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.
Importer Event Calendar
Jul 22 - Jul 24 Colombia Moda 2014
Jul 22 5:30pm - 7:30pm USFIA & KITA Reception at Texworld
Jul 23 2:00pm - 3:00pm USFIA & KPMG Webinar on OFAC Violations & Export Controls for Retail
Aug 13 2:00pm - 3:00pm USFIA & ecVision Webinar on OEKO-TEX Supplier Certification
Aug 17 - Aug 20 SOURCING at MAGIC
USFIA's Premier Partner
The United States Fashion Industry Association is pleased to announce that KPMG LLP, the U.S. member firm of KPMG International, a long-time Associate Member of USFIA, is our Premier Partner for 2014. KPMG will work collaboratively with the association to provide up to date trade information and customs news, and also act as a point of contact for key technical issues that may impact our members. Click here to read more about the partnership and our activities.
- USFIA Joins Letter to Congressional Leadership on Defense Appropriations & Bangladesh; LA Denim Brands Taken to Court Over Made in USA Labels; Port of Long Beach to Invest $579 Million in Upgrades & Improvements; Pew Finds Majority of Americans Support FT
- Supplier Risk Management: What If It Hits the Fan?
- U.S. News & World Report: Why Cleaning Up the Fashion Industry Is So Messy
- West Coast Contract Extension Ends; Bangladesh Ministry of Commerce Provides Analysis on Country’s Export Earnings; Reports Growth in Apparel Sector
- ICYMI: Time to Make FTAs Work for Fashion
- Join Us in Dallas—and Save the Date for San Fran!
- Ask the Experts: AGOA Benefits for Madagascar
- USFIA Member News for July 11, 2014
- CPSC to Hold Public Workshop on Certificates of Compliance; Protesters at Daewoo in Seoul Call for End of Uzbek Cotton Purchases
- USFIA Joins Letter to ILWU & PMA; CBP Releases ICP on First Sale; Progressive Economy Reports U.S. Collects $260 Million in Baby Clothing Tariffs, While Canada Collects $0