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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, and comments.

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Oct. 14, 2020

AAFA Compliments Administration for Efforts to Stifle Counterfeits

AAFA President and CEO Steve Lamar welcomed yesterday's Presidential Memorandum on Stopping Counterfeit Trafficking on E-Commerce Platforms Through Fines and Civil Penalties by the Trump Administration.

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Oct. 15, 2020

AAFA/Others Express Concerns on Uyghur Legislation

AAFA joined with a wide swath of the business community in sending a letter to Senators expressing concerns regarding two House-passed bills – the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (H.R. 6210) and the Uyghur Forced Labor Disclosure Act (H.R. 6270).

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

10/15/2020 12:00:00 AM

Oct. 14, 2020

AAFA Compliments Administration for Efforts to Stifle Counterfeits

AAFA President and CEO Steve Lamar welcomed yesterday's Presidential Memorandum on Stopping Counterfeit Trafficking on E-Commerce Platforms Through Fines and Civil Penalties by the Trump Administration.

TOPICS: Brand Protection, AAFA News

TYPE: Press Releases

10/14/2020 12:00:00 AM

Oct. 11, 2020

AAFA Reiterates Importance of CBTPA as President Extends Program to 2030

AAFA President and CEO Steve Lamar welcomed the signing of the "Extension of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act" by President Trump this weekend.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Press Releases

10/11/2020 12:00:00 AM

Oct. 7, 2020

Multi-Association Response to New York Times Report on DLA Contract Awards

Associations voice concern by New York Times report indicating that certain medical gown awardees who received multi-million dollar contracts may not have the proper capabilities and proficiencies.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Press Releases

10/7/2020 12:00:00 AM

Oct. 6, 2020

AAFA Testifies at ITC Hearing on the Economic Impact of Trade Agreements

AAFA testified at the International Trade Commission (ITC) hearing on the Economic Impact of Trade Agreements Implemented Under Trade Authorities Procedures.

TOPICS: Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

10/6/2020 12:00:00 AM

Oct. 6, 2020

Apparel and Footwear Industry Expresses Concern of Irreparable Harm by Delaying COVID Relief Package

AAFA expressed surprise and dismay at the announcement by President Donald Trump today that he has instructed his representatives to stop negotiating on another round of COVID-19 relief until after the election.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Press Releases

10/6/2020 12:00:00 AM