What We Do

Driven by free market principles, CITIFI informs Carolinians on trade and investment policies impacting their daily lives.

The Carolina International Trade & Investment Freedom Initiative is a non-partisan educational initiative. We believe strongly in the principles of free trade as envisioned by Adam Smith in his iconic 1776 The Wealth of Nations and that policies based upon these principles are essential for global growth and development.

We seek to advance public understanding of these principles by providing Carolinians with timely and relevant policy research and analysis. The CITIFI blog is dedicated to highlighting the most important developments in international trade policy and politics impacting North and South Carolina. CITIFI is also developing its annual publication, the International Trade and Investment Freedom Report, to evaluate the conduciveness of our states to international business and offer an analysis of how state and federal trade and investment policies are affecting Carolinians and their businesses.