Trade

Through advocacy, AAFA strives to open U.S. and foreign markets, while assisting AAFA members in understanding and navigating complex trade rules.

News

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Sep. 17, 2018

Apparel and Footwear Group Concerned with Administration’s Decision on $200 Billion in Tariffs

Rick Helfenbein, president and CEO of AAFA, questions President Trump’s decision to move forward with a 10% tariff on approximately $200 billion worth of U.S. imports from China.

Nov. 02, 2018

AAFA Requests Opportunity to Comment at USITC USMCA Hearing

AAFA requested an opportunity to comment at the U.S. International Trade Commission's November 2018 hearing on the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement.

Oct. 30, 2018

AAFA Comments on Foreign Trade Barriers

AAFA submitted comments in response to a request by the USTR detailing industry concerns with tariff and non-tariff trade barriers.

Oct. 23, 2018

Leading Apparel and Footwear Brands Meet with Cambodian Government to Express Concerns

Representatives from major apparel and footwear brands met on October 19 with senior Cambodian government officials to discuss the current state of worker rights, and opportunities for enhanced collaboration.

Legislative Action Center

Here’s where you’ll find pre-prepared letters and e-mails to send your legislators on the most pressing trade issues for our industry today. Oppose potential new tariffs on U.S. imports from China, or send a letter asking Congress to protect the hundreds of thousands of jobs tied to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)!

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Tools & Research

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Country Profiles

AAFA's members-only country profiles address the key features that are unique to a country but necessary for foreign businesses to understand when looking to sell within that country's borders.

Endorsed Schools and Universities

These schools have passed a rigorous curriculum review to receive AAFA’s endorsement.

Country Profiles

AAFA's members-only country profiles address the key features that are unique to a country but necessary for foreign businesses to understand when looking to sell within that country's borders.

Strategic Partners

AAFA has forged Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreements with strategic partners around the world to collaborate on reducing trade barriers, sharing best practices, and promoting innovation on behalf of our members.

Events

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Dec. 11, 2018 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

12/11/2018 3:00:00 PM

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

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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