The Rise of Third Country Manufacturing

Thursday, June 8, 2023
2:00 PM ET to 3:00 PM ET | Online


Open industry. All apparel and footwear industry professionals, regardless of AAFA membership, are encouraged to participate.


The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) Statistics dashboard unveiled by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in mid-March makes it clear that companies need to look beyond China when mapping their supply chains. The dashboard reveals a startlingly high number of stopped shipments that originated in Vietnam and Malaysia. What can we surmise from this newly available data on shipments detained and released from countries outside of China? How should companies respond to the rise of third-country manufacturers?

 Attendees of this webinar will learn:
  • How to interpret the new CBP UFLPA Statistics dashboard.
  • How UFLPA enforcement trends are impacting businesses.
  • What next steps companies should take to comply.


Headshot of Marissa BrockMarissa Brock 
Senior Director of Policy and Government Affairs

Marissa Brock serves as Senior Director of Policy and Government Affairs at Sourcemap, a New York-based supply chain mapping solution provider. She primarily focuses on how supply chain mapping and due diligence can address regulatory requirements for more resilient and risk-free supply chains. Brock holds a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a Master’s from GW Trachtenberg School of Public Policy.


Headshot of Nate HermanNate Herman
Senior Vice President, Policy

Nate Herman oversees AAFA’s Policy department, managing the association’s lobbying, policy, and regulatory affairs activities. Nate leads AAFA’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, formulating and implementing CSR policy and representing AAFA and the industry on CSR issues before governments, NGOs, and other key stakeholders. In addition, Nate develops all apparel and footwear industry data and statistics as AAFA's resident economist. Prior to joining AAFA, Nate worked for six years at the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration assisting U.S. firms in entering the global market. Nate spent the last two years as the Department's industry analyst for the footwear and travel goods industries. Nate received a Masters of Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh in 1994 and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Economics from the University of Delaware in 1992. 


Stephanie Paendong