American Trade

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Freedom Partners supports expanding American trade and eliminating all government-imposed trade barriers that unjustly restrict the equal right of all people to engage in the mutually beneficial and voluntary exchange of ideas, goods, and services. A society that embraces openness, including free exchange, fosters knowledge and innovation that allows people to improve their lives and contribute to helping others.

Trade is good for America. It provides billions of new customers for American-made goods, and enables Americans to buy quality products and services at more affordable prices – stretching the dollars they earn and improving their standards of living.

Protectionist policies — like quotas and tariffs — limit trade and hurt America. Not only do consumers end up paying more for everyday goods, but workers face lay-offs and smaller paychecks and business owners find their bottom lines hurting. And, these harmful policies encourage businesses to petition Washington bureaucrats for special exemptions and favors, giving the powerful and politically connected an unfair advantage over everyone else. That kind of is cronyism rigs the system and is not the American way.

American innovators and entrepreneurs, and hard-working men and women in cities and towns across the country, should be free to engage in mutually beneficial trade that improves lives and delivers widespread and lasting progress to all.


Recent Posts

Freedom Partners Backs Global Trade Accountability Act (H.R. 723)

January 24, 2019 | Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners today commended Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio) on his introduction of the Global Trade Accountability Act (H.R. 723), legislation to require legislative approval for any tariffs implemented…

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Tariffs Are Taxes: They cause more harm than good

January 17, 2019 | President Trump and other supporters of trade restrictions have claimed that tariffs fill our national coffers with money, protect and strengthen domestic industry and work to lower other trade restrictions worldwide. But…

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Should Government Ban Lightbulbs? An Economic Case for Free Trade

January 15, 2019 | Americans benefit enormously from trade. Trade gives us access to a multitude of high-quality goods and services at affordable prices, and more markets for U.S. producers to sell their products…

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The WTO and Reducing Trade Barriers

January 04, 2019 | America is one of the most pro-trade countries in the world. We generally levy low tariffs on imports from our trading partners. “Meanwhile, a lot of countries impose more tariffs on…

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