Supply Chain & Manufacturing

As the industry’s source for supply chain compliance, AAFA helps you stay ahead of sustainability and social responsibility matters, chemical management, transportation and logistics, and more.

News

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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.

Jan. 15, 2019

AAFA Submits Comments to USTR on Potential UK Trade Agreement

AAFA submitted comments to the Administration regarding a potential U.S./UK Trade Agreement.

Jan. 10, 2019

AAFA Urges Veto of Massachusetts Chemical Legislative Overreach

AAFA urged the Governor of Massachusetts to veto legislation that would have undermined product safety initiatives.

Dec. 18, 2018

AAFA Opposes Senate Effort to Expand Federal Prison Industries

AAFA opposed provisions in legislation before the Senate that would expand the ability of Federal Prison Industries to take contracts from private sector companies.

Legislative Action Center

Here’s where you’ll find pre-prepared letters and e-mails to send your legislators on the most pressing supply chain issues for our industry today. Urge Congress to support a single national “Made in USA” labeling standard and show your company’s support for the ILO/IFC Better Work Program. Let us help you contact Congress!

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Tools & Research

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Commitment to Responsible Recruitment

Learn about (and take part in) this collaborative industry effort to address potential forced labor risks for migrant workers in the global supply chain.

Commitment to Responsible Recruitment

Learn about (and take part in) this collaborative industry effort to address potential forced labor risks for migrant workers in the global supply chain.

State-Specific Resources

AAFA provides its members with a collection of ever-growing state-specific information and guidance.

Labeling Frequently Asked Questions

A resource of frequently asked questions about labeling issues and requirements.

Events

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Feb. 6, 2019 08:30 AM

Social Responsibility Committee Winter 2019 Meeting

The Committee discusses CSR issues and develops tools, policies, and best practices to help companies address those challenges.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Long Beach, CA

2/6/2019 8:30:00 AM

Feb. 6, 2019 01:30 PM

Environmental Committee Winter 2019 Meeting

The Committee discusses sustainability issues facing the industry and develops innovative solutions to meet those challenges.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Long Beach, CA

2/6/2019 1:30:00 PM

Feb. 12, 2019 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee February Conference Call

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

2/12/2019 3:00:00 PM

Mar. 13, 2019 08:00 AM

Board of Directors Meeting and Capitol Hill Visit

The Board of Directors Meeting and Capitol Hill Visit will take place prior to the start of the Executive Summit on March 13

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: National Harbor, MD

3/13/2019 8:00:00 AM

Mar. 13, 2019 01:00 PM

Executive Summit 2019

Join us for presentations and conversations with inspirational business leaders and policy makers at the Executive Summit!

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, Brand Protection

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: National Harbor, MD

3/13/2019 1:00:00 PM

Mar. 19, 2019 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee March Conference Call

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

3/19/2019 3:00:00 PM

Request for Comments

Before the government implements changes to various compliance processes, agencies often solicit comments, offering industry opportunities to provide feedback on the impact of proposed rule or process changes. AAFA provides comments on behalf of the industry. We also encourage you to submit comments directly. Here is where we share the requests for comments by agency and by deadline.

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Webinars

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Jan. 23, 2019 02:00 PM

Webinar: Setting the Foundation for Business Growth with PLM

This webinar will provide you the steps your company needs to take before pushing the PLM start button.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

1/23/2019 2:00:00 PM

Feb. 12, 2019 01:30 PM

AAFA Briefing on Protecting Workers in Denim Finishing

AAFA Health & Safety Guidance for Workers in Denim Finishing

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

2/12/2019 1:30:00 PM

Feb. 20, 2019 02:00 PM

Webinar: Country of Origin & the New Tariff Environment

As trade tensions between the world's two largest economies continue to escalate, importers in the U.S. must consider supply chain adjustments tha

TOPICS: Trade, Trade

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

2/20/2019 2:00:00 PM