The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) is excited to announce that we will expand our partnership with PwC’s Customs and International Trade Practice for two more years, helping 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.
PwC’s Customs and International Trade Practice, comprising an expansive global network of dedicated customs and international trade specialists located in over 60 countries, will continue as USFIA’s Premier Partner for 2016 and 2017. PwC will work collaboratively with us to support our mission and activities while helping us keep our members informed about key international trade and customs issues.
“We are thrilled to partner with PwC for two more years,” says Julia K. Hughes, President of USFIA. “As our Premier Partner in 2015, PwC brought the firm’s wide-ranging expertise to our members by covering topics from customs audits in the United States, to supply chain transparency best practices, to how to understand import requirements in China, Mexico, and the European Union. We’re excited to work even more closely with the global partnership team and utilize the breadth and depth of the firm’s resources around the globe.”
In 2016, PwC will:
- Co-host a series of webinars for USFIA’s members and network, including:
- Update on the Union Customs Code (UCC) from PwC Netherlands on March 3, 2016
- How to Successfully Navigate a Focused Assessment in April 2016
- Additional Webinars TBA in May, July, September, and December
- Speak about the implementation of the Union Customs Code (UCC) in the European Union atUSFIA Fashion Forward: San Francisco on February 12th, as well as participate in USFIA’s other regional events.
- Participate in the 28th Apparel Importers Trade & Transportation Conference in New York in November as a co-host of a special, pre-conference event and featured speaker and exhibitor.
- Provide key insights on topics such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the automation of the Customs function, reducing the cost and risks of international trade, the benefits of preferential trade programs and the correlations between Customs and other tax functions (i.e. Transfer Pricing) amongst others.
- Invite USFIA members to access other PwC materials and participate in PwC-sponsored educational and networking opportunities around the world.
- Work closely with USFIA to expand both organizations’ visibility, especially in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
USFIA’s partners support us in our mission while helping us amplify the industry’s voice on the critical issues and keep our members informed about the regulatory challenges of today and tomorrow. For more information on our partners for 2016, visit www.usfashionindustry.com.