USFIA statement after announcement of Phase One Trade Agreement with China

On behalf of USFIA member companies and our customers, we welcome the announcement that the United States and China have finalized the Phase One trade agreement.   These tariffs on apparel, accessories, home textiles, footwear and other consumer products represent an additional tax on American families. 

We encourage President Trump and the Administration to move quickly to begin the Phase Two negotiations to find a solution to the trade war. 

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.