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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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Nov. 09, 2020

AAFA Cites Counterfeit Surge in Notorious Markets Submission to USTR

AAFA submitted comments to the Office of the United States Trade Representative recommending platforms and marketplaces – including Amazon, Facebook, and Instagram – for Notorious Market designations.

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Nov. 23, 2020

AAFA Encourages New Mexico Government to Adopt Safe Retail Policies

AAFA signed on to a multi-association letter to the Governor of New Mexico, urging the adoption of safe retail policies to help fight the spread of COVID-19.

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

11/23/2020 12:00:00 AM

Nov. 16, 2020

AAFA Urges FMC to Suspend Detention/Demurrage at Key Ports

AAFA joined dozens of other associations in urging the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to suspend unfair detention and demurrage charges against shippers at the Ports of LA/Long Beach and the Port of NY/NJ.

TOPICS: Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

11/16/2020 12:00:00 AM

Nov. 12, 2020

AAFA Submits Comments to USTR Opposing the Imposition of New Tariffs on Imports from Vietnam

AAFA submitted comments to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) regarding the Section 301 investigations on Vietnam. AAFA strongly opposes new punitive tariffs placed on imports from Vietnam.

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

11/12/2020 12:00:00 AM

Nov. 9, 2020

AAFA Supports FMSCA Young Trucker Pilot Proposal

AAFA submitted comments supporting the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) proposed pilot to train 18, 19, and 20 year-olds to be truckers. Currently, the minimum age is 21. The pilot program is the first step towards providing youn

TOPICS: Supply Chain, Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

11/9/2020 12:00:00 AM

Nov. 9, 2020

AAFA Cites Counterfeit Surge in Notorious Markets Submission to USTR

AAFA submitted comments to the Office of the United States Trade Representative recommending platforms and marketplaces – including Amazon, Facebook, and Instagram – for Notorious Market designations.

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Trade, AAFA News

TYPE: Press Releases

11/9/2020 12:00:00 AM

Nov. 8, 2020

AAFA Comments to USTR on Notorious Markets

AAFA submitted comments to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) highlighting the industry's concerns with online and physical marketplaces that “engage in or facilitate substantial copyright piracy or trademark counterfeiting.”

TOPICS: Brand Protection, Trade

TYPE: Letters and Comments

11/8/2020 12:00:00 AM