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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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Sep. 04, 2019

AAFA Leadership Announcement

AAFA President and CEO Rick Helfenbein to step down at the end of the year. AAFA veteran Stephen Lamar laces up to lead the organization effective January 1, 2020.

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Sep. 4, 2019

AAFA Leadership Announcement

AAFA President and CEO Rick Helfenbein to step down at the end of the year. AAFA veteran Stephen Lamar laces up to lead the organization effective January 1, 2020.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Press Releases

9/4/2019 12:00:00 AM

Aug. 23, 2019

AAFA Condemns No Strategy Tariff Policy

AAFA issued the following statement after today’s tweet by President Donald Trump that he would increase tariffs on $250 billion to 30% and the remaining $300 billion at 15%.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Press Releases

8/23/2019 12:00:00 AM

Aug. 15, 2019

AAFA Sets Record Straight Regarding Tariffs This Holiday

AAFA shares analysis showing 77% of all apparel, footwear, and home textile products imported to the U.S. from China will be hit with the tariffs September 1.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Press Releases

8/15/2019 12:00:00 AM

Aug. 13, 2019

AAFA Welcomes Temporary Delay in Some Tariffs Blasts Imposition of Others

AAFA President and CEO issues statement in response to the U.S. Trade Representative’s announcement regarding Tranche 4 tariffs.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Press Releases

8/13/2019 12:00:00 AM

Aug. 1, 2019

Apparel and Footwear Industry Decries Decision to Move Forward With Unnecessary Tax

The apparel and footwear industry expressed its deep frustration following the announcement by President Donald J. Trump that he will direct his administration to impose a punitive 10% tariff on a list of $300 billion worth of U.S. imports from China

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Press Releases

8/1/2019 12:00:00 AM

July 29, 2019

AAFA Recommends Online Brand Protection Strategies

AAFA submitted comments to the U.S. Commerce Department for its Report on the State of Counterfeit and Pirated Goods Trafficking and Recommendations.

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

7/29/2019 12:00:00 AM