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. 26, 2020

AAFA Welcomes Stimulus Package - Calls on Administration to Support Tariff Relief

AAFA welcomed Senate approval of the CARES Act to provide sorely needed stimulus in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and called for further action from the administration with regards to tariff relief.

Mar. 31, 2020

AAFA Member Companies Send Letter to President Urging Duty Deferral

AAFA member companies joined over 370 companies in a letter sent to President Trump urging duty deferral.

Mar. 26, 2020

AAFA Welcomes Stimulus Package - Calls on Administration to Support Tariff Relief

AAFA welcomed Senate approval of the CARES Act to provide sorely needed stimulus in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and called for further action from the administration with regards to tariff relief.

Mar. 21, 2020

AAFA Joins Multi-Association Economic Stimulus Letter to President

AAFA signed on to a multi-association letter to the President urging the economic stimulus package address the concerns of all different kinds and sizes of retail business, including their suppliers.

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. 3, 2020 11:00 AM

AAFA Coronavirus Call 11

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

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

4/3/2020 11:00:00 AM

Apr. 3, 2020 02:00 PM

AAFA Weekly Social Responsibility Committee Call 2

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

4/3/2020 2:00:00 PM

Apr. 6, 2020 11:00 AM

AAFA Coronavirus Call 12

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

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

4/6/2020 11:00:00 AM

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. 7, 2020 02:00 PM

Webinar: What is Happening at Retail in China

Learn which brands are selling well in China and why that may be the case.

TOPICS: Trade, Supply Chain, Brand Protection

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

4/7/2020 2:00:00 PM

May 7, 2020 02:00 PM

Webinar: CMR Substances and Other Restrictions for EU Softlines

During this webinar, UL will discuss regulatory chemical updates for the EU market that will have major effects on the apparel and footwear industry.

TOPICS: Trade, Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

5/7/2020 2:00:00 PM

May 21, 2020 02:00 PM

Webinar: Thirdlove Talks Driving Growth and Shaping the Future

ThirdLove discusses how technology such as PLM, is helping the brand manage product development complexity.

TOPICS: Trade, Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

5/21/2020 2:00:00 PM