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Supply Chain

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NRF works with supply chain professionals to develop resources and policies that improve the retail industry.


NRF’s International Trade Advisory Committee plays a key role in representing the retail industry’s interests in eliminating U.S. and foreign trade barriers. ITAC and its subcommittees discuss international trade, customs, and corporate social responsibility issues.

The Strategic Supply Chain Council provides guidance and technical expertise on issues affecting management and security of retail supply chains, with a focus on public policy, supply chain management and best practices. The Product Safety Committee communicates existing and potential problems, addresses emerging issues, and comments on proposed regulations. The Postal Working Group provides guidance on first-class mail and postal issues affecting retailers.

Related Committees

The NCCR Food Supply Chain Committee is focused on issues impacting supply chains of chain restaurant companies.

NRF’s Sustainable Retailing Consortium brings retailers, manufacturers, and solution providers together to monitor the evolution of green retailing trends. Working councils focus on sustainable building, recycling, renewable energy, logistics and other topics.

News & Resources

Supply Chain and Global stories in our News section spotlight trends, research, and policy developments.

Stay up-to-date on imports and policy issues with monthly Global Port Tracker reports and Retail Trade Issues newsletters in our Retail Library.

A study commissioned by NRF and other trade associations shows that imports lower consumer prices while creating millions of U.S. jobs. Learn more or download the “Imports Work for America” report. The global supply chain utilized by U.S. retailers not only provides opportunities for U.S. consumers to benefit from a wide variety of products, but also an increasing number of employment opportunities throughout the supply chain. A new report, prepared by The Trade Partnership for NRF, provides new ways of Rethinking "Made in America" in the 21st Century.

This is Retail goes behind-the-scenes to look at the transportation networks and supply chain workers bringing products from warehouse to doorstep.

More Online Resources

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NRF’s policy agenda is focused on jobs, innovation and consumer value. We’re the voice of retail in our nation’s capital, advocating for the industry on issues like global trade and supply chain infrastructure.

Events & Education

NRF’s Retail Advocates Summit focuses on advocacy issues of major importance to the industry, and offers supply chain executives an opportunity to meet with Administration and Congressional leaders.

Throughout the year, committee meetings and conference calls offer opportunities for networking, information exchange, and continued advocacy. View all upcoming events.

Get Involved

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Staff Contacts:

Jonathan Gold

Jonathan Gold
VP, Supply Chain and Customs Policy


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Retail Trade Issues

This is a monthly newsletter prepared by The Trade Partnership for members of the National Retail Federation focusing on the key international trade and supply chain issues impacting the retail industry. Learn more.