AAEI Stands for Free Trade

September 12, 2018

AAEI has joined a nationwide coalition of U.S. businesses, trade organizations, and workers united against tariffs as part of the Association’s ongoing effort to promote free trade. 

Americans for Free Trade was launched on September 12, 2018 to demonstrate the harm of tariffs on U.S. jobs, U.S. businesses, American innovation and American families.  

More than 80 of the nation’s leading trade associations representing thousands of businesses and workers also are members of this multi-industry coalition aimed at opposing tariffs and highlighting the benefits of international trade to the U.S. economy. Americans for Free Trade will immediately join Farmers for Free Trade, the coalition backed by the nation’s largest agricultural commodity groups, in a multi-million dollar national campaign called Tariffs Hurt the Heartland. The campaign will focus on telling the stories of the American businesses, farmers, workers and families harmed by tariffs through town-hall style events, grassroots outreach to Congress and the administration, social media, rapid response and digital advertising.