International cooperation of the industry is necessary to achieve more harmonization. It may be expected of the IAF to actively strive for a greater level of harmonization of rules and regulations affecting the apparel industry across all continents. Battling audit fatigue (see under Responsible Business Conduct) is a major harmonization issue. Another area the IAF is focusing on is product related legislation, such product safety, chemical safety and labeling.
- To fully utilize IAF’s global position to achieve greater levels of harmonization of rules and regulations impacting upon the global apparel industry.