AAFA renews partnership with WRAP: Early this year, AAFA renewed its partnership with Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) as the association's official Corporate Social Responsibility Partner. As part of this agreement, AAFA will continue to collaborate with WRAP to develop tools and resources for AAFA membership focused on labor, working hours, and other important social responsibility topics. More information on the partnership, including access to member-only tools and resources, can be found here.
Las Vegas recap: Last week, AAFA leadership ran two panels during SOURCING AT MAGIC and FN PLATFORM in Las Vegas. Make sure to check out news reports on the industry and MAGIC, the costs of tariffs, and a recap of AAFA's brand protection panel.
Modernizing logistics for the 21st century: AAFA has submitted comments and requested to testify as part of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's 21st Century Customs Framework (21CCF) initiative. The 21CCF is meant "to address and enhance numerous aspects of CBP’s trade mission to better position the agency to operate in the 21st century trade environment."
Separately, AAFA joined a coalition of associations urging Congress to take up and pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill that will improve the safety, reliability, and efficiency of the nation's infrastructure.
AAFA submits comments for IPR report: On February 7, AAFA submitted comments to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative as part of the agency's annual Special 301 Review. This report identifies countries that deny adequate and effective protection of intellectual property rights or deny fair and equitable market access to U.S. persons who rely on intellectual property protection.
Associations express support for CPSC Chairman: On February 4, AAFA joined a multi-association letter urging the Senate to confirm Anne Marie Buerkle for an additional term as Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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See all of AAFA’s latest letters, comments, and testimony here.