Supply Chain & Manufacturing

As the industry’s source for supply chain compliance, AAFA helps you stay ahead of sustainability and social responsibility matters, chemical management, transportation and logistics, and more.

News

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Mar. 26, 2020

AAFA Welcomes Stimulus Package - Calls on Administration to Support Tariff Relief

AAFA welcomed Senate approval of the CARES Act to provide sorely needed stimulus in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and called for further action from the administration with regards to tariff relief.

Mar. 26, 2020

AAFA Welcomes Stimulus Package - Calls on Administration to Support Tariff Relief

AAFA welcomed Senate approval of the CARES Act to provide sorely needed stimulus in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and called for further action from the administration with regards to tariff relief.

Mar. 20, 2020

AAFA Joins Multi-Association Letter to Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Urging Critical Support

AAFA signed on to a multi-association letter to to Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) urging critical support during COVID-19 crisis.

Mar. 16, 2020

AAFA Joins with 66 Business Groups Urging Adoption of Demurrage-Detention Rulemaking

AAFA signed on to a multi-association letter to the Federal Maritime Commission urging the adoption of the demurrage-detention rulemaking.

Legislative Action Center

Here’s where you’ll find pre-prepared letters and e-mails to send your legislators on the most pressing supply chain issues for our industry today. NEW! Ask your representatives to support tariff relief in coordination with COVID-19 stimulus relief. We also have letters to urge Congress to support a single national “Made in USA” labeling standard and to show your company’s support for the ILO/IFC Better Work Program. Let us help you contact Congress!

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Tools & Research

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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.

Labeling Frequently Asked Questions

A resource of frequently asked questions about labeling issues and requirements.

U.S. Labeling Resources

Below is a list of helpful links to the relevant rules, regulations, and guides available for labeling apparel, footwear, textiles, and fashion accessories for the U.S. market.

Restricted Substance List (RSL)

This RSL is intended to provide apparel and footwear companies with information related to regulations and laws that restrict or ban certain chemicals and substances in finished home textile, apparel, and footwear products around the world.

Events

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Apr. 3, 2020 11:00 AM

AAFA Coronavirus Call 11

Daily member-only calls on the coronavirus and how it impacts your business

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

4/3/2020 11:00:00 AM

Apr. 3, 2020 02:00 PM

AAFA Weekly Social Responsibility Committee Call 2

Weekly AAFA Social Responsibility Committee call to discuss the latest CSR issues facing the industry

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

4/3/2020 2:00:00 PM

Apr. 6, 2020 11:00 AM

AAFA Coronavirus Call 12

Daily member-only calls on the coronavirus and how it impacts your business

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

4/6/2020 11:00:00 AM

Apr. 7, 2020 11:00 AM

AAFA Coronavirus Call 13

Daily member-only calls on the coronavirus and how it impacts your business

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

4/7/2020 11:00:00 AM

Apr. 7, 2020 03:00 PM

Trade Policy Committee April Conference Call 2020

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

4/7/2020 3:00:00 PM

Apr. 9, 2020 11:00 AM

AAFA Coronavirus Call 14

Daily member-only calls on the coronavirus and how it impacts your business

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

4/9/2020 11:00:00 AM

Webinars

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Apr. 7, 2020 02:00 PM

Webinar: What is Happening at Retail in China

Learn which brands are selling well in China and why that may be the case.

TOPICS: Trade, Supply Chain, Brand Protection

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

4/7/2020 2:00:00 PM

May 7, 2020 02:00 PM

Webinar: CMR Substances and Other Restrictions for EU Softlines

During this webinar, UL will discuss regulatory chemical updates for the EU market that will have major effects on the apparel and footwear industry.

TOPICS: Trade, Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

5/7/2020 2:00:00 PM

May 21, 2020 02:00 PM

Webinar: Thirdlove Talks Driving Growth and Shaping the Future

ThirdLove discusses how technology such as PLM, is helping the brand manage product development complexity.

TOPICS: Trade, Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

5/21/2020 2:00:00 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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