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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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. 07, 2020

AAFA Welcomes Free Trade Agreement Talks with Kenya

The American Apparel & Footwear Association expressed its support for U.S. negotiations with Kenya for a potential free trade agreement in a statement today.

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. 31, 2020

AAFA Testifies on Indonesia GSP

AAFA submitted comments to oppose removal of GSP duty free benefits for imports of travel goods from Indonesia.

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.

AAFA Affiliate School

These schools have fulfilled the criteria to qualify as AAFA Affiliate Schools.

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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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

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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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