The U.S. fashion industry will convene virtually on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, for Fashion Forward 2022. Hosted by the U.S. Fashion Industry Association (USFIA), the event will bring together fashion brands, retailers, importers, and service providers working in compliance, logistics, sourcing, supply chain management, government relations, and corporate social responsibility to discuss the latest updates on trade policy, recently enacted legislation, and compliance.
Key presentations include:
- A keynote by the Office of Trade Remedy Law Enforcement Directorate Acting Executive Director Eric Choy from U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- An update on policy and politics for the fashion industry from David Spooner, USFIA Washington Counsel, and John Pellegrini, USFIA Customs Consultant
- A supply chain update from Dr. Noel Hacegaba, Deputy Executive Director and COO for the Port of Long Beach
- A panel discussing the recently passed Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act with PwC subject matter experts
The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) represents the fashion industry: textile and apparel brands, retailers, importers, and wholesalers based in the United States and doing business globally. Founded in 1989 as the United States Association of Importers of Textiles & Apparel with the goal of eliminating the global apparel quota system, USFIA now works to eliminate the tariff and non-tariff barriers that impede the industry’s ability to trade freely and create economic opportunities in the United States and abroad. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., USFIA is the most respected voice for 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. www.usfashionindustry.com