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2021 SFIA Year End Review


The SFIA actively:

• Lobbied Congressional legislators to support and successfully pass the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (HR4996) to give the Federal Maritime Commission greater oversight over unfair ocean carrier practices on demurrage/detention charges.

• Worked to get the Federal Maritime Commission to reconsider onerous dwell fees imposed on our companies at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

• Hosted multiple roundtables and webinars with experts on supply chain to highlight strategies to help members manage the current environment.

• Featured Jason Kra, President of Li & Fung North America, to provide a deep dive into the current shipping and logistics situation, followed by an illuminating Q&A at SFIA’s Trends & Insights Virtual Conference....

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Imports from China Face New Restrictions Starting June

Just before Congress turned out the lights on 2021 legislative action, it passed the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act and President Biden signed the bill into law (PL 117-78) on December 23, 2021.   The new law bans imports of products manufactured in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) beginning June 21, 2022 and imposes sanctions on those responsible for human rights violations in the region. 

Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) led the Congressional effort and the Senate passed the legislation in July, the House followed suit on Dec 8th. The Senators goal is to ensure goods made with slave labor of Uyghurs and other oppressed Muslim minority groups in XUAR and elsewhere in China do not enter the United States.


The U.S. Trade Representative has not yet released the key dates and information regarding the exclusion process for List 4. As soon as the USTR releases this information, SFIA will offer a program to assist with List 4 tariff exclusion petitions, just as they are currently doing for List 3 tariff exclusions. List 3 tariff exclusions were submitted on September 30, 2019, and we are waiting on results.

See What You Missed: SFIA's 2021 Trends & Insights Virtual Conference


Retroactively view the sessions by visitng the site and signing in.

With a focus on preparing attendees and their businesses for the future, the SFIA Trends & Insights Conference appeals to sports & fitness executives & professionals who are looking for data-driven presentations, real-time discussions, and peer-to-peer networking.

This event provides a unique view on current industry trends and marketplace insights to help to attendees find solutions to their most pressing issues while networking with customers, partners & peers.

Questions or need access to the site? Contact Chandler Hoffman at choffman@sfia.org

2021 U.S. Trends in Team Sports

SFIA Releases 2021 U.S. Trends in Team Sports Report

The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) released the essential reference document for team sports participation in the industry, providing further analysis on the breakdown of team sports participation and trends.

SFIA dives deeper into youth participation, demographics, influences and much more that help us understand this vital sector of the sports & fitness industry.
 This report is FREE to SFIA members, and available to non-members for $649.


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