International Trade

In today’s global business environment, to ensure economic competitiveness the American frozen food industry relies on the free flow of goods and opportunities to access fast growing, major economic markets.  

In order to strengthen the economic competiveness of the entire U.S. frozen food industry, the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) advocates for international trade policies that open new international markets to U.S. companies, enable frozen food producers to access affordable and reliable supplies of inputs from key trading partners and ensure countries abide by their international trade commitments. 

Through the negotiation and implementation of bilateral, multilateral and preferential trade agreements, the U.S. frozen food industry is able to increase exports of U.S. made products, while providing new economic opportunities and jobs for U.S. workers.

In the absence of such policies, U.S. exporters risk being shut out of new markets and losing their share of existing markets to major economic competitors actively pursuing new trade opportunities. 

AFFI Trade Policy Priorities

A number of economically significant bilateral and preferential trade agreements supported by AFFI currently await final congressional approval.  AFFI is committed to working with congressional, business and industry allies to ensure the timely implementation of:

- The U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement

- The U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement

- The U.S.-Panama Free Trade Agreement

- The Andean Trade Preferences and Drug Eradication Program

- The Generalized System of Preferences

A summary prepared by AFFI detailing the frozen food benefits these trade initiatives contain can be found here