Caterpillar has been a consistent voice for trade throughout our 90+ year history. We compete best in a free trade environment, which requires us to continually improve our global competitiveness and allows us to better respond to our customers’ needs and grow our business profitably. In today’s globalized economy, free trade agreements (FTAs) are essential to helping prevent unfair trade practices. Caterpillar supports public policies that enhance competition and reduce – or better yet, eliminate – trade and investment barriers. In the U.S., that includes having a fully functional Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank to provide financing to our customers.