:  People take a look at a container ship entering Newark bay to dock in Elizabeth port as seen from Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S., May 20, 2021
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Katheryn (Kadee) Russ (PIIE)

A new report from the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) concluded free trade agreements contributed an additional half a percent to US GDP and created almost half a million jobs. These substantial gains tell only part of the story, and the full economic benefits may be even greater.

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