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As the voice of the apparel and footwear industry, we work tirelessly to showcase and protect the important jobs we create in the U.S. and around the world. Learn what’s going on in the industry by keeping up with our news and advocacy efforts.

Browse our most recent press releases, letters, and comments.

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Jul. 10, 2020

Apparel and Footwear Industry Calls for Consistent, National Face Mask Guidelines

AAFA today requested that the administration institute federal facemask guidelines to assist retail stores as the country continues efforts to safely reopen.

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July 9, 2020

Lack of Trade Credit Insurance Could Hinder Economy Restart

AAFA President and CEO Steve Lamar on a new report published by economists highlighting need for a government-sponsored backstop to support trade credit insurance (TCI).

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Press Releases

7/9/2020 12:00:00 AM

July 7, 2020

AAFA Joins Multi-Association Letter to Congress Urging a Legislative Fix to the USMCA

AAFA signed on to a multi-association letter to Congressional Leadership urging a legislative fix to the merchandise processing fee (MPF) in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

TOPICS: Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

7/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

July 7, 2020

AAFA Testifies at ITC Hearing on U.S.-Kenya Trade Agreement

AAFA testified at the International Trade Commission (ITC) hearing on the U.S.-Kenya Trade Agreement.

TOPICS: Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

7/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

July 1, 2020

AAFA Joins Multi-Association Letter on Deepening Credit Crisis

AAFA signed on to a multi-association letter to the Administration urging federal actions to thwart credit crunch.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

7/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

July 1, 2020

AAFA Sends Letter to CISA Requesting Guidance on Safe Operations

AAFA joined a coalition letter urging Congress to address the tariffs on China and personal protective equipment (PPE).

TOPICS: Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

7/1/2020 12:00:00 AM

July 1, 2020

AAFA Submits Comments to USDA on Expansion of Lacey Act Coverage on Wood Pallets

AAFA submitted comments to the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture requesting wood pallets be exempt from import declarations under the Lacey Act.

TOPICS: Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

7/1/2020 12:00:00 AM