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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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. 26, 2018

AAFA Requests Opportunity to Testify at USITC Hearing on Japan Trade Deal

AAFA requested an opportunity to testify at the U.S. International Trade Commission's December 2018 hearing on a potential U.S. Japan trade agreement.

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. Urge Congress to support a single national “Made in USA” labeling standard and 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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Commitment to Responsible Recruitment

Learn about (and take part in) this collaborative industry effort to address potential forced labor risks for migrant workers in the global supply chain.

Commitment to Responsible Recruitment

Learn about (and take part in) this collaborative industry effort to address potential forced labor risks for migrant workers in the global supply chain.

State-Specific Resources

AAFA provides its members with a collection of ever-growing state-specific information and guidance.

Labeling Frequently Asked Questions

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

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. 6, 2019 08:30 AM

Social Responsibility Committee Winter 2019 Meeting

The Committee discusses CSR issues and develops tools, policies, and best practices to help companies address those challenges.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Long Beach, CA

2/6/2019 8:30:00 AM

Feb. 6, 2019 01:30 PM

Environmental Committee Winter 2019 Meeting

The Committee discusses sustainability issues facing the industry and develops innovative solutions to meet those challenges.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Long Beach, CA

2/6/2019 1:30:00 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

Mar. 13, 2019 01:00 PM

Executive Summit 2019

Join us for presentations and conversations with inspirational business leaders and policy makers at the Executive Summit!

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, Brand Protection

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: National Harbor, MD

3/13/2019 1:00:00 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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Dec. 19, 2018 12:00 PM

Briefing: KnowTheChain Benchmark on Human Trafficking

AAFA/FLA Webinar Briefing: KnowTheChain Benchmark on Human Trafficking in Apparel/Footwear Supply Chains

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

12/19/2018 12:00:00 PM