American Apparel and Footwear Association

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AAFA is the voice of record for the apparel and footwear industries on Capitol Hill and around the world. 

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Check out AAFA's events across the topics of trade, intellectual property and brand protection, supply chain, and more. Events Calendar > 

legislative action

Now is the time to contact Congress to tell them why you oppose the Border Adjustment Tax. Click here to send an email to your elected representatives urging action on trade.

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Press Highlights


April 2017

The New York Times


Revisiting NAFTA: The Stakes for Key Industries

New York Style Guide


Fashion VIPs & Celebrities Turn Out for 39th Annual AAFA American Image Awards

Fox Business


Could a border-adjusted tax be the ‘nail in the coffin’ for retailers?



How a Border Tax Could Hurt Retail and Kill Jobs

CNBC Squawk on    
the Street           


BAT tax will be a disaster: AAFA CEO

CNBC Squawk on
the Street


AAFA CEO: We're hoping for results from both US and China

March 2017

The New York Times


A Small Table Maker Takes On Alibaba’s Flood of Fakes



Retailers Had a Dismal Christmas and Now Comes Ryan’s Import Tax

February 2017

The Atlantic


Paul Ryan's Tax Plan May Not Do What Trump Says It Will



Men's Jeans Could Be the Biggest Retail Casualty of a Trade War with Mexico



Retailer-Backed Coalition Launches Campaign Against Border Tax

Associated Press  


Retailers, Trade Groups Increase Fight Against Tax Proposal 

January 2017



Mexico Import Tax 'Not a Good Situation': AAFA

Wall Street Journal


Trump’s Meeting With Jack Ma Comes as U.S. Keeps Eye on Alibaba

Associated Press


Beantown as Shoetown: Sneaker Makers Stake Claim in Boston


CBS MoneyWatch 

A Trump family Snag: Ivanka’s Asian-made Clothing

The Washington Post

Retail and Apparel Industries Take Wait-and-See Approach to Trump’s Talk of Tariffs


AAFA to Alibaba: Address Your Counterfeit Issue


The Biggest Loser of the U.S. Election Could Be Trade

The Wall Street Journal

Alibaba’s Efforts to Stop Sale of Counterfeit Goods Under Fire


DNA Testing Could Put an End to Fake Egyptian Cotton

Footwear News

D.C. Insiders Celebrate Opening of American Apparel and Footwear Association Office

Women’s Wear Daily

AAFA Moves Closer to the Center of Power


Hanjin Funding to Come Up Short to Unload Stalled Ships

The Wall Street Journal

Hanjin Shipping’s Troubles Leave $14 Billion in Cargo Stranded at Sea

China Daily

Alibaba Pushed to Block Phonies