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AAFA formalizes relationship with Kenya

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) signed a memorandum of understanding in cooperation with the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM). As the representatives of the apparel and footwear industry in both the United States and Kenya, the groups have agreed to collaborate on policy areas that are of mutual interest to its membership through joint advocacy and information sharing on industry best practices. The MOU was signed by AAFA ... [+]

AAFA Welcomes Introduction of Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021

The American Apparel & Footwear Association welcomed the introduction of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021 (OSRA 21) in the House of Representatives on August 10. The bipartisan bill was introduced by Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA-3) and Dusty Johnson (R-SD) and would require the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to ... [+]

Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021

The American Apparel & Footwear Association welcomed the introduction of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021 (OSRA 21) in the House of Representatives on August 10. The bipartisan bill was introduced by Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA-3) and Dusty Johnson (R-SD) and would require the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to ... [+]

New Tariff Troubles with Vietnam

Nate Herman, senior vice president of policy at the American Apparel & Footwear Association, said, “We are extremely concerned that something could happen before the end of the Trump administration.” Once Joe Biden becomes president on Jan. 20, his administration could reverse course on any action taken, but Herman said ... [+]

AAFA Calls for Retroactive Renewal of Essential Trade Programs

The American Apparel & Footwear Association expressed disappointment and regret at inaction by Congress, leading to a lapse in two critical trade preference programs — the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) — imposing a tax increase on American workers, American consumers, and American ... [+]

AAFA Welcomes Nomination of Katherine Tai for USTR

The American Apparel & Footwear Association praised the nomination of Katherine Tai for U.S. Trade Representative by President-elect Joseph R. Biden today. “Katherine Tai has great mastery of the contours – both economic and political – around which U.S. trade policy is created and effectively implemented,” said Steve Lamar, president and ... [+]

AAFA Welcomes Stimulus Package; Calls on Administration to end Tariffs

The American Apparel & Footwear Association welcomed Senate approval of the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act to provide sorely needed stimulus in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and called for further action from the administration with regards to tariff relief. “For the past few weeks, our members have ... [+]

AAFA Welcomes Progress on USMCA

The American Apparel & Footwear Association welcomes the announcement that the House of Representatives will move forward with a vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), paving the way for expedited approval and what the industry hopes will be a seamless transition from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). “AAFA strongly ... [+]

Apparel and Footwear Group Deeply Concerned with Trump’s Decision on $200B Tariffs

Rick Helfenbein, president and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association, questioned President Trump’s decision to move forward with a 10% tariff on approximately $200 billion worth of U.S. imports from China, including many consumer goods, such as backpacks, handbags, purses, wallets, baseball gloves, hats and leather and fur ... [+]

Apparel, Foodwear Group Expresses Need for NAFTA to Remain Trilateral

Rick Helfenbein, president and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association, welcomed the conclusion of bilateral talks with Mexico on NAFTA and emphasized the need for Canada to be a part of any final agreement. Helfenbein also highlighted the need for the industry to be able to review the details ... [+]

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