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After a year off due to the COVID pandemic, the Congressional Baseball Game returned in 2021 with a rare fall classic game. Taking place at Nationals Park in the nation's capital, fans were treated to an exciting back-and-forth contest throughout, with multiple in-the-park home…


Written by Francesco Sardone, Partner, Carter, DeLuca & Farrell, LLP

Part I in SFIA’s Legal Task Force Blog Series

Following countless hours of thinking and re-thinking, designing and re-designing, building and re-building, only to go back to the drawing board, over and over again, you’ve just had that ah-ha moment…


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MEDIA CONTACT:
Lisa Futterman
lfutterman@sfia.org
703.403.7264

SILVER SPRING, MD (August 17, 2021)The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) has appointed Lisa Futterman to serve as Marketing and Communications Manager, effective immediately.

Ms. Futterman, formerly the Senior Regional Communications Manager for the American Red Cross of…


Written by SFIA’s Chief Business Officer, Bill Patterson

For many of us, COVID has put more than a damper on our business travel. It downright killed it. All of those collaboration meetings, networking events, educational seminars, and client visits went by the wayside and we, collectively, became masters of Zoom…


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SFIA is excited to announce that registration is now open for SFIA’s Virtual Trends & Insights Event! Taking place November 9–11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., …


Last week, SFIA hosted The Shipping Dilemma webinar, featuring Russ Romine, Vice President, Global Transportation Services at LEGACY Supply Chain Services, a leading 3rd party provider of solutions for companies with dynamic, omni-channel supply chains in North America.

The webinar covered many areas from what led us to where we…


The Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) and Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) offer manufacturers the opportunity to reduce or eliminate tariffs on imports. The MTB offers tariff relief on products entering the U.S. that are not made domestically. The GSP eliminates U.S. tariffs on eligible products made in 119 countries (list…


SFIA filed numerous petitions seeking to have industry products excluded from the China Tariff list in 2019. The USTR routinely rejected exclusion petitions for consumer goods included on List 3 and List 4A with little explanation and regular inconsistencies in the decision making process. “The USTR provided very little explanation…


Washington, DC, July 23, 2021 — The United Stated Trade Representative (USTR) announced Friday that the U.S. will not initiate Section 301 Tariffs of up to 25 percent on Vietnamese imports in response to currency manipulation. A USTR investigation launched in October 2020 found Vietnam intervened in foreign exchange markets…

Sports and Fitness Industry Association (SFIA)

SFIA is the leading global trade association in the sports & fitness industry. SFIA is the #1 source for sport & fitness research. More info at www.sfia.org.

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