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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Jun. 17, 2019

Apparel and Footwear Industry Petitions Administration to Halt Action on New Tariffs

Today, 138 companies – and more than 190 executives and designers – sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump opposing the use of tariffs in the trade dispute with China.

Jun. 20, 2019

AAFA Sends Letter to NY Governor on Flawed Chemical Management Bill

AAFA sent a letter to Governor Cuomo urging a veto of a flawed chemical management bill.

Jun. 17, 2019

AAFA Submits Testimony to Administration in Connection with China Tariffs

AAFA submitted comments, opposing the Administration's proposal to impose tariffs on all imports of apparel, footwear, and many other fashion related items from China.

Jun. 17, 2019

Apparel and Footwear Industry Petitions Administration to Halt Action on New Tariffs

Today, 138 companies – and more than 190 executives and designers – sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump opposing the use of tariffs in the trade dispute with China.

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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June 27, 2019 03:00 PM

Legwear Committee June Conference Call 2019

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

6/27/2019 3:00:00 PM

July 9, 2019 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee July 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

7/9/2019 3:00:00 PM

Aug. 6, 2019 12:30 PM

Environmental Committee Summer 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: Minneapolis, MN

8/6/2019 12:30:00 PM

Aug. 8, 2019 08:00 AM

Social Responsibility Committee Summer 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: Minneapolis, MN

8/8/2019 8:00:00 AM

Aug. 13, 2019 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee August 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

8/13/2019 3:00:00 PM

Sep. 10, 2019 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee September 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

9/10/2019 3:00:00 PM

Webinars

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June 27, 2019 11:00 AM

Briefing: KnowTheChain - Reviewing Proposed New Methodology

AAFA/FLA Briefing: Methodology consultation on the KnowTheChain apparel & footwear benchmark

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

6/27/2019 11:00:00 AM

July 2, 2019 12:00 PM

Webinar: Member-Only: Tariff Exclusions - What You Need To Know

Join us to explore the new tariff exclusion process and what kind of savings and refunds this might mean for you.

Members Only

TOPICS: Trade, Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

7/2/2019 12:00:00 PM

July 24, 2019 02:00 PM

Webinar: Transparency & Collaboration Make a Better Tomorrow

Visibility between retailers, brands and suppliers pave the way to more effective decisions, improved trust and increased consumer confidence.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

7/24/2019 2:00:00 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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