Through advocacy, AAFA strives to open U.S. and foreign markets, while assisting AAFA members in understanding and navigating complex trade rules.
Aug. 23, 2019
AAFA issued the following statement after today’s tweet by President Donald Trump that he would increase tariffs on $250 billion to 30% and the remaining $300 billion at 15%.
Sep. 04, 2019
AAFA President and CEO Rick Helfenbein to step down at the end of the year. AAFA veteran Stephen Lamar laces up to lead the organization effective January 1, 2020.
Aug. 15, 2019
AAFA shares analysis showing 77% of all apparel, footwear, and home textile products imported to the U.S. from China will be hit with the tariffs September 1.
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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.
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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.
These schools have passed a rigorous curriculum review to receive AAFA’s endorsement.
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.
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Sep. 26, 2019 09:30 AM
Global issues are on the rise. Meet us in Lawrence, MA to discuss footwear issues that are essential for safety and compliance.
TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade
TYPE: In-Person Event
LOCATION: Lawrence, MA
Sep. 23, 2019 05:00 PM
The Executive Committee and Board of Directors will meet at PVH Headquarters in New York, NY
TOPICS: Supply Chain, Brand Protection, Trade
LOCATION: New York, NY
Oct. 7, 2019 03:00 PM
Review the issues of the day and discuss Committee plans over the coming months.
TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade
LOCATION: Conference Call
Nov. 19, 2019 10:00 AM
On November 19, we will meet to discuss pending trade and regulatory matters critical for the apparel and footwear industry.
LOCATION: Washington, DC
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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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