United States Fashion Industry Association

 

Summary

USFIA represents brands, retailers, importers, and wholesalers based in the United States and doing business globally. Founded in 1989, it works to eliminate tariff and non-tariff barriers that impede the fashion industry’s ability to trade freely and create jobs in the United States.

Vision

To play a leading role in trade policy advocacy and offer insights on customs issues, sustainability and smart sourcing.

Mission

The United States Fashion Industry Association is dedicated to the removal of barriers that impede the free movement of textile and apparel products to the United States and international markets.

History

USFIA is committed to providing members with the latest trade intelligence, resources, and solutions to manage the business of the fashion industry. The advocates to remove barriers that impede the fashion industry’s ability to trade freely and plays a leading role in trade policy advocacy, in addition to offering insights on customs issues, sustainability, and smart sourcing. This year, it will continue to make the case for the importance of free and fair trade and global supply chains, share industry best practices, and collaborate and learn from each other.

With constant, two-way communication, USFIA staff and counsel serve as the eyes and ears of our members in Washington and around the world, enabling them to stay ahead of the regulatory challenges of today and tomorrow. Through its publications, educational events, and networking opportunities, USFIA also connects with key stakeholders across the value chain including U.S. and international service providers, suppliers, and industry groups. As per the official website, ‘Last year, USFIA continued to hold virtual member seminars and events, in addition to the crucial webinars… One accomplishment was to bring more policymakers to USFIA virtual events. We learned more about the outlook on key issues from forced labor to the supply chain. One of the highlights of the year was the Classification Workshop series, featuring the CBP National Import Specialists as well as our Customs Broker Partner GEODIS USA.’

References

https://www.usfashionindustry.com