The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) has strongly opposed President Trump’s plans to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of goods from China, including several fashion and consumer products. Besides additional tax burden on consumers, tariffs will add considerable disruption to the supply chain; the fact that the tariffs will start at 10 per cent now and will rise to 25 per cent on January 1, 2019, creates additional chaos in the fashion industry’s supply chains, which will have a wide-ranging negative impact on consumers, companies, and jobs in the United States.
Founded in 1989, The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) is dedicated to fashion made possible by global trade. The association represents brands, retailers, importers, and wholesalers based in the United States and doing business globally. It 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.