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

China’s recent trade moves create outsize problems for everyone else

Policy reversals on fertilizer, steel, and pork are only the latest examples. Russia's war in Ukraine has taken a shocking toll on the region. It...

ACCF Scholar: Trump ended WTO dispute settlement. Trade remedies are needed...

PIIE
ABSTRACT Unhappy with the rulings of the WTO dispute settlement system, which disproportionately targeted US use of trade remedies, the United States ended the entire...

The world is looking to Biden to restore trust in global...

Fortune
Two big stories dominated the world press over the past few weeks: The results of the American presidential election followed by the announcement of successful COVID-19 vaccine trials by multiple drugmakers,...

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...