The NAM is interested in a U.S. trade agenda that supports open global markets so that manufacturers can benefit globally from the same principles that we value at home: nondiscrimination, fairness, equal opportunity and competition.

  • It is also focused on pushing back against foreign practices that harm manufacturers and their employees in the U.S. and holding countries like China accountable. Ultimately, the NAM is committed to improving U.S. global competitiveness, supporting innovation, growing the economy and strengthening the industrial base.

Our solutions: To accomplish these goals, the NAM has offered a series of solutions for national policymakers and other leaders, including:

  • Implementing the CHIPS and Science Act and pursuing additional legislation to strengthen supply chains and support a STEM workforce;
  • Negotiating cutting-edge trade agreements and enforcing existing trade rules;
  • Comprehensively enforcing existing U.S. trade agreements, including full implementation of the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement;
  • Standing firm in support of strong global intellectual property protections;
  • Accelerating efforts toward a clear, comprehensive U.S.–China strategy that promotes fairness, accountability, enforcement and business certainty;
  • Reforming international trade rules and institutions, such as the World Trade Organization;
  • Bolstering U.S. export promotion and financing tools and reforming export control policies;
  • Modernizing customs operations to cut red tape; and
  • Updating the U.S. tariff code, including through enactment of the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill.