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. 22, 2021

Industry Statement in Support of Global Approach to Protect Citizens in Xinjiang

Industry associations jointly applaud today’s announcement of a global approach to end the campaign of oppression against Uyghurs and other ethnic Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

Apr. 14, 2021

AAFA Urges Congress to Pass DRIVE Safe Act

AAFA joined dozens of organization in urging Congress to pass the DRIVE Safe Act, which would address the current trucker shortage gripping the country by safely expanding the pool of drivers available.

Apr. 08, 2021

AAFA and USIBC Sends Letter to Indian Government Regarding New Footwear Laws

AAFA and the U.S.-India Business Council sent a joint letter to India’s Bureau of Indian Standards regarding new laws that will negatively impact global footwear companies.

Mar. 25, 2021

AAFA Names 2021 American Image Awards Honorees - Celebrating Fashion's Future

Announcing the AAFA American Image Award honorees to be celebrated virtually on June 21. Celebrating Fashion's Future, the 2021 honorees exemplify leadership, excellence, and outstanding achievement in all sectors of the apparel and footwear industry

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. NEW! Support tariff relief in coordination with COVID-19 stimulus efforts.

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Tools & Research

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COVID-19 What to Consider and What’s Being Done

The AAFA team is dedicated to providing you with timely coronavirus (COVID-19) resources to help protect your teams, your consumers, and your supply chains.

AAFA Affiliate Schools

These schools have fulfilled the criteria to qualify as AAFA Affiliate Schools.

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. 15, 2021 12:00 PM

Social Responsibility Committee Weekly Call 12

Weekly AAFA Social Responsibility Committee call to discuss the latest CSR issues facing the industry

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

4/15/2021 12:00:00 PM

Apr. 20, 2021 01:00 PM

AAFA Coronavirus Call 67

Bi-weekly member-only calls on the coronavirus and how it impacts your business

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

4/20/2021 1:00:00 PM

Apr. 22, 2021 12:00 PM

Social Responsibility Committee Weekly Call 13

Weekly AAFA Social Responsibility Committee call to discuss the latest CSR issues facing the industry

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

4/22/2021 12:00:00 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. 20, 2021 02:00 PM

Webinar: Part III: Webinar: Recapping Biden’s First 100 Days

Join AAFA’s Policy Team for part three of this three-part AAFA member-only webinar series.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, Brand Protection

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

4/20/2021 2:00:00 PM

May 13, 2021 02:00 PM

Webinar: Determining Polyester Filling Performance and Traceability

IDFL will discuss the relationship of polyester filling with product performance, the traceability process, and a quick review of the US labeling and

TOPICS: S.T

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

5/13/2021 2:00:00 PM

May 20, 2021 02:00 PM

Webinar: Forced Labor: Guidance in an Era of Enhanced Due Diligence

This webinar will launch the new AAFA/WRAP guidance on addressing forced labor issues as part of supply chain due diligence.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

5/20/2021 2:00:00 PM