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US: AAFA implements updated trade policy
2014/3/7 9:08:07 Source: just-style Author:Michelle Russell 点击率:

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has implemented an updated international trade policy to support its legislative agenda and guide day-to-day advocacy efforts.

At its semi-annual meeting of the board this week, the AAFA said the changes had been put in place to reflect the rapid pace of change in the US apparel and footwear industry.

The policy comprises four main principles: securing access to global markets and supply chains through the elimination or reduction of duties and other trade barriers; promoting best practices to ensure goods are produced in a socially responsible, safe, and sustainable manner; ensuring governments take the necessary steps to protect and enforce intellectual property rights; and fostering trade facilitation policies that support transparency, predictability, and harmonization.

The AAFA also provided an update on the search for a new president and CEO following the departure of Kevin Burke in January. The association said it had enlisted executive search firm Spencer Stuart to assist the board in vetting qualified candidates.

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