Below, you’ll find recent media coverage of USFIA and our policy advocacy work, as well as resources for press.

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Solutions to Port Congestion Mulled at USFIA Conference

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15 November 2021
by Mara Lee, International Trade Today A new dwelling fee on containers at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports should not be passed on to...

Executive Assistant Commissioner Asks for Suggestions on Expediting Cargo at Ports

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15 November 2021
by Mara Lee, International Trade Today Executive Assistant Commissioner AnnMarie Highsmith of CBP's Office of Trade reiterated that CBP is seeking...

USFIA Washington Counsel Says Section 301 Exclusion Applications Likely to Reopen

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15 November 2021
by Mara Lee, International Trade Today   David Spooner, Washington counsel for the U.S. Fashion Industry Association, said that while the U.S. trade...

Sourcing Journal Covers USFIA Annual Conference

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11 November 2021
Sourcing Journal published several articles about the 2021 Virtual Apparel Importers Trade & Transportation Conference. They covered EAC Highsmith’s remarks...

Sourcing Journal: Biden's Inaction on China Like 'Groundhog Day'

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27 September 2021
USFIA President Julia Hughes' Sourcing at MAGIC presentation, "What's On the Horizon for Trade Policy and Sourcing," was heavily quoted in a...

Vox: How your favorite jeans might be fueling a human rights crisis

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06 September 2021
USFIA President Julia Hughes' testimony before Congress was quoted in a Vox article about jeans, fast fashion, and cotton's connection to forced...

Just-Style: How Uncle Sam is raising your footwear and apparel costs

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26 July 2021
Op-ed by Julia Hughes & Matt Priest published by Just-Style on July 23, 2021. As footwear and apparel costs in the US rise faster than they have...

Just-Style: Rising costs a major concern for US apparel industry says USFIA

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19 July 2021
Original article available from Just-Style here. A new United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) report has revealed rising costs are a top...