Through advocacy, AAFA strives to open U.S. and foreign markets, while assisting AAFA members in understanding and navigating complex trade rules.
Sep. 17, 2018
Rick Helfenbein, president and CEO of AAFA, questions President Trump’s decision to move forward with a 10% tariff on approximately $200 billion worth of U.S. imports from China.
Sep. 13, 2018
The American Apparel & Footwear Association commended President Trump following his decision to sign the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) Act of 2018 into law today.
Sep. 12, 2018
AAFA joined with dozens of other trade associations to announce a new coalition to advocate against new tariffs being proposed and imposed.
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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. 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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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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Oct. 24, 2018 08:30 AM
AAFA returns to Hong Kong to convene industry leaders taking on complex and fast-paced demands of an industry in transition.
TOPICS: Supply Chain, Brand Protection, Trade
TYPE: In-Person Event
LOCATION: Hong Kong
Sep. 27, 2018 09:30 AM
Global issues are on the rise. Meet us in Lawrence, MA to discuss footwear issues that are essential for safety and compliance.
TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade
LOCATION: Lawrence, MA
Oct. 3, 2018 05:00 PM
The Executive Committee and Board of Directors will meet at Vans Headquarters in Costa Mesa, CA.
LOCATION: Costa Mesa, CA
Oct. 10, 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
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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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