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The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) applauds the bipartisan passage in the U.S. Senate of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation. 

“On behalf of our members, we thank every Senate member who voted for TPA. We appreciate the House and Senate leadership working together over the past several months to finally pass this critical legislation,” said USFIA President Julia K. Hughes. 

“TPA is necessary to conclude important agreements for our industry like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP),” continued Hughes. 

“We are eager for President Obama to sign TPA into law so the Administration and all stakeholders can continue to work on creating high-standard, 21st-century trade policy that will help U.S.-based brands and retailers continue to innovate and create high-quality jobs at home,” 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