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May 13, 2019

Tariff Tracker

Tariffs work only for a few politically connected industries at the expense of most consumers and businesses. Economists have been saying it for years; history has shown it over and over. Trade…

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May 13, 2019

ICYMI: Let’s make free trade truly free, starting with Japan

Freedom Partners Executive Vice President Nathan Nascimento | The Hill After more than a year of tariff disputes dominating the headlines, there is finally reason for a little optimism about U.S. trade…

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May 10, 2019

FP: More Americans Will Be Harmed by New Tariffs

ARLINGTON, Va. – As the administration adopted higher tariffs on many imported goods from China today and began the process to impose even more, Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce rejected this approach. Freedom…

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Apr 26, 2019

2019 Q1: Economy Grew At A 3.2 Percent Rate (Advance Estimate)

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

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Apr 18, 2019

FP on USMCA Report: Lower Trade Barriers are Key to Economic Growth

Arlington, VA – The International Trade Commission (ITC) released a required report analyzing the impact of the proposed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA…

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Apr 08, 2019

Putting U.S. Employment Numbers in Context – March 2019

On April 5, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the economy gained 196,000 jobs during March and the U.S. unemployment rate stayed the same at 3.8 percent. Year…

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Apr 02, 2019

Freedom Partners: U.S.-Mexico Trade Too Critical to Economy to Jeopardize by Closing the Border

Arlington, VA – In response to reports that the Trump administration is considering closing the U.S.-Mexico border, Freedom Partners urged administration officials to preserve commerce between the two nations. Freedom Partners…

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Apr 01, 2019

Metal Tariffs Just Pick Winners and Losers: And the Losers Outnumber the Winners

In a recent study, 80 percent of surveyed businesses said that the Trump administration’s metal tariffs have affected them negatively. It’s another reminder that tariffs, which are taxes on American…

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Mar 28, 2019

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

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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Mar 25, 2019

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

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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