Through advocacy, AAFA strives to open U.S. and foreign markets, while assisting AAFA members in understanding and navigating complex trade rules.



Jun. 15, 2021

Biden Urged to Act on Shipping Crisis to Protect U.S. Economy

Apparel, footwear, and retail business leaders concerned that inaction will drastically limit store inventory, hampering back-to-school and holiday shopping.

Jun. 15, 2021

Apparel and Footwear Industry Welcomes Suspension of Retaliatory Tariffs

AAFA welcomes USTR announcement to end a dispute over aircraft subsidies, effectively suspending retaliatory tariffs on clothes, shoes, and fashion accessories.

Jun. 15, 2021

AAFA Urges Congress to Pass Bill to Fix Trucker Shortage

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.

Jun. 15, 2021

AAFA Urges President Biden to Address the Shipping Crisis

AAFA urges President Biden to take immediate steps to end the shipping crisis to protect the U.S. economy, the U.S. apparel and footwear industry, our 4 million American workers, and others harmed by the ripple effects.

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.


Tools & Research


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.


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June 23, 2021 01:00 PM

Virtual: Environmental Committee June Meeting

The Committee discusses sustainability issues facing the industry and develops innovative solutions to meet those challenges.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Not Specified

6/23/2021 1:00:00 PM

June 24, 2021 12:00 PM

Social Responsibility Committee Weekly Call 22

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

6/24/2021 12:00:00 PM

June 28, 2021 03:00 PM

Preventing the Next Shipping Crisis - A Legislative Approach

Learn about legislative proposals that could help to end the current shipping crisis and avert the next one.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee


6/28/2021 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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