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.


Jun 20, 2018

Freedom Partners Launches Ad Campaign Supporting Trade; Urges Congress to Back Tariff Review Bill

Arlington, VA – A new, six-figure ad campaign announced today by Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce urges Washington lawmakers to embrace trade and reject tariffs for the prosperity of all Americans. The…

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Jun 18, 2018

Report: Tariffs Cost U.S. Businesses More Than $100 Million In Just Two Weeks

Arlington, VA – Following tariffs recently imposed on steel and aluminum, U.S. businesses have been forced to pay more than $110 million in tariffs in just 13 days according to the Customs…

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Jun 15, 2018

Debate Finds Consensus on Trade Benefits, Harmful Tariffs

Top experts gathered to discuss U.S. trade policy and its impact on American jobs at Globalization and the American Worker: A Debate, an event hosted by Politico, The Brookings Institution, Charles…

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Jun 15, 2018

Freedom Partners: New Tariffs Will Harm U.S. Consumers, Businesses

Arlington, VA – The latest round of tariffs announced by the Trump administration against Chinese imports will instead hurt U.S. consumers, workers and companies, Freedom Partners said in a statement today. Freedom…

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Jun 13, 2018

INFOGRAPHIC: Trade Fuels U.S. Economy, Jobs and Businesses

Trade is a key element of our economy and promotes the well-being and prosperity of Americans. It empowers individuals, companies and countries to exchange goods and services, opening new markets and…

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Jun 08, 2018

American Trade Should be Driven by Freedom

Trade is a key element of our economy and promotes the well-being and prosperity of Americans. Empowering individuals, companies, and countries to exchange goods and services creates jobs, fuels businesses, and…

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Jun 07, 2018

What They are Saying: Freedom Partners, AFP and The LIBRE Initiative Trade Campaign

WaPo: “…the Koch brothers’ political network is stepping into the breach, launching…a multiyear, multimillion-dollar campaign to knock down the new trade barriers.” CNBC: “…PR blitz is determined to show the…

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Jun 06, 2018

Bipartisan Trade Bill Wins Backing of AFP, Freedom Partners and The LIBRE Initiative

Arlington, VA – Bipartisan legislation introduced today by Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) and others to give Congress greater input into certain tariffs gained the support of Americans for Prosperity, Freedom Partners Chamber…

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Jun 06, 2018

Ahead of G-7 Meeting, Freedom Partners, AFP and The LIBRE Initiative Urge President Trump to Promote Trade, Rescind Tariffs

Arlington, VA – In a letter to President Trump released today and in advance of the upcoming G-7 meeting, Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, Americans for Prosperity and The LIBRE Initiative urged…

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Jun 04, 2018

Freedom Partners, AFP and The LIBRE Initiative Announce Major Campaign to Promote Trade, Combat Tariffs

Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, Americans for Prosperity and The LIBRE Initiative today announced a multi-year, multimillion-dollar initiative to champion the far-reaching benefits of trade and oppose…

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