American businesses and consumers continue to be adversely affected as the uncertainty surrounding the U.S.-China trade war propels onward. Today, the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) joins alongside U.S. manufacturers, retailers, agricultural and food producers, and other supply chain stakeholders to form the Tariff Reform Coalition, a coalition dedicated to ensuring clearer guidelines and Congressional oversight on Presidential tariff authority.
The increasing use of tariffs as a negotiating mechanism negatively impacts American companies and consumers, as well as creates a historic imbalance between Congressional and Executive powers. The Tariff Reform Coalition is focused on restoring the balance of power delegated to the President on tariff authority and supports increasing Congressional oversight over tariff matters.
USFIA is pleased to join the Tariff Reform Coalition as we continue to work to eliminate tariff and non-tariff barriers that impede the fashion industry’s ability to trade freely and create jobs in the United States. Creating balance in managing U.S. trade policy between Congress and the Executive Branch is crucial to our economic well-being, and we look forward to working with the Tariff Reform Coalition and the Administration to find a solution that establishes the appropriate balance on trade authority.
Click here to read the Tariff Reform Coalition’s letter to Congress on the forming and goals of the coalition.
The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) is dedicated to fashion made possible by global trade. USFIA represents brands, retailers, importers, and wholesalers based in the United States and doing business globally. Founded in 1989, USFIA 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. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., USFIA is the voice of the fashion industry in front of the U.S. government as well as international governments and stakeholders. 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 our 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.