Trade, Logistics, & Manufacturing

AAFA advocates for clearly defined and transparent trade, logistics, customs, and manufacturing policies that benefit our industry while raising awareness of our industry’s impactful contributions to the American and global economy.



Apr. 22, 2022

Earth Day 2022 Statement

AAFA has joined forces with other leading organizations to unify the fashion industry’s efforts in accelerating transformative change to address the climate crisis.

May. 17, 2022

AAFA Testifies Before the ITC on U.S. FTZs

AAFA testified today before the International Trade Commission (ITC) existing policies impacting the competitiveness of U.S. Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ’s) and their impact on AAFA members.

May. 11, 2022

AAFA Submitted Comments to New York legislature on S.6291/A.7063

AAFA Submitted Comments to NY legislature on S.6291/A.7063: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to prohibiting the use of PFAS substances in common apparel.

May. 03, 2022

AAFA Signs Letter to Congress to Renew GSP

AAFA joined 270 signers in a letter to Congressional Leadership with recommendations for the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) reauthorization in the Bipartisan Innovation Act.

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


Ukraine Dashboard

This resource provides regular updates as AAFA members look for options to support the people affected by the tragedy in Ukraine.

Industry Environmental Sustainability Initiatives

Traceability, transparency, and circularity aren’t just goals for the future. As our efforts accelerate, the following organizations and programs are making a difference today and every day.

Ukraine Dashboard

This resource provides regular updates as AAFA members look for options to support the people affected by the tragedy in Ukraine.

Supplier Resource Hub

The Supplier Resource Hub houses case studies, white papers, special articles, and more as developed by AAFA supplier members.

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 Sourcing Profiles

AAFA’s member-only Sourcing Profiles equip members with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions when considering new regions and new countries.

MOU 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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May 18, 2022 02:00 PM

AAFA Member-Only 10th Roundtable on the Shipping Crisis

AAFA will facilitate a discussion of best practices to address the shipping crisis.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee


5/18/2022 2:00:00 PM

May 20, 2022 01:00 PM

AAFA Member Only CBP Webinar Briefing

Join us for a member only briefing to review CBP’s IP enforcement procedures.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee


5/20/2022 1:00:00 PM

May 24, 2022 10:00 AM

Trade Policy Committee May 2022 Meeting

Discuss pending trade and regulatory matters critical for the apparel and footwear industry.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Washington, DC

5/24/2022 10:00:00 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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