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IAS devises and implements strategies for influencing public policy, while promoting a deeper understanding and more favorable image of clients. Our work has been recognized by the American Society of Association Executives and is based on: solid substantive expertise on the issues; extensive contacts in industry, the media and government; and broad experience in public speaking and public testimony.
Issue advocacy is often best served through coalitions of like-minded groups. IAS participated in numerous coalitions and, when necessary, helped to organize and lead new ones.
IAS focuses on regulatory problem solving with respect to U.S. trade agencies, Customs and Border Protection, Justice (antitrust), and Treasury. Our activities in this area involve analytical support on economic, political, and legal issues arising in trade law investigations; assessment of the impact of currency, trade, tax, regulatory, technological, market, and political developments on clients’ interests, and creative solutions to public policy issues.
IAS advises and coordinates investment teams for international partnerships or acquisitions. We focus on the special challenges encountered in emerging markets, particularly China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and Africa.
IAS helps foster cross-border industry cooperation by organizing international study missions for businesses, industry associations, and investors.
Accurate information and sound understanding are the only basis for informed advocacy. From its founding, IAS has been dedicated to improving understanding of the multilateral trading system, US trade policy, and the full range of factors affecting global competitiveness. IAS’s latest venture The AFV Insider, launched in late 2011, is a unique web-based data service and quarterly publication covering the emerging alternative fuel vehicle sector.

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So, President Obama thinks that anyone who questions the opaque Trans-Pacific Partnership is in effect arguing for perpetuating the “status quo.” A while back, he charged critics of the TPP and its baby sister the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with complaining about issues that in his judgment had been settled twenty-five years ago. Huh?

Projection is a common psychological defense mechanism: attribute to others what you want to deny about yourself. In this case, the administration and its big business allies are the ones who are perpetuating the status quo. The special interests for which trade agreements are designed to work often benefit from their intricately crafted provisions. However, those provisions have little to do with either “free trade” or the national interest.

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