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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Mar. 04, 2019

Apparel and Footwear Industry Urges Swift Congressional Approval of USMCA

AAFA has long supported the USMCA negotiations, calling for the resulting agreement to be trilateral with Mexico and Canada, to not harm to the industry’s supply chains, and to be seamlessly implemented.

Apr. 22, 2019

AAFA Signs on to Multi Association Trade Letter to President on China Trade Deal

AAFA joined a multi association letter to President Trump outlining priorities for a China trade deal.

Apr. 15, 2019

AAFA Submits Comments on Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Process

AAFA submitted comments to the USITC on the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) process.

Apr. 15, 2019

AAFA Testifies on Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Process

AAFA testified before the USITC on the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) process.

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. Oppose potential new tariffs on U.S. imports from China, or send a letter asking 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

These schools have passed a rigorous curriculum review to receive AAFA’s endorsement.

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.

Strategic Partners

AAFA has forged Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreements with strategic partners around the world to collaborate on reducing trade barriers, sharing best practices, and promoting innovation on behalf of our members.

Events

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Apr. 26, 2019 11:00 AM

AAFA/U.S. Government Conference Call on Ethiopia

AAFA/U.S. Government Conference Call on Ethiopia

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

4/26/2019 11:00:00 AM

Apr. 30, 2019 10:00 AM

AAFA Government Relations Spring Committee Meeting

On April 30, 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

4/30/2019 10:00:00 AM

May 14, 2019 06:00 PM

Government Contracts Committee Spring 2019 Meeting

Join AAFA in Virginia Beach, VA for the GCC Spring 2019 Meeting.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: Virginia Beach, VA

5/14/2019 6:00:00 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

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Apr. 24, 2019 02:00 PM

Webinar: How Targus Gained Global Visibility with PLM

Prashant will talk about how PLM streamlined product development to improve visibility and decision making, reduced data errors and improved accuracy

TOPICS: Trade

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

4/24/2019 2:00:00 PM

Apr. 25, 2019 04:00 PM

Briefing: The Commitment & Your Social Compliance Program

Implementing the Commitment to Responsible Recruitment in your supply chain.

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

4/25/2019 4:00:00 PM