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. 23, 2021

Apparel and Footwear Industry Calls for Tariff Relief - Shipping Crisis Threatens American Companies

AAFA sends letter to Katherine Tai - USTR requesting relief from the Section 301 tariffs that are remnants of the Trump administration’s trade war and that are directly threatening the survival of thousands of businesses.

Sep. 23, 2021

Apparel and Footwear Industry Calls for Tariff Relief - Shipping Crisis Threatens American Companies

AAFA sends letter to Katherine Tai - USTR requesting relief from the Section 301 tariffs that are remnants of the Trump administration’s trade war and that are directly threatening the survival of thousands of businesses.

Sep. 23, 2021

AAFA Sends Letter to USTR Urging Tariff Relief

AAFA sent a letter to Ambassador Tai urging immediate relief from the Section 301 tariffs to help American businesses survive the shipping crisis..

Sep. 23, 2021

AAFA Welcomes Expansion of USTR Leadership with Bianchi Confirmation as Deputy USTR

AAFA welcomes Senate confirmation of Sarah Bianchi as a Deputy USTR. Bianchi will work closely with the apparel and footwear industry, with portfolios covering Asia, Africa, Investment, Services, Textiles, and Industrial Competitiveness.

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. 30, 2021 12:00 PM

Social Responsibility Committee Weekly Call 30

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

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

9/30/2021 12:00:00 PM

Oct. 7, 2021 12:00 PM

Social Responsibility Committee Weekly Call 31

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

Members Only

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Committee

LOCATION: Conference Call

10/7/2021 12:00:00 PM

Oct. 13, 2021 09:00 AM

AAFA Board of Directors Meeting Fall 2021

The Board of Directors meeting will take place in New York on October 13

Members Only

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: In-Person Event

LOCATION: New York, NY

10/13/2021 9:00:00 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. 14, 2021 02:00 PM

Webinar: Why RFID is the Foundation for all Retail Technology

This webinar will focus on the key technologies retailers are investing in, and why inventory accuracy enabled by RFID is critical enabler to these in

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Webinar

LOCATION: Online

10/14/2021 2:00:00 PM