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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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Jun. 13, 2022

Apparel and Footwear Industry Welcomes Vital Reforms to Rectify Shipping Misconduct

AAFA praised House passage of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA) in the House today. Today’s action clears it for signature into law by President Biden.

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July 21, 2022

AAFA Testifies Before ITC Regarding Impact of Section 232 and 301 Tariffs

AAFA President and CEO Steve Lamar testimony, delivered before U.S. ITC on the economic Impact of Section 232 and 301 tariffs on U.S. industries.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Letters and Comments

7/21/2022 12:00:00 AM

July 18, 2022

AAFA Submits Comments to Defense Department Study on Contracting Finance

AAFA Submitted Comments for a Defense Department Study Outlining Concerns Regarding the Health of the Domestic Manufacturing Industrial Base.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Letters and Comments

7/18/2022 12:00:00 AM

July 18, 2022

AAFA Submitted Comments on Maine Law 1503

AAFA submitted comments on Maine Law 1503 - An Act to Stop Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Pollution Concept Draft, highlighting several issues with the rulemaking process.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Letters and Comments

7/18/2022 12:00:00 AM

July 12, 2022

AAFA Urges Biden to Act on Rail-Labor Contract Negotiations

AAFA urged President Biden to address the ongoing rail-labor contract negotiations by immediately appointing a Presidential Emergency Board (PEB), and appoint individual members to the PEB who are: 1) accredited arbitrators; 2) experienced in rail-la

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Letters and Comments

7/12/2022 12:00:00 AM

July 8, 2022

AAFA Submits Comments to USTR Regarding the U.S.-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade

AAFA submitted comments to the U.S. Trade Representative outlining key negotiating objectives for the U.S.-Taiwan Initiative.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Letters and Comments

7/8/2022 12:00:00 AM

July 7, 2022

AAFA Joined Coalition to Request Extension on Maine PFAS Law

AAFA joined a coalition letter to request an extension of the deadline for reporting of products containing intentionally added substances defined as PFAS in the State of Maine that is scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2023.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Letters and Comments

7/7/2022 12:00:00 AM