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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Jul. 23, 2020

Joint Association Statement on Supply Chains and Xinjiang

As an industry representing thousands of brands and retailers, ensuring that forced labor does not exist in our supply chains is a key priority.

Jul. 28, 2020

AAFA Urges U.S. Government to Extend China Tariff Exclusions

AAFA urged Congress to approve legislation that would extend the exclusions from punitive China tariffs for certain apparel, footwear, and travel goods.

Jul. 27, 2020

AAFA Supports Port of Long Beach Rail Expansion Project

AAFA sent a letter to the California Transportation Commission in support of the Port of Long Beach's East Basin Rail Gateway Expansion: Fourth Track at Ocean Project

Jul. 26, 2020

AAFA Submits Comments to USTR on the WTO Large Civil Aircraft dispute

AAFA submitted comments to the U.S. Trade Representative urging the removal of apparel and footwear products from the retaliation list and requesting no additional apparel and footwear products be added.

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. NEW! Support tariff relief in coordination with COVID-19 stimulus efforts.

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Tools & Research

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COVID-19 What to Consider and What’s Being Done

The AAFA team is dedicated to providing you with timely coronavirus (COVID-19) resources to help protect your teams, your consumers, and your supply chains.

AAFA Affiliate Schools

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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Sep. 3, 2020 12:00 PM

AAFA Weekly Social Responsibility Committee Call 20

Weekly AAFA Social Responsibility Committee call to discuss the latest CSR issues facing the industry

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Online

9/3/2020 12:00:00 PM

Sep. 8, 2020 01:00 PM

AAFA Coronavirus Call 48

Weekly member-only calls on the coronavirus and how it impacts your business

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

9/8/2020 1:00:00 PM

Sep. 8, 2020 03:00 PM

Trade Policy Committee September 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

9/8/2020 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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Aug. 17, 2020 11:00 AM

Webinar: U.S. Government Xinjiang Sanctions & the Impact on Industry

Learn how the new U.S. government sanctions on XPCC over the Uyghur/Xinjiang issue can impact you and your company

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

8/17/2020 11:00:00 AM

Aug. 25, 2020 01:00 PM

Virtual: Global Supply Chain & Trade Conference

Join us August 25 - 27 from 1:00 - 3:30 PM ET, each day for this virtual program!

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

8/25/2020 1:00:00 PM

Sep. 28, 2020 10:00 AM

Virtual Series: Fall Footwear E-Learning Episode 1

Join episode 1 of our new virtual series as we discuss footwear issues in a 4 episode e-learning series!

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

9/28/2020 10:00:00 AM

Oct. 5, 2020 10:00 AM

Virtual Series: Fall Footwear E-Learning Episode 2

Join episode 2 of our new virtual series as we discuss footwear issues in a 4 episode e-learning series!

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

10/5/2020 10:00:00 AM

Oct. 12, 2020 10:00 AM

Virtual Series: Fall Footwear E-Learning Episode 3

Join episode 3 of our new virtual series as we discuss footwear issues in a 4 episode e-learning series!

TOPICS: Trade, Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

10/12/2020 10:00:00 AM

Oct. 19, 2020 10:00 AM

Virtual Series: Fall Footwear E-Learning Episode 4

Join episode 4 of our new virtual series as we discuss footwear issues in a 4 episode e-learning series!

TOPICS: Trade, Supply Chain

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

10/19/2020 10:00:00 AM