goal at Intent is to manufacture as much in the USA as possible.
However with many factories closing and jobs lost due in part to
NAFTA , WTO and MFN it is becoming increasingly more difficult to
source products within our borders. Nonetheless we will make every
effort to produce and sell products grown, milled, manufactured
or assembled within the USA.
Brief Look at Free Trade in the Global Economy
From around the world, we hear heart-wrenching stories about mistreated
and abused workers who earn meager wages. Or worse, we hear about
millions of children sold into servitude or forced to work in unsafe
conditions for pittance wages to contribute to their family's survival.
Unfortunately, these stories are all too common in the new global
economy where competitiveness and profits to stockholders are paramount,
and poverty is rising. Increasing globalization, along with U.S.
government support for free-trade and investment agreements are
exacerbating three intractable problems that now plague almost every
nation on earth: income inequalities, job losses and environmental
Fair Trade brings the benefits of trade
into the hands of communities that need it most. It sets new social
and environmental standards for international companies and demonstrates
that trade can indeed be a vehicle for sustainable development.
Today, a growing movement of workers, environmentalists, consumers,
farmers and social movements worldwide is calling for a different
framework for trade. They want a global trading system that promotes
workers' rights, protects the environment and sustains the ability
of local producers to meet community needs. Together, as consumers,
they can make a huge difference by demanding significant changes
in the ways goods are produced, and vote with their dollars for
a more just and environmentally sound trading system. click
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