Fashion and Footwear Leaders Urge Early West Coast Port Negotiations – Footwear News

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Among growing economic anxiety due to the evolving crisis in Ukraine and mounting challenges to America’s already stressed supply chain, industry leaders from 49 organization sent a letter to the White House on Tuesday morning addressing the upcoming contract negotiations at the nation’s West Coast ports.

In the letter, leaders from the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA), National Retail Federation (NRF), Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and others are asking the Biden administration for “early and persistent” engagement in the impending contract

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