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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.

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Sep. 22, 2020

AAFA, NRF, RILA, and USFIA Statement on House Passage of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

Joint statement from AAFA, NRF, RILA, and USFIA on House passage of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (H.R. 6210).

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Sep. 22, 2020

AAFA Applauds House Passage of CBTPA Extension Bill; Calls for Action from Senate and Administration

AAFA President and CEO Steve Lamar welcomes passage of legislation that would extend the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA).

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Press Releases

9/22/2020 12:00:00 AM

Sep. 22, 2020

AAFA, NRF, RILA, and USFIA Statement on House Passage of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

Joint statement from AAFA, NRF, RILA, and USFIA on House passage of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (H.R. 6210).

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Press Releases

9/22/2020 12:00:00 AM

Sep. 21, 2020

AAFA Comments on the FTC’s Proposed Repeal of the Care Labeling Rule

AAFA supports the repeal or update of the FTC Care Labeling rule to facilitate the incorporation of new technologies into apparel care labels. We believe that the industry would continue to communicate care information to consumers in the most effici

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

9/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

Sep. 21, 2020

AAFA Urges Congress in Multi-Organization Letter to Close Berry Loophole

AAFA led a multi-organization letter to urge congress to close Berry loophole in National Defense Authorization Act.

TOPICS: Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

9/21/2020 12:00:00 AM

Sep. 17, 2020

AAFA Testifies Before House Ways and Means Committee Hearing on Xinjiang

AAFA President and CEO Steve Lamar’s testimony (as prepared for delivery) at the September 17, 2020 House Ways and Means Committee Trade Subcommittee hearing on “Enforcing the Ban on Imports Produced by Forced Labor in Xinjiang.”

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

9/17/2020 12:00:00 AM

Sep. 17, 2020

AAFA Testifies During Ways and Means Committee Hearing on Forced Labor in Xinjiang

AAFA President and CEO Steve Lamar testified today as part of the House Ways and Means, Trade subcommittee hearing on “Enforcing the Ban on Imports Produced by Forced Labor in Xinjiang.”

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Press Releases

9/17/2020 12:00:00 AM