The US apparel sector urges the US government and private sector to work together to keep imports and exports moving ahead of a potential US government shutdown on 1 October 2023 due to a budgetary stand-off.

by Isatou Ndure

Lawmakers have warned the US is heading for a shutdown on 1 October as budget talks stall with news reports suggesting the economy could take a hit if a deal isn’t made.

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) and US Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) have published a statement alongside fellow import and export associations declaring that imports and exports are vital components of the economy.

It states: “Government and the private sector must work together to keep legitimate trade flowing and illicit goods out of the supply chain during this challenging time.”

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