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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Jun. 17, 2019

Apparel and Footwear Industry Petitions Administration to Halt Action on New Tariffs

Today, 138 companies – and more than 190 executives and designers – sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump opposing the use of tariffs in the trade dispute with China.

Jun. 17, 2019

AAFA Submits Testimony to Administration in Connection with China Tariffs

AAFA submitted comments, opposing the Administration's proposal to impose tariffs on all imports of apparel, footwear, and many other fashion related items from China.

Jun. 17, 2019

Apparel and Footwear Industry Petitions Administration to Halt Action on New Tariffs

Today, 138 companies – and more than 190 executives and designers – sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump opposing the use of tariffs in the trade dispute with China.

Jun. 17, 2019

AAFA Joins Multi-Association Letter on Customs Funding

AAFA signed on to a multi-association letter supporting additional funding for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

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. 

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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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June 27, 2019 03:00 PM

Legwear Committee June Conference Call 2019

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

6/27/2019 3:00:00 PM

July 9, 2019 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee July 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

7/9/2019 3:00:00 PM

Aug. 13, 2019 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee August 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

8/13/2019 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

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June 27, 2019 11:00 AM

Briefing: KnowTheChain - Reviewing Proposed New Methodology

AAFA/FLA Briefing: Methodology consultation on the KnowTheChain apparel & footwear benchmark

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

6/27/2019 11:00:00 AM

July 2, 2019 12:00 PM

Webinar: Member-Only: Tariff Exclusions - What You Need To Know

Join us to explore the new tariff exclusion process and what kind of savings and refunds this might mean for you.

Members Only

TOPICS: Trade, Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

7/2/2019 12:00:00 PM