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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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Sep. 23, 2021

Apparel and Footwear Industry Calls for Tariff Relief - Shipping Crisis Threatens American Companies

AAFA sends letter to Katherine Tai - USTR requesting relief from the Section 301 tariffs that are remnants of the Trump administration’s trade war and that are directly threatening the survival of thousands of businesses.

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Sep. 23, 2021

AAFA Sends Letter to USTR Urging Tariff Relief

AAFA sent a letter to Ambassador Tai urging immediate relief from the Section 301 tariffs to help American businesses survive the shipping crisis..

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Letters and Comments

9/23/2021 12:00:00 AM

Sep. 23, 2021

AAFA Welcomes Expansion of USTR Leadership with Bianchi Confirmation as Deputy USTR

AAFA welcomes Senate confirmation of Sarah Bianchi as a Deputy USTR. Bianchi will work closely with the apparel and footwear industry, with portfolios covering Asia, Africa, Investment, Services, Textiles, and Industrial Competitiveness.

TOPICS: Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Press Releases

9/23/2021 12:00:00 AM

Sep. 23, 2021

Apparel and Footwear Industry Calls for Tariff Relief - Shipping Crisis Threatens American Companies

AAFA sends letter to Katherine Tai - USTR requesting relief from the Section 301 tariffs that are remnants of the Trump administration’s trade war and that are directly threatening the survival of thousands of businesses.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Press Releases

9/23/2021 12:00:00 AM

Sep. 22, 2021

AAFA Praises Expansion of Global Vaccine Donation

AAFA praises today’s announcement from the White House promising to double U.S. donation of COVID-19 vaccines and calls for support of hard-hit Vietnam and Bangladesh.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Press Releases

9/22/2021 12:00:00 AM

Sep. 22, 2021

AAFA Welcomes Confirmation of Jayme White for Deputy USTR Role

AAFA welcomes Senate’s confirmation of Jayme White as a Deputy USTR today. White will work closely with the apparel and footwear industry, with portfolios covering the Western Hemisphere, Europe, the Middle East, labor, and environment.

TOPICS: Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Press Releases

9/22/2021 12:00:00 AM

Sep. 21, 2021

AAFA Urges Congress to Approve Infrastructure Package

AAFA urged the house to pass the bipartisan infrastructure package.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Letters and Comments

9/21/2021 12:00:00 AM