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

Approving new NAFTA a no-brainer for new Congress

The Hill
After lengthy negotiations and a lot of hand-wringing by American economists and business leaders, the United States, Mexico and Canada have struck an amenable...

Mr. President, It’s Time for Zero Tariffs

Wall Street Journal
Strategically, offering the carrot of zero tariffs will allow America to seize the moral high ground in the trade debate. It will also put the U.S. in a stronger position as you negotiate with China to end some of Beijing’s most abusive trade policies.

The 5 surprising things about the new USMCA trade agreement

Washington Post Monkey Cage
ACCF Scholar Chad Bown on six big changes NAFTA's replacement, the USMCA, makes

Research & Publications

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...

U.S. RESOURCE NATIONALISM: The Impact of Energy Trade Restrictions on National...

Antiquated federal laws that severely limit U.S. energy exports undermine long-term U.S. foreign policy interests by threatening the international free trade regime, obstructing development...

The Economic Case for Lifting the Crude Oil Exports Ban

INTRODUCTION Oil and natural gas development in the United States is expanding at record levels. In the last week of February 2015, the U.S. produced...