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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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Jun. 13, 2022

Apparel and Footwear Industry Welcomes Vital Reforms to Rectify Shipping Misconduct

AAFA praised House passage of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA) in the House today. Today’s action clears it for signature into law by President Biden.

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June 23, 2022

AAFA Opposes Non-Science Based PFAS Measure in Defense Policy Bill

AAFA urged the House Armed Services Committee to strike a non-science based PFAS procurement provision in the FY 2023 NDAA

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Letters and Comments

6/23/2022 12:00:00 AM

June 23, 2022

AAFA Submits Comments to USTR on the Annual Review of AGOA

AAFA submitted comments to USTR regarding the annual review of country eligibility for benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

TOPICS: Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Letters and Comments

6/23/2022 12:00:00 AM

June 21, 2022

Statement on the Implementation of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA)

As UFLPA enters into force today - and key components required by the UFLPA are published - AAFA, NRF, RILA, and USFIA issue the following statement.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Press Releases

6/21/2022 12:00:00 AM

June 20, 2022

AAFA Provides Feedback on Proposed EU Forced Labor Statute

AAFA/NRF/RILA/USFIA, on behalf of the Forced Labor Working Group (FLWG), submitted feedback in response to the European Commission’s Call for Evidence on developing a European Union (EU) forced labor statute. The feedback details our experience with

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Letters and Comments

6/20/2022 12:00:00 AM

June 17, 2022

AAFA Comments on Proposed SEC Climate Reporting Rule

AAFA members support actions to measure and report emission reduction targets and the inclusion of data points that are measurable, quantifiable, widely reported, and widely used.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Letters and Comments

6/17/2022 12:00:00 AM

June 17, 2022

AAFA Joins Coalition Letter to Oppose Unless Amended AB 2026 Recycling Plastic Packaging

AAFA joined a coalition letter requesting amendments to AB 2026 that, if adopted, would create an industry-paid for Circular Economy recycling program and remove outright bans on critically important packaging.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Letters and Comments

6/17/2022 12:00:00 AM