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Jun. 17, 2019

Apparel and Footwear Industry Petitions Administration to Halt Action on New Tariffs

Today, 138 companies – and more than 190 executives and designers – sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump opposing the use of tariffs in the trade dispute with China.

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July 2, 2019

AAFA Submits Post Hearing Comments to Administration on Section 301 Tranche 4 Tariffs

AAFA submitted post-hearing comments to the Administration on Section 301 Tranche 4 tariffs.

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

7/2/2019 12:00:00 AM

June 24, 2019

AAFA Submits Comments Supporting Spandex Exemption

AAFA submitted comments to the CPSC, providing further evidence to support an exemption for spandex from federal flammability testing regulations.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Letters and Comments

6/24/2019 12:00:00 AM

June 20, 2019

AAFA Sends Letter to NY Governor on Flawed Chemical Management Bill

AAFA sent a letter to Governor Cuomo urging a veto of a flawed chemical management bill.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Letters and Comments

6/20/2019 12:00:00 AM

June 17, 2019

AAFA Joins Multi-Association Letter on Customs Funding

AAFA signed on to a multi-association letter supporting additional funding for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

6/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

June 17, 2019

AAFA Submits Testimony to Administration in Connection with China Tariffs

AAFA submitted comments, opposing the Administration's proposal to impose tariffs on all imports of apparel, footwear, and many other fashion related items from China.

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

6/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

June 17, 2019

Leading Fashion Executives Send Letter to President Trump on China Tariffs

A coalition of top executives representing 138 small, medium, and large companies in the fashion industry sent a letter opposing tariffs on the industry.

TOPICS: Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

6/17/2019 12:00:00 AM