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
Committee Chairman

Committee Leadership

Bryan Wolfe, Chair
Vice President of International Trade, Ann Inc.

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

Committee Membership

View Committee Roster

Staff Liaison

Beth Hughes

Related Events

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June 2, 2020 01:00 PM

AAFA Coronavirus Call 37

Daily member-only calls on the coronavirus and how it impacts your business

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

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June 2, 2020 03:00 PM

Trade Policy Committee June Conference Call 2020

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Members Only

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TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

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TOPICS: Trade

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

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AAFA Coronavirus Call 39

Daily member-only calls on the coronavirus and how it impacts your business

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

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June 23, 2020 01:00 PM

AAFA Coronavirus Call 40

Daily member-only calls on the coronavirus and how it impacts your business

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TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

6/23/2020 1:00:00 PM

June 23, 2020 02:00 PM

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

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

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June 30, 2020 01:00 PM

AAFA Coronavirus Call 41

Daily member-only calls on the coronavirus and how it impacts your business

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

6/30/2020 1:00:00 PM

July 14, 2020 03:00 PM

Trade Policy Committee July Conference Call 2020

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

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

7/14/2020 3:00:00 PM

July 15, 2020 01:30 PM

Virtual Event: Brand Protection Seminar

Virtual Event Dates: July 15 and July 16

TOPICS: Brand Protection

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

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