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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Dec. 02, 2018

Apparel and Footwear Industry Encouraged by News of Trade War Truce

President and CEO Rick Helfenbein said that AAFA is encouraged by the news of a 90-day cease fire in the U.S.-China trade war – following the meeting between President Trump and President Xi.

Dec. 02, 2018

AAFA Cautions President Against Terminating NAFTA Prior to Implementation of USMCA

AAFA president and CEO cautions the Trump administration against terminating NAFA prior to the ratification and implementation of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

Dec. 02, 2018

Apparel and Footwear Industry Encouraged by News of Trade War Truce

President and CEO Rick Helfenbein said that AAFA is encouraged by the news of a 90-day cease fire in the U.S.-China trade war – following the meeting between President Trump and President Xi.

Nov. 27, 2018

AAFA Joins Multi-Association Letter Urging Resolution of Trade War With China

AAFA joined a letter with 145 other trade associations urging the President to use the Summit with President Xi to resolve the trade dispute with China.

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. Oppose potential new tariffs on U.S. imports from China, or 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.

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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Dec. 19, 2018

Legwear Committee December 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

12/19/2018 12:00:00 AM

Jan. 15, 2019 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee January 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

1/15/2019 3:00:00 PM

Feb. 12, 2019 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

2/12/2019 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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