AAFA praises passage of GSP renewal in the House: AAFA praised the U.S. House of Representatives for approving H.R. 4979, which would extend the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program until December 31, 2020 and cover tariffs paid since the program expired at the end of 2017. Read the February 13 press release for AAFA's full statement and key vote letter.
Next week in Washington: Next week, AAFA will host the 2018 AAFA Executive Summit alongside the annual Spring Board of Directors Meeting and Capitol Hill visit. The Summit will convene nearly 200 executives for two incredible days and we look forward to welcoming keynote speakers Carl Bernstein (Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist, Author, and Political Analyst) and Angela Ahrendts (Sr. Vice President of Retail at Apple)! Sessions will also feature Avametric, Axios, Clarifai, Harvard Business School, Intel, JD.com, MarkMonitor, Microsoft Corporation, Nimbly, RSM US LLP, Stitch Fix, Turnberry, and Ziel Inc. PBC. The full agenda and registration details are available at aafgalobal.org/Summit18.
New AAFA member tool! Proposition 65 Warning Label Guidance: At our Product Safety Seminar earlier this month, AAFA unveiled a new member resource – AAFA Proposition 65 Warning Label Guidance. This tool provides AAFA members with details on the update to California's Proposition 65 (Prop 65), which becomes effective August 30, 2018. The tool breaks down the Prop 65 regulation text into actionable items to help companies develop their compliance strategy with regard to Prop 65 warning labels.
Annual Market Monitor posted: With data by NPD Group, the 2017 Apparel and Footwear Market Monitor is now posted to provide AAFA members with insights around sales of apparel and footwear products in the U.S. market. The annual report shares data about movements in the market that may impact your business and how you stack up against the competition. Members can download the final 2017 edition from the Tools & Research section of AAFA's website.
See all of AAFA’s latest letters, comments, and testimony here.
Congress and government agencies solicit comments on a range of issues that may affect your business – find a list of comment opportunities here.