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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Aug. 23, 2019

AAFA Condemns No Strategy Tariff Policy

AAFA issued the following statement after today’s tweet by President Donald Trump that he would increase tariffs on $250 billion to 30% and the remaining $300 billion at 15%.

Sep. 04, 2019

AAFA Leadership Announcement

AAFA President and CEO Rick Helfenbein to step down at the end of the year. AAFA veteran Stephen Lamar laces up to lead the organization effective January 1, 2020.

Aug. 23, 2019

AAFA Condemns No Strategy Tariff Policy

AAFA issued the following statement after today’s tweet by President Donald Trump that he would increase tariffs on $250 billion to 30% and the remaining $300 billion at 15%.

Aug. 15, 2019

AAFA Sets Record Straight Regarding Tariffs This Holiday

AAFA shares analysis showing 77% of all apparel, footwear, and home textile products imported to the U.S. from China will be hit with the tariffs September 1.

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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Sep. 23, 2019 05:00 PM

Board of Directors Meeting Fall 2019

The Executive Committee and Board of Directors will meet at PVH Headquarters in New York, NY

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Brand Protection, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: New York, NY

9/23/2019 5:00:00 PM

Oct. 7, 2019 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee October 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

10/7/2019 3:00:00 PM

Nov. 6, 2019 02:00 PM

Social Compliance Workshop

AAFA and WRAP at Target's Hong Kong Headquarters to discuss social compliance.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: Kowloon, Hong Kong

11/6/2019 2:00:00 PM

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

Webinars

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Oct. 17, 2019 02:00 PM

Webinar: Emerging EHS Trends within the Apparel and Footwear Industry

Join experts from BSI as they describe methods to apply ISO standards to effective supplier engagement and showcase emerging trends/best practices.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

10/17/2019 2:00:00 PM

Oct. 23, 2019 02:00 PM

Webinar: Winning the Time-to-Market Race: Don't Fall Behind

Wasted time can seriously hinder success. With little room for error, teams must work efficiently to keep up with today's demands. But how?

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

10/23/2019 2:00:00 PM

Nov. 5, 2019 02:00 PM

Webinar: Looking Beyond the Regulation, Potential Safety Hazards

This webinar will provide guidance on how to look beyond the regulations to incorporate product safety in every product.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

11/5/2019 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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