Supply Chain

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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Sep. 17, 2018

Apparel and Footwear Group Concerned with Administration’s Decision on $200 Billion in Tariffs

Rick Helfenbein, president and CEO of AAFA, questions President Trump’s decision to move forward with a 10% tariff on approximately $200 billion worth of U.S. imports from China.

Sep. 17, 2018

Apparel and Footwear Group Concerned with Administration’s Decision on $200 Billion in Tariffs

Rick Helfenbein, president and CEO of AAFA, questions President Trump’s decision to move forward with a 10% tariff on approximately $200 billion worth of U.S. imports from China.

Sep. 13, 2018

AAFA Welcomes New Tariff Reduction Law

The American Apparel & Footwear Association commended President Trump following his decision to sign the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) Act of 2018 into law today.

Sep. 12, 2018

AAFA Joins Letter To Congress Announcing Creation of Americans for Free Trade Coalition

AAFA joined with dozens of other trade associations to announce a new coalition to advocate against new tariffs being proposed and imposed.

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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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.

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.

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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Sep. 27, 2018 09:30 AM

AAFA Footwear Workshop

Global issues are on the rise. Meet us in Lawrence, MA to discuss footwear issues that are essential for safety and compliance.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: Lawrence, MA

9/27/2018 9:30:00 AM

Oct. 3, 2018 05:00 PM

Board of Directors Meeting Fall 2018

The Executive Committee and Board of Directors will meet at Vans Headquarters in Costa Mesa, CA.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Brand Protection, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: Costa Mesa, CA

10/3/2018 5:00:00 PM

Oct. 10, 2018 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

10/10/2018 3:00:00 PM

Oct. 18, 2018 08:00 AM

Vietnam: Product Safety & Compliance Conference 2018

AAFA is returning to The Reverie, bringing together industry leaders to discuss key topics for factories and suppliers in Vietnam.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Supply Chain

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

10/18/2018 8:00:00 AM

Nov. 14, 2018 10:00 AM

Government Relations Fall Committee Meeting

On November 14, 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

11/14/2018 10:00:00 AM

Nov. 28, 2018 10:00 AM

Environmental Committee Fall 2018 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: New York

11/28/2018 10:00:00 AM

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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Oct. 15, 2018 02:00 PM

Webinar: How to Build Your 3S eDemand-Chain

Impactiva will discuss how to craft a long-term remedy to sustain continual improvement by deploying a “3S eDemand-Chain”.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

10/15/2018 2:00:00 PM

Nov. 5, 2018 02:00 PM

Webinar: Driving Traceability – RSN’s New YESS Initiative

Join us for this AAFA member-only webinar to learn more about the Responsible Sourcing Network’s (RSN) YESS initiative. YESS, or Yarn Ethically &

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

11/5/2018 2:00:00 PM