Trade Agreements–
What’s In It For Me?

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Did you know that nearly 36 million American jobs depend on trade in goods and services with other countries?

95%

of the world’s consumers live outside the United States, so trade agreements are critical to gaining access to more people who want to buy American goods and services.

98%

of exporting companies are small and medium-sized businesses with fewer than 500 employees. Trade agreements ensure they are not discriminated against when selling their goods and services abroad.

That means nearly 20% of jobs in the U.S. are directly impacted by trade deals with other nations. In fact, in 2016 alone, these deals represented more than a quarter of the American economy.

The truth is trade agreements support high-paying jobs for hard-working Americans.

Higher Wages

American blue-collar workers in export-intensive manufacturing companies earn 19% more than the average manufacturing salary.

So, what does that mean for you?

Trade agreements give companies in the United States access to more markets. More markets mean more demand for American goods and services – and more jobs for Americans.

Trade agreements also make goods more affordable for American consumers, with imports effectively allowing American families to spend $10,000 more each year. In fact, in 2014, American consumers saved as much as $13 billion from tariff reductions resulting from free trade on goods like clothes and computers.

$10,000

Trade agreements also make goods more affordable for American consumers, with imports effectively allowing American families to spend $10,000 more each year.

Trade means more jobs and higher wages for you and your family.