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.
USFIA's Premier Partner
The United States Fashion Industry Association is pleased to announce that PwC has been named our Premier Partner for 2016/2017. PwC will continue to help us deliver timely, critical information to global brands and retailers as well as develop innovative educational and networking events to help advance the industry’s goals. Click here to read more about the partnership and our activities.
USFIA's Additional Partners
The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) has two additional major partners for 2016/2017: Innovation Partner Amber Road and Customs Broker Partner GEODIS. Click here to read more about these partners and our activities.
Fashion Industry Event Calendar
- Sourcing Journal: “Uncertainty” Over Trump Policies Makes Frenemies of Importers, Domestic Producers
- American Shipper: Apparel industry in knots over NAFTA renegotiation
- Journal of Commerce: Maersk to expand financing to shippers’ suppliers
- Sourcing Journal: America First is Turning Into “America Alone” When it Comes to Trade
- Sourcing Journal: A Mexican Truck Ban Could be the Next Thing Hindering Trade Under NAFTA
- How to Survive the FTA/Preference Program Verification Audit & Get Your Preferential Treatment
- USFIA Customs Overview for November 2017
- FTA Preference Rules for Apparel: Understanding the Building Blocks Used in Tariff Shift Model Agreements
- Sourcing Journal: There’s More Cheating Going on in Sustainability Than You Think
- East Coast Trade Symposium Registration Opens Today; USTR Announces New GSP Enforcement Priorities