Through advocacy, AAFA strives to open U.S. and foreign markets, while assisting AAFA members in understanding and navigating complex trade rules.
Jan. 17, 2018
The American Apparel & Footwear Association applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for its unanimous bipartisan approval of the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act (H.R. 4318).
Feb. 13, 2018
AAFA praised the U.S. House of Representatives for approving H.R. 4979, which extends the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program until December 31, 2020, and covers tariffs paid since the program expired at the end of 2017.
Feb. 12, 2018
AAFA sent a "Key Vote" letter to the U.S. House of Representatives urging a "Yes" vote on final passage of legislation to renew the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP).
Feb. 08, 2018
AAFA submitted comments in response to a request by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) detailing industry concerns with foreign country intellectual property rights practices.
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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. 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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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.
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Feb. 28, 2018
Join us for presentations and conversations with inspirational business leaders and policy makers at the Executive Summit!
TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, Brand Protection
TYPE: In-Person Event
LOCATION: Washington, DC
Feb. 21, 2018 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
The Board of Directors Meeting and Capitol Hill Visit will take place prior to the start of the Executive Summit on February 28.
TOPICS: Supply Chain, Brand Protection, Trade
Mar. 20, 2018 03:00 PM
Mar. 27, 2018 03:00 PM
TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade
Apr. 16, 2018 06:00 PM
The American Image Awards honors those who have exemplified leadership, excellence, and outstanding achievement. Meet the honorees!
LOCATION: New York, NY
Apr. 24, 2018 10:00 AM
On April 24, we will meet to discuss pending trade and regulatory matters critical for the apparel and footwear industry.
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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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Mar. 15, 2018 02:00 PM
Join AAFA and BIPAC as we examine the factors shaping this year's campaigns and policy ramifications of the elections.
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An engaging three-day event you won't want to miss.