Trade and Industrial Security
Shaping trade policy to support American workers, secure America's supply chains, and advance equitable trade practices.
In an era of unprecedented global interconnectedness and lightning-fast technological progress, the countries that harness the power of 21st-century economic development will shape the global order for decades to come. Around the world, many of the United States’ key competitors are conducting economic policy according to comprehensive, sometimes decadal strategic plans designed specifically to advance national interests across a range of sectors. These strategies include investment in infrastructure and innovation at home, as well as strategic use of trade policy to open markets and create opportunities abroad. At the same time, the United States has formidable competitors who have challenged the rules-based international order that has supported global economic activity since the end of the Second World War, using manipulative trade practices, state-sponsored intellectual property theft, and coercive economic policies to gain a competitive advantage. These practices not only harm the competitiveness of American companies on the global stage, but they also pose a serious threat to critical domestic industries that create reliable and good-paying jobs for American workers.
It’s time for the U.S. and its allies to meet these challenges by formulating a long-term, multi-sectoral trade and industrial security strategy that will advance the interests of American industries and workers both at home and abroad. At Silverado, we’re partnering with lawmakers, policy experts, and stakeholders across industry and civil society to shape policies that support American workers, secure America's supply chains, and advance equitable trade practices.
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