The F.A.I.R. Trade Group was formed several years ago to protect the interests of the Firearms and Ammunition Import and Export community. A 501c(6) organization, F.A.I.R. Trade is operated entirely on membership dues. F.A.I.R. Trade works with many U.S. government agencies, including the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (BATFE), the Department of State, and the U.S. Customs Service, as well as Congress, on issues of concern to the industry.
As a F.A.I.R. Trade press release explained, “International commerce in legal sporting firearms and ammunition is legitimate commerce that should not be diminished by controls imposed by international regulatory initiatives such as those undertaken by the United Nations. It is important that our industry has a voice in the national and international forum.”
Among F.A.I.R. Trade accomplishments, since 2005, are: “Securing the development of an Industry/State Department working group to re-examine current firearms export policy; Developing legislation and securing the support of the Industry, White House, Department of Justice and Congressional advocates to correct the determination of [Department of Justice] that certain barrels, frames and receivers are not importable; Restricting BATFE from making any changes to the current Curio and Relic list; Intervening at BATFE and securing a longer grace period before the cessation of imports of certain barrels, frames and receivers.”
For more information, visit the F.A.I.R. Trade website at: http://www.fairtradegroup.org/mainpage.htm