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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Jan. 16, 2020

Apparel and Footwear Industry Applauds Passage of USMCA in Senate and Encourages Seamless Transition

AAFA hailed the passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by the Senate today, and encouraged President Donald J. Trump to sign the bill into law and implement the agreement quickly.

Feb. 05, 2020

AAFA Joins with More Than 80 Business Groups Urging Creation of Truck Driver Apprentice Program

AAFA joined with 80 business groups supporting inclusion of the DRIVE SAFE ACT, creating a truck driver apprentice program, in the surface transportation reauthorization bill.

Jan. 22, 2020

AAFA Joins with 22 Brands and Organizations Calling for Improved Labor Rights in Cambodia

AAFA joined with 22 other brands and organizations in sending a letter to the Cambodian Prime Minister urging immediate actions to improve labor rights in Cambodia.

Jan. 16, 2020

Apparel and Footwear Industry Applauds Passage of USMCA in Senate and Encourages Seamless Transition

AAFA hailed the passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by the Senate today, and encouraged President Donald J. Trump to sign the bill into law and implement the agreement quickly.

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.

AAFA Sourcing Profiles

AAFA’s member-only Sourcing Profiles equip members with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions when considering new regions and new countries.

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.

Events

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Feb. 27, 2020 01:00 PM

Modernization Labeling Working Group Call

Joins us to discuss strategy towards the U.S. and other countries adopting a new approach to labeling.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

2/27/2020 1:00:00 PM

Mar. 3, 2020 07:00 AM

Board of Directors Meeting and Capitol Hill Visit

The Board of Directors Meeting and Capitol Hill Visit will take place prior to the start of the Executive Summit on March 3rd.

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: Washington, DC

3/3/2020 7:00:00 AM

Mar. 10, 2020 03:00 PM

Government Relations March Committee 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

3/10/2020 3:00:00 PM

Apr. 7, 2020 03:00 PM

Government Relations 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. 21, 2020 06:00 PM

American Image Awards 2020

Meet the honorees we are proud to recognize for 2020 and help celebrate fashion's future on the red carpet April 21!

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, Brand Protection

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: New York, NY

4/21/2020 6:00:00 PM

Apr. 29, 2020 09:30 AM

AAFA Government Relations Spring Committee Meeting 2020

On April 29, 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

4/29/2020 9:30:00 AM

Webinars

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Feb. 27, 2020 02:00 PM

Webinar: A Strategic Necessity: Enterprise Data Platforms

This webinar will provide an overview of what a Data Platform is and demonstrate the capabilities that can empower today’s progressive organizations.

TOPICS: Trade, Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

2/27/2020 2:00:00 PM

Mar. 12, 2020 02:00 PM

Webinar: Digital Transformation for Supply Chain Agility

Join guest speaker Inna Zubashko, from PVH and hear her discuss how a successful and complex business is tackling supply chain agility.

TOPICS: Trade, Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

3/12/2020 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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