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As the voice of the apparel and footwear industry, we work tirelessly to showcase and protect the important jobs we create in the U.S. and around the world. Learn what’s going on in the industry by keeping up with our news and advocacy efforts.

Browse our most recent press releases, letters & comments, press highlights. To view past Weekly Briefs, please visit the Weekly Brief Archive.

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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.

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Nov. 15, 2019

AAFA Opposes Customs Proposal to Reclassify Fashion Footwear

AAFA submitted comments opposing U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) proposed revocation of rulings on certain fashion footwear.

TOPICS: Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

11/15/2019 12:00:00 AM

Nov. 6, 2019

AAFA Urges Bangladesh to Support Nirapon and Ongoing Worker Safety Efforts

AAFA sent a letter to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, urging continued support for Nirapon and ongoing worker safety efforts.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Letters and Comments

11/6/2019 12:00:00 AM

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.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Press Releases

10/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

Oct. 15, 2019

AAFA Argues for Changes to Made in USA Labeling

AAFA submitted comments to USTR highlighting the industry's concerns with foreign online and physical marketplaces that “engage in or facilitate substantial copyright piracy or trademark counterfeiting."

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Letters and Comments

10/15/2019 12:00:00 AM

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).

TOPICS: Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

10/15/2019 12:00:00 AM

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.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Press Releases

10/11/2019 12:00:00 AM