Past USFIA Webinars

Are the new 10-25 percent tariffs on Chinese imports hitting your products in advance of the upcoming holiday season? It’s possible to get some reprieve—from these new duties, and others—if you think creatively to triage your supply chain and take advantage of duty-savings initiatives. The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) and Laura Rabinowitz, Special Counsel at USFIA Associate Member Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, presented a webinar covering a variety of smart strategies to save money in your supply chain. Laura draws from her decades of experience handling international trade projects for a wide range of clients, as well as her depth of knowledge regarding global customs law, to cover topics including First Sale, drawback, temporary importation bonds (TIBs), bonded warehouses, shipping in-bond, and American Goods Returned, among other ideas.

Webinar Recording: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6108652801515980289

Webinar Slide Deck: https://usfashionindustry.com/presentations/20181011-USFIA-KelleyDrye-TriageYourSupplyChain.pdf 

So, you’ve realized some of your imports from China are going to be subject to the new Section 301 tariffs—which will be 10 percent now, and up to 25 percent by January 2019. There are a variety of strategies to help your company avoid or reduce the impact of the tariffs—many of which could have an enduring benefit for your company beyond these specific tariff increases. The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) and Mary Jo Muoio, Senior Vice President of USFIA Customs Broker Partner GEODIS USA, provide the customs broker’s perspective on how to deal with tariff increases. Mary Jo draws from her many decades of experience as a savvy customs broker in the industry, as well as her intel from U.S. Customs & Border Protection, to help you save your company money on duties in the immediate- and long-term.

Webinar Recording: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3498425391315267585

Webinar Slide Deck: https://usfashionindustry.com/presentations/20181004-USFIA-GEODIS-BrokersPerspective.pdf 

Are the new 10-25 percent tariffs on Chinese imports hitting your products in advance of the upcoming holiday season? It’s possible to get some reprieve—if you act quickly. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has implemented a product exclusion process by which companies may request the exclusion from these duties on one or more products on the list subject to the Section 301 tariffs. The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) and USFIA Associate Member Arent Fox provided a 30-minute update to learn the what, how, and when of the exclusion process—including an overview of the specific forms and guidelines, the deadlines for submitting the requests, and how to file responses to posted requests.

Webinar Recording: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2585660315958832897

Webinar Slide Deck: https://usfashionindustry.com/presentations/20181002-USFIA-ArentFox-ExclusionProcess.pdf

USFIA and  experts from Associate Member Akin Gump provided an update on the latest developments in negotiations to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In this webinar, we  review what it all means, including the text itself, the timeline for consideration by Congress, what might happen to Canada, and the next steps for apparel brands and retailers. We'll even review whether it will still be called NAFTA! 

Webinar Recording: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/898395951614639106

Webinar Slide Deck: https://usfashionindustry.com/presentations/20181003-USFIA-AkinGump-NAFTAUpdate 

The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) and Cotton Incorporated take a look at what's happening with cotton--from the latest outlook for the cotton market, to cutting-edge research on biodegradability, to new resources for your business. 

Whether you're working in sourcing, product development, management, or marketing--or whether you're curious about new developments in raw materials and fabrics--you'll want to get up-to-date on what's happening with cotton and resources available to you and your company.

Webinar Recording: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7503608701074757377

Webinar Slide Deck: https://usfashionindustry.com/presentations/20180927-USFIA-CottonInc-CottonUpdate.pdf