Free and fair trade is both the cornerstone and the mantra of a pro-consumer market economy. America is by far the world’s largest economy, over $7 trillion in total GDP larger than its closest rival. Free trade and a larger global economy benefit consumers with greater competition that leads to lower prices, more innovation and greater economic opportunity. But U.S. trade with other nations must actually be free and fair bilaterally – devoid of market and currency manipulation, subsidies and protectionist policies on the part of our trade partners. CASE advocates the negotiation and affirmation of trade deals that honor a just and level playing field, where America opens access to our marketplace for nations who do likewise with us in good faith. Any counterfeit advantage employed by a potential trade partner must be eliminated to further extend access to America’s markets and consumers.