Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / AAFA urges YES vote on ATPA/TAA renewal
AAFA urges YES vote on ATPA/TAA renewal
09
Feb '11
On behalf of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), the national trade association of the apparel and footwear industries and their suppliers, Kevin M. Burke President and CEO of AAFA, expresses strong support for legislation to extend Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA).

AAFA has key voted House approval of this legislation as a YES vote.

When enacted, this legislation will extend two important trade related programs – the Andean Trade Preferences Act (ATPA) and the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA).

The ATPA supports a strong economic partnership between the United States and the Andean region. This partnership is critical to the success of our anti drug policies with the region and to the survival of democratic economies and institutions in South America. Moreover, the ATPA program anchors an important export market and sourcing partner for the U.S. textile and apparel industry.

The TAA program plays a critical role in support of education and job placement for U.S. workers who, through no fault of their own, are displaced because of global competition. House approval is needed now to ensure these provisions do not expire at the end of this week.

I urge you to vote YES on legislation to extend Trade Adjustment Assistance and the Andean Trade Preference Act.

Thank you for your time and consideration in this important matter.

American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 18th Aug 2017

Turkey imposes temporary duty on POY from 7 countries

Turkish ministry of economy has announced imposition of provisional...

Textiles | On 18th Aug 2017

GST return filing deadline for transitional credit

For businesses who want to avail the transitional input tax credit...

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Aug 2017

AEPC wants clarity on minimum wages for garment sector

The Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) has urged the Indian...

Interviews View All

Dharmendra Shah
Ozone PB Spintex Limited

‘We have made huge investments to ensure quality yarn production.’

Viral Desai
Zenitex Mill Pvt Ltd

Full of green energy

Riddhika Shah
SS Homme

'Worsted wool is the ideal fabric for menswear'

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

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

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

August 2017

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

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
66.7%
No
16.7%
Skip
16.7%

Total Votes: 30

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
43.3%
No
36.7%
Skip
20.0%

Total Votes: 30

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
83.3%
No
6.7%
Skip
10.0%

Total Votes: 30

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
60.0%
No
10.0%
Skip
30.0%

Total Votes: 30


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search