On November 7th, the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) joined industry groups from six Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries in a joint statement expressing “strong support for a conclusion of a 21st century TPP agreement that will generate trade and investment between our countries” as well as “more commercially meaningful market access and flexibilities in the rules for the apparel industry that recognize the importance of global value chains to the competitiveness of the apparel supply chain.” The full statement is available here