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.

Dec. 08, 2017

AAFA Urges FMC to Establish Rules to Prevent Unfair Charges

AAFA submitted comments urging the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to establish rules governing unfair demurrage/detention fees impacting AAFA members.

Dec. 08, 2017

Leading brands and trade associations call on Myanmar to respect rights

Leading garment brands and trade associations from Europe and the U.S. have called on the Myanmar government to respect the rights of the ethnic minority population of Rakhine State or risk further eroding business and investor confidence.

Dec. 08, 2017

AAFA Joins Multi-Association Letter in Support of Global Trading System at WTO Ministerial

AAFA sent a joint multi-association, international letter to trade ministers in advance of the 11th World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial.

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 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

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

H T M Lgrid Tiles

Dec. 12, 2017 03:00 PM

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 3:00:00 PM

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. 21, 2018 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

2/21/2018 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

Mar. 20, 2018 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee March 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

3/20/2018 3:00:00 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

Dec. 11, 2017 02:00 PM

Webinar Trade Policy in 2017-Is the U.S. Getting Left Behind

This webinar, with Sourcing Journal, will explain the continually evolving global trade policies stemming from the administration in Washington.

Members Only

TOPICS: Trade

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

12/11/2017 2:00:00 PM