By working relentlessly with policymakers and industry stakeholders, AAFA helps protect your brand’s global reputation, its intellectual property, as well as your workers and consumers.
Oct. 01, 2018
AAFA submitted comments to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) highlighting the industry's concerns with online and physical marketplaces that “engage in or facilitate substantial copyright piracy or trademark counterfeiting.”
Jul. 29, 2019
AAFA submitted comments to the U.S. Commerce Department for its Report on the State of Counterfeit and Pirated Goods Trafficking and Recommendations.
Jul. 02, 2019
AAFA submitted post-hearing comments to the Administration on Section 301 Tranche 4 tariffs.
Jun. 17, 2019
AAFA submitted comments, opposing the Administration's proposal to impose tariffs on all imports of apparel, footwear, and many other fashion related items from China.
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For members who, despite their best efforts, have received a demand letter or a cease and desist letter, here are steps that should be taken in your defense.
The following guidelines should help defend against frivolous lawsuits.
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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Nov. 7, 2019 08:30 AM
AAFA heads back to Hong Kong to convene industry leaders taking on complex and fast-paced demands of an industry in transition.
TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, Brand Protection
TYPE: In-Person Event
LOCATION: Hong Kong
Sep. 4, 2019 11:00 AM
AAFA off-the-record discussion on Uighur issue in China’s northwest Xinjiang Province
TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade
LOCATION: Conference Call
Sep. 10, 2019 03:00 PM
Review the issues of the day and discuss Committee plans over the coming months.
Sep. 12, 2019 03:00 PM
Sep. 17, 2019 02:00 PM
Review the issues of the day and discuss BPC plans over the coming months.
TOPICS: Brand Protection
Sep. 23, 2019 05:00 PM
The Executive Committee and Board of Directors will meet at PVH Headquarters in New York, NY
TOPICS: Supply Chain, Brand Protection, Trade
LOCATION: New York, NY
Oct. 7, 2019 03:00 PM
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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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Oct. 8, 2019 02:00 PM
Working directly with apparel and footwear brands, search engines have the ability to maximize intellectual property and consumer protections.
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