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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Dec. 02, 2018

Apparel and Footwear Industry Encouraged by News of Trade War Truce

President and CEO Rick Helfenbein said that AAFA is encouraged by the news of a 90-day cease fire in the U.S.-China trade war – following the meeting between President Trump and President Xi.

Jan. 23, 2019

AAFA Joins Letter Urging Removal of Metal Tariffs on North American Trade

AAFA joined a multi association letter to the Administration urging the removal of steel and aluminum tariffs currently imposed on Mexico and Canada.

Jan. 15, 2019

AAFA Submits Comments to USTR on Potential UK Trade Agreement

AAFA submitted comments to the Administration regarding a potential U.S./UK Trade Agreement.

Jan. 09, 2019

AAFA Signs on to Multi Association Trade Letter to New Congress

AAFA joined a multi association letter to the 116th Congress outlining concerns over tariffs on U.S. imports from China.

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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Feb. 12, 2019 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee February 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

2/12/2019 3:00:00 PM

Mar. 13, 2019 08:00 AM

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 March 13

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: National Harbor, MD

3/13/2019 8:00:00 AM

Mar. 13, 2019 01:00 PM

Executive Summit 2019

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

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, Brand Protection

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: National Harbor, MD

3/13/2019 1:00:00 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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Feb. 12, 2019 01:30 PM

AAFA Briefing on Protecting Workers in Denim Finishing

AAFA Health & Safety Guidance for Workers in Denim Finishing

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

2/12/2019 1:30:00 PM

Feb. 20, 2019 02:00 PM

Webinar: Country of Origin & the New Tariff Environment

As trade tensions between the world's two largest economies continue to escalate, importers in the U.S. must consider supply chain adjustments tha

TOPICS: Trade, Trade

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

2/20/2019 2:00:00 PM