Equipment manufacturers of all sizes and sectors trade with the world to find new customers, grow jobs domestically and improve our country’s competitiveness in an increasingly interconnected economy. Currently, ninety-five percent of the world’s consumers live outside the borders of the United States. Equipment manufacturers need policies and trade agreements in place that help us reach these consumers and compete successfully in an increasingly tough global economy.


AEM is working directly with member companies to identify barriers to trade and advocate for U.S. and foreign trade policies beneficial to our industry. AEM is also educating the incoming Trump administration and leaders in Congress on the substantial benefits of international trade in order to help expand the industry’s growth in key markets around the world.


AEM supports bilateral and multilateral trade agreements that break down tariffs and other trade barriers facing equipment that is exported to foreign markets.