One of the United States Fashion Industry Association's main priorities is to improve the global dialogue on textile and apparel trade. USFIA International Affiliates are international companies that meet the requirements for Associate Membership but either do not have a U.S. subsidiary or prefer that the international office be the primary contact. As an International Affiliate, your company will receive many benefits of membership as well as the opportunity to get your name in front of our brand, retailer, and importer members and stay one step ahead of your competitors.
- Company must be a service provider, supplier, or promotional agency doing business with the U.S. and global fashion industry, as described below.
- Company must support USFIA’s mission to remove barriers to global textile and apparel trade.
- Company may be based anywhere in the world.
Service Providers include consultants, customs brokers, freight forwarders, law firms, logistics providers, steamship lines, and testing and certification companies that help fashion brands, retailers, importers, and wholesalers successfully do business.
Suppliers include manufacturers of finished products and/or inputs for finished products, exporting to or wanting to export more to the United States and/or U.S.-based brands and retailers.
Supplier Groups include associations, business councils, or other non-governmental groups representing two or more international supplier companies, working to promote the group’s member companies and the industry more generally.
Promotional Agencies include governmental organizations that promote the industry from a specific region, country, city, or other geographic entity.
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A Partner for Growth
USFIA International Affiliates have many opportunities to get your name in front of our brand, retailer, importer, and wholesaler members and stay one step ahead of your competitors. We invite International Affiliates to host an event or webinar and showcase your company in front of sourcing and compliance decision makers from the leading U.S. brands, retailers, importers, and wholesalers while providing information and education to USFIA members and other industry leaders.
News & Information
USFIA International Affiliates gain access to our exclusive publications including a subscription to publication that provides analysis on U.S. trade and customs policy from an international perspective, as well as access to the USFIA website and publication archives.
Education & Professional Development
USFIA International Affiliates have the opportunity to participate in educational events including our annual conference, regional full-day seminars, and regular educational seminars and webinars throughout the year, with significant members-only discounts on registration fees. USFIA International Affiliates are also invited to participate in sourcing and compliance events around the world hosted by members and those in our wide network, and promote your events to our members, too.
USFIA International Affiliates have opportunities to connect with USFIA members as well as U.S. and international government officials and key stakeholders across the value chain including U.S. and international service providers, suppliers, and industry groups. USFIA also regularly works with suppliers, supplier groups, and promotional agencies all over the world to bring new sourcing opportunities to our members.