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.
“These tariffs are ‘all pain, no gain’ for American businesses and workers. If Washington continues to escalate this senseless trade war, it won’t be long before we begin to see a reversal of the economic gains made through tax reform and regulatory relief. The American people will continue to pay the price for these destructive policies.” Nathan Nascimento | Executive Vice President
February 28, 2019 | The Trump administration was right to delay the next round of tariffs scheduled for March 2 — an increase to 25 percent from 10 percent on $200 billion of Chinese goods. The cost…Read More
February 28, 2019 | This morning, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its initial estimate of gross domestic product (GDP) for the fourth quarter of 2018, and announced that the U.S. economy expanded at…Read More
February 25, 2019 | Arlington, VA – The Trump administration rightly delayed an increase in tariffs from 10 to 25 percent on March 2nd because it would devastate U.S. producers, workers, and consumers, according to a…Read More
February 18, 2019 | Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce renewed its opposition today to a tariff of up to 25 percent on imported vehicles, in light of news reports of a new Department of…Read More
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