Creating Growth Through Trade Agreements

September 12, 2018

Trade and U.S. trade agreements have a proven record of promoting U.S. economic growth and jobs. They open markets for American companies and workers, create rules to ensure fair trade between the U.S. and other countries and ensure access to fairly traded U.S. imports for businesses, farmers and consumers.

The United States has some of the lowest trade barriers in the world. Trade agreements level the playing field by lowering other nations’ trade barriers, opening up foreign markets to U.S. exports and setting strong, enforceable rules for trade between the United States and those other countries.

The United States has increased its exports to FTA partners following implementation of the FTAs with those countries: