WE ARE American manufacturers and retailers of a wide variety of consumer goods, from auto parts to household items.
WE EMPLOY more workers and have a greater positive impact on the U.S. economy than the industries that advocate frequent use of trade restrictions.
WE RELY on open international markets for raw materials, components and finished products.
WE SUFFER when the U.S. government restricts imports of these materials, causing shortages, higher prices, longer lead times and increased imports of finished, or value-added products from overseas. In many cases, the end result is lost American jobs.
WE SEEK to ensure that trade relief is implemented only after adequate consideration of, and with minimum disruption to, U.S. consuming industries.