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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 & comments, press highlights. To view past Weekly Briefs, please visit the Weekly Brief Archive.

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Dec. 02, 2018

Apparel and Footwear Industry Encouraged by News of Trade War Truce

President and CEO Rick Helfenbein said that AAFA is encouraged by the news of a 90-day cease fire in the U.S.-China trade war – following the meeting between President Trump and President Xi.

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Feb. 12, 2019

AAFA Requests to Testify at USITC Hearing on UK Trade Agreement

AAFA submitted comments and a request to testify to the U.S. International Trade Commission in connection with its hearing on the potential U.S./U.K. Trade Agreement.

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

2/12/2019 12:00:00 AM

Feb. 7, 2019

AAFA Joins Coalition Letter on Infrastructure

AAFA joined dozens of other trade associations in urging Congress to pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

2/7/2019 12:00:00 AM

Feb. 7, 2019

AAFA Submits Comments to USTR for 2019 IPR Report

AAFA submitted comments to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) in preparation for the annual Special 301 intellectual property rights (IPR) report.

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

2/7/2019 12:00:00 AM

Feb. 4, 2019

AAFA Submits Comments to Customs on 21st Century Framework Initiative

AAFA submitted comments to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on the 21st Century Framework Initiative.

TOPICS: Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

2/4/2019 12:00:00 AM

Feb. 4, 2019

AAFA Urges Confirmation of CPSC Chairman

AAFA joined in a multi-association letter, urging the Senate to confirm Anne Marie Buerkle as CPSC Chairman.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Letters and Comments

2/4/2019 12:00:00 AM

Jan. 31, 2019

AAFA Reissues Letter Supporting 9802 Update to Congress

AAFA reissued a letter, cosigned by 19 other organizations, supporting an update to the program that provides duty reductions for goods made with U.S. content.

TOPICS: Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

1/31/2019 12:00:00 AM