The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) is pleased to present the

Washington Trade

Join USFIA for this annual event that analyzes the key issues and politics affecting the fashion industry. The Biden Administration is still in the early days and we have lots of questions about what will be the policy on China, when will the trade wars be over, and what impact will economic policy have on consumer demand

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What to Expect

Trade Policy and Politics - July 13, 2021

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Key Issues in Trade Policy, Politics & Customs 

  • David Spooner, USFIA Washington Counsel and Partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • John Pellegrini, USFIA Customs Counsel 


Trade Policy Agenda for the Biden Administration (off the record)

  • Bill Jackson, Assistant USTR for Textiles, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative


Perspectives on Supply Chain Challenges from the Federal Maritime Commission

  • Rebecca F. Dye, Commissioner, Federal Maritime Commission


Trade and Sourcing Trends for 2021: Results of the Fashion Industry Benchmarking Survey

  • Dr. Sheng Lu, Associate Professor at the University of Delaware Department of Fashion & Apparel Studies


The Sustainable Future of the Fashion Industry

  • Kelly Burton, Chief Sustainability Officer, Material Exchange



Key Issues for Compliance - July 14, 2021

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PwC Insights on the Tax and Trade Impact of Digital Services Taxes

  • Scott McCandless, Partner in PwC’s Washington Tax Practice
  • Maytee Pereira, Senior Managing Director, Customs and International Trade Co-Leader

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Update from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (off the record)

  • John Leonard, Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of International Trade
  • Thomas F. Overacker, Executive Director, Cargo and Conveyance Security
  • Mary Jo Muoio, Senior Vice President Trade Services, GEODIS USA, Moderator


The Intersection of Social Compliance Audits and CTPAT Minimum Security Requirements

  • Avedis Seferian, President & CEO, WRAP


Trade Policy Agenda for the Congress (off the record)

  • Alexandra Whittaker, Chief Trade Counsel, House Ways and Means Committee 


Ten Takeaways for the Fashion Industry: Reflections After 20 Years at Just-Style

  • Leonie Barrie, former editor, Just-Style; VP Business Development, Better Buying Institute

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