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: Vietnam’s Apparel Exports on Growth Track Despite TPP’s Demise
- Treasury Secretary Suggests China Trade Cut-Off Possible; NAFTA Partners Debate “Sunset” Provision; FMC Authorizes Ocean Carrier Contingency Fund
- UN Sanctions on North Korea Include Textile Sector; CBP Announces New Executive Director of Trade Relations; Commerce Considers CAFTA-DR Short Supply Request on Flannel Fabric; ILRF Targets World Bank on Uzbek Cotton
- CBP Delays ACE Deployment for FTZ and MID Until December
- CBP Prepares for Hurricane Irma
- Second Round of NAFTA Renegotiations Ends with Optimism to Reach Agreement By the End of 2017; House and Senate Leaders Release Bipartisan Statement on KORUS; Cotton Import Fee Increasing in November
- CBP Schedules Call to Discuss Preparations for Hurricane Irma
- USFIA Customs Overview for September 2017
- NAFTA Renegotiation Update - August 2017
- USFIA Member News for August 25, 2017