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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Oct. 17, 2019

AAFA Statement in Response to CSIS Report on Xinjiang Province in China

AAFA statement responding to the release of Connecting the Dots in Xinjiang: Forced Labor, Forced Assimilation, and Western Supply Chains from CSIS.

Oct. 17, 2019

AAFA Statement in Response to CSIS Report on Xinjiang Province in China

AAFA statement responding to the release of Connecting the Dots in Xinjiang: Forced Labor, Forced Assimilation, and Western Supply Chains from CSIS.

Oct. 15, 2019

AAFA Argues for Changes to Made in USA Labeling

AAFA submitted comments to USTR highlighting the industry's concerns with foreign online and physical marketplaces that “engage in or facilitate substantial copyright piracy or trademark counterfeiting."

Oct. 11, 2019

AAFA Concerns Remain Despite Administration Plan to Pause Tariff Rate Increase

AAFA reacts to the Trump administration’s announcement that the tariff rate on $200 billion worth of goods will not increase from 25 to 30 percent as planned.

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.

Trade War Resources

77% of all apparel, footwear, and home textile products imported to the U.S. from China will be hit with an additional 10% tariff on September 1. The other 23% will be hit on December 15. Help us fight back!

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.

Events

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Nov. 6, 2019 02:00 PM

Social Compliance Workshop

AAFA and WRAP at Target's Hong Kong Headquarters to discuss social compliance.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: Kowloon, Hong Kong

11/6/2019 2:00:00 PM

Nov. 19, 2019 10:00 AM

Government Relations November Committee Meeting

On November 19, we will meet to discuss pending trade and regulatory matters critical for the apparel and footwear industry.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Washington, DC

11/19/2019 10:00:00 AM

Nov. 20, 2019 10:00 AM

Social Responsibility Fall Committee Meeting 2019

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

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Washington, DC

11/20/2019 10:00:00 AM

Nov. 21, 2019 10:00 AM

Environmental Committee Fall Meeting 2019

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

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Washington, DC

11/21/2019 10:00:00 AM

Dec. 10, 2019 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee December 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

12/10/2019 3:00:00 PM

Dec. 12, 2019 03:00 PM

Legwear Committee December Conference Call 2019

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

12/12/2019 3:00:00 PM

Webinars

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Oct. 23, 2019 02:00 PM

Webinar: Winning the Time-to-Market Race: Don't Fall Behind

Wasted time can seriously hinder success. With little room for error, teams must work efficiently to keep up with today's demands. But how?

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

10/23/2019 2:00:00 PM

Oct. 24, 2019 02:00 PM

Webinar: Member Only: Avoiding Tariffs—MTBs and China Exclusions

This webinar will cover how to use the MTB and China exclusion process to avoid tariffs and help lessen the impact to your company.

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

10/24/2019 2:00:00 PM

Nov. 5, 2019 02:00 PM

Webinar: Looking Beyond the Regulation, Potential Safety Hazards

This webinar will provide guidance on how to look beyond the regulations to incorporate product safety in every product.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

11/5/2019 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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