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African Growth & Opportunity Act (AGOA)

African Growth & Opportunity Act (AGOA)

USFIA is working to renew AGOA--and soon.

Issue Summary The African Growth & Opportunity Act (AGOA) was enacted in May 2000 to expand U.S. trade with Sub-Saharan…

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Webinar: ACE Reporting 101

Webinar: ACE Reporting 101

March 11, 2015

Join the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) and OHL for a webinar on navigating ACE reporting.

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USFIA's Premier Partner for 2015 - PwC

USFIA's Premier Partner for 2015 - PwC

PwC will help us deliver essential information and innovative programing.

  The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) is excited to announce our Premier Partner for 2015 to help us…

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PwC Seminar on Customs & Trade Compliance in Singapore

PwC Seminar on Customs & Trade Compliance in Singapore

March 25-26, 2015

PwC, USFIA's Premier Partner for 2015, will host a Customs & International Trade Compliance Asia Pacific Seminar in Singapore.

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About Us

The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) represents the fashion industry: textile and apparel brands, retailers, importers, and wholesalers based in the United States and doing business globally. Founded in 1989 as the United States Association of Importers of Textiles & Apparel with the goal of eliminating the global apparel quota system, USFIA now works to eliminate the tariff and non-tariff barriers that impede the industry’s ability to trade freely and create economic opportunities in the United States and abroad. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., USFIA is the most respected voice for the fashion industry in front of the U.S. government as well as international governments and stakeholders. With constant, two-way communication, USFIA staff and counsel serve as the eyes and ears of our members in Washington and around the world, enabling them to stay ahead of the regulatory challenges of today and tomorrow. Through our publications, educational events, and networking opportunities, USFIA also connects with key stakeholders across the value chain including U.S. and international service providers, suppliers, and industry groups.

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USFIA's Premier Partner

PwC

The United States Fashion Industry Association is pleased to announce that PwC, a long-time Associate Member of USFIA, is our Premier Partner for 2015. PwC will help us deliver essential information and innovative programing to our members. Click here to read more about the partnership and our activities.

Cotton Farming: Want Style, Sustainability? Consider Cotton.

By Julia K. Hughes

While our members have always been committed to sourcing at the highest standards, today they are particularly focused on ethical sourcing as a critical component of business operations. USFIA facilitates discussions on how to source the right product at the right price – and today, that’s a product manufactured in a safe, sustainable and responsible way.

But, we’re in the business of fashion – so, in today’s competitive market, that product must also meet customers’ standards for fit, function and style. USFIA member companies source prod- ucts made with every type of fiber imaginable. If you’re looking at the whole equation – including sustainability, fit, function and style – cotton will remain an essential fiber.

Click here to read the entire article on the Cotton Farming website.