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
USFIA & GEODIS Webinar on BKIP
CBP Webinar on Forced Labor Enforcement
- Sourcing Journal: Where Four Experts Think We Stand on TPP Post Debate
- What to Do When the Government Comes Knocking
- USTR Holds Hearing on GSP for Travel Goods; USTR Holds Hearing on GSP for Travel Goods; CITA Considers Commercial Availability Request for U.S.-Colombia FTA
- WTO Public Forum & Inclusive Trade
- USFIA Member News for October 14, 2016
- 5 New Important China Customs & Trade Developments
- The New MTB Process--And How to Obtain Tariff Reductions
- CBP, USFIA to Host Webinars on Forced Labor Enforcement; U.S. Lifts Ban on Jadeite, Ruby, and Jewelry from Myanmar; Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency
- Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety Releases Third Annual Report; Levi Strauss & Co. Announces Paid Parental Leave Policy; New Study Finds Democrats More Supportive of Trade Than Republicans
- East Coast Trade Symposium Scheduled for December 1-2; CITA Announces Cap on Third-Country Fabric Imports from AGOA Region
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By Leonie Barrie
USFIA President Julia K. Hughes participated in just-style's annual roundup of views on the outlook for the industry. Click here to read the entire article on the just-style website.