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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Oct. 17, 2019

AAFA Statement in Response to CSIS Report on Xinjiang Province in China

AAFA statement responding to the release of Connecting the Dots in Xinjiang: Forced Labor, Forced Assimilation, and Western Supply Chains from CSIS.

Nov. 06, 2019

AAFA Urges Bangladesh to Support Nirapon and Ongoing Worker Safety Efforts

AAFA sent a letter to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, urging continued support for Nirapon and ongoing worker safety efforts.

Oct. 17, 2019

AAFA Statement in Response to CSIS Report on Xinjiang Province in China

AAFA statement responding to the release of Connecting the Dots in Xinjiang: Forced Labor, Forced Assimilation, and Western Supply Chains from CSIS.

Oct. 15, 2019

AAFA Argues for Changes to Made in USA Labeling

AAFA submitted comments to USTR highlighting the industry's concerns with foreign online and physical marketplaces that “engage in or facilitate substantial copyright piracy or trademark counterfeiting."

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.

Trade War Resources

77% of all apparel, footwear, and home textile products imported to the U.S. from China will be hit with an additional 10% tariff on September 1. The other 23% will be hit on December 15. Help us fight back!

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.

Events

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Nov. 19, 2019 10:00 AM

Government Relations November Committee Meeting

On November 19, we will meet to discuss pending trade and regulatory matters critical for the apparel and footwear industry.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Washington, DC

11/19/2019 10:00:00 AM

Nov. 20, 2019 10:00 AM

Social Responsibility Fall Committee Meeting 2019

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

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Washington, DC

11/20/2019 10:00:00 AM

Nov. 21, 2019 10:00 AM

Environmental Committee Fall Meeting 2019

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

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Washington, DC

11/21/2019 10:00:00 AM

Dec. 10, 2019 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee December 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

12/10/2019 3:00:00 PM

Dec. 12, 2019 03:00 PM

Legwear Committee December 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

12/12/2019 3:00:00 PM

Jan. 14, 2020 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee January Conference Call 2020

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

1/14/2020 3:00:00 PM

Webinars

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Dec. 4, 2019 02:00 PM

Webinar: Addressing Forced Labor in Supply Chains

Learn about the forced labor situation today, what to expect tomorrow, and what you can do about it.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

12/4/2019 2:00:00 PM

Dec. 12, 2019 02:00 PM

Briefing: Effectively Addressing CTPAT–The SCAN Association

Learn how SCAN can help firm’s address CTPTA compliance

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

12/12/2019 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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