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

Your View: How new trade agreement would help Pennsylvania’s economy

The USMCA does not repudiate the gains of NAFTA but instead aims to build on them, leveling the playing field, correcting imbalances, and bringing new opportunities to people in all three countries, specifically in Pennsylvania. The state’s lawmakers need to prioritize ratifying the deal this year.

Tariffs, Competitiveness and Prosperity: Trump may not appreciate the dangers of...

The Washington Times
For more than two centuries, economists and well-read people have understood that tariffs reduce the levels of competitiveness and prosperity. Adam Smith (1723-1790) explained...

25 years of prosperity should help lawmakers decide on USMCA

The Hill
Who would have guessed as short as three years ago that trade policy would dominate American and world politics? The champion for global trade...

Research & Publications

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...

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...