We fight to eliminate all barriers which restrict and control access to brand name merchandise
AFTA™ members are primarily small business owners committed to providing American consumers with an array of competitively-priced, brand name merchandise.
AFTA™ is the oldest and most successful national trade association in the United States providing a voice for consumers and businesses depending upon a vibrant and thriving marketplace, offering a wide variety of product, purchasing, shipping, sourcing, pricing and even post-sale servicing options.
AFTA™ members provide consumers with consumer products manufactured by or under the authority of the U.S. rights holder and implement business practices to combat distribution or sale of counterfeit, infringing or unsafe products.
Sourcing genuine, brand name merchandise from around the globe ensures lower prices, greater product varieties and more purchasing options for American consumers.
ENJOY THE PERKS OF MEMBERSHIP
AFTA™ members provide the Association with resources and insight critical to successfully overcome legislative, judicial and regulatory efforts favoring big businesses over consumers.
AFTA™ members have access to restricted industry tools and resources
AFTA™ members participate in grass roots advocacy efforts and campaigns
AFTA™ members may participate in valuable relationship building, lobbying and networking events
AFTA™ members receive critical information about pending legislation and rule making impacting future business operations
AFTA™ members provide insight about issues of import and help drive the Association’s strategies and focus
AFTA™ members join other industry leaders to catapult change and make a difference
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