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.


Committee Leadership
Stephanie Lester, Chair
Head of Government Affairs, Gap Inc.

Every day, policy decisions are made in Washington, D.C. that affect the day-to-day operations of the apparel and footwear industry, touching every aspect of our businesses. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of political engagement on key policy issues. AAFA members can help shape those decisions by getting involved in the AAFA Trade Policy Committee.

-- Stephanie Lester, 2021 Trade Policy Committee Chair

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

There’s no question that public policy continues to have an impact on the apparel and footwear industry.  When it comes to trade policy, AAFA is at the forefront of these discussions – helping to frame the issues, encouraging collaboration on industrywide challenges, and advocating for policies that moves the industry forward.

-- Hun Quach, 2021 Trade Policy Committee Vice Chair

Want to join this committee? Add it to your committee selections in your profile or email Membership at membership@aafaglobal.org.

Committee Members

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Staff Liaison

Beth Hughes, Vice President, Trade & Customs Policy

Related Events

H T M Lgrid Tiles

Aug. 10, 2021 03:00 PM

Trade Policy Committee August Conference Call 2021

Review the issues of the day and discuss Committee plans over the coming months.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

8/10/2021 3:00:00 PM

Aug. 11, 2021 02:00 PM

Briefing: Protecting Migrant Workers in Your Supply Chain

Learn about one brand's approach to protecting migrant workers in their supply chain.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Online

8/11/2021 2:00:00 PM

Aug. 12, 2021 12:00 PM

Social Responsibility Committee Weekly Call 26

Weekly AAFA Social Responsibility Committee call to discuss the latest CSR issues facing the industry

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

8/12/2021 12:00:00 PM

Aug. 19, 2021 02:00 PM

Webinar: Vera Bradley’s Covid-19 Digital Transformation Journey

A panel discussion and case study on Vera Bradley’s Covid-19 digital transformation journey including the lessons forward-thinking retailers can lever

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

8/19/2021 2:00:00 PM

Sep. 2, 2021 12:00 PM

Social Responsibility Committee Weekly Call 27

Weekly AAFA Social Responsibility Committee call to discuss the latest CSR issues facing the industry

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

9/2/2021 12:00:00 PM

Sep. 9, 2021 12:00 PM

Social Responsibility Committee Weekly Call 28

Weekly AAFA Social Responsibility Committee call to discuss the latest CSR issues facing the industry

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

9/9/2021 12:00:00 PM

Sep. 13, 2021 10:00 PM

Virtual Event: Vietnam Social Responsibility Workshop

Join AAFA and WRAP as we discuss the current social compliance landscape and regulatory mandates related to Vietnam.

TOPICS: Trade, Supply Chain

TYPE: Virtual Event

LOCATION: Online, Virtual Event

9/13/2021 10:00:00 PM

Sep. 14, 2021 02:00 PM

Brand Protection Council Quarterly Call September 2021

Review the issues of the day and discuss BPC plans over the coming months.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

9/14/2021 2:00:00 PM

Sep. 14, 2021 03:00 PM

Trade Policy Committee September Conference Call 2021

Review the issues of the day and discuss Committee plans over the coming months.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

9/14/2021 3:00:00 PM

Sep. 23, 2021 12:00 PM

Social Responsibility Committee Weekly Call 29

Weekly AAFA Social Responsibility Committee call to discuss the latest CSR issues facing the industry

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

9/23/2021 12:00:00 PM

Sep. 23, 2021 01:00 PM

Footwear Workshop

Critical trade policy, product safety, and regulatory updates, this workshop will coverer the industry’s latest issues.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Virtual Event

LOCATION: Online

9/23/2021 1:00:00 PM

Sep. 27, 2021 10:00 PM

Virtual Event: Indonesia Social Responsibility Workshop

Join AAFA and WRAP as we discuss the current social compliance landscape and regulatory mandates related to Indonesia.

TOPICS: Trade, Supply Chain

TYPE: Virtual Event

LOCATION: Online, Virtual Event

9/27/2021 10:00:00 PM