Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / AAFA applauds Chamber report encouraging passage of pending FTAs
AAFA applauds Chamber report encouraging passage of pending FTAs
May '10
American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke released the following statement applauding U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue's outspoken support for free trade and the need to quickly pass the three pending free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea.

“I applaud Tom and his colleagues at the Chamber for their leadership and tenacity in urging President Obama and Congress to move forward on these trade deals that stand to benefit U.S. workers and consumers. The report the Chamber released is one more document supporting the case for international trade. It makes the important point that jobs and trade are forever linked in the global economy.

“The U.S. apparel and footwear industry is experiencing its greatest growth in the international market. Earning new customers abroad is one of our industry's top priorities. Passing the pending free trade agreements, as well as negotiating new market openings, will keep our industry competitive and relevant.

“In fact, our industry is already at the forefront of globalization. With 99 percent of footwear and 97 percent of apparel sold in the United States made internationally and 95 percent of our customers living outside the United States, we do not want to fall behind.

“As the United States moves forward to accomplish President Obama's goal to double exports over the next five years, our agreements must be 21st century agreements that represent how we will do business not only today but tomorrow. AAFA will continue to educate the Obama Administration and Congress about the myriad of important issues that should be addressed in achieving this laudable objective, including the roles of third country exports, export financing, and imports.”

American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)

Must ReadView All

RBI Governor Urjit Patel addressing a press conference. Courtesy: Youtube

Textiles | On 7th Dec 2016

Defying expectations, RBI keeps repo rate unchanged

Defying market expectations, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of...

RBI Governor Urjit Patel and other officials addressing a press conference. Courtesy: Youtube

Textiles | On 7th Dec 2016

RBI withdraws the incremental CRR from Dec 10

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to withdraw the...

Textiles | On 7th Dec 2016

‘Price-competitiveness is crucial for China yarn market’

Kikani Exports, India based yarn supplier with 12 years of experience ...

Interviews View All

Rajiv Sirohi

‘Portugal is taking away a major share of the mill made sector.’

Saket Garg
Garg Corporation

The biggest challenge is lack of skilled workforce and competition from...

Smith Vaghasia
Sanado India

Online remains the best destination for shopping

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

December 2016

December 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search