Caterpillar supports policies that enhance competition in the global marketplace and reduce - or better yet, eliminate - trade and investment barriers.

Free Trade

Caterpillar has been a consistent voice for trade throughout our 90+ year history. Caterpillar competes best in a free trade environment. Free trade requires us to continually improve our global competitiveness, and creates an environment that allows us to better respond to our customers’ needs and to grow our business profitably. Trade is a daily reality in today’s international marketplace. 

We believe increased commercial engagement leads to economic gains that raise standards of living, improve the quality of life and promote sustainable development. Trade liberalization is an important contributor to solving the global problems of hunger, poverty and disease. 

And trade policies should allow the benefits of the global economy to be extended to developing countries.