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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Jan. 13, 2021

AAFA, NRF, RILA, and USFIA Statement on Ban of all Cotton from XUAR

Joint statement from AAFA, NRF, RILA, and USFIA on today’s blanket Withhold Release Order impacting all cotton and cotton products from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).

Jan. 14, 2021

AAFA Welcomes Notorious Markets Report by USTR

AAFA praised today’s release of the 2020 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR).

Jan. 13, 2021

AAFA, NRF, RILA, and USFIA Statement on Ban of all Cotton from XUAR

Joint statement from AAFA, NRF, RILA, and USFIA on today’s blanket Withhold Release Order impacting all cotton and cotton products from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).

Jan. 07, 2021

Over 200 CEOs Send Letter to President Trump Not to Impose Tariffs on Vietnam

Over 200 company and association CEOs sent a letter asking President Trump not to impose punitive tariffs on goods from Vietnam.

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. NEW! Ask your representatives to support tariff relief in coordination with COVID-19 stimulus relief. We also have letters to urge Congress to support a single national “Made in USA” labeling standard and to 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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COVID-19 What to Consider and What’s Being Done

The AAFA team is dedicated to providing you with timely coronavirus (COVID-19) resources to help protect your teams, your consumers, and your supply chains.

Labeling Frequently Asked Questions

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

U.S. Labeling Resources

Below is a list of helpful links to the relevant rules, regulations, and guides available for labeling apparel, footwear, textiles, and fashion accessories for the U.S. market.

Restricted Substance List (RSL)

This RSL is intended to provide apparel and footwear companies with information related to regulations and laws that restrict or ban certain chemicals and substances in finished home textile, apparel, and footwear products around the world.

Events

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Jan. 19, 2021 01:00 PM

AAFA Coronavirus Call 60

Bi-weekly member-only calls on the coronavirus and how it impacts your business

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

1/19/2021 1:00:00 PM

Jan. 21, 2021 12:00 PM

Social Responsibility Committee Weekly Call 3

Weekly AAFA Social Responsibility Committee call to discuss the latest CSR issues facing the industry

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

1/21/2021 12:00:00 PM

Jan. 28, 2021 12:00 PM

Social Responsibility Committee Weekly Call 4

Weekly AAFA Social Responsibility Committee call to discuss the latest CSR issues facing the industry

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

1/28/2021 12:00:00 PM

Feb. 2, 2021 01:00 PM

AAFA Coronavirus Call 61

Bi-weekly member-only calls on the coronavirus and how it impacts your business

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

2/2/2021 1:00:00 PM

Feb. 2, 2021 03:00 PM

Trade Policy Committee February Conference Call 2021

Review the issues of the day and discuss Committee plans over the coming months.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

2/2/2021 3:00:00 PM

Feb. 4, 2021 12:00 PM

Social Responsibility Committee Weekly Call 5

Weekly AAFA Social Responsibility Committee call to discuss the latest CSR issues facing the industry

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

2/4/2021 12:00:00 PM

Webinars

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Feb. 4, 2021 04:00 PM

Webinar: Emerging M&A Trends in the Fashion and Apparel Industry

Hear from RSM and MMG what is hot in M&A, examining emerging trends from all sides.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

2/4/2021 4:00:00 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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