Fair Trade, Competition, and Consumer Access
The American Free Trade Association (AFTA™) is a national trade association advocating for a fair and competitive marketplace on behalf of American small businesses and consumers.
We fight to eliminate all barriers which restrict and control access to brand name merchandise
AFTA™ members are primarily small business owners committed to providing American consumers with an array of competitively-priced, brand name merchandise.
AFTA™ is the oldest and most successful national trade association in the United States providing a voice for consumers and businesses depending upon a vibrant and thriving marketplace, offering a wide variety of product, purchasing, shipping, sourcing, pricing and even post-sale servicing options.
AFTA™ members provide consumers with consumer products manufactured by or under the authority of the U.S. rights holder and implement business practices to combat distribution or sale of counterfeit, infringing or unsafe products.
Sourcing genuine, brand name merchandise from around the globe ensures lower prices, greater product varieties and more purchasing options for American consumers.
AFTA is a national trade association of primarily small businesses providing essential services benefiting the diverse and economically challenged domestic marketplace for over 30 years. Our members operate in the best interests of their customers, working 24/7 to...
The Board is sorry to report that the founder and first President of AFTA, Joe Rares, passed away on October 4. Joe was an innovative and imaginative businessman who many have credited as a pioneer and creator of parallel market trade and price competition in the US...
(The author of the following blog, Matt Colvin, is a member of AFTA's Leadership/Advisory Committee for its Internet Sellers and recently accompanied AFTA Board Members to Washington, D.C. to discuss IPR and eCommerce issues. Matt is a Disabled Veteran who is now...