Activities

The members of the International Relations Task Force (IRTF) believe in the power of free markets and limited government to propel growth not just in the United States but around the globe.

Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat and ALEC Executive Director Ron Scheberle

Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat and ALEC Executive Director Ron Scheberle discuss business opportunities in Moldova at a roundtable at ALEC on January 21, 2010.

We promote both bilateral and multilateral free trade frameworks, initiatives and partnerships that strengthen the intel ALEC’s international policy work is persuasive abroad precisely because our policy directives are backed by our members — U.S. state legislators from all 50 states and some of the world’s largest corporations. Intellectual property rights of our members worldwide and other policies that create and sustain prosperous societies.

ALEC’s international policy work is persuasive abroad precisely because our policy directives are backed by our members — U.S. state legislators from all 50 states and some of the world’s largest corporations.

Issue Advocacy

  • Supporting ALEC principles through press conferences, presentations, and testimony on Capitol Hill;
  • Forging synergistic partnerships with likeminded government officials abroad to champion ALEC principles overseas;
  • Promoting or opposing initiatives abroad, based on ALEC policies

IMPACT: Throughout 2009—2010, the Task Force has worked tirelessly on behalf of its members, presenting conference testimony on contraband tobacco legislation in the US Congress, and submitting a letter to the Australian Senate which was used to oppose a plain packaging bill. Also, our model legislation supporting final ratification of the US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement is being used by the Colombian Embassy in D.C. as promotional material.

Partnerships

ALEC briefing with representatives from the People’s Republic of China’s Commerce Ministry

ALEC briefing with representatives from the People’s Republic of China’s Commerce Ministry on December 7, 2009.

ALEC continues to build strategic partnerships across the globe, while maintaining our public-private sector model. With international legislative members and decision makers from three continents, the IRTF is expanding its reach to further Jeffersonian principles. We are consistently adding new international partners in order to maximize our impact—both in the United States and abroad!