching.
  • Red - Give me a wave, I'm keeping my distance.

In Partnership with the Venue Guidelines, we will be providing: 

  • Responsible food & beverage service, distanced seating options, and barriers if/when appropriate. 
  • Appropriate signage to reinforce wellness reminders.

Personal Accountability Commitment (some items to be confirmed closer to the event)

  • Answering YES to the following statement during the registration checkout process: By attending the Trade Policy Committee Meeting in person, you agree to abide by and engage in certain health and wellness beneficial conduct while attending the event. This is includes, but is not limited to:
  • Signing a Waiver of Liability, Release, Assumption of Risk & Indemnity Agreement  provided by AAFA legal counsel. 
  • Submit a Health Screening Questionnaire at check-in onsite. 
  • Washing hands often, cover your nose or mouth when coughing or sneezing. 
  • Wearing a mask if indoors, except when actively eating or drinking. 
  • Engaging in appropriate physical distancing. 
  • Not attending the event if you are ill or have been recently exposed to COVID-19. 



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