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Jun. 15, 2018

Apparel and Footwear Association Victory In Today's Tariff Announcement

Rick Helfenbein, president and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association, released the following statement in response to today’s publication by the Trump administration, listing U.S. imports from China that it will hit with a 25% tariff.

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June 19, 2018

AAFA Urges Congress to Reign in President's Trade Authority

AAFA joined a wide swath of the business community to urge Congress to reassert its authority over trade issues.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

6/19/2018 12:00:00 AM

June 15, 2018

Apparel and Footwear Association Victory In Today's Tariff Announcement

Rick Helfenbein, president and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association, released the following statement in response to today’s publication by the Trump administration, listing U.S. imports from China that it will hit with a 25% tariff.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Press Releases

6/15/2018 12:00:00 AM

June 5, 2018

AAFA Requests Opportunity to Comment on GSP Hearing

AAFA requested an opportunity to comment on the Administration's review of GSP eligibility for India, Indonesia, and Thailand.

TOPICS: Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

6/5/2018 12:00:00 AM

May 31, 2018

AAFA President Questions Tariff Escalation

Rick Helfenbein, president and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association, criticized the use of punitive tariffs by the Trump administration on U.S. imports of steel and aluminum from Canada, Mexico, and the European Union.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Press Releases

5/31/2018 12:00:00 AM

May 22, 2018

AAFA Files Post Hearing Comments on China 301 Tariffs

AAFA filed post hearing comments in connection with its testimony on the Administration's proposed tariffs on U.S. imports from China.

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

5/22/2018 12:00:00 AM

May 22, 2018

AAFA Joins Post-Hearing China 301 Comments by Associations

AAFA joined with more than 50 other trade associations representing all sectors of the economy to provide post-hearing comments on China 301 tariff procedures.

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

5/22/2018 12:00:00 AM