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AAFA Applauds Launch of GSP Footwear Bill, Urges Congress to Renew Overall GSP Program As Soon As Possible.

By   /  November 3, 2017  /  Apparel & Fashion, Enewsletter  /  No Comments

Washington DC, United States – The American Apparel & Footwear Association welcomed Senate introduction of a bill to designate certain footwear as eligible for the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. Under the proposal, certain footwear that is not produced domestically would be eligible to be added to GSP for the first time since the […]

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AAFA States Opposition to the Border Adjustment Tax in Comments to House Ways and Means Committee.

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  Apparel & Fashion, Enewsletter  /  No Comments

Maryland, United States – The American Apparel & Footwear Association reinforced its opposition to the Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) provision, included in the “A Better Way” tax blueprint, in comments submitted to the House Ways and Means Committee. The comments were submitted in response to a request for input ahead of the committee’s May 23 “Increasing […]

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AAFA Releases 17th Edition of Restricted Substances List.

By   /  April 19, 2016  /  Apparel & Fashion, Chemicals & Dyes, Enewsletter  /  No Comments

Virginia, United States – The American Apparel & Footwear Association released the 17th edition of the Restricted Substance List (RSL), the industry’s chemical management resource for banned or restricted chemicals and substances in finished home textile, apparel, and footwear products around the world.

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AAFA Names Rick Helfenbein Next President & CEO.

By   /  January 13, 2016  /  Apparel & Fashion, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

Virginia, United States – The American Apparel & Footwear Association Board of Directors announced that Rick Helfenbein, an experienced apparel and footwear executive and current AAFA Chairman, will take on the role of President and CEO starting February 15. “It is a great honor for me to have been selected to lead AAFA,” said Helfenbein. “Having worked […]

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AAFA Lauds Key Trade Legislation Signed in Law.

By   /  July 1, 2015  /  Apparel & Fashion, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Virginia, United States – President Barack Obama today signed two important trade measures into law – the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 and Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015). Both bills, passed by Congress last week, are key pieces of the trade agenda supported by the American Apparel & Footwear […]

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AAFA Releases 16th Edition of Restricted Substances List.

By   /  June 18, 2015  /  Chemicals & Dyes, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Virginia, United States –  The American Apparel and Footwear Association released the 16th edition of the Restricted Substance List (RSL), the industry’s chemical management resource for banned or restricted chemicals and substances in finished home textile, apparel, and footwear products around the world. The RSL, which covers apparel, footwear,

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AAFA Statement on Trade Promotion Authority.

By   /  April 21, 2015  /  Apparel & Fashion  /  No Comments

Virginia, United States – Following an announcement that a bipartisan Congressional bill on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) was introduced, Juanita D. Duggan, President and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association, released the following statement calling the announcement welcome news:   

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AAFA President & CEO Criticizes Collapse of Key Trade Deal.

By   /  August 4, 2014  /  Apparel & Fashion, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Virginia, United States – American Apparel & Footwear Association President & CEO Juanita D. Duggan strongly criticized the apparent collapse of a multilateral trade agreement in Geneva. The 160 member World Trade Organization (WTO) was unable to move forward with a landmark Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), when India

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