[Upcoming Event] Amber Road to Discuss Global Commerce and Trade Automation at the FDRA Footwear Forum

Posted by Nick Fabretti on August 28, 2015

Next month, Amber Road will be sponsoring the FDRA Footwear Forum in Boston on September 15th. This forum will bring together the industry’s top executives and leading service providers to discuss information and updates on footwear trade and sourcing, compliance, product safety and other issues.

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Topics: Retail, Global Sourcing, Global Trade Management, Footwear

2015 Apparel Magazine Exclusive Report: The State of Global Compliance

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on July 13, 2015

Today’s supply chains are increasingly complex. Apparel companies must be proactive in managing the complexities of testing and compliance to avoid the risk of losing far more time and money on the back end when reacting to problems.

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Topics: Retail, Apparel, Data Quality Management, Footwear, Global Supply Chain, Product Testing, Risk and Quality Management

One Small Step for Footwear, One Giant Leap for the Global Economy

Posted by Ryan Gudovitz on July 2, 2015

On June 29th, President Obama signed the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA-2015) bill into law. This bill is a ground-breaking step in removing trade barriers that hinder a truly free and open global economy.

The passage of TPA was vital in order to further progress towards free trade giving the executive branch the ability to negotiate free trade agreements for the U.S. while providing a strong backing for the President to lower tariffs between Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries. This progression could save nearly $400 million a year in duties for the footwear industry alone!

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Topics: Supplier Management, Global Trade Management, Free Trade Agreements, Footwear

Amber Road Selected as USFIA’s 2015 Innovation Partner

Posted by Nick Fabretti on June 12, 2015

Amber Road is excited to announce that it has been selected as the United States Fashion Industry Association’s (USFIA) Innovation Partner for 2015, the first partner of this kind!

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Topics: Apparel, Amber Road News, Footwear

The Footwear Industry Awaits Final Passage of Trade Promotion Authority

Posted by Nick Fabretti on May 21, 2015

Last week, by a vote of 65 to 33, the U.S. Senate agreed to consider legislation to give President Obama Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). Following a debate amongst individual senators, a vote on final passage of the TPA bill is expected this week.

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Topics: Footwear

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