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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Jan. 17, 2018

AAFA Commends Passage of Miscellaneous Tariff Bill in the House; Urges Vote in Senate

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 Praises Passage of GSP Renewal Legislation in House

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 Sends Key Vote Letter To House Urging Yes Vote on GSP

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 Comments on Foreign Country Intellectual Property Rights Practices

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.

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. 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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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.

Events

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Feb. 21, 2018 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee February 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

2/21/2018 3:00:00 PM

Feb. 28, 2018

Board of Directors Meeting and Capitol Hill Visit

The Board of Directors Meeting and Capitol Hill Visit will take place prior to the start of the Executive Summit on February 28.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Brand Protection, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: Washington, DC

2/28/2018 12:00:00 AM

Mar. 20, 2018 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee March 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

3/20/2018 3:00:00 PM

Mar. 27, 2018 03:00 PM

Legwear Committee March Conference Call

Review the issues of the day and discuss Committee plans over the coming months.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

3/27/2018 3:00:00 PM

Apr. 16, 2018 06:00 PM

American Image Awards 2018

The American Image Awards honors those who have exemplified leadership, excellence, and outstanding achievement. Meet the honorees!

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, Brand Protection

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: New York, NY

4/16/2018 6:00:00 PM

Apr. 24, 2018 10:00 AM

AAFA Government Relations Spring Committee Meeting

On April 24, we will meet to discuss pending trade and regulatory matters critical for the apparel and footwear industry.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Washington, DC

4/24/2018 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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Webinars

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Mar. 15, 2018 02:00 PM

Webinar: Pivotal 2018 Mid-Term Elections & What's at Stake

Join AAFA and BIPAC as we examine the factors shaping this year's campaigns and policy ramifications of the elections.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, Brand Protection

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

3/15/2018 2:00:00 PM