Trade Policy Committee

The Trade Policy Committee serves as the principal “eyes and ears” for AAFA on trade and other legislative and regulatory matters at national and international levels. It directs lobbying and advocacy responses for matters affecting the U.S. apparel and footwear industry. It advises the Board and Executive Committee on policy positions. A confidentiality agreement is required for participation on the committee. If you work for a member company and would like to join the committee, please download, sign, and return the confidentiality agreement [pdf] to membership@aafaglobal.org.


In the current times of rapidly evolving trade policy, the Trade Policy Committee is a vital link to meetings with key agencies and staffers in Washington to stay on top of key trade issues impacting our supply chains. We also work to express the voice of the AAFA to members of Congress and the Administration during scheduled lobby days and through the tireless activities of the AAFA staff. If staying on top of legislative issues is important to you and your company, I encourage you to participate in the Trade Policy Committee."

-- Bryan Wolfe, Vice President, International Trade, ANN INC./Ascena Retail Group
Former Committee Chairman

Committee Leadership

Stephanie Lester, Chair
Senior Director, Government Affairs, Gap, Inc.

Hun Quach, Vice Chair
Senior Director, Government Affairs, Under Armour

Committee Membership

View Committee Roster

Staff Liaison

Beth Hughes

Related Events

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Dec. 1, 2020 02:00 PM

AAFA Transportation Group Call on Port Delays

Join AAFA’s Transportation Group for a member-only call on growing port delays, and the underlying issues causing them.

Members Only

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TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

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LOCATION: Online

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LOCATION: Online

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TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

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TOPICS: Supply Chain

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TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

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Brand Protection Council Quarterly Call December 2020

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Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

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Dec. 17, 2020 12:00 PM

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TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

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TOPICS: Trade

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

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TOPICS: Supply Chain, Brand Protection

TYPE: Virtual Event

LOCATION: Online

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