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Washington, D.C. – The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) applauds the bipartisan in the House for the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities & Accountability Act of 2015, which will renew Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).

"On behalf of our members, we thank every House member who voted for TPA. We appreciate the House and Senate leadership for working together over the past several months to develop this legislation that will create high-standard, 21st-century trade policy and will support the fashion and business communities," said USFIA President Julia K. Hughes

“We are disappointed, however, that the failure to pass Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) legislation prevents the full trade legislation package from immediately going to the President so it can be signed into law. We encourage Members of the House of Representatives to work together to reach an agreement that will enact TPA into law," she concluded.

About the United States Fashion Industry Association

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. For more information, visit