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
We are pleased to announce the USFIA Premier Partner for 2018: PwC. For the fourth year in a row, PwC will help us deliver timely, critical information to global brands and retailers as well as develop innovative educational and networking events to 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 2018: Sustainability Partner BSI and Customs Broker Partner GEODIS. Click here to read more about these partners and our activities.
Fashion Industry Event Calendar
- USFIA Joins Coalition Letter Urging Renewal of GSP; Washington Prepares for Government Shutdown; Brady Announces 115th Congress Ways & Means Republican Subcommittee Assignments; DHS Marks Human Trafficking Awareness Day
- just-style: Outlook 2018 - What's next for apparel sourcing?
- Customs Overview for January 2018
- Trump Issues Proclamation on GSP & AGOA
- GSP Set to Expire on December 31st; Commerce Issues Affirmative Preliminary Anti-Dumping Duty Determinations on Certain Polyester from China
- Trump Outlines “America First” National Security Strategy
- China's Economic Evolution and the Impact on the Future of Sourcing
- University of Delaware Biden Institute Blog: Creating High-Quality Jobs in the U.S. Textile & Apparel Industry
- Senate Confirms DHS Secretary; US & Egypt Agree to Further Trade Cooperation; PRI Tool Shows "Fairness" of Fashion
- USFIA Customs Overview for December 2017