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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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.

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 Joins Multi-Organization Letter Urging USMCA Approval

AAFA joined with more than 350 other companies and trade organizations in a letter to Congress urging passage of the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA).

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 trade issues for our industry today. 

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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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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

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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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