Trade

The ACCF firmly believes that international trade is critical to U.S. economic growth. Most economists agree that the benefits from free trade outweigh any resulting job loss and that appropriate domestic policies such as trade adjustment assistance can help shore up any domestic labor impact. Most trade agreements have resulted in overall job growth in the U.S. and increased manufacturing output. The right trade policies can provide a boost to U.S. productivity and our international competitiveness.

News

Solve Exemption Problem By Ending Tariffs

Wall Street Journal
The best policy at this point isn’t to grant exclusions but to get rid of these unnecessary and burdensome taxes.

ACCF Applauds USMCA Breakthrough

ACCF Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber praised the bipartisan deal struck by House Democrats and the White House on the USMCA trade agreement.

The Future of USMCA and Its Impact on the North American...

On October 22, 2019, the ACCF hosted an Economic Policy Evening on "The Future of the USMCA and Its Impact on the North American...

Research & Publications

The U.S. Ratification of USMCA: Reading the Tea Leaves

There is no question about the importance of the North American trade pact to the economies of the three parties, as outlined by a recent ACCF report. Unfortunately, the pact’s economic merits have not been enough to motivate a speedy ratification by the U.S. This short report looks at the issues raised by the Democrats as a stumbling block for ratification and other concerns about the future of USMCA emerging due to the uncertainty created by Chinese trade war.

NAFTA/USMCA: Past, Present And Future

A new ACCF report outlines the case for USMCA ratification while cautioning against NAFTA termination

THE GLOBAL RACE FOR LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS: Commercializing Alaska’s Natural Gas

INTRODUCTION Alaska’s prospect for short and long-term economic growth is in jeopardy, as efforts to unlock the full potential of the state’s energy resources have...