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Jul. 27, 2017

AAFA Applauds Removal of Border Adjustment Tax from Tax Reform Discussions

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) welcomed today’s joint statement by Congressional and Administration leadership that drops the border adjustment tax from tax reform discussions.

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July 31, 2017

AAFA Comments to Administration on Trade Agreements

AAFA submitted comments to the Administration for use in preparation of the Administration's report on trade agreements.

TOPICS: Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

7/31/2017 12:00:00 AM

July 31, 2017

AAFA Supports Proposed FTC Textile Labeling Rule Change

The American Apparel & Footwear Association strongly supports the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposal to update the textile labeling rules.

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Supply Chain

TYPE: Letters and Comments

7/31/2017 12:00:00 AM

July 27, 2017

AAFA Applauds Removal of Border Adjustment Tax from Tax Reform Discussions

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) welcomed today’s joint statement by Congressional and Administration leadership that drops the border adjustment tax from tax reform discussions.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Press Releases

7/27/2017 12:00:00 AM

July 17, 2017

AAFA Sends Comments to Senate Finance Committee on Border Adjustment Tax

AAFA submitted comments on the House-proposed Border Adjustment Tax to the Senate Finance Committee in conjunction with that Committee's review of tax reform.

TOPICS: Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

7/17/2017 12:00:00 AM

July 11, 2017

AAFA Joins Multi Association Initiative To Defend Berry Footwear Provision

AAFA joined with 15 other associations and organizations to oppose an amendment that would have undermined a crucial Berry Amendment footwear requirement in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

TOPICS: Supply Chain

TYPE: Letters and Comments

7/11/2017 12:00:00 AM

June 30, 2017

Joint Association Comments on AGOA East Africa Used Clothing Review

AAFA submitted comments with three other associations to the U.S. Trade Representative in connection with the USTR review of AGOA eligibility for several East African countries.

TOPICS: Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

6/30/2017 12:00:00 AM