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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. 01, 2018

AAFA Lists Certain Amazon Marketplaces in Notorious Markets Submission to USTR

AAFA included certain Amazon marketplaces in its submission to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) identifying foreign markets that facilitate the sale of counterfeits.

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Oct. 1, 2018

AAFA Comments to USTR on Notorious Markets

AAFA submitted comments to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) highlighting the industry's concerns with online and physical marketplaces that “engage in or facilitate substantial copyright piracy or trademark counterfeiting.”

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

10/1/2018 12:00:00 AM

Oct. 1, 2018

AAFA CEO Welcomes Trilateral NAFTA

American Apparel & Footwear Association President and CEO Rick Helfenbein welcomed the announcement that NAFTA would continue to be a trilateral agreement in a statement today.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Press Releases

10/1/2018 12:00:00 AM

Oct. 1, 2018

AAFA Lists Certain Amazon Marketplaces in Notorious Markets Submission to USTR

AAFA included certain Amazon marketplaces in its submission to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) identifying foreign markets that facilitate the sale of counterfeits.

TOPICS: Brand Protection, AAFA News

TYPE: Press Releases

10/1/2018 12:00:00 AM

Sep. 26, 2018

AAFA Recommends Exclusion Process for Tranche 3 of China Tariffs

AAFA joined a letter with dozens of other trade associations recommending the USTR institute an exclusion process for the third tranche of tariffs on imports from China.

TOPICS: Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

9/26/2018 12:00:00 AM

Sep. 24, 2018

AAFA Sends Letter to Senate in Support of Feldman Nomination

AAFA sent a letter to Senators in support of Peter Feldman's nomination to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Letters and Comments

9/24/2018 12:00:00 AM

Sep. 17, 2018

Apparel and Footwear Group Concerned with Administration’s Decision on $200 Billion in Tariffs

Rick Helfenbein, president and CEO of AAFA, questions President Trump’s decision to move forward with a 10% tariff on approximately $200 billion worth of U.S. imports from China.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Press Releases

9/17/2018 12:00:00 AM