Trade

Freedom Partners supports expanding free trade, allowing consumer demand – rather than government – to determine the flow of goods and services across borders. History has shown that free trade increases overall prosperity and individual well-being.

Participation in the global marketplace means more people have access to more products and better prices. Free trade not only provides billions of new customers for American-made goods, but also enables Americans to obtain products and services at more affordable costs than ever before.

Freedom Partners opposes protectionist policies such as quotas and tariffs that limit free trade. Protectionism helps a select few large, established firms while harming smaller American companies. Workers, taxpayers and consumers are also hurt by policies such as tariffs and other protectionist restrictions that ultimately lead to corporate welfare, higher consumer prices, more poverty and government control.

Freedom Partners supports all efforts to empower American innovators, entrepreneurs and hard-working families to buy and sell goods and services based on their needs – not the preferences of politicians.


Sep 27, 2018

Auto Tariffs are Bad Economics — and Bad for Americans, Too.

The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing Wednesday with key figures from the U.S. auto industry who spoke of the immense economic harm represented by the administration’s tariffs and proposed…

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Sep 25, 2018

Trade Builds America: National Press Club Forum

Arlington VA – Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce and Americans for Prosperity, in partnership with a coalition of advocacy groups representing American job creators, hosted a special event today at the National Press…

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Sep 21, 2018

Trade Builds America Takes on Tariffs

Have you been keeping up with the news on tariffs? It seems like every week there is a new proposed tariff or news of another business struggling under the additional costs of…

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Sep 18, 2018

The Administration’s Tariffs Pick Winners and Losers

The Trump administration’s tariffs have already imposed an enormous cost on American workers, producers and consumers, raising the prices of goods and hurting businesses large and small. But tariffs also promote…

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Sep 17, 2018

Freedom Partners: China Tariffs ‘All Pain, No Gain’ for American Businesses, Workers

Arlington, VA – Today, the Trump administration announced implementation of new U.S. tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese products. Freedom Partners Executive Vice President Nathan Nascimento made the following statement: “These tariffs…

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Sep 14, 2018

US Should Accept EU’s Offer to Remove All Auto Tariffs

European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer met Sept. 10, following back-and-forth between the two entities concerning auto tariffs. Although the meeting was a…

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Sep 13, 2018

Farmers Want Trade, Not Aid

It is no secret that America’s farmers are feeling a severe pinch from tariffs and the growing trade war. American soybeans are now $2 less per bushel than just six months…

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Sep 12, 2018

U.S.-China Trade Talks Would be a Welcome Step

ARLINGTON, VA – The Trump administration has reportedly invited Chinese leaders to a new round of trade talks. Freedom Partners Executive Vice President Nathan Nascimento made the following statement: “This new round of…

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Sep 07, 2018

Freedom Partners: More China Tariffs Will Increase Costs, Kill American Jobs

ARLINGTON, VA – Today, President Trump suggested a significant escalation of tariffs on Chinese goods. The Chinese government recently threatened retaliatory trade measures against American goods. Freedom Partners Executive Vice President Nathan Nascimento…

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Sep 06, 2018

Congress Pares Back Tariffs

On Tuesday of this week, the House of Representatives voted unanimously in favor of the Senate’s version of the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill, passed in July and backed by Freedom Partners. The…

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