USFIA Advocacy Priority: Expanding Industry Activities with CBP & Trusted Trader Programs

The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) strongly supports the private-public partnership between U.S. Customs & Border Protection and the fashion industry. We applaud the expanding role for the Center for Excellence & Expertise (CEE) for Apparel, Footwear and Textiles.

There remain very important issues for the trade going forward, especially the full implementation of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) and the requirements on the trade when entries involve Partner Government Agencies. Some of our priorities include:

  • Implementation of the forced labor statute
  • Increased emphasis on enforcement
  • False Claims Act expansion
  • Increased scrutiny of First Sale
  • Duty drawback updates
  • Implementation of AD/CVD enforcement regulations
  • Simplification of the Tariff Schedule