Supply Chain

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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Jul. 25, 2018

AAFA CEO Applauds Decision to Hold Talks to Remove New and Existing Trade Barriers

AAFA president and CEO Rick Helfenbein applauded the announcement that the U.S. and EU will hold talks to “work toward zero tariffs, zero non-tariff barriers and zero subsidies,” as announced by President Donald Trump.

Aug. 02, 2018

AAFA Joins Letter in Support of Full ILAB Funding

AAFA joined with other organizations and brands in supporting full funding for Fiscal Year 2019 for the Dept. of Labor's International Labor Affairs Bureau (ILAB).

Aug. 02, 2018

AAFA Joins Multi-Association Letter Opposing California Third Party Liability Labor Bill

AAFA joined with other organizations in expressing concerns over a California bill that would impose liabilities on third parties for employment obligations of other employers.

Jul. 25, 2018

AAFA CEO Applauds Decision to Hold Talks to Remove New and Existing Trade Barriers

AAFA president and CEO Rick Helfenbein applauded the announcement that the U.S. and EU will hold talks to “work toward zero tariffs, zero non-tariff barriers and zero subsidies,” as announced by President Donald Trump.

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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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.

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.

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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Sep. 5, 2018 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee September 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

9/5/2018 3:00:00 PM

Sep. 20, 2018 03:00 PM

Legwear Committee September 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

9/20/2018 3:00:00 PM

Sep. 27, 2018 09:30 AM

AAFA Footwear Workshop

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

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: Lawrence, MA

9/27/2018 9:30:00 AM

Oct. 3, 2018 05:00 PM

Board of Directors Meeting Fall 2018

The Executive Committee and Board of Directors will meet at Vans Headquarters in Costa Mesa, CA.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Brand Protection, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: Costa Mesa, CA

10/3/2018 5:00:00 PM

Oct. 10, 2018 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee October 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

10/10/2018 3:00:00 PM

Oct. 18, 2018 08:00 AM

Vietnam: Product Safety & Compliance Conference 2018

AAFA is returning to The Reverie, bringing together industry leaders to discuss key topics for factories and suppliers in Vietnam.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Supply Chain

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

10/18/2018 8:00:00 AM

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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Aug. 22, 2018 02:00 PM

Webinar: Managing Transportation Security Risks

Join this webinar and hear how to take a proactive approach in leveraging supply chain risk intelligence.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

8/22/2018 2:00:00 PM

Sep. 6, 2018 02:00 PM

Webinar: Removing Dangerous Chemicals from the Supply Chain

Join this webinar and hear how sustainability solutions can help detox your supply chain.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

9/6/2018 2:00:00 PM

Sep. 12, 2018 02:00 PM

Webinar: Microfiber Discharge: What should you do?

Microplastic and Microfiber pollution in the water supply is a growing concern. Bureau Veritas will cover the need to know issues on this webinar.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

9/12/2018 2:00:00 PM