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, AFP, The LIBRE Initiative Call on Presidents Trump, Xi to Eliminate Tariffs

November 14, 2018 | Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners, Americans for Prosperity (AFP), and The LIBRE Initiative today released a letter to President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping urging the two leaders to utilize an upcoming…

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Arthur Brooks: When it Comes to Trade, America Needs ‘Openness’

November 09, 2018 | America is at its best when we remain open — open to new ideas, open to trade and open for business. In fact, our openness to the rest of the world is what…

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The Truth About Trade Deficits

November 08, 2018 | Freedom Partners has produced a series of short, sharable videos to tackle some basic principles of free trade. In the first video, economist Dan Mitchell, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Center…

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We Need Fewer Tariffs, Not More Farm Aid

November 02, 2018 | The avoidable costs of ill-conceived tariffs continue to mount. To help farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs levied on American dairy products in response to the Trump administration’s tariffs, Washington recently…

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