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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May. 17, 2018

AAFA President Questions NCTO’s Request to Raise Taxes on American Consumers

Rick Helfenbein, president and CEO of AAFA, released a statement condemning the request of the National Council of Textile Organizations for the Trump Administration to impose a 25 percent tariff on U.S. imports of apparel from China.

May. 17, 2018

AAFA President Questions NCTO’s Request to Raise Taxes on American Consumers

Rick Helfenbein, president and CEO of AAFA, released a statement condemning the request of the National Council of Textile Organizations for the Trump Administration to impose a 25 percent tariff on U.S. imports of apparel from China.

May. 16, 2018

AAFA Testifies on China 301 Tariff Issue

AAFA testified on the Administration's proposed tariffs on U.S. imports from China.

May. 11, 2018

AAFA Joins Multi-Association Soft Goods Letter on China Tariff Proposals

AAFA joined with 16 other trade associations representing the soft goods industry to comment on U.S. proposals to impose tariffs on China.

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

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

Events

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June 14, 2018 03:00 PM

Legwear Committee June 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

6/14/2018 3:00:00 PM

June 27, 2018 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee June 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

6/27/2018 3:00:00 PM

July 26, 2018 03:00 PM

Government Relations Committee July 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

7/26/2018 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

H T M Lgrid Tiles

June 13, 2018 02:00 PM

Webinar: Analytics and Automation in Trade Compliance

Learn how the next generation of automation can be used within the trade compliance space.

TOPICS: Trade

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

6/13/2018 2:00:00 PM