American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)

AAFA Responds to Report on Counterfeits Fight

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"Counterfeit goods cost our industry billions of dollars every year," stated Rick Helfenbein, President and CEO of the American … [Read more...]

AAFA Announces Support of Trans-Pacific Partnership


Washington—As more retail and manufacturing trade organizations fall in line behind the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, the … [Read more...]

AAFA Named Rick Helfenbein as Next President/CEO

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Washington--The American Apparel & Footwear Association Board of Directors today announced that Rick Helfenbein, an … [Read more...]

Alibaba Moves to Stop Counterfeits on its Websites

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Washington—Following some scathing comments of the U.S. Trade Represenative, Alibaba has brought in a former counterfeit-battling … [Read more...]

AAFA’s Juanita Duggan to Take on New Role as Board Begins CEO Search

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Arlington, VA—The American Apparel & Footwear Association today announced that its President/CEO Juanita Duggan will step … [Read more...]

Retailers Enthused over News of TPP Agreement


Washington—Retail trade associations were quick to applaud a deal reach among the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries … [Read more...]

AAFA Sends Letter to Alibaba Calling for New Anti-Counterfeit Measures

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AAFA, the American Apparel and Footwear Association, is demanding more transparency from Alibaba.After years of "unproductive … [Read more...]

President Obama Signs Two Key Industry-Supported Trade Measures into Law


Washington--President Barack Obama today signed two important trade measures into law – the Trade Preferences Extension Act of … [Read more...]

Finally: Senate Approves TPA to the Pleasure of the President, Retailers

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Washington—In the words of NRF President/CEO Matthew Shay today, “it’s refreshing to see Congress finally put good policy ahead of … [Read more...]

Retailers, Trade Associations Applaud TPA Vote in the House


Washington—Retailers and industry trade associations today lauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing a new Trade … [Read more...]

AAFA Releases 16th Edition of Restricted Substances List

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Arlington, VA—The American Apparel and Footwear Association released this week its 16th edition of the Restricted Substance List … [Read more...]

Retailers, Shippers Welcome Introduction of PORTS Act

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Washington—–In the aftermath of the West Coast port slowdown—which affected many retailers’ costs in the recent holiday … [Read more...]