April 6, 2024


  • The US department of homeland security yesterday announced an enhanced strategy to combat illicit textile-garment trade.
  • The Customs and Border Protection and Homeland Security Investigations will work on the strategy that includes intensified cracking down on small package shipments, special operations and increased customs audits and foreign verifications.

The American Apparel & Footwear Association, the National Retail Federation, the Retail Industry Leaders Association, and the United States Fashion Industry Association also appreciated the DHS announcement and urged DHS to partner with them and their members.

“A successful enforcement plan must include input from all stakeholders, clear communication with the trade, and coordinated activities with importers, especially if DHS finds illicit activity happening in the supply chain. The results of any illicit activities must be shared so that our members and other importers can act quickly to address the issue,” the associations said in a joint statement.

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