AAFA praises Senate following McAleenan confirmation as Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – March 19, 2018 – Today the American Apparel & Footwear Association welcomed the confirmation of Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan as head of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) following his approval by the Senate.

“AAFA commends the Senate for confirming Mr. McAleenan as Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection. He is a highly qualified individual, with years of valuable experience within CBP, and we are thrilled that he will continue to lead the agency,” said Rick Helfenbein, president and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association. “Imports are essential to the success of the apparel and footwear industry and our ability to employ nearly four million Americans and provide affordable products for American families. CBP is an invaluable partner to our business, both in terms of supporting lawful trade and preventing the import of counterfeit products. We look forward to working with Mr. McAleenan and his team for the foreseeable future.”

AAFA signed onto a joint association letter supporting the confirmation of Kevin McAleenan on April 21, 2017.





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