Trade

Through advocacy, AAFA strives to open U.S. and foreign markets, while assisting AAFA members in understanding and navigating complex trade rules.

News

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Sep. 20, 2017

US/Canadian/Mexican Industry Urge Negotiators to Preserve TPLs in NAFTA

Ten business groups – representing companies from across the textile and apparel supply chain in Canada, the U.S., and Mexico – urged negotiators to preserve Tariff Preference Levels (TPLs) in the NAFTA negotiations.

Oct. 20, 2017

Retail Community Joins Together to Launch U.S. Global Value Chain Coalition

Today, organizations representing America’s most recognized retail brands, suppliers and Main Street businesses, announced the launch of the U.S. Global Value Chain Coalition.

Oct. 17, 2017

AAFA Sends Letter Applauding Announcement by Cambodian Government

AAFA sent a letter to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen applauding this week’s announcement around steps towards more open and transparent processes to protect and respect worker rights in Cambodia. The letter also asks for further progress to resolve

Sep. 28, 2017

AAFA Comments to Administration on Section 301 Investigation on China

AAFA submitted comments to the Administration in connection with its investigation of China's intellectual property rights practices.

Legislative Action Center

Here’s where you’ll find pre-prepared letters and e-mails to send your legislators on the most pressing trade issues for our industry today. Send a letter to fight the proposed Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) and to ask Congress to protect the hundreds of thousands of jobs tied to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

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Tools & Research

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Country Profiles

AAFA's members-only country profiles address the key features that are unique to a country but necessary for foreign businesses to understand when looking to sell within that country's borders.

Endorsed Schools and Universities

AAFA Endorsed Schools and Universities

Country Profiles

AAFA's members-only country profiles address the key features that are unique to a country but necessary for foreign businesses to understand when looking to sell within that country's borders.

Events

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Nov. 14, 2017 10:00 AM

Government Relations Committee Meeting November 2017

On November 14, we will meet to discuss pending trade and commercial matters critical for the apparel and footwear industry.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Washington, DC

11/14/2017 10:00:00 AM

Dec. 12, 2017

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

12/12/2017 12:00:00 AM

Dec. 14, 2017 03:00 PM

Legwear Committee December Conference Call

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

12/14/2017 3:00:00 PM

Jan. 16, 2018 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee January 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

1/16/2018 3:00:00 PM

Feb. 28, 2018

Board of Directors Meeting and Capitol Hill Visit

The Board of Directors Meeting and Capitol Hill Visit will take place prior to the start of the Executive Summit on February 28.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Brand Protection, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: Washington, DC

2/28/2018 12:00:00 AM

Feb. 28, 2018 02:00 PM

Executive Summit 2018

Join us for presentations and conversations with inspirational business leaders and policymakers at the Executive Summit!

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, Brand Protection

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: Washington, DC

2/28/2018 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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Webinars

H T M Lgrid Tiles

Nov. 2, 2017 02:00 PM

Webinar: Commerce/BIS Study Results on Footwear

This webinar will share a few preliminary findings from a Commerce/BIS study related to footwear.

Members Only

TOPICS: Trade, Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

11/2/2017 2:00:00 PM