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

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Marketplace: Here’s what American businesses want you to know about the trade war

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15 January 2020
USFIA President Julia Hughes joins Marketplace to discuss the Phase One U.S.-China agreement. “It’s a total myth that it’s China that’s paying and...

Just-Style: Outlook 2020 - Apparel Industry Challenges and Opportunities

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14 January 2020
"Looking back at 2019, I think the best way to describe the year from a trade policy perspective is to think about a roller coaster ride. Scary and...

Sourcing Journal: US Companies, Consumers Paid $42 Billion More in Duties Since China Trade War Started

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19 December 2019
By Julia K. Hughes  Looking back at 2019, there are two words to sum up the roller coaster ride: disruption and uncertainty. Sourcing strategies are under...

China’s Plunging Denim Exports to the US Show Tariffs’ Taxing Toll

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12 December 2019
By Arthur Friedman  The tariffs on U.S. apparel imports from China keep taking a bigger toll on the country’s role as a denim supplier, while other...

Apparel supply chains under increasing scrutiny

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15 November 2019
By Ed Zwirn  Clothing and textile executives attending a New York conference have been told they need to take special care when assessing their...

US Apparel Sector Still Cautious on Future Trade Outlook

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14 November 2019
By Ed Zwirn  While cautious optimism on the future of global trade may be evident in US financial markets - notably because the United States and...