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.

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Freedom Partners Endorses New Kaine-Carper Bill to Expand Congressional Oversight of Tariffs

March 29, 2019 | Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce today endorsed new legislation that would boost congressional oversight and authority concerning tariffs imposed unilaterally by the executive branch. The Reclaiming Congressional Trade Authorities Act…

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2018 Q4: Economy Grew At A 2.2 Percent Rate (Final Estimate)

March 28, 2019 | This morning, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its final estimate of gross domestic product (GDP) for the fourth quarter of 2018, and announced that the U.S. economy expanded at…

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Three Solutions to America’s Trade Woes: Here’s how lawmakers are working to fix trade

March 25, 2019 | When Americans can trade, businesses, workers and consumers thrive. Trade is what keeps America running. It puts inexpensive goods on our shelves, allows U.S. businesses to sell their goods in markets…

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James Davis, Daniel Garza and Tim Phillips Discuss Trade and Immigration at National Review Online

March 19, 2019 | Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips, Freedom Partners Executive Vice President James Davis and The LIBRE Initiative President Daniel Garza met with National Review Editor Rich Lowry on the site’s podcast…

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